ULPHA AND SEATHWAITE NEWS.
We regret to announce the death of Mr. George DAWSON of Low Holling
House, Seathwaite, which occurred on Thursday last, at the age of 67 years. Mr.
DAWSON was much respected in the neighbourhood, having lived in the Duddon
Valley the whole of his life. He was of a quiet, kind, and unassuming
disposition, ever ready to lend a neighbour assistance. He leaves a widow and a grown up
family, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt in their sad bereavement.
The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at the Parish Church,
Seathwaite and was largely attended by relatives and friends, deceased being a
member of the Friendly Benevolent United Order of Mechanics, who walked in
The officiating minister was the Vicar of Seathwaite, who conducted
the burial service in a most impressive manner.
The Choir had their annual trip on Saturday, Grasmere being the place
chosen for the occasion. The members of the choir were accompanied by the
Vicar and the churchwardens. The party left Ulpha at seven o'clock by Mr.
MATRINDALE's char-a-banc, and after reaching Grasmere an excellent lunch was partaken
of and heartily enjoyed by all. After lunch visits were made to local places
of interest. Altogether a very pleasant day was spent by all.
SALE OF WORK.
On Thursday last the articles of needlework and pottery, unsold at the
Easter sale, together with some silver repousse work done by the Vicar, were
arranged for sale in the Brow Foot Room, Ulpha, kindly lent by Mr. Jno.
GUNSON. Besides a fair number of parishioners, some kind and influential ladies
outside the parish assisted the object by their purchases, repeating their
kindness at the former sale.
Amongst them were the Hon. Mrs. CROSS and party, Mrs. SAWREY-COOKSON
and party, Mrs. COOPER (Durham) and party, Mrs. CAMPBELL (St. George's,
Barrow), Mrs. WHITAKER (Kendal), Mrs. Wilson BUTLER, and other friends of Ulpha.
Ladies of the parish volunteered valued help to provide and preside
over the refreshments, and much to the success of the afternoon is due to their
efforts. This efficient help was rendered by: -
Mrs. CASSON (Brow Foot)
Mrs. R. HUTCHINSON (Bobbin Mill)
Mrs. GUNSON (Moss Cottage)
Mrs. W. PARK (School House)
Mrs. TYSON (School House)
Miss. LINDSAY (Kirkhouse)
Miss. STEPHENSON (Crosbythwaite).
Mrs. WHITAKER, assisted by her family and relatives, had charge of the
stalls, and the amount realised after paying all expenses was £14 6s 4d. The
sum remaining to be raised in addition to an expected grant from the Diocesan
Society is £35 to complete the estimated cost of the necessary improvements of
water supply. bath-room. &c., at Ulpha Vicarage.