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Dec 26 – Joseph Henry, son of John Henry and Esther Kelley, Charlotte Street.
Dec 26 – Jack, son of Thomas Fredrick and Emily Storey, North Terrace.
Dec 26 – Mary Alice, daughter of William George and Hannah Margaret Gill, High Street.
Dec 26 – Ralph, son of George Henry and Mary Ellen Sherwood, Green Road.
Jan 2 – Doris, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Tate, Dixon Street.
Jan 2 – William Robert Wilkinson, son of William Robert and Mary Jane Young, High Street.
Jan 9 – Olive May, daughter of Frank of Mary Ann Dobson. Milbank Terrace.
Jan 9 – Robert Henry, son of Frank of Mary Ann Dobson. Milbank Terrace.
Feb 6- Evelyn, daughter of George and Florrie Ward, East Parade.
Feb 13 – Mary, daughter of James and Alice Mary Wilson, Groundhill cottages.
Feb 13 – Alfred Kay, son of Tom and Maud Brunskill, Milbank Terrace.
Feb 13 – Thomas, son of Henry and Mary Ward, Harker Street.
Feb 13 – Myra, daughter of John William and Margaret Dunn, Rose cottage.
Feb 13 – Doris, daughter of Robert and Mary Ellen Sanderson, Back Lane.
Feb 13 – James, son of James and Edith Hanking, Brotton.
Feb 20 – John George, son of Joseph and Lily Winspear, Charlotte Street.
Feb 20 – Beatrice May, daughter of Albert and Mary Ward, Back Lane.
Feb 27 – Ada Winifred, daughter of Robert and Ada Hardwick, Cleveland Street.
March 5 – Phoebe, daughter of John and Betsy Dunning, Dixon Street.
March 5 – William Embleton, son of Frank and Harriet Maud Myers, Railway Cottages.
March 5 – Ernest Wilfred, son of Herbert Walter and Harriet Elizabeth Breeze, Cleveland Street.
March 12 – Mona, daughter of John Robert and Edith Wilson, Wharton Street.
March 19 – Charles, son of William and Emma Dawson, Bolckow Street.
March 26 – George, son of William and Sarah Marley, Charlotte Street.
March 26 – Minnie, daughter of William Robert and Ada Blythe, Dixon Street.
March 26 – Phyllis, daughter of William and Elizabeth Peggs, Yeoman Street.
March 26 – Edgar Stanley, son of John Henry and Jeannette Sadd, Harker Street.
March 26 – Robert William, son of William and Margaret Emma Harle, East Parade.
April 9 – Herbert, son of Thomas William and Rose Lena Charlton, Trout Hall Lane.
April 9 – Esther, daughter of Armstrong and Susannah Violet Watson, Park Street.
April 16 – Martha Ellen, daughter of Thomas Henry and Jane Ann Johns, Wharton Street.
April 23 – Albert William, son of John Thomas and Annie Craven, North Terrace.
April 23 – William Harry Francis, son of George Albert and Elizabeth Cole, Trout Hall Lane.
April 23 – Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Ruth Richardson, Harker Street.
May 21 - Sarah, daughter of Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Smithies, 9 Harker Street.
May 28 - William, son of William and Elizabeth Ann Taylor, Richards Street.
June 4 - Watson Spurr, son of Fredrick and Jane Dixon, South Terrace.
June 5 - John Thomas, son of John William and Amy Haywood, Park Street.
June 10 - Agnes Isabel, daughter of William and Catherine Isabel Rees, The Kennels.
June 11 - Winsome, daughter of John and Fanny Eddon, Green Road.
June 11 - John Francis, son of Frank and Annie Elizabeth Winspear, Harker Street.
June 11 - Phoebe Victoria, daughter of George William ad Annie Eliza Lettine, Harker Street.
June 11 - Mary Caroline, daughter of Edward Thomas Gilbert and Agatha Gibson Bunn, Wharton Street.
June 11 - Richard, son of George and Eliza Smithson, Yeoman Street.
June 11 - James, son of George and Eliza Smithson, Yeoman Street.
June 18 - Mary, daughter of John George and Margaret Barry, The Barns.
June 18 - Muriel Isabel, daughter of Walter William and Sarah Ann Childerhouse, High Street.
June 25 - George, son of George and Harriet Emma Innis Smith, Trout Hall Lane.
June 25 - Harold, son of William and Ellen Jane Atkinson, Harker Street.
June 25 - John Willie, son of John and Frances Bonnard, Harker Street.
July 2 - Catherine Norah, daughter of Robert John and Mabel McEndoo, Marske Lane.
July 2 - Tom, son of George and Hannah Mary Trathan, Wharton Street.
July 2 - Wilfred Neal, son of Thomas and Emma McCloughlan, Green Hills Cottage.
July 9 - Arthur, son of Thomas and Louisa Sherwood, Charlotte Street.
July 9 - Annie Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Lily Williams, Harker Street.
July 23 - Alice, daughter of William and Martha Rice, Wharton Street.
July 30 - Sarah Ellen, daughter of Eli Vinter and Sarah Smith. Harker Street.
