1903

Local items from the Hants and Berks Gazette for 1903.

Items marked [C] have been copied by TADS.

Date Page Village News
03/01/1903 6 Tadley School Board - Increase of salary for the two teachers from £160 to £165 per annum - Miss Kimber (the new mistress) was to be paid 4s per week.
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Church bells on New Year s Eve. [C]
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Church Sunday School Christmas and Magic Lantern Entertainment. [C]
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Band of Hope (Primitive Methodist Chapel) Tea . [C]
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Annual Dinner at The Crown Inn Lots of names of members (residents?). [C]
10/01/1903 6 Baughurst Police changes: PC Fell superannuated PC Gregory transferred from Headley to Baughurst.
10/01/1903 8 Tadley Death of Mrs Harvey funeral write-up. [C]
10/01/1903 8 Tadley Inquiry at The Malt House Inn by coroner on body of James Clarke wife of Ann Bowman - full inquest details. [C]
10/01/1903 8 Tadley Serious accident to Vicar of Kingsclere stand-in vicar was wired for . [C]
17/01/1903 6 Baughurst Annual Tea and Treat for Tabernacle Sunday School - Xmas Tree. Book prizes for attendance awarded to Margaret Smith, Florence Butler, Albert Hedges, Frederick Hedges, Robert, Richard and Joseph Smith.
24/01/1903 6 Baughurst Annual tea for Church Sunday School - Prizes for attendance to Ellis Jones, Dorothy Allen, Herbert James, Evelyn Allen, Carrie Webb, Edward Shrive and Mable Appleby.
24/01/1903 8 Silchester Marriage of Miss Minnie Goddard and James Fisher - write-up includes guests and presents given. [C]
31/01/1903 6 Tadley School Board - Rose Stacey s (new monitoress) application to be a pupil teacher considered. School enlargement (extension) (ongoing) cheque to builders approved.
07/02/1903 7 Tadley Ronald Vernon s original Dioramic Exhibition of Canada in Church Room. [C]
14/02/1903 4 Silchester Dickens Farm, Silchester, will not now be offered by auction.
21/02/1903 5 Mortimer Inquest at The Turner s Arms - Frederick Taylor, age 53, who died from a fall into a local gravel pit. [C]
21/02/1903 5 Tadley Concert in the Church Iron Room - Dr Langley and Mr H Morris were the main entertainers. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Silchester Death and funeral of Mrs E Stacey, age 36. She leaves a husband and family of seven little ones. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Silchester Death and funeral of Mrs Ellen Hayward, age 40, wife of Mr J G Hayward of Compton , Silchester. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Silchester Concert organised by Miss Langshaw at Silchester School provided first-rate entertainment. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Charter Alley Band of Hope meeting - in the Primitive Methodist Church. There were recitations and duets; also a gramophone, which amused the children. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Little London Twenty seven members entered the Slate Club . [C]
21/02/1903 7 Tadley A Long Night Dance in connection with the dancing class took place in the Church Room; 60 to 70 present. [C]
21/02/1903 7 Tadley Death of Mrs Fidler of Tadley Hill, sister to Mrs Hussey. Funeral was in Welford, using a single horse hearse for whole distance. [C]
21/02/1903 7 Baughurst Magic Lantern Entertainment, illustrating mission work in West Africa in Tabernacle by Mr F W Webber of Basingstoke. [C]
28/02/1903 7 Tadley School board monthly report.
28/02/1903 8 Ramsdell Medical Officer of Health closed Ramsdale School on account of an epidemic of mumps.
07/03/1903 4 Tadley Sale of 350 splendid oak trees standing in Brown Hill Wyford, Bishop s Woods coppices and near Skates Farm. [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley An evening of Song at the Primitive Methodist Chapel with Miss E Cripps at the harmonium. Collection in aid of Sunday School funds [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley Board School children examined in religious knowledge. [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley Sympson s Charity Annual Parish Meeting - accounts were produced and passed. Letter from Mr Roller re the taking of gravel from the common was read, also a War Office letter re manoeuvres this coming summer. [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley Death and funeral of Mrs Langley of Kiln House Tadley - this death cast quite a gloom among the parishioners of Tadley and surrounding districts. [C]
21/03/1903 2 Mortimer Coroner s report on the murder of the daughter of Elizabeth and Eli West.
