The monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Tuesday night in
the Schoolroom, Great Broughton. There were present:
R. TELFORD (in the chair)
Rev. R. CLARKE
J. H. MUSGRAVE (clerk)
Mr. TELFORD proposed that the School Board be closed on May 4th. Mr.
THOMPSON seconded, observing that they should report it to the Inspectors and
teachers that the school was closed owing to the few that would attend that
The Rev. R. CLARKE sent in an application for the use of the Infant
School on May 30th for a sale of work. The application was granted. It was
agreed that Whit Monday should be held as the holiday for Whitsuntide.
Applications were read from Mrs. CAMERON and Miss. VANN for increases,
respectively of £10 per annum on salary. After discussions advances of £5
each were agreed upon.
The question of securing additional ground for the school was left
over till next month.
FLIMBY MAN CHARGED
On Monday a warrant was issued for the arrest of Mr. T. C. WEDGEWOOD,
cashier of the Hexham branch of the Cumberland Union Bank, on a charge of
forging three promissory notes for £500 each, one for £200 and one for £400, with
intent to defraud the bank.
The prisoner who was arrested at Flimby on Monday night by Sergeant
BIGGAR, was brought up at Hexham Police Court on Tuesday on the above described
charge, the dates being between the 20th of August, 1898, and the 28th March,
Mr. K. J. HOUGH, of Carlisle appeared for the prosecution, and Mr.
Gordon FALCON, of Workington defended.
Mr. HOUGH said that upon the information on which Mr. WEDGEWOOD had
been arrested he did not propose to make any statement now, but simply to ask
for a remand.
Mr. FALCON acquiesced in the arrangement,
The Bench decided to accept bail in two sureties of £1,250 each, and
the prisoner himself in £1,250. The prisoner was then remanded till Tuesday
next at 2.30.