Eakring Parish Magazine

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Our Work and Words for Eakring January 1896


Dedication Festival  - The preacher at Evensong on the occasion of our Dedication Festival, St. Andrew’s Day, November 30th, was the Rural Dean and Rector of Southwell, Rev Canon Trebeck, who taking for his text St John i 40,41 preached a very interesting sermon, well adapted to the special teaching of the day.  The service was bright and well rendered, and the congregation notwithstanding it being Saturday evening, was a very fair one.  The collections at the Early Celebration and at Evensong amounting to £1 17s 0d on behalf of the Southwell Deanery Church Restoration Society, have been sent to the Hon Treasurer and Secretary, Rev R A McKee, Vicar of Farnsfield.


Foreign Missions – Advent being a season especially suitable for stirring up and keeping alive an interest in Foreign Missions the following were the means used at that season (as indeed has been customary in this parish for several years past) with this end in view. On Advent Sunday, as a “day of Intercession for Missions’ the duty of praying for God’s blessing on the work which is being carried on, and for the enkindling of fresh zeal on behalf of  this work on the part of Christians, and the realisation of the urgent need of more Missionaries to carry on the work, were subjects that were enforced in the sermons of the Rector on that day.  On the Tuesday following, December 3rd, a meeting was held in the Board School, at which the Rev G H Butt, Vicar of Edlington near Horncastle, gave a most interesting Lecture on Mission Work in British Guiana, telling of his own experiences there, and the work carried on by him during a period of 27 years.  Several articles eg a fibre hammock &c were shown by Mr Butt to the audience and helped very much to enable them to realise some of the simple customs and habits of the people of that country.  It may prove of some interest to our readers to know that Mr Butt is an old friend of the Rector’s, having been fellow curate with him in his first Curacy at Wilton, near Salisbury.  The meeting was very well attended and a collection made on behalf of the SPG amounting to 9s.

On the 3rd Sunday in Advent, 15th ult., sermons were preached by the Rector and collections made both Morning and Evening on behalf of the same Society, which amounted to £1 8s.


Presentation to Mr W J Whitworth – On Thursday 5th ult., in spite of the inclemency of the weather, the Rector’s Parish Room was filled with a large number of the Parishioners to witness the Presentation to Mr Wilfrid Whitworth, as ‘A Wedding Present’ of a very handsome clock for the purchase of which contributions had been collected by Mr W T Burne (Church Organist) from several of those who had not made presents independently.  The willingness with which these contributions were given, even by the poorest, is an eloquent testimony to the esteem and regard felt in the village for Mr Whitworth.  The Presentation was made by the Rector on behalf of the contributors, who were, with a few exceptions, residents in the Parish of Eakring.  Afterwards followed the Presentation by Mr Lawson Frost, on behalf of the senior Members of the Church Choir, of a very elegant Silver-plated Egg-Stand.  After a suitable expression of thanks on the part of Mr Whitworth, those present proceeded to examine the numerous Wedding Presents which Mr Whitworth had received, which were arranged on a table at the end of the room.


It must have been particularly gratifying to Mr Whitworth’s mother (Mrs Whitworth of Blidworth) who was present, and who had come over on purpose, to have such unmistakable evidence of the well deserved popularity of her son.





Nov 3 Charlotte Lillford, aged 78 years

Dec 10 Wright Walker, aged 56 years

Dec 18 Mary Steadman of Ollerton aged 65 years






Ironmonger and Complete House Furnisher


Cheapest and Best Shop for Agricultural Implements, Tools &c.,

Sewing Machines, Washing and Wringing Machines, Lamps, Stoves

Kitchen Ranges &c.

Wood Furniture of all Kinds     Bedsteads and Bedding




Westgate & King Street, SOUTHWELL

The New Branch in King Street is the shop lately occupied by

Mr J J Bates, Grocer etc.



The Christian Memorial Works





Memorials, Designs of every description neatly executed in Stone, Slate,

Marble and Granite, with inscription in imperishable letters.


Superior Designs on view, or sent on application.


Large stock of Metal and Porcelain Wreaths and Crosses,

Glass-cases, Tablets, Zinc Troughs &c., wholesale or retail




MEAT!    MEAT!!    MEAT!!!






Deals only in Home-fed English Beef, Mutton, Pork, Veal and Lamb

Pickled Tongues, Home Cured Hams, Bacon, Lard etc


Families waited upon for Orders and Meat delivered to any

part of the Neighbourhood


Orders by Post receive prompt attention

            Our Work and Words for Eakring February 1896


Christmas-tide – Christmas morn was ushered in as usual with a merry peal of bells, and the Services were bright and hearty and well attended.  The Anthem commencing with the words ‘Glory to God in the Highest’ by Caleb Simper, well adapted to the occasion, was fairly rendered by the Choir at Evensong.  The decoration of the Church was attended to by willing hands, though we could not help noticing the lack of red berries this time, which add so much to the bright and cheerful look of the Church at Christmas-tide.  Above all, we ought not to omit to mention one important and satisfactory feature of the Christmas Day Services, namely the number of Communicants, of whom there were 32 at the Early Celebration and 22 at the midday (Choral) Celebration.


