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CONISTON AND
HAWKSHEAD NEWS.


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CONISTON PARISH
COUNCIL.


       The usual meeting was held on Tuesday. Present:

Messrs. REDHEAD (in chair)

BELL

TYSON

WILKINSON (Clerk)

       With reference to the proposed parapet extension opposite the
Lancaster Bank House, it had been stated that it had been agreed to leave  the matter
in abeyance for the time being.

       Mr. TYSON was re-elected as one of the Trustees of the local charities
for a term of five years.

       The Clerk said complaint had been made as to the condition of the
footpath from near the Brow to Low Catbank, and it was resolved that the footpath
Committee be empowered to take steps to effect an improvement.


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TEA PARTY AT HAWKSHEAD.


       On Thursday last the annual Tea Party in connection with the Union
Mission Room Sunday School and Band of Hope, took place at the Town Hall, and
upwards of 70 children partook of tea.

       The senior members and supporters afterwards sat down. The supporters
and well wishers of the Sunday School had kindly given and prepared the tea.
In the evening a meeting was held in the Union Mission Room, where there was an
excellent attendance.

       Mr. GARNETT occupied the chair. Addresses were given by Mr.
HOULDERSHAW, of North of England Temperance League, the Chairman, Mr. STOTT, and Mr.
COLEY, of Windermere. Mr. COLEY also sang "Crossing the Bar"; gramophone
selections were given by Mr. DEAN of Windermere. One record entitled "Has anybody seen
our cat" was especially appreciated. The proceedings wound up with the
benediction.


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LECTURE AT THE MISSION
ROOM, LANGDALE.


       On Monday night Mr. E. J. JOHNSON, of Workington, paid his second
visit to the village and gave one of his popular lectures. On each of Mr.
JOHNSON's visits the rain has fallen in torrents, which materially affected the
congregations. He has consequently never seen Langdale at its best, for most
speakers are moved by a good audience. However, the lecture was full of keen
reasoning, made spicy by pithy illustrations and telling anecdotes. The application
was very convincing, but the last was brought home with such power as to be
almost irresistible.

       Mr. M. WALKER presided, and he moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer,
and Mr. John HODGSON seconded the motion, which was heartily carried. Mr.
COUSIN preached a temperance sermon on Sunday night, taking as his subject, "The
binding of the strong man; and the spoiling of his goods," Mark 3rd chapter,
27th verse.


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