July 30 - Irene, daughter of Stephen and Mary Rowe, Cleveland Street.
July 30 - John Robert, son of John William and Elizabeth Jane Morgan, Charlotte Street.
July 30 - William, son of Frank and Mary Elizabeth Ward, Yeoman Street.
July 30 - Henry, son of Henry an Mary Ellen Ruddock, Williams Street.
Aug 6 - Hannah Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Boyes and Sarah Harriet Gibson. Groundhill.
Aug 6 - Nellie, daughter of Joseph and Ellen Thompson, Richards Street.
Aug 6 - William, son of Joseph and Ruth Stephenson, High Street.
Aug 6 - Thomas William, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Charlton, Boosbeck Road.
Aug 13 - Olive, daughter of Albert Edward and Lily Grange, Boosbeck Road.
Aug 13 - Leslie Charles Crame, son of Thomas Charles and Ellen Wright, Park Street.
Aug 13 - Charles, son of Charles and Emily Cobbing, Wharton Street.
Aug 20 - William Peel, son of Thomas William Peel and Ada Ranson, Wharton Street.
Aug 20 - Ethel, daughter of Herbert and Lily Cook, Park Street.
Aug 27 - Edith Eveline, daughter of William and Hannah Maria Husband, Harker Street.
Aug 27 - James George, son of James George and Mary Hannah Marshall, South Terrace.
Oct 8 - John, son of Francis and Jennie Allison, Boosbeck Road.
Oct 22 - Frances May, daughter of George and Lena Wilks, Great Broughton.
Oct 22 - George, son of William and Margaret Ellen Hodgson, Park Street.
Oct 22 - John Robert, son of Charles and Annie Mary Passmore, Marske Lane.
Oct 29 - Laurence Alfred, son of Alfred and Martha Ann Bringloe, Trout Hall Lane.
Nov 6 - Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Oswald and Ellen Hallam, Wharton Street.
Nov 12 - Elizabeth May, daughter of James Ridley and Mary Walker, Redcar.
Nov 19 - Geoffrey, son of Seth Schofield and Elizabeth Wrigley, Charlotte Street.
Nov 19 - Thomas Ernest, son of Thomas and Mary Ann Williams, Robinson Street.
Nov 20 - Ronald Heseltine, son of Freda and Lillie Boyes, Yeoman Street.
Nov 21 - Isabella, daughter of George Thomas and Dorothy Harriet Thornton, Wharton Street.
Nov 28 - Lillas, daughter of John George and Matilda Jane Brown, Tate's Yard.
Nov 29 - Thomas William, son of William and Caroline Simpson, Richards Street.
Dec 5 - Phyllis, daughter of Thomas and Meggie Beatrice Easterby, Robinson Street.
Dec 5 - Gordon, son of William Walker and Jessie Dey, Vaughan Street.
Dec 5 - Rhoda, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Boughhen, Harker Street.
Dec 9 - Albert Clifford, son of Joseph and Martha Ann Walker, Green Road.
Dec 12 - Effie, daughter of Lewesly Bernal and Louisa Hobbs, Cleveland Street.
Dec 19 - Eleanor Jane, daughter of William Robinson and Martha Ann Garner, Trout Hall Lane.
Dec 19 - Frances, daughter of Thomas and Ann Margaret Hodgson, Stanghow Road, Skelton.
Dec 23 – William Snowdon, of Darlington and Hannah Ross, of Skelton.
Dec 28 – John Hutchinson, of North Skelton and Jane Watson of Rosedale East.
Jan 1 – Alfred Bringloe and Martha Ann Proud, both of Skelton.
Jan 1 – Ernest Simons, of Lingdale and Bertha Lauretta Mallett of New Skelton.
Jan 19 – James Davison and Alice Mary Fletcher, both of New Skelton (by Licence).
Jan 25 – Albert Edward Grange, of Brotton and Lily Carver, of Skelton.
Feb 22 – Thomas Charles Cartwright and Ellen Williams, both of Skelton.
Feb 23 – John Thomas Woodrow, of Saltburn and Florence Mary Richardson of Skelton.
Feb 24 – Joseph Stephenson and Ruth Ward, both of Skelton.
March 28 – Arthur William Marsay, of Skelton Green and Hilda Allison, of North Skelton.
March 30 – James Henry Seaman, of Boosbeck and Margaret Walker of Skelton.
April 18 – Fredrick James Tipple, of Boosbeck and Eliza Ann Pugh of North Skelton.
April 20 – John William Webb, of Stockton on Tees and Evelyn May Robinson of Skelton.
April 27 - Harry Thornton and Sarah Garbutt, both Skelton
May 10 - Harry Swalwell of Great Ayton and Edith Etherington of Skelton
May 10 - Francis James Carter and Olive Bannister, both Skelton
June 13 – James Hall Scott and Eliza Mimms both of Skelton.
June 21 – Charles Passmore and Annie Mary Peat both of Skelton.
June 25 – John James Rudsdale of Margrove Park and Annie Brack of Skelton.
