LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
ASPATRIA.
 
 
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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY.
 
    A correspondent writes: -
 
    On Saturday morning last it was discovered that a robbery had been attempted at the Parish Church, Aspatria. A window on the north side was broken, and a search made inside the church and chancel, but the thieves had their trouble for their pains, for there was no money in the church.
 
 
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BRAYTON HALL.
 
    Sir Wlifrid LAWSON and Lady LAWSON returned to Brayton Hall from London on Tuesday, for the Parliamentary Easter recess. Part of their family who have been resident during the winter at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, returned to Brayton Hall on Thursday last. After the recess the family will return to London.
 
 
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ST. KENTIGERN'S CHURCH.
 
    During the present week, being Passion or Holy Week, prayers have been held at this church every morning and evening. On Good Friday the usual full services will be held both morning and evening; the officiating clergymen being the Rev. T. W. POWELL, vicar and the Rev. W. J. WAINWRIGHT, curate.
 
 
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GEORGE MOORE MEMORIAL HALL.
 
    On Friday evening last a lecture was delivered in the George Moore Memorial Hall, Mealsgate, on "The Follies of Life," by Dr. W. P. BRIGGS, of Aspatria. There was a very large audience, the hall being completely crammed.
 
    The meeting was presided over by Mr. Tom P. MARTIN. A unanimous vote of thanks was passed to Dr. BRIGGS at the conculsion and a similar vote was passed to the chairman. This was the last of the winter series of lectures that have been given at the Memorial Hall during the season.
 
 
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