21/03/1903 5 Basingstoke Work has begun on Basingstoke s new red brick railway station. Completion expected in Spring 1905.
28/03/1903
Baughurst For Sale - 3 Strong Store Pigs apply A Bowman, Baughurst
28/03/1903 7 Tadley Wooton and Tadley School Board - epidemic of sore throats.
04/04/1903 8 Silchester Sad death of Mrs (George) Nash
04/04/1903 8 Silchester Parish meeting - wind up of Coronation Committee; £11 surplus.
04/04/1903 8 Silchester Cricket Club meeting.
11/04/1903 5 Ramsdell Ramsdale school drainage problem.
11/04/1903 5 Baughurst Lecture by rector - The Passion .
11/04/1903 5 Tadley Attempted wife murder and suicide Tadley.
18/04/1903 6 Baughurst Annual Public Tea in Tabernacle.
18/04/1903 6 Baughurst Vestry and annual parish meeting.
18/04/1903 7 Tadley Shocking Occurrence at Tadley - husband murderously attacks his wife. [C]
18/04/1903 8 Aldermaston Fire among rods stored at wharf - fire engines from Englefield House and Strange s Brewery attended. [C]
18/04/1903 8 Ramsdell Sudden death of labourer - George Barrett age 6.
25/04/1903 2 Baughurst Parish council meeting. [C]
25/04/1903 2 Baughurst AGM of Tadley, Baughurst and Ewhurst Unionist Association. [C]
25/04/1903 2 Tadley Easter services at Primitive Methodist Chapel with local bands. [C]
25/04/1903 5 Silchester Sad death of Miss Ann Elizabeth Dicker, age 45, of Dicker s Farm.
25/04/1903 8 Baughurst Liberal Party meeting - address by G Judd, Liberal candidate West Hants Division.
02/05/1903 4 Pamber For Sale - 9 strong store pigs, 9 weeks old - F Hunt Pamber Green.
02/05/1903 5 Silchester Funeral of Mrs Ann Elizabeth Dickers.
02/05/1903 6 Pamber Death of oldest inhabitant, Mrs Ann Chapple, widow of the late John Chapple. [C]
02/05/1903 8 Tadley Concert in Church Mission Hall - special praise to Idenden family as amateur instrumentalists. [C]
09/05/1903 4 Baughurst For sale - butter churn - makes 3 lbs. £1 - A H Bowman Upper Farm Baughurst.
16/05/1903 6 Silchester An artist s tenancy - debt of £6 rent; Basingstoke County Court. [C]
16/05/1903 6 Silchester A Silchester grocery business - a bogus transfer against Mrs S Young. [C]
16/05/1903 7 Silchester Silchester Common - alleged encroachment - action by The Duke of Wellington against Mr Yates faggot pile . [C]
16/05/1903 7 Pamber Farmer s claim action against Mr Wm Follett of Ravenscroft Farm. [C]
16/05/1903 7 Baughurst Death of oldest inhabitant - Mrs Charlotte Hawkins, age 97.
16/05/1903 7 Baughurst Hospital Sunday Parade - £20 1s 8d to Royal Berks Hospital. [C]
23/05/1903 7 Baughurst Confirmation Service in Parish Church - 27 candidates.
30/05/1903 2 Silchester Silchester Common - the alleged encroachments; Duke of Wellington v Mr Yates (grocer). [C]
30/05/1903 3 Silchester Cricket match - Silchester v Padworth (playes names included).
30/05/1903 3 Mortimer Cricket match - Mortimer West End v Bucklebury Fireside (with names).
30/05/1903 5 Tadley Tadley Hospital Parade - notice of public meeting in Iron Room.
30/05/1903 6 Ramsdell School Drainage Question.
06/06/1903
Eton Fire at Eton College - 2 boys burnt to death.
06/06/1903 5 Silchester Sad Death of Mrs Knight (29), wife of Henry Knight.
06/06/1903 6 Mortimer Another sad death - Edward Giles (21), a Silchester cricketer.
06/06/1903 7 Baughurst Primitive Methodists held their annual camp meeting service.
