CONISTON & HAWKSHEAD.
A party which numbered about 700 people, consisting of Baptist School
children, together with their teachers and other friends, visited Lakeside on
Saturday afternoon. The members of the party hailed from Barrow, and their
excursion had originally been arranged to take place on the 22nd of July, but
owing to the heavy rain which fell on that day, the outing was postponed until
last Saturday. The weather was again somewhat unfavourable, but the visitors
managed to enjoy themselves until very heavy rain set in between five and six
Owing to the adverse weather the special train which conveyed the
party returned on the homeward journey about an hour before the scheduled time.
Owing to the stormy weather which prevailed on Sunday, we had a smaller number
of visitors than we have had on any other Sunday for some time past.
One of the usual Sunday trains was cancelled, in consequence of there
being no passengers from either Blackpool or Fleetwood, the weather having
proved altogether too boisterous for the steamboat, which plies between
Fleetwood and Barrow, to venture across Morecambe Bay.
The new Vicar took up his abode in Langdale this week, and the Church
bells were merrily rung on Friday night in honour of the event.
A ball, in connection with the football club, was held on Friday night
in the Drill Hall, Elterwater, and despite the adverse weather conditions was
fairly well attended.
The new school at Little Eangdale was opened on Monday morning, when
the children reassembled after the summer holidays.
HAWKSHEAD PETTY SESSIONS
Before Major W. ALCOCK-BECK and H. S. COWPER, Esq., John PATTINSON,
farmer, Yew Tree Farm, Coniston, was charged with failing to deliver up to the
nearest police station, on the 16th August, and order for removal of swine from
Millom to Coniston, within 48 hours of such removal.
Defendant pleaded not guilty, and said on previous occasions the
sender had obtained the order and had delivered up the order.
P. S. OLDFIELD and P. C. SMITH gave evidence, and defendant was fined
2s 6d and 10s 6d costs.
James AIREY, innkeeper, Outgate, was charged at the instance of
Inspector BLACKSHAW, inspector of weights and measures with having glasses in his
possession for trade purposes, which were unstamped.
Defendant pleaded guilty to having them in his possession, but he did
not use them. They were half pints, and although they had half pints on the
bottom, they were unstamped when he got them along with some pints which were
stamped from the manufacturer.
A fine of 1s and 11s 6d costs was imposed.