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Snippets - Stanwick

 Extracted from the the Rushden South End School Log book Feb 1912

N’n Mercury  30/8/1788 p3

STRAYED on Tuesday night the 19th, or early on Wednesday morning the 20th of August instant, A RED Finch’d STIRK. Is Douk-horn’d, and the hair is rubbed off the Hock on the milking side, by being Ham bound.  Whoever has found the above stirk, and will bring her to Thomas Knighton, of Stanwick shall have HALF-A-GUINEA reward for their trouble.

Wellingborough News, 19th January 1884, transcribed by Kay Collins

STANWICK Mrs. Mackness, the wife of a labourer in this village, the purchaser of a shilling Railway Orphanage ticket, was recently apprised that she was the fortunate winner of a handsome timepiece, value seven guineas, which she has just received.

Wellingborough News, 17th May 1884, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Confirmation — On Tuesday afternoon a special confirmation service was held in the parish church by the Bight Rev. Bishop Mitchinson, acting for the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. The following candidates from the respective parishes presented themselves for the rite:- Raunds 41 candidates, Stanwick 23, Hargrave 10, Denford-cum-Ringstead 9, Chelveston 3, total 86. After the administration of the rite an excellent address was given by the Bishop. The church was literally crowded by an attentive and earnest congregation. The candidates from Stanwick were subsequently entertained to tea by the Rector and Mrs. Bonner.

Sent in to us by a visitor to Kettering Museum:

There was a silver cup on show at Kettering Museum on 31st Jan 2011 with the inscription:

C.C.C. [don't know what this means]

Competed for the First Time at the B.B. Contest held at Stanwick August 1890, and won firstly by the Rushden Temp Band. Secondly by the Rushden Temp band August 1891. Thirdly by the Kettering Town Band August 1892.
Note: If you can help us with information about the contest we'd be pleased to hear from you.

Rushden Echo, 13th July 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins

Scholarship—Yesterday the Northants County Council awarded to Sidney J Hollands, of Stanwick, a scholarship at Wellingborough Grammar School of the value of £20 a year, tenable for two years, with an allowance of £15 a year towards the cost of boarding at school when necessary.

Rushden Echo, 31st August 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins

At Bozeat - The W.M.C. skittle team won their ninth successive match in the Northants Skittle League on Saturday, defeating Stanwick Working Men’s, thus winning the South Section of the League.

Rushden Echo, 20th March 1908, transcribed by Kay Collins

Emigration—A considerable number of friends and relatives assembled at the Midland Railway Station on Wednesday evening to bid goodbye to Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hayes, who left Rushden for America some three years ago and who have been paying a visit to the old country. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were accompanied by Mrs. Grey, of Wellingborough-road, Rushden. They embark at Liverpool on the White Star liner “Celtic” for New York, whence they proceed to Aberdeen, South Dakota. Mr. Harold Holland, of Stanwick Mills, who goes by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s magnificent s.s. “Empress of Ireland” to St., John, Canada, left at the same time. His final destination is Estvan, Saskatchewan, Canada. The necessary arrangements were made by Mr. T. Swindall, of Station-road.

Rushden Echo, 8th January 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins

Old Age Pensions—A Stanwick man aged 89, who has had to work since he was six years of age, said, when he went to the Post-office on January 1st to draw his old age pension, that he was drawing the first instalment of his fortune. Several of the pensioners “thanked God and the Government” for what they were going to receive.

The First to receive his old age pension at Stanwick was Mr. Benj. Hardwick, aged 75, who has brought up a family of six children and who has been at work since he was 12 years of age. Mr. S. Pettit, the postmaster, had arranged to pay the pensions at 2p.m., and Mr. Hardwick was there at the time named. Twenty-five claims have been allowed. Mr. Pettit gave a cordial welcome to each pensioner, wished them a happy new year, and trusted they would long live to enjoy their pension.

Rushden Echo, 8th January 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick Coming of AgeMr. Ralph Burton, youngest son of Mr. Robinson Burton (late of Rushden), celebrated his coming-of-age on Wednesday. The company met at the Rectory barn about 7.30, where dancing and singing were indulged in until about 1.30, everyone having a good time.

The Rushden Echo, 31st December 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - The Usual Christmas festivities have again been held, several parties of carol singers and the Handbell Ringers going round the village. The String Band treated the parishioners to the usual carol music.

Rushden Echo, 7th April 1916, transcribed by Kay Collins

ComfortsMr. F. Partrick, with the assistance of a large committee, organised a tea and social to provide comforts for the Stanwick boys abroad. The sum of £18 was obtained by the effort.

