100 years ago

For several years, TADS members have been recording items of local interest from the Hants and Berks Gazette 100 years ago. Edited highlights of this research were first published in the Society’s magazine, project news. The greater amount of space available on the website allows us to publish more of the original material.

Items marked with a [C] have been photocopied and are kept in the TADS archives.

Local items from the Hants and Berks Gazette for 1902.

12 July 19026BaughurstCoronation festivities expenses meeting; balance sheet presented.
12 July 19027TadleyHospital Sunday Service Parade collected £17.11s.4d for Royal Berkshire Hospital.
19 July 19026BaughurstChoir treat Entertained by Revd Crowley in Rectory; evening games enjoyed.
19 July 19027SilchesterAshe Lane farmer found partridge nest Eggs saved; placed under a hen and hatched.
02 August 19023TadleyCricket Match v Old St Michael's names of players.
02 August 19024Brimpton CommonSale of Blacknest Estate 7 lots (inc Blacknest House, Lower Built Place, Ashford Hill Bridfield, Tanhouse Cottages).
02 August 19025RamsdellChoir outing to Portsmouth
02 August 19027TadleyCoronation committee meeting held in the Board School. A resolution to celebrate the coronation on Saturday 9 August was passed.
09 August 19028BaughurstTabernacle Anniversary Service
16 August 19025TadleyTadley school Parent, Annie Stacey, warned about Ivy s absences.
16 August 19026TadleyWedding William Kemp married Sarah E E Savage at St Mary s Church; peals from old village bells.
16 August 19028VariousEdward VII Coronation celebrations [C]
23 August 19025SilchesterWedding Caroline May Cooper married J C Bell.
23 August 19027PamberHorticultural Society Bramley, MS, P & SStJ Horticultural Society annual show - lots of names
23 August 19027BaughurstReading Temperance Prize Band held a concert in James Meadow.
23 August 19027BaughurstIndecent assault George Kernutt assaulted Gertrude Cullum.
06 September 19026AldermastonBrass tablet erected in Parish Church - memory of T S Cambridge
06 September 19026AldermastonAttack on Keyser s gamekeeper His wounds were stitched in the Tadley surgery.
20 September 19025SilchesterVolunteer Church Parade K Co Cyclists from Basingstoke. [C]
20 September 19025PamberPostponed coronation events. [C]
04 October 19026TadleyHarvest Festival Services am: St Mary s & Parish Church; pm: St Saviour s. Offering to Royal Berkshire Hospital.
11 October 19021BaughurstSale of 90 acres of valuable ripe underwood By auction at The Dragon Inn , Baughurst. [C]
11 October 19027BaughurstJumble sale £15 raised in aid of clearing off a debt on a new school piano which was purchased last winter. [C]
11 October 19027PamberHarvest Thanksgiving Band of the Pamber Heath Church Lads Brigade played; "some two dozen people were unable to gain admission due to room being crowded to excess". [C]
11 October 19028TadleyCricket Club Wind-up match on Recreation Ground, followed by "a capital dinner" at The Fighting Cocks .
11 October 19028SilchesterHarvest Thanksgiving Service
11 October 19028SilchesterCricket Club dinner and wind-up.
18 October 19026BaughurstEbenezer Mission Hall Harvest Festival.
18 October 19026BaughurstPrimitive Methodist Chapel - band (?) played - funds to Circuit.
25 October 19026PamberPetty Sessions Unlighted vehicles "Noah Pike, gypsy and Thomas Rawlings, a loud voiced and rather brazen individual". They were e fined 5s each for driving carts with no lights; stopped by PC Pott. [C]
25 October 19027BaughurstHarvest Thanksgiving Services
01 November 19027RamsdellCoronation committee - final meeting.
01 November 19027RamsdellMothers Union lecture with slides by vicar attendance 60.
01 November 19028RamsdellWaif Saturday collection by children outside school £1.1s.3d to Dr Barnado s Homes.
06 November 19023TadleyTadley, Baughurst and Ewhurst Conservative and Unionist Association Mr Faber MP had a hearty welcome from the members on the occasion of a smoking concert held at the Parish Room, Tadley on Friday last week. [C]
08 November 19026PamberWedding Edith Mears married Harold Melmoth at Pamber Church (Priory).
15 November 19027AldermastonBerkshire Assizes Serious charge of assault at the Berkshire Assizes (George Kernutt & Ernest George charged with "assaulting Gertrude Cullum with intent to ravish her..." "given six months with hard labour each" [C].
15 November 19027TadleyLetter to editor re Mr Faber s visit to Tadley concerning school catchment areas in Tadley, Baughurst and Ewhurst.