13/06/1903
Basingstoke T Burberry advert: Clear on Saturday June 13 at 11 o clock am, we give away 1000 hats (one to each customer) on the occasion of purchasing entire stock of Mr G Overton, Draper, of 42 Aston Road, Birmingham. [C]
13/06/1903 1 Silchester Messrs J Goddard, undertakers of Silchester, have now obtained a single horse hearse. [C]
13/06/1903 2 Silchester Silchester Excavations - details of last year s work expenditure £500. [C]
13/06/1903 7 Silchester Encroachments on Silchester Common - Judgement for Lord of Manor. [C]
20/06/1903 7 Charter Alley Sunday School Anniversary at Primitive Methodist Church.
27/06/1903 6 Baughurst Choir treat to perform at Winchester Church Festival.
27/06/1903 6 Baughurst Parish Council Quarterly meeting in schoolroom - request gravel-pit extension.
27/06/1903 7 Ramsdell Rev S Leadbetter of Southampton, and former vicar of Ramsdale, has effected an exchange with Rev J E Hatch of Plumpton.
27/06/1903 8 Aldermaston Masonic Lodge elected Brother W G Crombie as their Worshipful Master.
04/07/1903 7 Mortimer Conviction and sentence - Elizabeth West, wife of Eli West, for killing of her new-born child. [C]
04/07/1903 7 Tadley Hospital Parade headed by Tadley, Baughurst and Salvation Army bands. [C]
05/07/1903 5 Kingsclere John Porter erected a stone in Kindsclere Churchyard in memory of his wife.
07/07/1903 7 Tadley The Fighting Cocks destroyed by fire; landlord (Thomas Benham) injured. [C]
18/07/1903 6 Tadley Death of Mrs Hannah Huzzey (aged 76) of Tadley Hill. [C]
18/07/1903 6 Silchester Sale by auction of building sites on Silchester Common. [C]
18/07/1903 8 Aldermaston Reading Natural History Society spent the afternoon in the grounds of Aldermaston Court.
18/07/1903 8 Mortimer Charge of arson against John Simpson firing of wheat straw rick. [C]
25/07/1903 4 Tadley Notice - Stanley Villa now sold!
25/07/1903 8 Pamber A pretty wedding - Florence King (Elm Far) to William Bartlett. [C]
25/07/1903 8 Baughurst Anniversary services held at The Mission Hall.
01.08.1903 2 Mortimer West End 2nd Annual Horticultural show - big write-up with many names.
01.08.1903 6 TAD Tadley Day celebrations, a revival of Revel Monday. [C]
01.08.1903 8 SIL Silchester Primitive Methodist Connexion - annual Circuit meeting. [C]
08.08.1903 5 Baughurst Foreign Mission garden meeting.
08.08.1903 8 Mortimer West End Horticultural Show prize winners - lots of names.
15.08.1903 6 Baughurst Annual Government School Report - Band concert in Mr James meadow by the Reading Temperance Prize Band.
15.08.1903 7 Tadley Wootton & Tadley School Board - special meeting to approve payment for Tadley School enlargement and agreement to borrow £422 for Ramsdale School. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Ramsdell Ramsdale & Ewhurst Garden Exhibition in Holly Bush meadow. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Tadley Funeral of Miss Sarah Monger aged 21 at St Peter s. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Pamber Extraordinary ducks - eggs laid at nine weeks old. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Pamber Funeral of Miss Eliza Pether aged 87 of Ravenscroft Farm. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Silchester Temperance Fete in Mr G Ford s meadow. [C]
22.08.1903 5 Baughurst School treat for 120 national school children to Edward Allen s Manor Farm.
29.08.1903 5 Mortimer Primitive Methodist Sunday School Red Letter Day.
05.09.1903 1 Silchester Death on 29 August of John Bartlett, age 88, of Dial Cottage.
05.09.1903 6 Ashford Hill Funeral of the late Mrs T North (80).
05.09.1903 6 Silchester Dr Langley about again after recent bereavement.
05.09.1903 6 Silchester Visit of Revd and Mrs Fiennes, former rector.
05.09.1903 6 Silchester Death and funeral of John Bartlett.
