Extracts from the Rusland Parish Records
Rusland Reading Room. Mr C. F. Archibald while at home at Rusland Hall for a short holiday, has kindly consented to give two lectures on Manures. These lectures are sure to be of interest to all those connected with farming. There will be no charge for admission.
The lectures were extremely useful to farmers. Very stormy weather caused the attendance to be small at first but at the second, there was a good audience, many having travelled a considerable distance. We are proud of our young squires ability as a lecturer on Scientific Agriculture and pleased with the agreeable way in which he imparts knowledge.
July 1895. Outside painting
not proceeded with
I am grad to announce a donation of £1 from Colonel Sandys for church expenses in response to this appeal.
1895. H. W. Wilson, lately a
member of our choir, has shipped as cooks assistant on a
vessel bound for Buenos Ayres. It is hoped that the voyage may
benefit his health, and if so, that he may continue to find
suitable employment at sea. The sum of £2 was collected among
his neighbours in Rusland and Satterthwaite to defray his
travelling expenses to
1895. The 14th Annual Flower Show was held on August 15th in a field occupied by M. T. Graveston with the consent of the Landlord. Mr Romney who liberally took upon himself to repay the tenant for the use of it. The weather was favourable and the attendance of visitors as large as usual. The show was of excellent quality.
FOUND after the show an umbrella and a whistle apply giving full description at the Rusland Vicarage.
Rusland Reading Room 1895. Poultry Keeping, lecturer Mr T. Carr a thoroughly practical man, with a knack of giving instructions in a bright and racy manner. We trust that those who attend will not be slow to make good use of the knowledge gained.
January 1896. The Reading Room is now open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, at a charge of 1d per night. It is supplied with various papers and games. It is hoped that young men of the Parish and the neighbourhood that a social evening can be spent there as pleasantly and more cheaply than at the Public House.
Two lectures on manures will be given later this month followed by classes in Millinery in February and a lecture on Poultry keeping if funds permit.
June 1896. Band of Hope Meeting Rusland Reading Room. Recitations were given but it was thought that the older members might do more than they do towards making these meetings useful and more entertaining.
August 1896. Choir Excursion.
Members, accompanied by the Vicar, left Rusland Vicarage about 9
for Grange, in the two waggonettes supplied by Mr Fisher of
Rusland 1899. Change of Hymn Book. Our present copies are worn out, the hymns themselves are too few in number and narrow in range. We propose to adapt Hymns Ancient and Modern and use the new book on Easter Sunday.
Rusland 1899 June 2nd.
We are to have a visit from Mr J. Bleasdale of
This concert was successful Mr Bleasdale was in good form and very generous in the matter of encores. Proceeds £3-11-6d Ex. 14s 6d. balance £2- 17s to be devoted to the vicarage drainage scheme.
Rusland 1899 Aug. 19th. Annual Flower show great success. Exhibits as a whole of a high order although number in the Industrial division were small a defect to be remedied next year.
The following day a Flower Service was held in church the vicar gave an address on some thoughts suggested by the Show. Excellent congregation children especially noticeable.
1900. The Pestilence. In common with most of the parishes, our own is suffering from what is wrongly named Influenza. It is a kind of malarial fever very weakening and in many cases deadly in its effects. Its victims are found in all ranks of society foremost amongst those is John Ruskin late of Brantwood, Coniston.
1900 Rusland. Bon Voyage. On
the recommendation of the doctor our young parishioner Moses
Gravestone has arranged to take a voyage to
New Organ. A Handsome Chancel Organ 5 sets of Reeds 17 Stops frame of dark American Walnut. Its tones are at once both rich and full, with a compass in every way equal to the needs of the church. The same anonymous benefactor also defrayes the cost of hassocks for all the free pews.
1900 Easter Monday. We hope to
hoist the splendid St Georges Flag.
1900 July. We sincerely congratulate our farmers on the character of the hay crop and the favourable conditions under which they have been able to gather it in. Be it remembered that barns well filled call for thanks giving to God the Giver of All.
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