On New Year’s Eve, the Midnight Service, commencing at 11.30 (which has been held now for several years) was attended by a larger congregation than we ever remember before.  This Service is evidently much appreciated by a great number of the parishioners, who feel that the Solemn Service held at that hour of the night is a more appropriate way of passing from one year to another than the gay festivities with which that period of time is passed in many places.


Entertainment at the Board School – New Year’s Day was kept as a holiday at the Board School.  Christmas-tide was not allowed to pass without the children of the parish having the opportunity of sharing in the joyous character of the Festive Season.  In the afternoon a tea was provided by the Chairman of the Board for all the children attending the Day School of the Village, of whom about 80 of the 90 on the Register were actually present, a few being prevented from coming by sickness or distance (the weather not being very favourable).  After the tea was over a surprise was in store for the children; the Classroom door being opened, a splendid Christmas Tree, the gift of Lord Savile (of Rufford Abbey) beautifully lighted up and laden with presents, presented itself to their gaze, as they were ushered in and marched round the  tree.  After all had seen what was to be seen the presents from off the tree were handed by Miss Helyar, daughter of Mrs Savile Lumley (of Rufford Abbey), to all in order who were present, both children and grown up people alike.  The tree had been lighted and dressed with the presents with much taste by the Rector’s nieces, assisted by Jessie Walker, Pupil Teacher, Mr Herbert Speight and others, the presents being the gifts of the Chairman to his Christmas guests.  Games of various kinds, arranged by Mr Speight, with the assistance of his son Herbert, Mr W Whitworth, Miss Girkin and others, were enthusiastically joined in by the children during the rest of the evening.  Each child received a bun on leaving the Schoolroom, after the National Anthem had been sung, and thus ended a New Year’s Day not likely to be forgotten by the children, to whom it must have been proved a happy beginning of the New Year, and we wish them and the company assembled that day, and our readers as well, a Happy New Year, and many of them!


Miscellaneous Items – On Wednesday 8th ult., a meeting of the Parish Council was held in the Board School (the Rector in the chair) at which ‘The New County Rate Basis’ was submitted to the meeting, to which no objection was raised.


On Friday 10th ult., Mr Carrodus, Drawing Inspector, paid us a visit, and conducted the Drawing Examination in the Board School, the results of which we hope to be able to announce in our next number.


Foreign Missions – On the 14th ult, the Rector sent to the SPG Secretary, 16 Delahay Street, Westminster SW, the sum of £3 12s being the amount collected in Eakring Parish during the  past year for the Society, the contributions being as follows:

                                                                        £  s  d

The Rector’s Subscription                                 1  1  0

Mr R Marshalls (Leyfields)                               0  10  6

Mr W J Whitworth’s Box                                 0  3  6

Collected at Meeting in Board School   0  9  0

Collections in Church                                        1  8  0

                                                                        £3  12  0


The same day the Rector sent to Miss J Randolph, Hon Secretary of the Central African Mission Children’s Fund, the sum of £3 10s consisting of contributions at the Children’s Monthly Missionary Meeting and a Donation from the Rector towards the maintenance of an African child being educated at a School at Newala, East Africa, under the care of the Universities Mission to Central Africa.





1895 Dec 25 – Ellen Mary, daughter of Herbert and Eva Hurt (private)

1896 Jan 12 – Doris Mary, daughter of George and Mary Catherine Girkin (of Wicker Leys, Bilsthorpe)

Jan 12 – Leonard, son of George Henry and Ada Annie Redmile



Jan 18 – Mary Hurt (of Bevercotes) aged 85 years

Our Work and Words for Eakring March 1896


Church Supper and Concert – The gathering of male attendants at the Services of the Parish Church showed no diminution in point of numbers on the occasion of the Annual Church Supper in the Village Schoolroom, on Tuesday January 28th, when justice was done to the substantial fare provided under the superintendence of the housekeeper at the Rectory.  We missed, however, some few who have rarely failed to accept the Rector’s invitation to join this festive gathering, and this accounted for the empty places at the table at one end of the room.  After supper, there followed, as usual, a concert, for which the seats were speedily rearranged, the tables being removed.


The Concert was opened by a Duet on the Piano by the Misses Greenfield of North Laiths and Mr Sherod Greenfield played a violin solo.


All the rest of the performances were vocal, as follows: Miss Burne, two songs ‘Gates of the West’ and ‘Grace Darling’;  Miss Greenfield of Boughton, two songs ‘Tomorrow will be Friday’ and ‘’Tit For Tat’; Miss Girkin, ‘The Tin Gee Gee’; Mr Herbert Burne, ‘The old rustic bridge by the mill’; Mr Walter Bates, two songs ‘Anchored’ and ‘Tommy Atkins’; and Mr Woodhill ‘A fairy in the ring’ and a comic song ‘Betsy Waring’ which last was received with rapturous applause and naturally an encore demanded.


