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Issue Number: 30  June   1869

June 1869


The ninth anniversary of this society was kept on Whitsun Monday. At two p.m. the members assembled in the School-room, and all present proceeded to Church for Evening Service and Sermons; after which the usual business of electing officers was transacted in the School. At six a large company sat down to tea, which the Committee of Management had prepared in the Boys’ Room. In spite of the heavy rain, there was a good attendance of members and their friends, so much so, that only a few remnants were left for the "Auctioneer" to dispose of at the close. This office Mr. Henry Hughes undertook, and executed so successfully that all the "Lots" were sold to the last bone, and last paper of salt, at the most remunerative prices. The evening entertainment ended with a reading by the Rev. J. F. Gosling, from the Rev. Charles Kingsley’s "Waterbabies."

There are, at present, above seventy members in this society. During the last year the sum of £13. l0s. has been paid to sick members. No one is now on the sicklist for receiving pay. There is a balance invested in the Lydney Post Office Saving's Bank of £120. 2s. 5d.

New copies of the Rules have been printed, with corrections and alterations; these may be obtained of Mr. Albert Carey, Secretary, the Bream National Schools, price 6d. each.
The Club meet, as usual, in the Girl’s School-room, at half -past Seven, on the first Monday of every month.

The Rev. Henry Williams, of University College, Oxford, and of the Theological College, Gloucester, was ordained, on Trinity Sunday, by the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, and licensed to the Curacy of Bream.

There will be a meeting of Choirs at Clearwell Church on S. Peter's Day, June 29th. Choral Service at Seven p.m. Mr. Simeon Dobbs, late organist of Stockcross, Newbury, and formally organist of Bream, undertakes the training of the Choirs. Owing to this arrangement, the Choir Practices after June 5th cannot be fixed.

Arrangements are in progress for carrying out the Annual Flower Show.
The Committee meets on June 8th, in the School-room, at 7.30 p m.

The National Schools were inspected on Friday, May 28th, by the Rev. B. J. Binns, H. M. Inspector of Schools. In the Girl's Room, 79 girls and infants were presented, and 54 boys in the Boy's Room.

During the summer there will be Evening Service at 6.30 p.m., as well as Afternoon at 3 p.m. on Sundays.
On the first Sunday in the month, till further notice, commencing with 2 Sunday after Trinity, June 6, there will be Litany and Catechizing at 3, and Evening Service, with Sermon, at 6.30.

May 6, Thomas Henry, son of John and Susannah Howells, Bream's Eaves.
May 23, Robert Philip, son of Thomas and Dinah Hook, Bream's Eaves.

May 9, by Rev. J. F. Gosling, William Beach, of Bream, to Charlotte Hawkins, of Bream.
May 17, by Rev. J. F. Gosling, Richard Wildin, of Bream's Eaves, to Phoebe Kear of Bream.

May 6, Rosa Eugene Gaites, Bream's Woodside, 6 months.
May 16, Richard Martin, Clement's End Green, 62 years.
May 20, Abraham Shortman, Lydney Lane, 2 months.
May 23, Louisa Kear, Green Cottage, 21 years.
May 29, Henry Hewlett, the New Inn, 42 years.
May 30, Jane Watkins, Woodside, 5 years.
May 30, Jessie Watkins, Woodside, 3 years.

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