Sensational ExperienceMr. Frank Adams had a startling experience during the great thaw. A culvert three feet wide at the bottom end of the village became blocked by a log of wood, and a flood resulted. In order to stop the flood Mr. Adams endeavoured to remove the obstacle, but was himself drawn into the culvert by the force of the current. The stream took him the whole length of the culvert. Happily he emerged at the other end not much the worse for the mishap.

The Women’s and Girls’ Institute ended their session on Friday, when the accounts showed £11 spent in wool and Christmas turkeys, leaving a balance of 10/4½. Three parcels of comforts have been knitted and sent to Mrs. Ripley, wife of Col. Ripley, for the 6th Northants Regiment. Each member has worked splendidly, and those having boys serving were given two pairs of socks each. A vote of thanks was passed to Mrs. and Miss Baxter.

Rushden Echo, April 27th 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Northants Appeals Tribunal - Stanwick Horsekeeper [extract]
James Boyce (30), horsekeeper, stacker and thatcher, employed by Mr. Blackwell, was given exemption to June 1st. [for more on tribunals see the Rushden pages]

Rushden Echo, 12th October 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Red Cross—On Saturday, two concerts were held for the Red Cross effort. Tea was provided, and produce was sold after the concert. The wounded soldiers from the V.A.D. hospitals at Higham Ferrers and Hinwick were entertained at the afternoon concert and to tea. The artists were Mrs Humphrey (Thrapston), Miss Louie Smith (Raunds), The Rectory party, and Corpl. C. Foskett. Competitions and a Jumble Sale helped the funds. The amount realized was £15 2s. 6.

Rushden Echo, 17th May 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Aviator’s Accident—An aerolplane flew over Stanwick and the district on Monday, the aviator clearly experiencing engine trouble. After circling round the visitor went off in the direction of Higham Ferrers but shortky afterwards returned, flying towards Thrapston at a very low altitude. Soon after it was heard again, and the airman appeared to be looking for a suitable landing place. When flying over the Raunds road he came into contact with the telephone wires and smashed one of the poles. One of the wings of the machine was broken, and it came down nose first in a feidl on the Raunds road. The propeller was smashed and the engine was partly buried in the ground, with the tail straight up in the air. The airman, Lieut. Calverly, of Wytton Camp. Fortunately escaped unhurt.

Rushden Echo, 22nd November 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Military Medal has been awarded to Pte J Read, 7th Northants Regt., attached to the 8th Battalion Tank Corps. He dressed the wounded, under heavy shell fire, from 10a.m. to 4p.m. He also went “over the top” and brought in a wounded officer. Pte Read joined the Colours in April, 1915, going to the Western Front in November, 1915, previously being employed by Messrs Adams Brothers, Raunds. He is the second Stanwick soldier to receive the Military Medal.
Rushden Echo, 22nd November 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Women’s Institute has opened for the season. A chrysanthemum day realised £6 11s. 1½d. towards wool for socks for Stanwick boys. Mrs Lovell arranged the proceedings and gave 300 blooms, which found a ready sale. This Institute has been doing good work for the last 16 years. They provided wool and the members knitted each Stanwick boy a pair of socks, in all 136! They have allotted already 18 pairs for this year, and have enough money to provide the wool for the remaining boys.

Rushden Echo, 20th December 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Toy Sale - Mrs Mackenzie, organiser, and her workers, staged a really fine show of soft toys, etc., in the Rectory barn on Saturday week. Over 100 toys of all descriptions were on sale, including a smart peace doll (which was soon sold), kangaroos, red and white golliwogs, pigs, frogs, cats, rabbits, dogs, dolls, ducks 9floaters), teddy bears, etc., which found a ready sale, £5 2s. 6d. being realised.

Rushden Echo, 27th December 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick Will - The late Mr C A S Wetenhall, of Stanwick, who died on Sept. 3rd, aged 71, left property of the value of £14,229 4s. 8d.

The testator leaves the household effects to his wife, £100 each to the executors, and the residue between his sons, Cecil Stanley and Charles William.

Rushden Echo, 6th January 1922, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, and the scholars of the Church Sunday school were given an enjoyable tea and entertainment yesterday week in the Church Rooms, the arrangements having been made by the Rector and Mrs. Dollar.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 7th July 1922, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Boy Scouts—Last night there was great interest in the village when a number of boys became members of the great band of Scouts. The Rushden Troop, under the guidance of District Scoutmaster F E Preston, Scoutmaster G Fountain, and Assistant Scoutmaster B Houghton marched to the village, headed by their bugle band. The ceremony was to have taken place in the Vicarage garden, but as the weather was fickle the scouts and friends assembled in the Church room. The 19 boys were sworn in, and the Rev J B Dollar gave an appropriate address. Thus, the Stanwick Troop of Boy Scouts, under Scoutmaster Hudson, became an accomplished fact. Refreshments were served to the Rushden boys before they returned home.