July 6 – Fredrick Pybus and Helen Robinson, both of Skelton.
Aug 3 – William Charles Percy Nixon of Lingdale and Elizabeth Rixham of Skelton.
Aug 5 –Thomas Sidney Steer and Florence Cole, both of Skelton.
Aug 12 – William Edward Cook of New Skelton and Elizabeth Ann Neal of East Pastures.
Aug 30 - George Robert Famer and Emily English both of Skelton.
Sept 2 - Walter Elliot of Boosbeck and Ada Elizabeth Bringloe of Skelton.
Sept 16 - George William Croser of Darlington and Alice Helena Pattinson of Skelton.
Oct 31 – Edward Oswald Hallam and Ellen Davison of North Skelton.
Nov 28 – Harry Shawcross of Birdshall and Ada Dunning of Skelton (by Licence)
Nov 28 - Robert Johnson and Martha Batterbee both of Skelton.
Nov 28 - Stephen Etherington and Martha Ellen Hodgson both of Skelton.
Dec 6 - John William Drury and Alice Leatham both of Skelton.
Dec 9 – Charles Jonathan Pennock of Westerdale and Eleanor Margaret Ridsdale of Skelton.
Dec 20 - Benjamin Seaman and Mary Clissold (Inman) both of Skelton.
Dec 23 - Charles Edwin Dixon of Bingley and Maud Mary Knaggs of Skelton.
Dec 26 - Thomas Matthew Dohring and Ethel Bean both of Skelton.
Burials 1907 - 1908
Dec 28 – Henry Smith aged 70 years Skelton
Jan 4 – Clara Davis, aged 33 years Marske.
Jan 10 – James Robert Hall, infant, Skelton.
Jan 13 – Thomas Wilfred Claxton, infant, North Skelton.
Jan 14 – Sarah Chapman, aged 32 years, Skelton.
Jan 17 – William Gott, aged 61 years, Skelton.
Jan 21 – Rachael Davison, aged 57 years, North Skelton.
Jan 21 – Annie Wright, aged 68 years, Skelton cemetery.
Jan 22 – Betty Wrigley, aged 72 years, New Skelton.
Jan 27 – Mary Florence Gwendoline Snowdon, infant, Lingdale.
Jan 29 – Ronald Heseltine Boyes, infant, Skelton.
Feb 8 – Edward Gosling, aged 59 years, North Skelton.
Feb 9 – John Hall, aged 86 years, Lingdale.
Feb 12 – William Powell, aged 72 years, North Skelton.
Feb 23 – George Dale, aged 66 years, Boosbeck Road.
March 3 – Ernest Pelmear, aged 6 years, Dixon Street.
March 5 – Daniel Isaac Clissold, aged 47 years, Boosbeck Road.
March 6 – Matthew Ingram, aged 61 years, North Skelton.
March 6 – Thomas Shepherd, aged 79 years, Skelton, Old Church yard.
March 13 – James Alfred Archer, aged 7 years, Cleveland Street.
March 16 – Celia Catherine Pelmear, aged 3 years, Dixon Street.
March 28 – James Hunter, aged 73 years, Skelton.
April 5 – Elizabeth Jollings, aged 79 years, Skelton.
April 12 – Samuel Kyme, aged 59 years, Skelton Green.
April 17 – Lauretta Suckling, aged 24 years, Lingdale.
April 19 – John William Watson, infant, Skelton.
April 19 – William Carter, aged 57 years, Skelton Green.
May 20 – Hannah Bean, aged 56 years, Skelton.
July 4 – Elizabeth Wright, aged 64 years, Skelton.
July 4 – John Fox, aged 75 years, North Skelton.
July 4 – Edith Austin, aged 2 years, North Skelton.
July 7 – William Alfred Bulmer, aged 55 years, Skelton.
July 8 – Dora Mary Whyman, aged 6 years, New Skelton.
July 16 – Fredrick Charles Peacock, aged 27 years, Skelton.
July 18 – John Dove, aged 72 years, Lingdale.
July 21 – Harriet Clarkson Bennison, aged 74 years, Skelton.
July 22 – Annie Louise Lancaster, aged 47 years, North Skelton.
July 26 – Harold William Norman, infant, Skelton.
July 26 – William Sherwood, aged 69 years, Skelton.
July 31 – John Fredrick Symons, aged 48 years, North Skelton.
Aug 2 – James Rich Clingo, aged 37 years, Skelton.
Aug 16 – George Winspear, aged 20 years, North Skelton.
Aug 24 – Edna Annie Slater, infant, Lingdale.
Oct 11 – Alfred Charlton, aged 28 years, Skelton.
Oct 16 – Sarah Ann Dubbin, aged 63 years, North Skelton.
Oct 17 – Jane Elizabeth Fuller, aged 64 years, Skelton.
Oct 18 – Ernest Parker, aged 2 years, Lingdale.
Oct 23 – Mary Ann Ranson, aged 62 years, North Skelton.
Oct 28 – Robert Henry Dobson, infant, Skelton.
Oct 31 – James White, aged 75 years, Fern Villa, Skelton.