22 November 19025SilchesterSilchester excavations Dinner for the workmen at the close of the season's work; Mr Mills Stephenson FSA was in charge of the dig. [C]
22 November 19025SilchesterTadley School Concert in school programme of music listed. [C]
22 November 19026BaughurstWaif Saturday Collection for Dr Barnado s Homes by local (named) scholars; the total of £3.6s.8d exceeded last year's by 18s 5d [C]
22 November 19028PamberDeath of Mrs Hall Mother of Misses Halls, teachers at local school. Funeral was held at the Old Priory .
06 December 19026SilchesterA talk about Silchester Common by G F North, agent for Duke of Wellington (Lord of the Manor). [C]
06 December 19026TadleyWaif Saturday Collection amounted to £1.12s.2d. Collectors named. [C]
13 December 19026BaughurstNew outside church lamp erected; was lighted on Sunday. [C]
13 December 19026PamberDeath of Mr Charles Chapple age 62, landlord of The Plough . [C]
13 December 19028PamberCourt Alledged theft of rabbit skins by Noah Pike, gypsy. £3 bail in Basingstoke Police.
20 December 19023BaughurstConcert organised by Mr Smith in school (Dr Langley performed).
20 December 19023TadleyLecture on Alcohol and the Blood to upper school scholars. Proficiency certificates given to 29 children (all named). [C]
20 December 19023RamsdellLecture to school children on Alcohol and the Blood . [C]
20 December 19023RamsdellPig Club Supper in schoolroom. [C]
20 December 19026RamsdellDeath of David Undecimue Leavy.
20 December 19028PamberDivision Petty Sessions about a rabbit skin (Noah Pike); case dismissed. [C]
27 December 19028TadleyImprovement (by half hour) to Tadley postal delivery and collection.

100 years ago – 1903

Date Page Village News
03/01/1903 6 Tadley School Board – Increase of salary for the two teachers from £160 to £165 per annum – Miss Kimber (the new mistress) was to be paid 4s per week.
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Church bells on New Year s Eve. [C]
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Church Sunday School Christmas and Magic Lantern Entertainment. [C]
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Band of Hope (Primitive Methodist Chapel) Tea . [C]
03/01/1903 8 Silchester Annual Dinner at The Crown Inn Lots of names of members (residents?). [C]
10/01/1903 6 Baughurst Police changes: PC Fell superannuated PC Gregory transferred from Headley to Baughurst.
10/01/1903 8 Tadley Death of Mrs Harvey funeral write-up. [C]
10/01/1903 8 Tadley Inquiry at The Malt House Inn by coroner on body of James Clarke wife of Ann Bowman – full inquest details. [C]
10/01/1903 8 Tadley Serious accident to Vicar of Kingsclere stand-in vicar was wired for . [C]
17/01/1903 6 Baughurst Annual Tea and Treat for Tabernacle Sunday School – Xmas Tree. Book prizes for attendance awarded to Margaret Smith, Florence Butler, Albert Hedges, Frederick Hedges, Robert, Richard and Joseph Smith.
24/01/1903 6 Baughurst Annual tea for Church Sunday School – Prizes for attendance to Ellis Jones, Dorothy Allen, Herbert James, Evelyn Allen, Carrie Webb, Edward Shrive and Mable Appleby.
24/01/1903 8 Silchester Marriage of Miss Minnie Goddard and James Fisher – write-up includes guests and presents given. [C]
31/01/1903 6 Tadley School Board – Rose Stacey s (new monitoress) application to be a pupil teacher considered. School enlargement (extension) (ongoing) cheque to builders approved.
07/02/1903 7 Tadley Ronald Vernon s original Dioramic Exhibition of Canada in Church Room. [C]
14/02/1903 4 Silchester Dickens Farm, Silchester, will not now be offered by auction.
21/02/1903 5 Mortimer Inquest at The Turner s Arms – Frederick Taylor, age 53, who died from a fall into a local gravel pit. [C]
21/02/1903 5 Tadley Concert in the Church Iron Room – Dr Langley and Mr H Morris were the main entertainers. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Silchester Death and funeral of Mrs E Stacey, age 36. She leaves a husband and family of seven little ones. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Silchester Death and funeral of Mrs Ellen Hayward, age 40, wife of Mr J G Hayward of Compton , Silchester. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Silchester Concert organised by Miss Langshaw at Silchester School provided first-rate entertainment. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Charter Alley Band of Hope meeting – in the Primitive Methodist Church. There were recitations and duets; also a gramophone, which amused the children. [C]
21/02/1903 6 Little London Twenty seven members entered the Slate Club . [C]
21/02/1903 7 Tadley A Long Night Dance in connection with the dancing class took place in the Church Room; 60 to 70 present. [C]
21/02/1903 7 Tadley Death of Mrs Fidler of Tadley Hill, sister to Mrs Hussey. Funeral was in Welford, using a single horse hearse for whole distance. [C]
21/02/1903 7 Baughurst Magic Lantern Entertainment, illustrating mission work in West Africa in Tabernacle by Mr F W Webber of Basingstoke. [C]
28/02/1903 7 Tadley School board monthly report.
