INDEX

1898

Presentation

Retiring church clerk and organist, Mr. W. Mustoe, receives a marble clock.

1898

Lecture and Slide Show

The Vicar once more puts 'prophets' before profits.

1898

Band of Hope

Children are the prime targets of the local Temperance Society.

1898

School Visit

The inspector praises the children and Mr. McDonald.

1898

Church Decoration

A coat of paint to the spoutings, and why artificial flowers were banned.

1898

Reading Room

Lack of support leads to Reading Room ending up in the red.

1898

Medical Club

The enthusiasm for this may not be too healthy.

1898

Church Organist

The stops are all pulled out in order to pay the organist.

1898

Gift of Land to Vicarage

Parcel of land is donated adjacent to the Stockey.

1898

School Essays

Prizes for day-school children who have written about the 'Harvest'.

1898

Men Only Meeting

The Vicarage Parish Room is the venue for this talk by the Vicar.

1899

The Bell Committee

Details of how you could donate towards the new Clock or Bells.

1899

Sunday School

Also results of a penny bank for the village children.

1899

Miscellaneous

Includes details of what the 'men only' meeting talked about.

1899

History of Badsey Church

An account by architect T. G. Jackson on the history of St. James Church.

1900

Lectures for Women

Nurse Sykes gives a series of talks on 'First Aid'.

1900

Sunday Schools

The children are rewarded for good attendance.

1900

Clothing and Coal Clubs

Small payments throughout the year enable lump sums for Christmas. 

1900

Badsey War Committee

Villagers are busy sewing socks for soldiers.

1900

Flower Show

Heavy rain didn't dampen the spirits or the bicycle gymkhana.

1900

Recreation Ground

Plans are mooted for a Recreation Ground in Badsey.

1900

Concert in Badsey

Highlights included Mrs. Eccles and her gramophone.

1900

Another Concert

The Old School was once again filled with laughter and song.

1901

The Great Flood

Badsey Brook bursts its banks and some houses are flooded.

1901

Two Entertainments

Aldington Band get new instruments thanks to these Old School events.

1901

Badsey Belfry Fund

Discussion into where the donations are actually going. 

1901

Mr. John Roberts

A heroes welcome is afforded this soldier returning from the South African war.

1901

Badsey's Chronogram

Something unique and rare is found in the Church Belfry.

1901

Badsey's Fifth Bell

Charles Binyon discovers the meaning of the letters M. B. F..

1902

Badsey's Bells

Yet more information on Badsey's Church Bells.

1902

Rose Garden Fete

Topsy-turvey children and songs from the Badsey Glee Club.

1902

The Coronation

Badsey and Aldington children get free teas and Coronation mugs.

1902

The New Church Clock

The Clock Committee are struck by the sound of Westminster Chimes.

1902

Memorial Window

The east window of the Church is dedicated to the late Rev. Thomas Henry Hunt.

1902

Badsey's Church Bells

The Belfry Committee finally swing into action and order the two new bells.

1902

Reading Room

Proposal to re-open the Reading Room.

1903

The New Bells

Two bells are added to Badsey Church to make a total of 8 bells.

1903

The New Clock

The Church finally has its clock fitted.

1903

The New Vicar

The first mention of the Rev. William Carmont Allsebrook.

1903

The School

An inspector calls and finds the discipline excellent.

1903

The Cricket Club

The newly formed cricket club gets a new ground thanks to Mr. Mustoe.

1903

The Flower Show

Entertainment includes Professor MacDonald's Clever Dog Toby.

1903

The Cricket Club Continued

Played four, lost four. That's cricket.

1903

Chimes Return

The time the Church Clock got back its chimes.

1903

The Churchyard

Damage to the churchyard is reported as 'very grave'.

1903

The Village Nurse

Nurse Gammond sets up her practice at 1 Belmont Terrace.

1903

Change Ringing

The new bells prove so appealing.

1904

Choristers Xmas Party

A cracking do, especially for the bran-pie dish.

1904

To Beautify ...

Talk of replacing the chairs in the Church with new oak pews.

1904

The Broken Cross

Is this an early occurrence of vandalism, we may never know.

1904

Club Day

Badsey beat Bretforton at cricket, and not one hint of drunkenness.

