October 1892

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#2744 October 1892

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#2746 Re: October 1892

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The Annual HARVEST THANKSGIVING was held on Sunday, 25th September.
It had been announced for Sunday, 18th September, but the sorrowful news of the
death of Miss Gertrude Hall had reached those who came to the church for the
purpose of decorating its walls, and all at once felt they should not proceed with the
harvest decoration work when the hands of one were then turning into clay which
had been used at this same work, with good taste, in past years. So the day was
postponed until the next Sunday. The congregation in the morning was fair, and in
the evening it was large. The offertory amounted to nearly £7, which will go to
purchase a safe for the better safe-keeping of the registers of the church, which,
independent of their intrinsic value, are of great antiquarian interest, as will be seen
on referencwe to the two previous numbers of the Magazine. The choir, as usual, did
their duty well. The anthem “Fear not, O land ” (S. C. Cooke), and appropriate
Harvest Hymns were well rendered. There was a large company of decorators,
icluding Mrs. Slater and the Misses Hadley, of Shallcross Hall, Mrs. Brady, of
Whaley Bridge. Mrs. Heginbotham, of Cadster, the Misses Johnstone, Glen Albyn, the
Misses Colles, Throstle Dale, Miss Cotterell, Mrs. Bullock, Mrs. J. Arnfield, and
many more. of both sexes, workers and spectators. The decorators were also donors
of corn, fruit and flowers, and in addition to their gifts, valuable contributions were
made by other frienis. Mrs. Mules (for sometime resident in Taxal) gave many
beautiful flowers and clusters of rich grapes equal, perhaps, to those of Eschol, in
Joshua’s time. Mrs. Hall, of Horwich House, made a similar contribution; Mr. J. T.
Parker, of Horwich Bank, also sent very handsome flowers. (There are more grand
old men in England than the one of Hawarden). The farmers were not slack this
time. Mr. George Bennett sent potatoes, Mr. Ralph Morten, turnips and other
useful roots, and Mr. Joule, carrots and turnips, &c. ; besides the farm produce two
stacks of oats and hay were brought in—one the work of Mr. Lomas, of the Royal
Oak, and the other of Mr. Cotterill, of Lodge Wood, both showing skilful handiwork
and good illustrations of a well-kept stack yard.

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