28/02/1903 8 Ramsdell Medical Officer of Health closed Ramsdale School on account of an epidemic of mumps.
07/03/1903 4 Tadley Sale of 350 splendid oak trees standing in Brown Hill Wyford, Bishop s Woods coppices and near Skates Farm. [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley An evening of Song at the Primitive Methodist Chapel with Miss E Cripps at the harmonium. Collection in aid of Sunday School funds [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley Board School children examined in religious knowledge. [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley Sympson s Charity Annual Parish Meeting – accounts were produced and passed. Letter from Mr Roller re the taking of gravel from the common was read, also a War Office letter re manoeuvres this coming summer. [C]
14/03/1903 7 Tadley Death and funeral of Mrs Langley of Kiln House Tadley – this death cast quite a gloom among the parishioners of Tadley and surrounding districts. [C]
21/03/1903 2 Mortimer Coroner s report on the murder of the daughter of Elizabeth and Eli West.
21/03/1903 5 Basingstoke Work has begun on Basingstoke s new red brick railway station. Completion expected in Spring 1905.
28/03/1903 Baughurst For Sale – 3 Strong Store Pigs apply A Bowman, Baughurst
28/03/1903 7 Tadley Wooton and Tadley School Board – epidemic of sore throats.
04/04/1903 8 Silchester Sad death of Mrs (George) Nash
04/04/1903 8 Silchester Parish meeting – wind up of Coronation Committee; £11 surplus.
04/04/1903 8 Silchester Cricket Club meeting.
11/04/1903 5 Ramsdell Ramsdale school drainage problem.
11/04/1903 5 Baughurst Lecture by rector – The Passion .
11/04/1903 5 Tadley Attempted wife murder and suicide Tadley.
18/04/1903 6 Baughurst Annual Public Tea in Tabernacle.
18/04/1903 6 Baughurst Vestry and annual parish meeting.
18/04/1903 7 Tadley Shocking Occurrence at Tadley – husband murderously attacks his wife. [C]
18/04/1903 8 Aldermaston Fire among rods stored at wharf – fire engines from Englefield House and Strange s Brewery attended. [C]
18/04/1903 8 Ramsdell Sudden death of labourer – George Barrett age 6.
25/04/1903 2 Baughurst Parish council meeting. [C]
25/04/1903 2 Baughurst AGM of Tadley, Baughurst and Ewhurst Unionist Association. [C]
25/04/1903 2 Tadley Easter services at Primitive Methodist Chapel with local bands. [C]
25/04/1903 5 Silchester Sad death of Miss Ann Elizabeth Dicker, age 45, of Dicker s Farm.
25/04/1903 8 Baughurst Liberal Party meeting – address by G Judd, Liberal candidate West Hants Division.
02/05/1903 4 Pamber For Sale – 9 strong store pigs, 9 weeks old – F Hunt Pamber Green.
02/05/1903 5 Silchester Funeral of Mrs Ann Elizabeth Dickers.
02/05/1903 6 Pamber Death of oldest inhabitant, Mrs Ann Chapple, widow of the late John Chapple. [C]
02/05/1903 8 Tadley Concert in Church Mission Hall – special praise to Idenden family as amateur instrumentalists. [C]
09/05/1903 4 Baughurst For sale – butter churn – makes 3 lbs. £1 – A H Bowman Upper Farm Baughurst.
16/05/1903 6 Silchester An artist s tenancy – debt of £6 rent; Basingstoke County Court. [C]
16/05/1903 6 Silchester A Silchester grocery business – a bogus transfer against Mrs S Young. [C]
16/05/1903 7 Silchester Silchester Common – alleged encroachment – action by The Duke of Wellington against Mr Yates faggot pile . [C]
16/05/1903 7 Pamber Farmer s claim action against Mr Wm Follett of Ravenscroft Farm. [C]
16/05/1903 7 Baughurst Death of oldest inhabitant – Mrs Charlotte Hawkins, age 97.
16/05/1903 7 Baughurst Hospital Sunday Parade – £20 1s 8d to Royal Berks Hospital. [C]
23/05/1903 7 Baughurst Confirmation Service in Parish Church – 27 candidates.
30/05/1903 2 Silchester Silchester Common – the alleged encroachments; Duke of Wellington v Mr Yates (grocer). [C]
30/05/1903 3 Silchester Cricket match – Silchester v Padworth (playes names included).
30/05/1903 3 Mortimer Cricket match – Mortimer West End v Bucklebury Fireside (with names).