Before the commencement of the Concert the Rector made a short speech, and after the concert a vote of thanks to the Rector was proposed by Mr George Greenfield and seconded by Mr Speight, who included in the vote of thanks the Rector’s Housekeeper and all who had helped in any way in connection with the supper and entertainment.  The vote of thanks was carried with enthusiasm and duly responded to, after which a verse of the National Anthem was sung before the guests departed, the Schoolroom having been literally crowded during the concert.


Sunday School Festival – On the Thursday following, Jan 30th, after the usual preliminary Service in the Parish Church at three o’clock, at which the Rector gave an Address, taking as a text, S Matt xviii 10, the Rector’s Parish Room was the centre for attraction for the children attending the Church Sunday School, and their parents, a large number of whom accepted the Rector’s invitation.


From the Report for the past half year read by the Superintendent of the Sunday School (Mr W J Whitworth) we are glad to notice the increase on the register of attendance and the great number of children who have gained prizes, several of them having never missed attending during the whole of the past half year.  This is very encouraging for those who have the management of the School and all the teachers, for it shows the interest the parents take in the School, and the affection of the children for the School and their teachers, which, we trust, will continue and increase.  Miss Cator (the Rector’s niece) kindly undertook to hand the Prizes to the fortunate winners, far too many in number to be mentioned separately by name.  A vote of thanks to the Rector and Mr Whitworth was proposed by Mr Speight and carried with great heartiness.  The tea being ended, as well as the distribution  of the prizes, the remainder of the evening was spent in games and amusements of various kinds, which were carried on with great zest, the elders evidently taking much interest in many of them as well as the children.





Feb 5 – George Godfrey, aged 68 years

Our Work and Words for Eakring April 1896


Parish Council – On Tuesday February 25th a meeting of the Parish Council was held for the purpose of nominating twelve persons in the Parish eligible for the office of Constable, a list of whom has to be submitted to the Magistrates, who appoint one to the office for the ensuing year.  On Monday the 9th ult., a special Parish Meeting was held in the Board School, the Rector, as Chairman of the Parish Council, acting as Chairman, at which seven Councillors were elected to enter upon their office as Members of the New Council for the ensuing year on the day fixed for the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, i.e. April 15th or within eight dates of that date.  Fortunately, the Parish has been saved the expenses involved in a contested election, the number of nomination papers handed to the Chairman being the exact number of Councillors required.  The names of those elected are the following viz: Messrs Joseph Coupe, John Garland, George Mettam, Robert Palmer, John George Paulson, John Rowland and Walter White, the only changes being the substitution of Messrs Joseph Coupe and John Garland for Messrs Thomas Cooper and John Robinson, who did not seek re-election.


Magic Lantern Lecture – On Thursday 5th ult., a most interesting and instructive Lecture was delivered by Rev F P Downman, Organising CETS Secretary for the Diocese on ‘The History of the Drinking Customs in England’.  There was a crowded and attentive audience, the numbers of which were swelled by the members of the Rufford Band of Hope, who were brought over by Miss Norman and Miss Hinde on one of Lord Savile’s carriages.  The Lecture was delivered in a very lucid manner, and gave great satisfaction and we hope the lecturer will be able to pay us another visit before very long, and that an encouragement will have been given to many of the young folk of Eakring to join our Band of Hope.


Confirmations – At a Confirmation held by the Bishop of Derby, at Wellow on Friday 13th ult., four female Candidates were presented by the Rector from this Parish and also one Female Candidate at a Confirmation held by the Bishop of Southwell in the Cathedral Church of Southwell on Friday 20th ult.  Unfortunately on the first of these Fridays, the afternoon turned out very wet, but we feel sure that in spite of the state of the weather, those who had the privilege of hearing him will not easily forget the earnest and helpful addresses the Bishop of Derby delivered in the Church of Wellow.


Communicants’ Union – A well attended meeting of the Communicants’ Union was held on Wednesday the 18th ult. in the Rectory, at which a few practical suggestions in connection with the Communion Service were addressed to those present by the Rector.  A special service had been previously held in the Parish Church at 7 o’clock at which the Rector gave an Address on ‘The Communion of Saints’.  We have reason to believe that this little Society of Communicants has proved helpful to many and we hope that it has a long and prosperous course before it.

Balance Sheet, Eakring Parish Magazine


The balance sheet for the three years shows, as our readers will see, a deficit of £9 6s 1d.  It can hardly be expected that our Magazine can be continued another year unless it receives more support than it has done hitherto.



Balance Sheet for Three Years, Ending 31st 1895



Cr 1893                                               £  s  d                           Dr                                            £  s  d

To Monthly Subscriptions                     0  15  2                        Messrs J Wright and Co.

