NEWS & NOTES

BOOTLE & MILLOM.

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ENGAGEMENT OF THE VICAR
OF ST. GEORGE'S.

       The announcement was made during the past week that the Rev. Ivor P.
FARRAR, vicar of St. George's, and son of the late Dean FARRAR, is engaged to
be married to Miss. ADAMS, daughter of a clergyman in Kent.


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PRESENTATION TO A HOLBORN
HILL TEACHER.


       On Thursday last, Mr. JACKSON, who is leaving Holborn Hill School for
Chester Training College, was a recipient of a handsome present, in the shape
of a portmanteau, from the teachers and scholars. The presentation was made by
the headmaster (Mr. R. A. MITCHELL). Mr. JACKSON suitably thanked the donors.


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THE BOWLING COMPETITION.

       As had been anticipated, the silver cup and first and second prizes in
the Millom Castle Bowling handicap were won by Mr. J. INMAN, who in the semi
final defeated TYSON by 11 points, the score being: INMAN 21, TYSON 10. This
result left the final to INMAN with his two entries. It is understood by
another year the green will be relaid and greatly improved.


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MILLOM POLICE COURT.


       There was only one magistrate present (Mr. C. VAUGHAN) at the Millom
Police Court on Saturday, with the result that all the cases, except one had to
be adjourned, most of them being taken on Tuesday.

       Matthew SWARBRICK was charged with begging at The Green on Friday
morning. He had 11d and a quantity of tea and sugar in his possession. The
prisoner said he wanted to get into the town, because he had bad eyes, and had been
walking all night. On promising to leave town he was discharged.

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CHOIR TRIP FROM THWAITES.


       The annual excursion of the St. Ann's Church choir took place on
Saturday last. This year Morecambe was chosen as the destination, and
notwitstanding the unfavorable state of the weather in the early morning a good muster was
made. All the members, with the wives of those married with the exception of
one, accepted the invitation. The Rev. J. P. HASLAM and Mrs. HASLAM accompanied
the party, and added much to the comfort of all present, the number reaching
25.

       They left Green Road Station at about 8 a.m. in the spacious saloon
provided for the occasion. Rain fell during the outward journey, but fortunately
it was fair at the time of arriving, at 11-30, and after leaving the train
they wended their way to the Midland Railway Hotel, where they had not long to
wait for an excellent dinner to be served, which were partaken of with much
relish.

       Afterwards, as the weather kept up fair, sightseeing was the order of
the day, some going to the Winter Gardens. Others went for a drive to Heysham
Docks, all coming in for a share of the many attractions to be met with. As
the time passed swiftly on it's flight, four o'clock seemed too soon arrive,
when another adjournment was made to the hostelry, this time for tea. Afterwards
the company wended their way to the station for the homeward journey, leaving
about five o'clock. The journey occupied about three hours, which time was
most of it spent in singing.

       Before arriving at the home station Mr. M. J. ORMANDY proposed a vote
of thanks to the worthy donors, who were ever ready to provide  for the
enjoyment of St. Ann's Choir. This was heartily accorded  with ringing cheers. Green
Road was reached about eight o'clock, all having thoroughly enjoyed
themselves.

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