30/05/1903 5 Tadley Tadley Hospital Parade – notice of public meeting in Iron Room.
30/05/1903 6 Ramsdell School Drainage Question.
06/06/1903 Eton Fire at Eton College – 2 boys burnt to death.
06/06/1903 5 Silchester Sad Death of Mrs Knight (29), wife of Henry Knight.
06/06/1903 6 Mortimer Another sad death – Edward Giles (21), a Silchester cricketer.
06/06/1903 7 Baughurst Primitive Methodists held their annual camp meeting service.
13/06/1903 Basingstoke T Burberry advert: Clear on Saturday June 13 at 11 o clock am, we give away 1000 hats (one to each customer) on the occasion of purchasing entire stock of Mr G Overton, Draper, of 42 Aston Road, Birmingham. [C]
13/06/1903 1 Silchester Messrs J Goddard, undertakers of Silchester, have now obtained a single horse hearse. [C]
13/06/1903 2 Silchester Silchester Excavations – details of last year s work expenditure £500. [C]
13/06/1903 7 Silchester Encroachments on Silchester Common – Judgement for Lord of Manor. [C]
20/06/1903 7 Charter Alley Sunday School Anniversary at Primitive Methodist Church.
27/06/1903 6 Baughurst Choir treat to perform at Winchester Church Festival.
27/06/1903 6 Baughurst Parish Council Quarterly meeting in schoolroom – request gravel-pit extension.
27/06/1903 7 Ramsdell Rev S Leadbetter of Southampton, and former vicar of Ramsdale, has effected an exchange with Rev J E Hatch of Plumpton.
27/06/1903 8 Aldermaston Masonic Lodge elected Brother W G Crombie as their Worshipful Master.
04/07/1903 7 Mortimer Conviction and sentence – Elizabeth West, wife of Eli West, for killing of her new-born child. [C]
04/07/1903 7 Tadley Hospital Parade headed by Tadley, Baughurst and Salvation Army bands. [C]
05/07/1903 5 Kingsclere John Porter erected a stone in Kindsclere Churchyard in memory of his wife.
07/07/1903 7 Tadley The Fighting Cocks destroyed by fire; landlord (Thomas Benham) injured. [C]
18/07/1903 6 Tadley Death of Mrs Hannah Huzzey (aged 76) of Tadley Hill. [C]
18/07/1903 6 Silchester Sale by auction of building sites on Silchester Common. [C]
18/07/1903 8 Aldermaston Reading Natural History Society spent the afternoon in the grounds of Aldermaston Court.
18/07/1903 8 Mortimer Charge of arson against John Simpson firing of wheat straw rick. [C]
25/07/1903 4 Tadley Notice – Stanley Villa now sold!
25/07/1903 8 Pamber A pretty wedding – Florence King (Elm Far) to William Bartlett. [C]
25/07/1903 8 Baughurst Anniversary services held at The Mission Hall.
01.08.1903 2 Mortimer West End 2nd Annual Horticultural show – big write-up with many names.
01.08.1903 6 TAD Tadley Day celebrations, a revival of Revel Monday. [C]
01.08.1903 8 SIL Silchester Primitive Methodist Connexion – annual Circuit meeting. [C]
08.08.1903 5 Baughurst Foreign Mission garden meeting.
08.08.1903 8 Mortimer West End Horticultural Show prize winners – lots of names.
15.08.1903 6 Baughurst Annual Government School Report – Band concert in Mr James meadow by the Reading Temperance Prize Band.
15.08.1903 7 Tadley Wootton & Tadley School Board – special meeting to approve payment for Tadley School enlargement and agreement to borrow £422 for Ramsdale School. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Ramsdell Ramsdale & Ewhurst Garden Exhibition in Holly Bush meadow. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Tadley Funeral of Miss Sarah Monger aged 21 at St Peter s. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Pamber Extraordinary ducks – eggs laid at nine weeks old. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Pamber Funeral of Miss Eliza Pether aged 87 of Ravenscroft Farm. [C]
15.08.1903 8 Silchester Temperance Fete in Mr G Ford s meadow. [C]
22.08.1903 5 Baughurst School treat for 120 national school children to Edward Allen s Manor Farm.
29.08.1903 5 Mortimer Primitive Methodist Sunday School Red Letter Day.
05.09.1903 1 Silchester Death on 29 August of John Bartlett, age 88, of Dial Cottage.
05.09.1903 6 Ashford Hill Funeral of the late Mrs T North (80).
05.09.1903 6 Silchester Dr Langley about again after recent bereavement.
05.09.1903 6 Silchester Visit of Revd and Mrs Fiennes, former rector.
05.09.1903 6 Silchester Death and funeral of John Bartlett.