Annual Ditto                                         1  0  0                          Printing and Cost of Block

Donations                                             0  5  6                          for Frontispiece and

Cr 1894                                                                                   Postage                                    18  13 

To Monthly Subscriptions                     0  15  2                        Wrappers and Stamps                 1  19 11

Annual Ditto                                         0  15  6

Donations                                             0    4  6

Payments for Advertisements                3  7  6

Cr 1895

Monthly Subscriptions              0  12  1

Annual Ditto                                         1  14  10½

Donations                                             0  5  6

Advertisements                         1  11  6

Balance due to the Treasurer                 9  6  1


                                                            £20  13                                                              £20  13 4½


Our Work and Words for Eakring May 1896


Lent – There were special preachers at the Wednesday Evening Services during Lent, and we are pleased to say that these services were very well attended, the congregations being much better than last year.  On Good Friday our old friend the Rev G Henniker-Gotley assisted the Rector, conducting the service in the afternoon and preaching to a good congregation in the evening.


Eastertide – The usual services were held in the Parish Church on Easter Day and were well attended; the number of Communicants having seldom been exceeded at any previous Easter, the Celebration at midday being choral.  The musical part of the service was well rendered.  The Church was very neatly decorated, there being an abundance of spring flowers.  The Rector conducted the services, the congregations being quite up to the usual standard.


At a Vestry meeting held on Thursday 9th ult., Mr Thomas Cooper was nominated Rector’s Churchwarden and Mr Thomas Burne was re-elected the People’s Churchwarden.


In Memoriam – The Late Rev E W Garrow – On Palm Sunday, March 29th, our old friend and neighbour was bidden to follow his Master and to leave his work on earth at which he had laboured so devotedly and conscientiously.  He was buried in Bilsthorpe Churchyard on Thursday 2nd ult., the Rector of Eakring conducting the service, assisted by Rev J W Scott (Curate-in-charge).


During the early part of last month the Parishioners were very anxious on account of the illness of their esteemed Rector, he having been confined to his bed for about a week with one of his old attacks, but we are happy to say that he is now in fair way of recovery.


Entertainment in the Board School – On Easter Tuesday the annual entertainment given by the Teachers and Children of the School took place at 7pm, when there was a large attendance.  After the opening address by the Chairman of the Board, a speech was made by George Wm Fawell (only 7 years old) which was received with great applause.  Then songs and recitations were given and during an interval prizes were presented to the successful competitors for attendance, needlework etc.


The Rector presented a handsome work-box to Marion Hutchinson and a beautiful silver thimble was given to Annie Rayworth by Mrs Speight.  After an interval of ten minutes the second part of the entertainment, consisting of dialogues and recitations took place, which earned the performers hearty applause.  A collection was the made on behalf of the Church Schoolmasters and Mistresses Benevolent Institution, at which the sum of £1 3s was taken.  The evening closed with the singing of the National Anthem.



March 5 Sarah Ann Mee, aged 46 years

March 12 Eliza Matilda Teather, aged 70 years

April 7 Ann Palmer aged 82 years


Article from The Banner of Faith Magazine, dated May 1896, with reference to a George Cartwright of Nottinghamshire


The article below is a letter sent to the Banner of Faith Magazine, Missionary Work Section, from Lambert Dicks, a teacher in Labrador ….


Lambert Dicks, teacher for Sandwich Bay, Labrador, gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a parcel of clothing and literature from Mrs W and R T W, and some clothing from S G; literature from Miss Munro; regularly sent papers &c from Miss Llewellyn; magazines from Bournemouth; clothing and graphics from Miss Wink; clothing and literature from Miss May Hare; and a large and most acceptable box of clothing, yarns, cotton, patchwork, needles &c from Miss Page and friends.  And he begs to thank the kind friends for the ‘Banner of Faith’ which has been received regularly this summer, as well as ‘Our Work’, ‘St Michael’s Magazine’ and ‘The Winchester Diocesan Chronicle’.  He also thanks the three kind friends who sent Post Office Orders for 3s, 6d, 1l and 10s respectively.


Dear Editor, This is all the money we have at present towards our new school house, but God has been pleased to prosper me in this work.  Up to date we have been busily employed in collecting the necessary timber and such material as we can obtain on the coast, with the result that 10l cash would now finish our building, and a few pounds extra towards fitting up the interior would enable us to have it ready for the use to which it is intended at an early date.  Will some kind friend hasten the good work by sending us a few pounds to make us happy in the possession of a building which will serve as school-house, reading room and library?  The little village of Cartwright would thus become quite an educational centre, and the first of its kind on the whole coast of Labrador.  Money could be sent by Post Office Order, made payable at St John’s, Newfoundland, or Bank of England Bills would be better still.