Nov 2 – Edward Pawsey, aged 75 years, Skelton (old Churchyard).
Nov 11 – Elizabeth Stephenson, aged 68 years, Rowcliffe House, Skelton.
Nov 15 – Janet Smeaton, aged 25 years, Skelton Ellers.
Nov 19 – Crawford Townsend Bowen, aged 73 years, Bolam Vicarage.
Nov 20 – William Smith, aged 86 years, New Skelton.
Nov 25 – Jane Lightfoot, aged 61 years, Skelton.
Nov 25 – William George Garner, aged 6 years, Skelton.
Nov 28 – Elizabeth Golightly, aged 67 years, Skelton.
Dec 3 – Gladys Austin, infant, Skelton.
Dec 12 – Thomas Wilson, aged 93 years, Skelton.
Dec 17 – James Lowe, aged 25 years, Lingdale.
Dec 18 – William Wilkinson Young, aged 77 years, Skelton
Dec 19 – Leonard Miles, aged 16 years, New Skelton.
Dec 20 – Florence Annie Dey, aged 4 years, North Skelton.
December 1907 to Nov 1908
The Parish Church, Skelton in Cleveland
A first Class Concert was given in the Drill Hall on November 21st, by the arrangement of Mrs Wharton. The performers were Miss Nora Meredith, Miss Gladys Roberts, Mrs. Hirwen Jones, Miss Purcell (Harp), Senor Jose Gomez (Violin), Mr. Reginald Clark (Accompanist). The singing was excellent, and the playing on the harp and violin magnificent. It is seldom one hears anything approaching such a concert outside London and our great towns. The hall was crowded by an appreciating audience. The proceeds of the sale of tickets was devoted to the Yorkshire home for Waifs and Strays.
The Secretary (Mrs. Ellis) begs to acknowledge with many thanks contributions of articles of clothing for the poor from the following ladies:- Miss Armstrong, Mrs William Brown, Mrs. Brown (Green Hills), Mrs. Dickinson, Miss Margaret Dobson, Mrs. Ellis, Miss Ellis, Mrs Charles Ellis (St. Bartholomew’s Sheffield), Mrs. Foster, Mrs Herring, Mrs MacKenzie, Mrs. Maughan (East Pastures), Miss ? (Hobdale), Miss Pugh, Mrs. Stephenson (Trout Hall), Mrs Tutin, Mrs. Wharton (Skelton Castle), Mrs. William Wilkinson, Mrs J.R. Wood.
The members of the Sunday afternoon Men’s Meeting had their Annual Tea on Wednesday, December 11th in the Church Room. An excellent tea was provided by Mrs. Ralph Forster, and done justice to by the men, whose appetites were in good working trim. After tea and adjournment was made to the Drill Hall, where the members were joined by friends of both sexes to listen to a concert given by some friends of Mr. Hodgson’s from Thornaby, under the leadership of Mr. Willis, the organist of Thornaby Parish Church. The chair was taken by the Squire, who was supported on the platform by the Rector and the Rev. Robert Hodgson, and Mrs. Wharton. A practical and stimulating address was given b y Mr. W.G. Roberts, the ex-Mayor of Middlesbrough, who spoke of the advantages of union and brotherhood, the strength for duty and to stand up, it might be alone or in a minority for what you believed to be right, that was given by daily prayer, and the value of religion and religious education.
The inspection of the Skelton Company of the Church Lad’s Brigade took place on Wednesday evening, December 18th, in the Drill Hall. The Inspecting Officer was Lieut. Walton, of the 1st V.B.Yorkshire Regiment (P.W.O.), Adjutant 1st Batt. York. Reg. C.L.B. who carefully examined the equipment and bearing of the lads, and put them through various manoeuvres and physical exercises, and afterwards addressed them.
New Year’s Eve
We remind you of the Annual service at 7.30pm on New Year’s Eve, at the Parish Church, with celebration of the Holy Communion, and hope you will be able to be present. The offertory will be devoted to Dr. Barnardo’s Homes for Destitute Children.
Mrs. Herring is arranging a Concert in aid of the Skelton Church Rooms’ Band of Hope, to be held in the Institute on Tuesday evening February 4th.
The Bishop of Beverley has fixed upon Tuesday March 31st, at 7pm., for the confirmation of our Parish Church. The classes for the instruction of the candidates will begin towards the end of January, probably on the 21st. We shall be glad to receive the names of those who would like to join them, and also to give any information on the subject to those who desire it. We ask parents and teachers to bring before the minds of their young people the importance of Decision for Christ, and taking their stand openly as members of Christ, children of God, and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven, and as such claiming for their own the blessings and the power which God is offering to them.