12.09.1903 1 Charter Alley Birth of a son to John Stanley of Pitts Lanes Farm.
12.09.1903 5 Baughurst Great storm of last Thursday night local damage.
12.09.1903 6 Baughurst Election of Manager for National School on Parish Council. Mr Goodenough offered himself but no seconder; J Smith proposed and seconded.
19.09.1903 7 Silchester Hampshire Field Club visit to Silchester Calleva Atrebatum.
26.09.1903 7 Tadley Final meeting of Tadley and Wooton School Board.
10.10.1903 8 Ramsdell Wedding of Miss Emily Alfreda Dove to Mr Frederick John Whitear of Anstey Mill, Alton at Christ Church Ramsdale.
10.10.1903 8 Ewhurst The Duke of Wellington had the honour of dining with the King.
17.10.1903 6 Tadley Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Congregational Church led by Pastor W Robilliard. Magic Lantern show on 37 years rescue work among Waifs . [C]
17.10.1903 6 Baughurst Harvest Thanksgiving at Primitive Methodist Church.
24.10.1903 7 Tadley Primitive Methodist Chapel Harvest Thanksgiving Mr Gould.
24.10.1903 7 Baughurst Parish Church Harvest Thanksgiving Service conducted by Rev Crowley.
24.10.1903 8 Silchester Harvest Thanksgiving at Parish Church of St Mary. Rev Longshaw. [C]
24.10.1903 8 Pamber Harvest Thanksgiving Revd Sweetapple presided.
24.10.1903 8 Little London Harvest Thanksgiving at Mission Church led by Revd Sweetapple. Thanks given to J Herbert Benyon (owner of church) for recent renovations.
07.11.1903 5 Silchester Report of 1903 Calleva excavations. [C]
07.11.1903 5 Silchester Wedding of Miss Fanny Yates to Henry James Shering – names of attendees. [C]
21.11.1903 5 Silchester Testimonial to Mr A Smallbone – presented with cash present on his move.
21.11.1903 6 Basingstoke King and Queen of Italy passed through Basingstoke station en route to Windsor.
21.11.1903 7 Tadley Primitive Methodist Chapel Mission services – with collections for Missions.
21.11.1903 7 Baughurst Parish Council letter to District Council re “…dangerous condition of wooden footbridge at Haughurst Hill and bad state of Dunkets Lane…”. [C]
28.11.1903 7 Tadley Band of Hope recently enrolled 80 juveniles. [C]
28.11.1903 7 Silchester Managers appointed under new Education Act. [C]
28.11.1903 7 Silchester Band of Hope annual tea and entertainment (80 children, 40 adults). [C]
05/12/1903 6 Tadley Petty Sessions – alleged cruelty to a horse at Tadley by Alfred Hewlett and his son – case dismissed. [C]
05/12/1903 6 Baughurst Waif Saturday – collection for Dr Barnardo s – £215s 0d; collectors named. [C]
05/12/1903 8 Pamber Heath Accident to Mr James Smith, of Yew Tree Cottage Laundry, Pamber, as he was returning home with washing in pony and trap.
12/12/1903 6 Tadley Church Lads Brigade – inspection by Major Dunne at Heath End Church.
12/12/1903 6 Baughurst Entertainment by the Baughurst Snowdrop minstrels in the schoolroom. [C]
12/12/1903 6 Silchester Concert in the Impstone Reading Room by permission of Mr J J Cooper. [C]
12/12/1903 8 Ramsdell Waif Saturday collection for Dr Barnardoís – £1.5s.7d.
12/12/1903 8 Ramsdell Cricket Club committee meeting.
12/12/1903 8 Mortimer Band of Hope entertainment in Congregational Church.
12/12/1903 8 Tadley Arthur Stacey fined 10s for being asleep while in charge of horse and cart.
26/12/1903 Silchester Visit of Church Army Van.
26/12/1903 Silchester Church Choir and Ringers Supper in Silchester schoolroom.
26/12/1903 5 Ramsdell Revd Joseph Fuller, vicar of Ramsdale 1867 – 1893, died on 2 December.
26/12/1903 7 Silchester Death and Burial of Mr John Pope aged 66.
26/12/1903 7 Silchester Entertainment in the Primitive Methodist Chapel.

100 years ago – 1904

Date Page Village News
Issue date Page Village Combination
02/01/1904 8 Ramsdell Local Hampshire Friendly Society – quarterly meeting in schoolroom.
02/01/1904 8 Ramsdell Sunday School Christmas treat.
09/01/1904 5 Little London Slate Club – end of year pay-out to 15 members – 15s 9d each.