The place has its name from a Captain Cartwright, an Englishman, who spent sixteen years of his life on this coast and on the shore of this harbour built his headquarters.   An old book, called ‘Cartwright’s Journal’ gives a daily account of his sojourn here.  The few copies now in existence are worth a good deal of money.  In our little cemetery a monument has been erected to his memory, the inscription reads thus:


In memory of



Captain in his Majesty’s 37th Regiment of Foot, second Son of Wm. Cartwright Esq of Mamham Hall in Nottinghamshire, who in March 1770 made a settlement on the coast of Labrador, where he remained for sixteen years.


He died at Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, February 19, 1819


Erected by his Niece,



We have chosen this place for our headquarters as being centrally situated and possessing a very fine harbour.  And to make it homelike and comfortable, we want a nice little school chapel and a reading room.  Our wants are many, our means limited, and once again I would beg of our friends to remember this, the most Northern Mission of the Diocese of Newfoundland.
Our Work and Words for Eakring June 1896


Parish Council – The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council was held in the Board School on Wednesday April 15th at 7.30pm.  The newly elected Councillors signed, each one of them, the Statutory Declaration on taking office; and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year, viz the Rector as Chairman and Treasurer; Mr Palmer, Vice Chairman; and Mr Walter Burne, Clerk.  The Rector was prevented by ill health from attending.


Cricket Club – The Annual Meeting of the Cricket Club was held on Tuesday April 21st at 8pm in the Rector’s Parish Room when the election took place of officers for the ensuing year, viz:

The Rector, President

Mr George Greenfield, Vice President

Mr Wilfred J Whitworth, Captain

Mr Herbert Burne, Vice Captain

Mr Walter Burne, Hon Secretary

It was decided to send challenges to Blidworth, Caunton, Kirton and Norwell.


Eakring Provident Club – We would remind our readers of the near approach of the Annual Festival of our Eakring Provident Club which will take place (DV) on Tuesday in Whitsunweek, on which occasion our old friend Rev J Thornton has promised to preach; and a full programme has been drawn up and circulated, setting forth ‘the Athletic Sports’ and other arrangements for the day.


Granted a fine day and punctuality and accuracy in carrying out the programme, a very enjoyable day is in prospect for those who are able to attend.


In Memoriam, Ann Davies – A cloud has of late hung over the Rectory.  No sooner did the health of the Rector improve, than his Housekeeper was taken seriously ill with a severe attack of influenza with pneumonia complications, and having only kept her bed about nine days, in spite of all that human skill could do for her in the way of medical aid and nursing, she departed this life on Friday the 8th ult. To the Rector her loss seems almost irreparable after a devoted and faithful service of some six years; and we cannot help feeling that her kind and able services shown in various ways will be much missed in the Parish.  It is, however, a course of much comfort to those who mourn her loss to feel that, while so true and faithful to an earthly master, she was loyal and faithful to a Higher Master, and to aid her in His service, she valued and appreciated the means provided by our beloved Church for obtaining grace and help for the discharge of our duty both toward God and man.  May her soul rest in peace.





May 10 William Thomas, son of Stephen and Frances Broome

May 10 Charles Edward, son of Thomas and Alice Farrow

May 10 Phoebe Ellen, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Chapman (of Newark)



May 11 Ann Davies aged 51 years


Our Work and Words for Eakring July 1896


Eakring Provident Club – The Anniversary of this Club was observed in the usual manner on Tuesday in Whitsunweek, May 26th.  The attendance of members at the Annual Meeting and at Church was not as large as usual, possibly owing to other attractions in the neighbourhood.  To those, however, who did put in an appearance, it must have been a source of much satisfaction and pleasure to find from the balance sheet of the past year, that the Club, after some thirteen years’ existence, is in such a prosperous condition, both in regard to the number of its members and the state of its funds.  And this applies also in its degree and in proportion to the much shorter period of its existence, to the junior branch of the Club. It must have been a source of great regret to many of his old friends that the Rev James Thornton, who preached an excellent and appropriate sermon, was not able to stay for the Tea and the Athletic Sports.  It was also a great disappointment to the Rector to be prevented, by the coldness of the weather and the delicate state of his health, staying on the ground to witness the Sports in Mr Palmer’s grass field, kindly lent again as in previous years.  Some of the contests appear to have been very close and interesting.  The prizes having been handed to the successful competitors by Miss Cator, the amusements of the evening were brought to a close, as usual, by a dance, to the strains of the Calverton Brass Band, which was in attendance during the day.


HM Inspector’s Report of the Board School

Mixed School – ‘The teaching has been much interfered with by the Master’s illness.  A want of skilled supervision of the lower classes is apparent.  The arrangements of the Time Table should be strictly observed.  No application for proficiency Examination having been made in accordance with the directions on Form 83, no Certificate can be issued this year, nor half time attendances counted under Article 12(b) of the Code.’


Infants Class – ‘The children are orderly.  Their instruction, especially in Arithmetic, is only of a moderate character.  More skilful and varied teaching will be expected as a condition of an unreduced Grant in future.’

‘J Walker has passed fairly.’