We have again made arrangements for the binding of the Magazine in blue cloth and gold lettering, uniform with the volumes for past years, at the price of one shilling per volume. Back numbers can be supplied, and also the magazines of other years besides the present one can be received for binding. Those who wish to avail themselves of this offer should strip off the pink cover, write their names on the title page (or contents page), which will be found in the December number, and tie the twelve numbers and Xmas number (if desired) together, and hand the parcel with one shilling to their District Visitor, or send it to the Rectory on or before January 17th. All must be prepaid. As this is the first number of our twentieth volume, we take the opportunity of heartily wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Band of Hope
Mrs Herring is arranging a concert and Entertainment by her scholars, assisted by some friends, to be given on Tuesday evening, February 4th, in the Skelton Institute. /the proceeds will be devoted to the Band of Hope work which is carried on in the Church Rooms. Both for the encouragement of the children and to show sympathetic interest in their education and the development of their faculties, we hope that he attendance of parents and others will be large.
The following lists give the names of those in our Church Sunday Schools who are entitled to prizes for regularity of attendance and good behaviour. We remind both parents and children that the morning mark is given for attendance at school and Church, and is lost by coming late or by bad conduct in either school or Church, while to win the afternoon mark the child must come in time and behave rightly.
Mrs. Ellis’s Bible Class
First Prizes (3), Ethel Winter, May Knaggs, Florrie Franks.
Second Prizes (4), Emma Featherstone, Elsie Batty, Elsie Tate.
Third Prizes (3), Ethel Dawson, Harriet Shutt, Amy Jackson.
Girls’ Sunday School Skelton
Double First Prizes (13), Mabel Thompson, Alice Cole, Elizabeth Forster, Ruth Sussans, Ada Peat, Evelyn Garner, Alice Garner, Nina Judson, Jennie Peat, Bella Thompson, Alice Wrigley, Gladys Forster, Gertie Winter.
First Prizes (18), Ettie Jackson, Minnie Wood, Jennie Smith, Alice Webster, Hannah Brack, Annie Richardson, Lena Judson, Nelly Smith, Nellie Brack, Amy Wood, Mabel Robinson, Marian Webster, Louise Bennison, Doris Blackett, Lillian Robinson, Dora Featherstone, Nellie Austin, Hilda Carter.
Second Prizes (16), Ethel Starling, Florence Tate, Annie Bell, Jane Judson, Annie Bennison, May Forster, Ethel Videan, Emily Tate, Edith French, Laura Wilkinson, Alice Wright, Mary Hudson, Mary Lane, Barbara Oxendale, Emily Fletcher, Elsie Youngs.
Third Prizes (16), Frances Pawsey, Evelyn Forster, Constance Videan, Sarah Dawson, Annie Ward, Emily Dawson, Dorothy Tate, Alice Ward, Lily Wedgewood, Kathleen Videan, Anna Holmes, Agatha Scuffman, Ann Seaton, Dora Robinson, Ada Youngs, Charlotte Austin.
Church Rooms, Boys
Double First Prizes, (not once absent) (8), Sydney Spencer, Thomas Spencer, Richard Knaggs, Edgar Peat, Harold Knaggs, Joseph Wrigley, Charles William Forster, John Robert Knaggs,
First Prizes, (19), Henry Dowey, Alfred Laing, Jim Corner, Ernest Corner, Thomas Archer, George Austin, Charles Potter, Joseph Scuffham, Seth Wrigley, Ernest Ward, Bertie William Blackett, Robert Hudson, Henry Thornton, William Featherstone, Walter Carter, Charles Smith, Edward Wood, James Wardell, John Holmes.
Second Prizes (22), William Wright, Robert Corner, John Ezard Hewling, Robert William Archer, Fredrick Williams, Horace Lane, Thomas Appleton, George Judson, John Lane, Clare Cole, Cecil Robinson, Allan Tuck, John Wright, John Percy Johnson, Stanley Smithson, Tom Pelmear, William Garner, John James Dowey, Charles Thornton, Herbert Jackson, Thomas Fletcher, Reginald Hewling.
Third Prizes (19), Fred Jackson (senior), Frank Batty, William George Barker, Alfred Winter, Norman Gott, John Holmes, Benjamin Peggs, Hector Ross, John Videan (junior), Arthur Peggs, Arthur Seaton, Fred Jackson (junior), John Hanson, Robert Jackson, Sydney Allison, John Videan (senior), Leslie Forster, George Young, Alfred Austin.
Double First Prizes (3), Bertha Tinkler, Fred Davison, Ishmael Tinkler.
First Prizes (4), Elsie Davison, Doris Turnbull, Alfred Davison, Archie Turnbull.
Second Prizes (3), Madge Thompson, Frank Barwick, Amos Marley.
Third Prizes (3), Norah Barwick, Edith Fletcher, Herbert Marley.
The Rectory Club
The accounts of this yearly Sick and Funeral Benefit Society show that £79 6s 6d. has been paid during last year to members suffering from illness or accident, and £10 to the relatives of two members who have died. Also that the Club holds in the Post Office Savings Bank the sum of £77 9s 5 ½ d., being balances to credit of Reserve Fund, £30 4s 8d., and of Death Fund £47 4s 9 ½ d. The Club in common with most benefit clubs has been severely called upon by the claims of its sick members, in the past few years, but as it has met its calls without levy, it shows that it stands in a good position, and also that it meets a real want in helping the sick and suffering in their hour of need. We recommend young men to join this or some other club, they may find its help very useful to themselves some day, even if they never ail anything now, and always keep out of the way of accidents, and meanwhile they would be helping other chaps who are not so fortunate, and deepening the feeling of brotherhood with one another. The officer for the ensuing year are: President and Treasurer, the Rev. R. J. Ellis; Secretary, Rev. Robert Hodgson; Sick Visitor, Mr John Appleton, 30 Green Road, Skelton; Committee, Messrs, W. Barrel, J. Bringloe, C. Clark (High Street), J Marshall (Cleveland Street), and M. Scott.