09/01/1904 5 Silchester School reopens after holiday repairs and redecoration by Messrs Goddard and Sons. [C]
09/01/1904 5 Silchester Sad accident in the Church – to Mr James Goddard who was taken up by the tenor bell and dropped down amongst the seats”. He is progressing favourably. [C]
09/01/1904 5 Silchester “1903 has rolled away”. Remembered for its continuous rains and the disastrous times for farmers. Nevertheless 52 people sat down to the annual dinner. [C]
09/01/1904 5 Ramsdell Pig Club – annual meeting of Ramsdale Pig Club held in School room. [C]
09/01/1904 6 Baughurst Annual Christmas Tea given to scholars of the Tabernacle School
09/01/1904 6 Baughurst Bell ringers supper on New Year s Eve
16/01/1904 3 Mortimer West End Vicarís Entertainment – Invitation by Rev and Mrs Rooke followed by Sunday School tea next day
16/01/1904 3 Bramley Bramley Foresters New Year Supper – Court Number 5525 also called The Pride of Bramley Street . This is quite a large write-up with plenty of detail and names.
16/01/1904 7 Baughurst Scholars attending Church Sunday school and Girls Friendly Society were invited to the Rector s for tea.
23/01/1904 5 Silchester Baughurst Gospel Temperance Band plays in Primitive Methodist Chapel.
23/01/1904 8 Baughurst Rector distributed George Lamb prizes to Elsie Appleton, Beatrice Appleton, Frederick Riley and Frederick Kent.
30/01/1904 8 Baughurst Mission visit of No 1 Winchester Church Army van.
30/01/1904 8 Baughurst School report of Religious Education was satisfactory.
30/01/1904 8 Baughurst Wedding in Parish Church – Miss Annie Long and Mr Albert Woods.
12/02/1904 Tadley Passive Resistance Movement – Local passive resisters league formed; 30 ratepayers joined.
12/02/1904 8 Tadley Entertainment given at Congregational Church by Silchester Choir.
20/02/1904 Ashford Hill Sale of goods of the Passive Resisters from Ashford Hill and Burghclere, for not having paid the educational portion of the Poor Rate. [C]
20/02/1904 Tadley Entertainment by Silchester Methodist Choir in the Chapel.
20/02/1904 Baughurst Lantern lecture by Dr Sweetapple, Rector of Monk Sherborne, on the Introduction of Christianity into this country .
20/02/1904 7 Silchester School Concert.
05/03/1904 6 Silchester Gorse Fire last Tuesday near a thatched cottage.
05/03/1904 6 Silchester Hydes Charity – Richard Hyde – 14s to each of the poorest parishioners.
05/03/1904 6 Baughurst Lecture in schoolroom by the Rector.
05/03/1904 8 Silchester Entertainment in Primitive Methodist Chapel in aid of the new organ fund .
19/03/1904 5 Tadley Resistence to Education Act of 1902 has reached Tadley – meeting in schoolroom.
19/03/1904 6 Baughurst Annual parish meeting in school-scanty attendance-yearís expenses £1.13.3d.
9.4.1904 6 Tadley Cricket match at The Fox & Hounds: Married v Singles, followed by a nice spread .
9.4.1904 6 Pamber Pretty wedding at Priory Church. Ernest J Stamp married Martha Jane Hughes, both of Pamber.
9.4.1904 8 Mortimer West End Death and funeral of Matthew Ford, senior partner of George Ford & Sons, farmer, timber and underwood merchants. He was also well known as a valuer and measuring surveyor.
9.4.1904 8 Tadley Sparrow Club supporters and members annual dinner at Old Malt House. Report showed 1,170 birds had been caught with funds in a flourishing condition.
9.4.1904 8 Silchester New burial ground at the churchyard to be consecrated by Bishop of Southampton.
9.4.1904 8 Baughurst Inquest at The New Inn on the body of Nellie Maria Kernutt, age 6 daughter, of Isacc Kernutt. [C]
9.4.1904 8 Little London Service of Song, entitled Eva at the Mission Church. [C]
9.4.1904 8 Little London Sparrow Club dinner at The Old Plough Inn. Funds showed 9s 3d with 778 sparrows being taken. [C]
16.4.1904 7 Baughurst Easter Vestry Meeting – small attendance. [C]
23.4.1904 7 Various Annual meeting of Ewehurst, Baughurst and Tadley Conservative Association.
30.4.1904 7 Baughurst Advance notice of Hospital Sunday Parade on 8 May.
7.5.1904 4 Baughurst Auction sale of picturesque thatched cottage known as Browning Hill Cottage.
14.5.1904 8 Silchester Elliot’s Farm abandoned by tenant, Mr G Parker.
21.5.1904 6 Baughurst Presentation to the Rector and his wife on their leaving by Mr Stokes of Inhurst House.