‘M Speight is continued under Article 68 of the Code.’


The Grant allowed to our Board School was £70 6s 0d., but it will be noticed from the Report that unless considerable improvement takes place before the end of the current school year, a considerable reduction in the Grant to be allowed must be looked for.


Hon. Diocesan Inspector’s Report – Rev R H Whitworth (Vicar of Blidworth) Hon Diocesan Inspector, examined the children of the Board School in Religious Subjects on Tuesday 16th ult.  In all divisions ‘Good’ was awarded for Old and New Testament and for Repetition of Hymns &c., and on the whole, the children acquitted themselves very creditably.  The following is the Report received: ‘This School was examined on a hot and trying day.  The children have done fairly well and are accurate and ready in answering.  Their appearance pleasing, and their behaviour good, being attentive to the work as it went on.  A little more life and energy would much improve results.’

June 18th AD 1896, R H Whitworth, Hon DI




May 24, Doris May, daughter of William Thomas and Mary Ann Burne

May 25, George William, son of George and Dorothy Davis

June 14, Louisa Alice, daughter of Daniel and Catherine Thorpe



May 25, John George Paulson and Annie Sarah Walker

Our Work and Words for Eakring August 1896


Funeral of Phoebe Osborne – It is not often in this small Parish that we have to record such a touching spectacle as was witnessed by those present in our Parish Church on the occasion of the funeral of a little girl belonging to our Day School.  Very few of the children in regular attendance failed to put in an appearance, testifying thereby how general a favourite their companion had been; taken away thus early in life.  The service which took place after School hours on Friday June 26th was a cheerful one, yet very impressive, rendered all the more so by a short but touching address delivered by the Rev F B Manners, who officiated in the unavoidable absence of the Rector.


Flower Service – This Service, which has now become one of annual recurrence, unfortunately had to be held this year before the Rector’s return; he was however ably represented by Mr Gawn, who gave a suitable address.  The Sunday on which the service was held (viz 12th ult) was all that could be desired in the way of weather, but for some reason or other was not nearly so well attended as usual and the quantity of flowers offered was not up to that of other years, but good of their kind and tastefully arranged and much appreciated by the inmates of the Sick Ward of the Southwell Workhouse, to whom they were sent on the day following.  The Collections during the day amounted to £2 13s 9d of which £1 6s 10d has been sent to the Newark Hospital, the remainder being reserved for Church expenses.


The Rector’s Health – As a result of the serious illness of the Rector shortly after Easter, his health was so impaired that he was obliged to depend on others for the efficient discharge of his ministerial duties required in the Parish.  Considering the period of time during which he has been more or less unable to discharge all his duties himself, he has been very fortunate in obtaining efficient help both for Sunday and occasional duties, kind neighbours having very readily given their services for any week day duty that has been required; and as regards Sunday duty, on the first three Sundays Mr Fooks (no stranger to the Parish) came over and took the services, his Vicar (Mr Boag) being good enough to spare him; and since that time Mr Gawn has taken the Sunday Services, which he gradually became so fond of that he was at last loathe to leave.  It will thus be seen that, notwithstanding the Rector’s state of health, the Services have been carried on much as usual.  The Rector’s friends will be glad to hear that after a few weeks absence from home, he has returned in good health and has entered once more on his usual duties.


Parish Register



June 26, Phoebe Osborne, aged 11 years

Our Work and Words for Eakring September 1896


Sunday School Festival – The Summer Festival of the Sunday School in connection with our Parish Church was observed on Tuesday July 28th in much the same way as in other years.  After a short service in Church, at which an address was given by the Rector, especially intended for the children, the children assembled on the Rectory Lawn for tea, after which the prizes were handed to the fortunate winners by the Rector’s niece, Miss Geraldine Cator.


We were glad to hear from the Superintendent’s Report that during the past half year the numbers on the books have increased and a considerable number of children have been very regular in attendance, never having been absent while the School was open during that period of time.


Mr Burne again kindly lent his field for the amusements after tea, which were thoroughly enjoyed by the children, great interest having been taken in a cricket match played between girls and boys, the latter playing left handed, which proved a very even struggle, the result after some excitement, being announced in favour of the boys, who won only by five runs.


Parish Council Meeting – A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Friday July 31st at 7.30pm in the Board School, at which there was only a small attendance.  A Statement of Accounts for the year ending March 31st last, as presented to the Auditor, was produced and a Precept for a small amount was issued for the payment of certain necessary expenses.


Commencement of Harvest – The Harvest, now in full swing, was commenced in this Parish as has been the custom now for several years, with a Short Service in Church, with an address by the Rector at 5.30am on Monday 3rd ult.  We are glad to know that many in the Parish quite appreciate this Service and realise that God’s blessing does rest on their labours begun in such an appropriate manner.