Sexagesima Sunday, February 23rd, in accordance with a custom observed for some years in the Rural-deanery of Middlesbrough, will be observed as Temperance Sunday, and sermons will be preached at eh Parish Church on the subject.
Skelton Choral Union
We are promised something quite new at the end of the month. The preliminary announcement posted on the walls tells us that the Skelton and District Choral Union propose to give their first concert on Wednesday evening, February 25th in the drill hall. By quite new, we do not mean that Skelton has never seen or listened to such a thing in its midst before, for we have had a visit from a neighbouring Society, but we can claim ’quite new’ on the score of bigness, and that it is all by ourselves, the sons and daughters of the different villages which used to form the old parish of Skelton-in-Cleveland, now divided into separate parishes of Skelton and Boosbeck, with its ten different village names, but all united in harmony. We hear there are to be 150 performers, 20 in the orchestra and 130 singers. The first part of the programme will consist of the Canata “St. Cecilia’s day” by J.B.van Bree. The second part will be miscellaneous, including the “Bridal Chorus” from Corden’s “Rose Maiden”, Dudley Bucks “Hymn to Music” &c. With so large a platform, occupying a third of the hall, the space for the audience will be limited; as for ourselves, we have already secured our tickets, and we advise others to lose no time in securing theirs. Tickets may be had from any member, or from Rev. R. Hodgson.
A concert was given in the Drill Hall on Wednesday evening, January 29th, to raise funds for the work of the Church Lads’ Brigade. The entertainment was got up by the officers, Captain Mitchinson and Lieutenant Dickinson, most of those taking part being friends of the latter. The proceedings opened with a march entitled, “Bridlington”, by the C.L.B. Band. Mr. H.L. Dent of Saltburn, next sang “The Old Grey Fox”, and later in the second half a Border Ballad. Dr. Russell brought down the house with his capital rendering of “Killaloe” and certainly wore his Irish dress to perfection. He scored another success with a Scotch song “Killie-crankie” for which he appeared in full highland costume. Our old friends from Saltburn, Messrs. Elgey, Innis and Mason, sang very well together, and were well received, their trios consisting of the old favourites, “Dame Durden”, “A Little Farm well Tilled”, and the realistic “A Very Bad Cold”. Mr. Blades who kindly took the place of Dr. Burnett, who was unable to be present, sang “The Sailors Grave” and “Mary”. Mr. R.G.Russell gave a very good rendering of “Asleep in the Deep” and the spirited “Yeoman's Wedding”, receiving an encore for both, whilst Dr. Mitchell was equally successful with “The Lord is my Light” having previously sung “Dark Rosaleen” in the first half. Mr Appleyard received much applause for “The Deathless Army” and the fine setting of the Hymn “Sun of my Soul”, by J. Adams. The humourist was Mr. Goldsbrough of Middlesbrough, who gave amusing dialect sketches entitled “Geordie Taylor’s Piano” “Cock and Bull Stooary” and “Weshing Day”, The accompanist was Mr. MacKay of Durham, At the close of the Concert a vote of thanks was proposed by Capt. Mitchinson, C.L.B. to all who had taken part, and seconded by Lieut. Dickinson. The gross receipts amounted to £11 8s 6d. expenditure £1 6s, nett profit £10 2s 6d.
Band of Hope
A very pleasing entertainment was given by the children of the Skelton infant School, under the direction of Mrs. Herring, the head-teacher, assisted by Mrs. Robinson and miss Mabel Herring, in the Skelton Institute, on Tuesday evening February 4th. The room was packed, many having to stand all through the proceedings, while not a few were unable to gain admission at all. The platform and hall were tastefully decorated with flags and drapery. The programme commenced with the quartette “Softly Falls” by Mrs Atkins, Mrs Herring, Mr Batty and Mr Taylor. The children then followed with the song “Now has come the time to sing” Recit., opening speech (George Lusher), song ”Let us Join” (eight girls), “Nursery Rhymes” (twelve children), “Seven Days” (seven girls), dialogue “Carry your Box, Sir” (Wilfred Sanderson and Ernest Pelmear), song “ High on the Top” (children), recit “Our School” (children), song “The Postman” (twelve children), game, “Leaves” (twelve children), march “Fancy” (children), Part II, quartet “the Brotherhood” (Mrs Atkins, Mrs Herring, Mr Batty and Mr Taylor). This was followed by an operetta entitled “Little folks at Play”, song and chorus “The Railway Train” (Ernest Corner and Children), “I’m the Dolly’s Doctor” (Alfred Squires and children), song “Come Along” (children), solo and chorus “Little Grandmother” (Jessie Appleton and children), solo “There’s Beauty all Around” (Olive Wilkinson), song “ Dolly’s Bedtime” ( children), dance “Sir Roger” (children), quartette “Good Night” (Mrs Atkins, Mrs Herring, Mr Batty and Mr Taylor), Mrs Hodgson was accompanist for the quartettes, and miss Mabel Herring for the children’s performance. The proceeds of the sale of tickets amounted to "£11 2s.: expenses hire of hall &c., 12s., leaving £10 10s. as nett proceeds, which has been given by Mrs Herring to our Band of Hope.
