THE BENTINCK MEMORIAL.
SIR, -- I think it is quite fair and reasonable for a correspondent to ask
what about the "Bentinck Memorial" to which they subscribed. All I can say
is that I collected, under considerable difficulties, and in the course of
several months, a sum sufficient to purchase a modest blass (brass ?) eagle
lectern to place in Holy Trinity Church. It is not however £50 , nor yet
Perhaps some who are interested in the project (and who have not as yet
given anything towards it) would like to come forward now. Some months ago
it was thought advisable to form a committee to take the matter proposed in
hand. I can only say that I hope the powers that be will see the
advisability of proceeding with the matter now without further loss of time.
The friends who so kindly helped me in my effort will be able to see that
the matter has been taken out of my hands. Although the sum collected has
been indeed entered in my name in the bank; also, at the proper time the
names of all subscribers and the sums subscribed by them will be duly
G. E. WERE.
Hensingham, April 27th.
DEAR SIR, --- The suggestions made in your article of the 15th inst., with
regard to alterations in the train service of the Furness Railway Co. are
worthy of consideration, especially that affecting our market day, which, if
carried out would be generally beneficial.
We hope that MR. ASLETT will be able to give careful consideration to this
R. & H. JEFFERSON.
Whitehaven, April 26th, 1897.
I am unable to publish other letters received on this subject, and have been
forced to curtail other communications owing to want of space.