Mr. TYSON just finished the mason work in connection with the new boiler and
heating apparatus at Posonby Church. He has apparently made a good job of it.
The church has not been heated for the past three weeks owing to the bursting
of the old boiler. The new one has been supplied by Messrs. RAMSAY Bros.,
The work in connection with the new reading room has been retarded by the
There has been a good attendance at the Quadrillo Class, which is managed by
a committee of thirteen, who usually have a divide of the balance at the end
of the season. But this year some of the smart young men belonging to the
outlying district demanded a "square up" in the middle of the season, being
evidently under the impression that the treasurer was spending too much money in
carding. This has been carried out, and the committee got about 4s each. The
treasurer was rather indignant over the treatment he received, but he still
continues to act.
There was only a moderate attendance at the village church on Sunday morning,
when the Rev. Mr. RABY preached an excellent sermon. The proportion of
females in the congregation was four to one of males.
At Posonby church in the afternoon there were only four men present including
the vicar and choir leader. The rest of the congregation consisted of about
two dozen females. The Christmas decorations were still up and looking quite
fresh. The sermon was most interesting, and the singing was really good.
Some pleasantry was caused at Scar Green sale the other day through the bad
memory of a local veterinary surgeon who thought he had placed the bridle of
his horse on a post, and did not find it there when he wanted to drive away.
Having searched everywhere ineffectually he got the auctioneer, Mr. John SMITH to
announce his loss. Some little time after this had been done somebody went
into the stable, and found that the bridle had never been taken off of the
horse. This little incident is likely to be a standing joke, and reminds one of the
story about the farmer who walked home from Keswick market forgetting that he
had left his horse and cart behind.
In the garden of one of the residents in the village there is a headstone
erected to the memory of "Jackdaw," that died in 1870, aged five years. In
addition to the inscription two crosses are carved upon the stone.
On Saturday morning there is a clear sky and bright sunshine, while snow was
falling heavily. This, however, did not last long.
Two of the purebred Berkshire pigs that ran the blockade two or three months
ago, and cost Mr. RYMER so much money, are located at Abbey Flatts Farm, and
are doing remarkably well. Mr. CREARS is very proud of them, and wonders how
any farmer can be happy until he gets one.