12.09.1903 1 Charter Alley Birth of a son to John Stanley of Pitts Lanes Farm.
12.09.1903 5 Baughurst Great storm of last Thursday night local damage.
12.09.1903 6 Baughurst Election of Manager for National School on Parish Council. Mr Goodenough offered himself but no seconder; J Smith proposed and seconded.
19.09.1903 7 Silchester Hampshire Field Club visit to Silchester Calleva Atrebatum.
26.09.1903 7 Tadley Final meeting of Tadley and Wooton School Board.
10.10.1903 8 Ramsdell Wedding of Miss Emily Alfreda Dove to Mr Frederick John Whitear of Anstey Mill, Alton at Christ Church Ramsdale.
10.10.1903 8 Ewhurst The Duke of Wellington had the honour of dining with the King.
17.10.1903 6 Tadley Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Congregational Church led by Pastor W Robilliard. Magic Lantern show on 37 years rescue work among Waifs . [C]
17.10.1903 6 Baughurst Harvest Thanksgiving at Primitive Methodist Church.
24.10.1903 7 Tadley Primitive Methodist Chapel Harvest Thanksgiving Mr Gould.
24.10.1903 7 Baughurst Parish Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service conducted by Rev Crowley.
24.10.1903 8 Silchester Harvest Thanksgiving at Parish Church of St Mary. Rev Longshaw. [C]
24.10.1903 8 Pamber Harvest Thanksgiving Revd Sweetapple presided.
24.10.1903 8 Little London Harvest Thanksgiving at Mission Church led by Revd Sweetapple. Thanks given to J Herbert Benyon (owner of church) for recent renovations.
07.11.1903 5 Silchester Report of 1903 Calleva excavations. [C]
07.11.1903 5 Silchester Wedding of Miss Fanny Yates to Henry James Shering - names of attendees. [C]
21.11.1903 5 Silchester Testimonial to Mr A Smallbone - presented with cash present on his move.
21.11.1903 6 Basingstoke King and Queen of Italy passed through Basingstoke station en route to Windsor.
21.11.1903 7 Tadley Primitive Methodist Chapel Mission services - with collections for Missions.
21.11.1903 7 Baughurst Parish Council letter to District Council re "...dangerous condition of wooden footbridge at Haughurst Hill and bad state of Dunkets Lane...". [C]
28.11.1903 7 Tadley Band of Hope recently enrolled 80 juveniles. [C]
28.11.1903 7 Silchester Managers appointed under new Education Act. [C]
28.11.1903 7 Silchester Band of Hope annual tea and entertainment (80 children, 40 adults). [C]
05/12/1903 6 Tadley Petty Sessions - alleged cruelty to a horse at Tadley by Alfred Hewlett and his son - case dismissed. [C]
05/12/1903 6 Baughurst Waif Saturday - collection for Dr Barnardo s - £215s 0d; collectors named. [C]
05/12/1903 8 Pamber Heath Accident to Mr James Smith, of Yew Tree Cottage Laundry, Pamber, as he was returning home with washing in pony and trap.
12/12/1903 6 Tadley Church Lads Brigade - inspection by Major Dunne at Heath End Church.
12/12/1903 6 Baughurst Entertainment by the Baughurst Snowdrop minstrels in the schoolroom. [C]
12/12/1903 6 Silchester Concert in the Impstone Reading Room by permission of Mr J J Cooper. [C]
12/12/1903 8 Ramsdell Waif Saturday collection for Dr Barnardoís - £1.5s.7d.
12/12/1903 8 Ramsdell Cricket Club committee meeting.
12/12/1903 8 Mortimer Band of Hope entertainment in Congregational Church.
12/12/1903 8 Tadley Arthur Stacey fined 10s for being asleep while in charge of horse and cart.
26/12/1903
Silchester Visit of Church Army Van.
26/12/1903
Silchester Church Choir and Ringers Supper in Silchester schoolroom.
26/12/1903 5 Ramsdell Revd Joseph Fuller, vicar of Ramsdale 1867 - 1893, died on 2 December.
26/12/1903 7 Silchester Death and Burial of Mr John Pope aged 66.
26/12/1903 7 Silchester Entertainment in the Primitive Methodist Chapel.

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