Band of Hope Fete – For some years past a gathering of this kind has taken place in the neighbourhood, in which invariably our Eakring Band of Hope has taken part.  This year it was decided that Eakring should be the centre for it.  Accordingly on Wednesday 12th inst at 2.30pm the following Bands of Hope, viz Edwinstowe, Holy Trinity (Southwell), Mansfield St Peter, Kirklington, Rufford and Eakring assembled outside the Parish Room Eakring with their banners and flags, and marched in procession, headed by the Southwell Brass Band, to the Parish Church, where a short Service was held at 3 o’clock, a most appropriate address being given by the Rev F P Downman, Church of England Temperance Society Organising Secretary for the Diocese of Southwell.  The Church was filled to an excess and the singing was very hearty.  After Service was over, an excellent tea was provided, under the management of Mrs Else of Edinwstowe, in the Board School, for the members of the Bands of Hope and their friends, who mustered in good numbers, the evening afterwards being spent in various amusements in Mr Palmer’s field, kindly lent for the occasion.  The weather was all that could be desired and the whole passed off most satisfactorily.




Aug 9 Wilfrid John, son of Lawson James and Mary Ellen Frost



July 31, Ann Hurt, aged 73 years

Our Work and Words for Eakring October1896


Our Harvest Festival

There seemed every prospect at one time of the crops being gathered in in excellent order and much earlier than usual; had this been so the day fixed for our Harvest Festival would have been by no means too soon; it has turned out, however otherwise, and the rain, which some months ago would have been very acceptable in many or most parts of the country, set in and continued with only brief periods of intermissions during the weeks when fine weather was much needed for the safe ingathering of the crops and the late barley had not the benefit of a warm sun to bring it to maturity and make it fit for leading.  Under these circumstances it is not a thing to be wondered at that when the day fixed for our Harvest Festival arrived, a very considerable quantity of barley and oats and a certain amount of wheat in our Parish and immediate neighbourhood remained still in the field, some of it uncut, and some which had been cut before the rain came, and would have been ready for leading long ago had the fine weather continued.  This being the case what was to be expected naturally happened, namely, that the farmers have sustained a very serious loss through the amount of corn that has been damaged, and a considerable portion rendered utterly profitless.  Under these circumstances it may have occurred to some that the usual Thanksgiving Services should  have been given up, or at least postponed, but surely there must be only few who can be so unmindful of the mercies and benefits received as not to be thankful for an opportunity of joining in Special Acts of Thanksgiving on a day set apart annually at the time of ingathering for Mercies and Blessings received from Almighty God during the year then ending, including both Seed-time and Harvest, notwithstanding some reverses, and the withholding of the full measure of success to which they have been accustomed in former years.  It will however be easily understood that the postponement of a Festival of this kind, when preparation has been made for it for some time previously, is not very convenient for many reasons.  And so our Harvest Festival took place on the day appointed, namely Tuesday the 22nd ult., which proved certainly anything but propitious in point of weather, and the congregation at Evensong, as might have been expected, was not so large as usual on such an occasion.  The Church however was very tastefully decorated, the service was well rendered, and an excellent and very practical sermon was preached by the Rev R J King, Curate of Warsop, from the text Gen viii 22.  The Collections at this Service and at the early Celebration amounting to £2 12s 1d have been devoted to the Church Expenses, and will be a help towards making up the deficit at the end of the financial year amounting to no less a sum than £11  13s  8½d.

Our Work and Words for Eakring November 1896


The Late Archbishop of Canterbury – A solemn thing, doubtless, for the best and holiest to be summoned suddenly into the special Presence of their Maker!  And yet for one waiting for the summons and living in readiness for it, can we imagine a fitter time than just after having been fed with ‘The Bread of life’ and ‘The Cup of Salvation’ and bending in the act of prayer and humiliation?  Thus suddenly was Edward White Benson, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, struck with the hand of death while joining in public worship in Hawarden Parish Church on Sunday morning 11th ult, about a quarter past eleven.  He had been a Master in Israel, the Israel of God, the Church of Christ; he then received a call from the Divine Master to leave the scene of his earthly labours and can we doubt but that he was glad to hear and obey the call, and that he will now be able to worship and serve the Master he has long loved and served so well on earth in a higher and more heavenly sphere of action?  One more of our great leaders has been taken from us who has ably carried on the work of his predecessors and we must pray earnestly that a successor may be appointed in due course in every way fitted to maintain the dignity of the office and to carry out efficiently the all important duties which devolve on him, whosoever he may be, who is called to fill it.  How important the position of him who holds this office is we may realise in some degree if we remember that all the Bishops of the various Dioceses of the great Anglican Communion throughout the United States as well as in our Colonies look to the See of Canterbury as the great centre of attraction and unity for them, and to him who fills that See as Archbishop as one to whom they naturally look for guidance and counsel in times of doubt and difficulty, and under whose leadership they are glad to assemble, as they are looking forward to do next year, to take counsel together for the well being and progress of the whole Communion to which they belong, and for the promotion of the best interests of the whole Church of Christ throughout the world.