Rushden Echo, 17th November 1922, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Hounds—The Woodland Pytchley Hounds met at Stanwick this morning, instead of on Saturday.

Rushden Echo, August 17th 1923, transcribed by Kay Collins

A New Telephone call office has been opened at Stanwick S.O., and it is now possible to communicate with any exchange or call office in the United Kingdom upon payment of the appropriate fee. For instance, the total fee for a three-minutes conversation with a subscriber at Raunds during the period 7am to 7pm would be 2d., and the charges for calls to Northampton are as follow: 7am to 2pm, 10d.; 2 to 7pm, 8d.

Rushden Echo, 17th February 1925, transcribed by Kay Collins

Through the flooding of the Nene Valley people walking between Stanwick and Irthlingborough had to wade through the water.

The farewell service of the Rev E Cushing was held at the United Baptist Chapel on Sunday morning, when a large congregation assembled. At the close of the service Mr A Clark, one of the deacons, presented Mr Cushing with a cheque on behalf of the church and congregation in appreciation of the service rendered to the church, during his 4½ years’ ministry in the circuit.

The Employees of the Reliable Boot Co. Ltd., had their annual tea and social on Friday in the Church Room. The thanks of the 186 guests to the directors was expressed by Mr A Clarke, seconded by Mr W Lambert, and supported by the Rector. Response was made by Mr N C V Coe. Later on, Mr O Gates presiding, a concert programme was contributed to by Miss Sharpe (soprano), Misses Forge (pianists), Messrs C Panter (mandolin), G Law (Banjo), H Smith (comedian), and A Head, the accompanist being Mr R Ingyon. For the dancing Mr C Panter and Mr Ingyon were M.C.’s

Rushden Echo, 3rd July 1925, transcribed by Kay Collins

Mr and Mrs G M Wilson yesterday entertained the members of the Linen League in connection with the Northampton Hospital. A splendid tea was served to the guests, and a very happy time was spent.

The takings at the Hospital Fete, reported in this issue, have reached a very substantial sum, beating all records in every department.

Rushden Echo, 30th March 1928, transcribed by Kay Collins

Mr. William Marment, chimney sweep, was appointed Parish Constable for Stanwick, at last Friday’s sitting of the Wellingborough Police Court. Mr. W. F. Corby, C.C., Clerk to the Parish Council, presented the name and said that Mr. Marment was willing to serve.

The Death took place on Monday, at Mevagissey, Cornwall, of Mrs. Edith E. Harris, wife of Mr. Wright Harris, formerly of Finedon. The deceased lady was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pettit, of Stanwick, and was the sister of Mrs. Arthur Marchant, late of Stanwick, and of Mrs. R. P. Saxby, of Higham Ferrers.

B.W.T.A.U.—The Stanwick department of the Little White Ribboners were awarded the “Picture” for the third year, at the annual County Union Meeting at Wellingborough, and given for best work, and new members gained during the year 1927. The superintendents of the department are Mrs. Sawford and Mrs. Marment.

The Rushden Echo & Argus, 31st July 1931, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Mr. Ralph Ward, born on July 30th, 1854, had many birthday congratulations yesterday.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 6th May 1932, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Baptist Chapel—At the United Baptist Chapel on Monday evening a visit was paid by Mrs J A Clark, lately of Bolobo, who described missionary work in Africa, making special reference to the work among children. Miss Lily Woods, who sang a solo, was accompanied by Miss Dorothy Woods, and Mrs Liggins played for the hymns. The chairman was Mr S L Hunt, of Rushden.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 20th July 1934, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Choir Outing—The St Lawrence’s Church Choir went on its annual outing on Saturday, travelling my motor coach to Skegness. After a happy day by the sea, the party left at 7.30, reaching Stanwick at 11.30. Halts were made at Boston and Peterborough.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 27th July 1934, transcribed by Kay Collins

"Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth"—but they
made a very pretty entry in Stanwick Hospital Fete
parade on Saturday, and deservedly gained a prize.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 9th June 1944, transcribed by Kay Collins

His HopeWith the hope that it will help him to get home sooner, Tommie Williamson, an evacuee from London who resides with Mrs. R. Warner in High-street, Stanwick, came to our office with 3,314 milk tops.

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