National Service League
A meeting was held in the drill hall on Tuesday evening, February 18th, in furtherance of the object of this league, which is the defence of our homes from foreign invasion by the adoption of something like the Swiss system, which would secure that every young man between the age of 18 and 21 should undergo in the first three or four months’ military
Training and in the following four years a fortnight each year, care being taken that a man should not lose his work by attending these trainings and that he should only be called upon for Home Defence. The chair was taken by the Squire and the objects of the League explained by Capt. Crosfield, of Warrington, Col. Godman, Mr. J.R. Stubbs. Mr Toyn and Capt. Jobson.
A meeting will be held in the Church room on Monday evening, March 9th, at 7.15pm. in connection with the Church of England Temperance Society. The chair will be taken by the Rector and addresses given by Rev. W.T.Lawson, Rural Dean of Middlesbrough, and the Rev. Joseph Hare, Organizing Secretary for C.E.T.S., in the Archdeaconry of Cleveland. You are invited to attend and bring your friends with you. Admission Free.
Our Annual Sermons in aid of the church Missionary Society will be preached, D.V. on Sunday March 22nd. The preacher in the morning will be the Rev. Walter Andrews (late missionary in Japan) now rector of Middleton St George, who will also address the children’s service at 3 o’clock. The preacher at the evening service will be the Rev. W. Learoyd, M.A. The collections at the morning and evening services will be divided between the General fund and the Medical Missions Fund of the Church Missionary Society. The afternoon collection will be given to the Skelton Bed in the Mission hospital at Kein-hing in China. The Annual Missionary Meeting will be held in the Church Room on Wednesday evening March 25th, at 7 o’clock, when Mr Andrews will act as deputation of the society. The Secretaries Rev. W. Learoyd, Rev. R. Hodgson and Miss Ellis will be glad to receive subscriptions and open boxes for the society during the week-ending March 22nd. We commend specially the Medical Mission side of this work to your interest including the bed in the hospital at Keng-hing, which is supported by our Sunday School children at a cost of five pounds annually, to which the collection at eh children’s service each month is given.
The Bishop of Beverley will hold a Confirmation Service in the Parish Church on Tuesday evening, March 31st at 7pm. The friends and relatives of those who are candidates for admission into full membership of the Church are invited to be present, and also those who in past years have been confirmed in this Church, that they may join in welcoming the new members, and also be reminded of their own promises and resolutions. Except the six front seats, which will be reserved for the candidates, all the rest will be at the disposal of the congregation.
The Skelton and District Choral Society gave their first concert in the Drill Hall on Wednesday evening, February 26th, before a crowded and appreciative audience. The Squire kindly undertook to alter the platform so as to accommodate the large body of singers who were arranged in seven rows tier above tier, thus giving the best results for both sound and appearance, and at the same time not encroaching on the limited space at the disposal of the audience. The Concert opened with Van Bree’s “St. Cecilia’s Day”, the solo parts being taken by Miss Bloomfield, of Durham, a young artiste with a sweet and clear voice, who made a very good impression by her singing the air and chorus “Preparing for Pleasure”, being especially charming. The Choruses of the Cantata were all well sung, and the difficult passages successfully negotiated. The second half of the programme opened with Haydn’s Symphony in D (First Movement), and then came the Madrigal “Since First I saw your Face”, which was sweetly sung. Mr John Lowther was recalled for his rendering of “Oh, Jolly Jenkin”, and afterwards sang “O Star of Eve” from Wagners “Tannhauser” A special feature of the concert was a Bassoon solo by Mr J. Byers of Stockton, which evoked much laughter and applause, the audience refusing to be satisfied till it was repeated. Next came Dudley Buck’s “Hymn to Music”, which was admirably sung, and in spite of the difficulty of such a long piece unaccompanied, the pitch was well maintained throughout. The Orchestra gave a fine rendering of Ent’racte “Loin du Bal” and had to give an encore. The proceedings were brought to a close by the Bridal Chorus from Cowen’s “Rose Maiden”, which was given brightly and with spirit. Mr W. H. Boynes skilfully conducted.
