Local items from the Hants and Berks Gazette for 1907.

Items marked [C] have been copied by TADS.


projectnews date Page Village Combination
5 January 5 PAM Close of the Rev.F.Kidgell's ministry at Pamber Heath with "bright and happy" Christmas services. C
5 January 5 TAD Mrs Phillips of "The Wilderness" provided a tea and Christmas Tree for all the children of the Sunday School. C
5 January 5 SIL Mr & Mrs J J Cooper of Impstone House invited neighbourhood children  to a Christmas treat at Reading Room C
5 January 5 RAM Many Christmas festivities. Slate Club led the way with a supper.on Christmas Eve.
5 January 6 PAM An inquest was held at the Rifleman, Little London by county coroner on the body of Charles James Bone, infant child of James and Sarah Bone. The jury returned verdict of accidental suffocation. C
5 January 6 PAM Supper given by Mr & Mrs Smith to celebrate the opening of the new Yew Tree Laundry, Pamber. C
5 January 6 WOL On New Year's Eve the beel ringers (numbering 9) were invited to a supper at the Rectory. C
12 January 5 PAM Childrens Tea with day and Sunday School scholars of Pamber Heath were entertained by Mrs Oppee and others C
12 January 6 Little London The Little London Slate Club broke up on December 20th, members shared benefits of £37 13s 3d C
12 January 6 Baughurst Rector distributed George Lamb prizes to Violet Appleby,Margaret Smith, Gilbert Attwood and Frank Abbott C
12 January 6 Baughurst Baughurst and Tadley Gardening Club  general meeting held in schoolroom. Dr Langley voted to the chair. C
12 January 6 Aldermaston The Billiard Handicap competion resulted in a victory for Mr C E Keyser C
12 January 6 Aldermaston Ball at Aldermaston Court to celebrate coming of age of Mr Charles Norman Keyser. 150 present (many names) C
12 January 6 Aldermaston Parish Church Bell Ringers treated to a supper at Aldermaston Court by kind permission of Mr Keyser C
12 January 6 Mortimer West End Sunday School treat for children attending Parish Church and their mothers by the Rector, Rev F E & Mrs Rooks C
12 January 6 Mortimer West End Entertainment by kind permission of the Vicar and Mrs Rooks in schoolroom. (lots of names) C
19 January 5 PAM Arthur Long charged with stealing a horse collar, the property of Mr Thomas Bowman
19 January 7 Baughurst Quarterly meeting of Parish Council was held in the schoolroom. Mr W H Giles (vice chairman) and Mr Hawkins (Clerk) C
19 January 7 Baughurst A very interesting gathering took place at The Tabernacle. Presided over by Mr Timberlake of Basingstoke. C
19 January 7 Baughurst The rector Rev Steggall invited the Parish Bellringers (18) to a supper in the school room. C
19 January 7 Baughurst The Church Sunday School scholars entertained to a tea by the Rector. Phonograph selection by Mr H Knight. C
19 January 7 Charter Alley Mr Afred Kew, builder, came up for Bankruptcy examination at Winchester Bankruptcy Court C
19 January 7 SIL Primitive Methodist Sunday School given a new Year's tea and treat. About 90 children and adults attended. C
26 January 5 Baughurst Concert given in the school room in aid of the village Cricket Club. (many local names) C
26 January 5 Aldermaston Domestic servants, Mary and Hetty Skinner convicted of theft from their mistress at Aldermaston in December had their sentence reduced after an appeal by the Social Democratic Federation to the Home Secretary. C
26 January 5 Mortimer West End William Morris summonded for being Drunk and Disorderly - pleaded guilty - fined £1 7s 6d or "3 days".
2 February 8 TAD Baughurst & Tadley Garden Society committee meeting in Iron Room. Rev Stefall took chair in Mr Stokes'absence
9 February 5 Baughurst Cricket club general meeting in Reading Room. Mr Stokes (president)
16 February 5 PAM Rabbit shoot took place by kind permission of H Welch-Thornton Esq of Beaurepaire Park at various locations between the College Arms and Pepper Wood, stopping for lunch at Beaurepaire Farm and returning to College Arms for a "meat" tea. C
16 February 5 TAD George Cotterell, an aged bricklayer, charged with attempted suicide. Judge told him "to go home to his wife and not to be silly again." C
16 February 5 Baughurst Marriage of Miss Harmony Lyell daughter of Mr A H Lyell of "Newbies" Baughurst, to Mr Harry Price at St Lukes Church Chelsea C
23 February 3 TAD Football Tadley v Burghfield match on Recreation Ground. Tadley won the well contested and pleasant game 2-nil C
2 March 5 TAD Death of the Rector. The Rev Henry Ellis Harvey, rector since 1892, entered into rest after a very trying ilness. C
9 March 5 RAM Cricket Club meeting when officers for 1907 were elected C
9 March 5 RAM Election of Councillors for the Ramsdale Ward of Parish of Wootton St Lawrence in the Council School - only 4 present C
9 March 5 RAM Quarterly meeting of the Pig Club produced a good muster. Supper Committee had a balance of 5s 11d. C
30 March 6 Baughurst Death of Mrs Caroline Butler of Stoney Heath and respected carrier to Basingstoke for many years. C
30 March 8 WO Death of Mr William Soper, sexton of Parish church and foreman of the belfry. C
13 April 7 Baughurst Quoit Club. Newly formed club meets at the "Wellington" . 7 or 8 members enrolled C
13 April 7 Little London The Plough Inn Sparrow Club held their wind-up supper. A good number of birds have been caught C
13 April 7 WOL On Easter Monday a company of bell ringers from Goring and Streatley visited the parish C
13 April 7 WOL Social Evening and Dance in aid of Church Outing Fund was held in the schoolroom C
13 April 7 WOL Easter Day services at Parish Church. Collections throughout were for the Waifs and Strays. C
13 April 7 TAD On Easter Sunday and Monday Sunday School Anniversary services held at Primitive Methodist Chapel C
20 April 7 PAM Licence of The Rifleman Inn transferred from Mr F J Wellstead to Mr Thomas Monger
27 April 8 TAD Induction of new Rector Rev W L Ward by the Venerable Archdeacon Fearon. C
27 April 8 Baughurst William West charged at Reading Borough Bench with being drunk in Wilson Road. Fined 5s. C
11 May 6 Aldermaston Open-air Rogation Services held in paddock near Post Office. At the conclusion procession returned to Vicarage C
18 May 8 Baughurst School Medals etc were distributed to most regular scholars during last year. (lots of names) C
18 May 8 Baughurst Annual Hospital Collection and Parade on behalf of Royal Berkshire Hospital. Baughurst and Tadley Bands attended C
25 May 6 Baughurst Half Yearly Audit of His Grace the Duke of Wellington's tenantry was held at "George and the Dragon". C
25 May 6 Baughurst Primitive Methodist Annual Camp Meeting Services were held in a meadow adjoining the chapel. C
8 June 6 Mortimer West End Theft of ornaments etc at The Red Lion by Sidney Brown, a canvasser for Singer Sewing Machine Company. C
8 June 6 SIL Primitive Methodist Centenary Celebrations for Silchester Circuit held in Chapel due to damp state of Common C
22 June 8 TAD Sudden Death of Postrmistress, Caroline Fisher aged 67. Inquest held at The Malt House. C
29 June 8 TAD Funeral of the late postmistressi n the quaint graveyard of the Congreational Chapel (many names) C



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