A dance was held in the large marquee on the show field, after the
show was over on Friday last. The dance was got up by a number of young men who
reside in the neighbourhood, and is not in connection with the show. There was
a large attendance, and the able M. C.'s aided by the Grizebeck String Band,
kept all going merrily. The M. C.'s were:
In the waltzing competition the first prize, a pair of carvers and a
cruet, was won by Mr. H. S. BENSON and Miss. HARRISON; the second prize, a pair
of lamps was awarded to Mr. G. BARKER and Mrs. WILSON; and the third, two
butterdishes, to Mr. and Mrs. FREAR, of Lowick Bridge.
Last Wednesday week the scholars of Lowick day school, along with
their teachers, were busy observing the eclipse of the sun. Smoked and coloured
glass was requisitioned, and a capital observation lesson was the result.
On Sunday the Rev. J. PIPER, vicar of Lowick, preached an eloquent and
appropriate sermon on the subject from the words "The Heavens Declare the Glory of
God, and the Firmament Showeth His Handiwork."
Harvesting operations have been very slow during the past few weeks,
rain falling almost daily. Most of the grain has been cut, but there is still
the bulk of it to house.
On Sunday afternoon a special service for children was held at tthe
church, conducted by the Rev. James PARK.
The Rev. Canon MONNINGTON, the new Vicar of Broughton, has promised to
preach the sermon at the annual Harvest Festival service at Woodland Church.
At the special meeting for heating apparatus the sum of £1 6s 7d was
taken. The sum required to make up the amount was £1 0s 3d. The balance
therefore, will be used towards providing a cast iron rail for approach to heating
At a recent horticultural show, held at Coniston, Mr. Wm. DIXON took
first for collection of fruit, and second for collection of vegetables.
During the past week several shooting parties have been in the
neighbourhood, and some fair bags have been secured.