The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held in the School-room on  
Wednesday. There were present: -

Rev. H. LUMB, chairman


William MARK

William HOLLIDAY, the clerk

Mr. HARRISON, master of the Board School.

The attendance at the school was reported to be good and the children  
healthy. The usual bills were ordered to be paid. The chairman on behalf of the  
Committee of the Kirkbride and District Reading-room, requested the Board to  
grant the use of the school-room for lecture, the proceeds of the lecture, if  
any, to go to augment the funds of the reading-room.

The request was granted.



This old established fair was held on the Fair Hill, near Abbey Town,  on
Monday last. The quantity of stock brought forward was not so large as in  former

Southorns were represented by a few lots of two and a half year old and of  
stirks. Very few grazing heifers were shown and there was a slow demand for  
them. Calving cows were very dear - they averaged from£18 to £25.

There was a very large show of unbroken horses - principally strong ones -  
which met with a ready sale at high prices. The attendance of the buyers seemed
 scarcely so large as in former years.