28.5.1904 Baughurst Primitive Methodist Church Camp Meeting in Mr Bowman’s field.
28.5.1904 Tadley Congreational Sunday School anniversary followed in evening by a service of song entitled Blind Betty’s Text . Attendance well above 400. [C]
28.5.1904 Tadley Court Pride of Tadley (Foresters’) fete and dinner at The Fox and Hounds.
28.5.1904 7 Silchester Arson to a barn by Henry Waite, property of trustees of Hyde’s Charity.
4.6.1904 4 Mortimer For sale – Good sound building bricks ; apply C Mordell and Sons Brickworks Mortimer.
4.6.1904 5 Mortimer Passive Resisters (to education act rate) fined.
4.6.1904 7 Silchester Fire at Shepards Barn (Hyde’s Charity) – case dismissed.
18.6.1904 6 Baughurst Primative Methodist Chapel anniversay services throughout the day conducted by Mr J Pike of Thatcham. Collections amounted to £1.13s.11/2d.
18.6.1904 6 Tadley Tadley and District Hospital Parade to be held on 26 June.
25.6.1904 7 Baughurst Death and funeral of Mrs Leavey (75), wife of George Leavey, late of Baughurst. Funeral conducted by vicar Revd Durham.
2.7.1904 6 Baughurst Parish Council quartley meeting Mr Kimbrey, of Footpaths Committee, authorised to see Mr Bowman re barbed wire obstruction through Bolts from Baughurst Road to Violet Lane. [C]
2.7.1904 6 Baughurst Induction of Rev W S Steggall – late curate at Fleet. [C]
2.7.1904 6 Tadley Tadley and District Hospital Parade with Tadley Baughurst Silchester Salvation Brass bands. [C]
9.7.1904 7 Mortimer Mortimer West End Horticultural Show to be held 21 July on meadow land adjacent to Weat End Farm, by kind permission of Mr F C Hume).
16.7.1904 6 Pamber Garden boundary dispute – William Broadhurst v Esan Wigley on Pamber Road.
16.7.1904 8 Silchester Funeral of Mr Charles Clift (31); second funeral in new graveyard.
16.7.1904 8 Silchester Cottage fire – owned by Mrs Bowman occupied by her nephew.
23.7.1904 5 Mortimer Horticultural Show results – [lots of names].
23.7.1904 5 Charter Alley Pmimitive Methodist Chapel anniversary – 500 sat down for tea!!
30.7.1904 8 Silchester Childrens outing to Portsmouth and Southsea, by train from Bramley station, arranged by Mrs Thatcher, headmistress. [C]
30.7.1904 8 Pamber Flower Service at Priory Church with a contingent from Little London Sunday School – flowers sent to Basingstoke Cottage Hospital. [C]
30.7.1904 8 Tadley Annual Tadley Revel – was kept on Monday last. Included cricket match on Recreation Ground, followed by capital spread at The Fighting Cocks.
6.8.1904 7 Baughurst School Treat – Primitave Methodist Church Sunday School held in Mr Pearce’s meadow.
13.8.1904 2 Inhurst Sale of Grantham s Farm and Haughurst Hill Meadow, Inhurst. [C]
13.8.1904 2 Silchester To Let – Hall’s Farm, Silchester; to include farmhouse, buildings and about 70 acres with a good supply of water. [C]
13.8.1904 6 Tadley Friendly game of cricket at The Fox and Hounds, between Tadley Sycamore and Wolverton Park clubs; followed by a spread by Mrs Butler with time spent in harmony later.
13.8.1904 6 Ramsdell Ramsdale and Ewhurst Cottage Garden Society – flower show at Holly Bush in Mr F Allen’s meadow. [lots of names] [C]
20.8.1904 6 Silchester Theft of money (£12) from James Wheeler’s carrier cart – given a lenient sentence of two months hard labour. [C]
20.8.1904 6 Pamber Inquest at The Old House at Home on Arthur Bowler, age 56. [C]
20.8.1904 6 Baughurst Special Parish Council Meeting held in Schoolroom. [C]
20.8.1904 6 Baughurst School Treat for 110 scholars attending the National School held in Rectory grounds. [C]
27.8.1904 6 Baughurst Scholars of National School scored very successfully in Needlework and Knitting competition at the Kingsclere Flower Show.
3.9.1904 5 Tadley Charge of Assult William Grainger charged Abraham Cotterell of Tadley. Case adjourned. [C]
3.9.1904 5 Tadley The Education Rate – eight Tadley men summonded for non-payment of Poor Rate relating to education. [C]
3.9.1904 5 Woolhampton Car ran into one of the horses of Duke of Wellington and his two sons – too fast and dusty to see number. [C]
3.9.1904 6 Aldermaston Abbey Gateway Mission (Reading) outing to Aldermaston Court by kind permission of Mr Keyser. [C]
10.9.1904 4 Pamber Sale of household furniture and outdoor effects at The Old Hatchet, public house.