The anniversary sermons in connection with the Church Missionary Society were preached at the Parish Church on Sunday March 22nd. The preacher in the morning was the Rev. Walter Andrews, M.A. who for twenty-five years was a missionary working under the direction of the Society in Japan, the country in the far east which has of late come so prominently forward, and established its position as a first rate power, though known for ages as the hermit nation. He preached a stirring sermon, giving information of the changes he had witnessed during his residence amongst that people, mentioning that he had himself seen and read public notice boards, which only 50 years ago in the towns and villages offered rewards for information of anyone preaching Christianity or anyone practicing it, the penalty for which was death. He related how the fast closed doors had been opened and the King of Glory had come in, so that in fifty years, since it was the yearly custom publicly in every street to trample upon a crucifix as the emblem of Christianity, to denote the nation’s detestation of our religion and its Author, now you would find a bible or part of a bible in every village, and see people reading it and enquiring about its meaning. He gave instances of the respect shown to our religion by men of all degrees, from Emperor downwards, who are still heathen in their own faith and practice, including the gift of £10 to each Russian officer to enable his company of fellow prisoners in the late war in Manchuria to spend a pleasant Easter, because he had learnt that Easter was a Christian festival spent with great rejoicing amongst the Russian Christians. As also his subscription of £1000 to establish a Young Men’s Christian Association at Tokyo, the capital of Japan. In the afternoon Mr Andrews preached to the children and young people, and from beginning to end held the close attention of his young audience, while he vividly brought before them the things he had seen. The evening preacher was the Rev. W. Learoyd, M.A. who pleaded earnestly for a greater interest in Missionary work, from which so many prayed to be excused, little realising whose call they were refusing, or the blessings from which they were excluding themselves. On Wednesday evening the 25th, the Annual Meeting was held in the Church Room. The chair was taken by the Rector at 7.15. After prayer by the Rev.W. Learoyd, the Chairman called upon Mr Learoyd to read the report. A copy is given below which shows that it represents many self denying and generous gifts of a considerable number of people. Mr Andrews, who was the Deputation to represent the Society, gave an account of his work in Japan, illustrating his remarks by exhibiting articles of dress etc., which are in everyday use amongst the natives of Japan, including the ordinary coat or kimono, and waterproof hat and coat used by men at work in a country where it rains as they say “spears and arrows”. In these he arrayed one of the audience, who kindly came forward, on his invitation, to act as a model. He described the house showing a piece of the straw matting with which the floors are covered, pointing out that everybody leaves his boots outside the house, putting them off at the door, and steps on to the matted floor in his socks. He spoke of their customs and manners, so different from our own, and yet so important in their eyes – the difficult language, where a slight difference of a letter or pronunciation makes a man say something absolutely different from what he intends to say, giving an amusing instance of how, in his first sermon, he found he had implored his audience to put away their wives, thinking had spoken of their sins. The two words are widely different in English; in Japanese, as he pronounced them they sounded pretty much the same thing. He pleasantly described some of the difficulties he had met with in getting about his parish, which was eight hundred miles long, done mostly on horseback, and the comfort and blessing Christianity had brought to the people.
W.H.A.Wharton Esq. £3, Mrs Wharton £2, Rev.R.J. Ellis £3, Mrs Ellis £2, Miss Ellis £1, Rev.W. Learoyd £1 1s., Mrs Learoyd £1 1s., Mrs J Walton £1 1s., Miss Petch £10s.6d., Thanks offering 10s., Mrs Hanson 2s.6d., Mr W. Brown 2s.6d., Misses Collier 2s.6d., Miss Fisher 2s.6d. M.S. 2s.6d., Friend 2s., Mrs Maughan 2s., Mr T. Wright 2s., Mr R.Cross 1s.,
For Medical Missions
Mr. F. Dickinson £1 1s., Miss Wharton (for hospital bed) £2, L.C.8s.,
Miss Petch £1 0s.10 ½ d., Miss Pierson 3s.7 ½ d., Rectory Bible Class 10s.6 ½ d., Mrs Forster 3s.11d., Mr W. Holmes £1 5s., J.R.Morgan 3s.4 ½ d., Mrs Judson 1s.10 ½ d., Mrs Bell 2s.3d., Miss Cobb 2s.8 ½ d., Mrs Smallwood 10s.6d., Miss S. Stevenson 10s. 6d., Mrs Hardwick 9s., Misses Learoyd £1, Miss M Rexham 3s.5d., A.H.Rooks 3s., Miss Pugh 2s.9d., Mr. Hudson 12s.8d., Misses McKenzie 16s. 5d., Miss Hodgson 8s.2d., Castle Servants 5s.9 ½ d., Mr Ward 1s.10 ½ d..
Miss Elsie Batty 2s.6d., Miss Dickinson £2, Mrs Tutin £1 6s., Violet Perry 5s.
M. £5 19s.4d., E. £1 13s.8d., Aft. 12s., Children’s Service for Hospital Bed £2 0s 11 ½ d. Meeting £1 12s.3d., Total Subscriptions £19 12s. Boxes and Bottles £11 8s.2d., Sermons £10 5s.11 ½ d. Meeting £1 12s.3d. Total £42 18s.4 ½ d. Appointed to Skelton bed hospital at Kien Niug £5 0s.5 ½ d., to Medical Missions £8 18s.10d., General Fund £28 19s.1d.
(transcribed as written by Administrator)
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