Our Cricket Season 1896 – We are glad to notice that an interest in the thoroughly English game of cricket has grown up in the village and gives promise of increasing rather than dying out.


Of the six matches that have been played, three at home, and three at each of the villages against whose elevens our team played, viz Blidworth, Caunton and Norwell, our eleven won four and lost two; Eakring having been beaten at Blidworth by 50 runs, but winning the return home match by 5 runs.


On the contrary Eakring won at Caunton by 11 runs and lost at home by 20 runs. In the contest with Norwell, our team won both at home and at Norwell.  The latter match issuing in a record success for our home eleven, our opponents only scoring 6 runs, only two of them being from the bat.  This result was mainly due to the excellent bowling of Joseph Broome and Herbert Speight, whose figures read thus:- H Speight, 6 overs, 5 maidens, 1 run, 5 wickets; J Broome, 6 overs, 5 maidens, 1 run, 5 wickets.  Walter Burne and Joseph Broome have usually been the bowlers during the season and have acquitted themselves exceedingly well.


Stimulated by the success of the past season, we think it not at all improbable that others will wish to join our Eakring Cricket Club, which at present only consists of fourteen members, who were all invited by the Rector (who is their President) to a supper provided in excellent style by the host and hostess of ‘The Savile Arms’ in the Rector’s Parish Room on Tuesday evening the 13th ult. The Churchwardens, members of the Choir, Ringers and Organ-blower having also been invited, the numbers present fell very little short of 40, and a pleasant social evening was passed.  One, however, was absent, to whom, we feel, to a considerable extent is owing the increased interest which is now manifested in cricket, and that was our worthy Schoolmaster, Mr Speight, who though unable to be present through ill health, we feel sure, was in sympathy with us and much regretted his enforced absence.


We are glad to find by the balance sheet of our Cricket Club that the adverse balance at the beginning of the cricket season, which amounted to £1 1s 4d has been reduced to 13s 4d.





Oct 11, George William, son of Samuel and Edith Sophia Parr

Our Work and Words for Eakring December 1896


Reading Room and Working Men’s Club – On Oct 26th a Reading Room was again opened in the village, the Parish Room being kindly lent by the Rector for this purpose.  We hope that this institution will prove a source of benefit and pleasure to all the members as in former years.  The officers chosen to carry on the business of the Club are as follows:


President: Rev Canon Cator

Vice President: Mr George Greenfield

Secretary: Mr Walter Burne

Committee: Mr George Teather, Mr H Robinson, Mr H Burne, Mr F Teather, Mr George Godfrey, Mr George Mettam, Mr Walter Ellis, Mr Geo Robinson


There are at the present time between 20 and 30 members.  The subscription for the Winter months is 2/6.


In Memoriam – The Late Rev W Parsons Turton

On Oct 27th our old friend and neighbour at Maplebeck passed away.  His failing health had for some time prevented him from taking the duty himself.  He was buried in Maplebeck Churchyard, the Rev G Chell conducting the Service, assisted by Rev Canon Trebeck.


Lantern Lecture  - On Tuesday Nov 17th the Rev F P Downman, Organising CETS Secretary for the Diocese, kindly came to Eakring and gave a Magic Lantern Lecture in the Board School.  The subject was ‘Give the child a chance’ and the lecturer explained that as a child was trained so it would continue in after life, and that therefore it was most important that all parents and those who had the care of children, should carefully train them in habits of truth, soberness and chastity, at the same time setting them a good example by their own lives.  The audience, composed chiefly of children, but amongst whom there was a considerable number of grown-up persons, was very much pleased with the lecture and illustrations, and after a few words from the Rector, thanking Mr Downman for his excellent address, and the singing of the Doxology, the meeting terminated.  The collection, in aid of the CETS, amounted to 10/-


National Agricultural Union – A meeting in connection with the above was held in the Parish Room on Wednesday 18th ult., at 7pm.  The Hon H Finch Hatton MP had been asked to take the chair but owing to other engagements, was not able to be present; and the Rector was unanimously voted to this office.  The Chairman read a letter from the Hon H Finch Hatton MP expressing his regret at not being able to be present.  The minutes of the last meeting, held Oct 18th 1895 were read and confirmed.  After a few remarks by Mr G Greenfield, the Chairman introduced to the meeting Mr Epton, District Secretary of the NAU, who gave a very interesting and instructive address on the prospects of agriculture, which was very attentively listened to by the goodly number of farmers and others present.  The officers chosen for the ensuing year for the Eakring, Rufford and Bilsthorpe Branch of the NAU were: President Rev Canon Cator; Vice President Mr Outram (Bilsthorpe); Mr W T Burne, Local Secretary; with a Committee of seven.  After a vote of thanks to the Lecturer, the meeting terminated.



Nov 19, Elizabeth Cave, aged 30 years


This is the final magazine.  It appears that no more were printed after this date.