10.9.1904 4 Basingstoke Sale of Basingstoke Canal by Public Auction. Canal little used – expectation of electric barges. [C]
10.9.1904 4 Baughurst To Let – Tho Smiths , old established business in rising neighbourhood. Apply H Shearing Baughurst.
10.9.1904 6 Baughurst Sermon at parish Church preached on behalf of Church Missionary Society.
17.9.1904 4 Tadley Vyne Tree Farm, Tadley. – Sale of live and dead stock.
1.10.1904 7 Aldermaston Harvest Festival at parish church – lesson by C E Keyser. Collection £5.10s.7d to Royal Berks Hospital.
1.10.1904 8 Silchester Death of Mr William David Baker.
1.10.1904 8 Silchester Death of Mrs Ann Cooper – wife of James Cooper, caretaker of the Roman remains, who was always very proud to wear his Crimean medals on special days.
1.10.1904 8 Silchester Silchester Cricket Club – cricket season wound-up.
8.10.1904 7 Tadley Harvest Festival – St Mary’s Church, Heath End; collection £2.1s.4d to the poor.
8.10.1904 7 Baughurst Silver Wedding of Mr and Mrs Goodenough of London House.
8.10.1904 7 Baughurst Harvest Festival at Primitive Methodist Chiuch; collection £6.1s.7d, to repairs and painting to chapel.
15.10.1904 7 Baughurst Harvest Festival at Parish Church – collection £3.4s.3d, to Basingstoke and Reading hospitals.
15.10.1904 7 Pamber Harvest Festival at Pamber Heath Mission Room.
15.10.1904 7 Tadley Harvest Festival – Both Churchs beautifully decorated.
22.10.1904 5 Silchester Funeral of Mrs Sheppard of Silchester.
22.10.1904 7 Baughurst Harvest Festival in Baughurst Tabernacle.
29.10.1904 7 Silchester Funeral of Mrs Hinds, wife of Sgt Hinds of 1st Hampshire Regiment; lots of names.
12.11.1904 7 Baughurst Reading Room of the Parish opened for the winter months by permission of the Rector – 1d per evening.
19.11.1904 5 Baughurst Mr F Goodenough (elder son of Mr and Mrs Goodenough of London House) won prize offered by Silchester Deanery for his essay on The Work of the Church in Modern Times .
26.11.1904 4 Baughurst Advert – H H Attwood begs to inform the inhabitants of Baughurst that he has taken over the old established business: Shoeing and jobbing smith – horses carefully shod.
26.11.1904 7 Baughurst Nigger Entertainment by the Snowdrop Ministrels in schoolroom – [full programme and lots of names]. [C]
3.12.1904 4 Pamber Heath Short Notice of Sale Elm Farm, Pamber, including furniture, dairy fittings and three horses; by instruction of Mr C King who is leaving the neighourhood. [C]
3.12.1904 5 Baughurst Mr Westwood of Cleethorpes has recently held an eleven day mission at the Primitive methodist Chapel.
3.12.1904 5 Baughurst Waif Saturday – collection in aid of Dr Barnado’s Homes – £2.12s. (with names of collectors).
3.12.1904 5 Silchester The affairs of Arthur James Goddard – summary of his debitors statements. [C]
3.12.1904 8 All Eathquake Shock in North Hants – felt in many local villages last Friday around midday. [C]
17.12.1904 4 Pamber Heath For Sale – Table fowl; P Tull, Pamber Heath.
17.12.1904 6 Silchester Bankruptcy of Mr A J Goddard, builder and contractor of Silchester, held at The Castle Winchester. [C]
17.12.1904 7 Baughurst Parish Council – Quartley meeting request to Mr Bennett (woodman to Duke of Wellington) requesting bushes near the Pound and overgrowing the Church Path be cut. [C]
17.12.1904 7 Pamber Heath Sudden death of Mr Arthur Cripps inquest  held at the Old Hatchet Inn. Verdict: heart disease. [C]
24.12.1904 4 Basingstoke Local view post cards in stock at  The Gazette offices, Basingstoke; one penny each. (21 listed). [C]
24.12.1904 6 Baughurst School report of religious instruction by Revd G T Andrews (Dioceasen Inspector).
31.12.1904 4 Baughurst Sale of freehold cottage by auction at The New Inn , Baughurst, by direction of executors of late Mrs D Kearl. Situated in Holly Bush Lane, Baughurst; currently rented to J Wallace and W North (annual rental £10.17s.6d). [C]
31.12.1904 8 Little London Slate Club wound-up at The Plough Inn . 27 members shared 26s.9d including 2/6 for the dinner.

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