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Edition: Thurs, May 20th, 1897 Thurs, May 20th, 1897
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
The annual court leet of the borough and manor of Egremont and the manor of
Kinniside was held on Friday. Mr. J. NICHOLSON was appointed borough
constable, Messrs. J. STOUT and G. RIGG bailiffs, Messrs. J. MITCHELL and W. BENSON
hedge lookers, Messrs. D. BRAITHWAITE and J. SMITH market lookers, and Mr. W.
HEAD pinfold keeper.
A presentment was made in respect to the watering place at Brisco Mill,
which has been partly closed. It was understood that the question would be taken
up by the District Council. Dinner was partaken of at the Wheat Sheaf Hotel.
Mr. J. SNOWDEN, aged 56 died on Wednesday last from the effects of cancer,
and the funeral took place on Sunday. He was a native of Cockermouth, but of
late years has been in the employ of Wyndham Mining Company. He leaves a widow
to mourn his loss.
Some discussion arose at the meeting of the Diamond Jubilee Committee on
Wednesday last as to whether Bigrigg people should have a tea provided
separately at Bigrigg in order to do away with the need of their coming to Egremont on
Jubilee Day. It was eventually decided that the representatives of the
Bigrigg and Moor Row portions of the parish be called together to discuss the
The sub-committee met the ladies committee with reference to the spending of
the £10 that remained over from the last Jubilee festival, and the ladies
preferred to carry out the work of providing tea for the old people themselves.
The Diamond Jubilee Committee decided to help the ladies in the work.
The United Methodist Free Church have decided to have their annual trip to
Beckfoot, Eskdale, on June 1st.
Mr. IRELAND gave a public tea at the Methodist Free Church School Room on
Mr. Josiah NIX, London, lectured in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening on
"Aggressive Christianity." Mr. W. FRANKS, Whitehaven was chairman.