1904

Flower Show

It started brightly, but ended very acrimoniously. (See following item)

1904

A Message from the Vicar

Don't blame me! It wasn't my idea to charge you for dancing on the Vicarage lawn.

1904

The Registers

Details of a very unseasonal Badsey wedding in the 17th century.

1904

Choir Excursion

A grand day out for the choristers at Weston-Super-Mare.

1904

Parish Library

The re-opening of the parish library at the Vicarage.

1905

A New Stove

A warm reception for the burning issue of a new stove for the Church.

1905

A Pleasant Evening

Three dozen churchmen join the vicar and sing for their supper.

1905

Sunday School

Prize-giving time for the children.

1905

Easter Vestries

Nothing is reserved about this debate on who sits where in Church.

1905

Sunday School Treat

Elsie Marshall's team wins the tug-of-war.

1905

Choir Excursion

A poem of a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, maybe a case of going from Bard to verse.

1905

Nurse Beesley

The new nurse sets up her practice at the Manor House.

1906

Novelties

Picture Postcards of the village go on sale at a penny each.

1906

The Old School

A new floor is laid in the Old School by volunteers.

1906

The Nursing Club

Nurse Beesley finds the Badsey folk 'too well' to make a living.

1906

Oliver Jelfs

Death of a life-long churchman, from young chorister, to old chimer.

1906

New Bier

Villagers were literally dying to try this one out.

1906

Choir Excursion

A day out at Tewkesbury includes a trip down the River Severn.

1906

Sunday School Treat

Once more the girls beat the boys at tug-of-war.

1907

New Harmonium

The Sunday School gets a new harmonium to the tune of 5.

1907

Sunday School Treat

The children of the Sunday School enjoy tea and sports.

1907

Choir Excursion

A trip to Weston-Super-Mare for the choirboys.

1907

Mr. Edward Wilson

The death of Edward Wilson whose family were the last Lords of the Manor.

1907

Manor House Sold

Manor House sold to Mr. J. T. Wingfield of London.

1908

Choir Excursion

The choirboys visit the Franco-British Exhibition at London's White City.

1908

Sunday September 27th

The Rev. W. C. Allsebrook's thoughts on 'non-observance of the Sabbath'.

1909

Old Cross

The fate of the stone cross which fell off the south transept gable.

1909

Neglected Graves

A plea for all graves to be marked following a deplorable incident.

1909

Choir Outing

A visit to Weston for the men and boys of the choir.

1910

Memorial to Rev. T.H. Hunt

Letter of proposal from Julius Sladden.

1910

Memorial to Rev. T.H. Hunt

Meeting in the Parish Room to discuss details of memorial.

1910

Memorial to Rev. T.H. Hunt

Dedication of memorial, followed by a social gathering in the Old School.

1910

Choir Outing

Portsmouth and Southsea are the destinations for the day-trippers.

1910

Price's Grave

Former vicar, W. H. Price, has his gravestone restored.

1911

Children's Operetta

'Cinderella's at Home' an operetta by the children of the Council School.

1911

Choir Outing

A day out in the West Country for our young, and not so young, choirboys.

1912

Educational

An account of the 'eclipse of the sun' by schoolgirl Nancy Crisp.

1912

A Former Vicar

The discovery of a publication by a previous vicar of Badsey, Rev. John Rawlins.

1913

Old Badsey Will (1)

The Will of Margerie Smythe who died in 1534.

1913

Old Badsey Will (2)

The Will of John Smythe who died in 1535.

1913

Old Badsey Will (3)

The Will of Richard Squyere who died in 1528.

1913

Head-Master

The resignation through ill-health of the popular headmaster, Mr. McDonald.

1913

In Memorium

The deaths of Mr. J. H. McDonald and Mrs. E. M. Swift.

1913

Westward Ho!

The Agg Family emigrate to Canada.

1913

An Interesting Publication

A brief look at the Churchwarden's Accounts for Badsey in the 16th Century.

1914

St. Christopher's

Father Lomas opens a home for little boys in Badsey.

1914

Choir Outing

Weymouth is the destination of the choirboys.

1915

Old Aldington Will

The Will of Richard Yardley of Aldington who died in 1531.

1915

Old Badsey Will (4)

The Will of Robert Pegyn who died in 1552.

1916

The Manor of Aldington

A thousand years of Aldington's history by E. A. B. Barnard.

1917

Old Badsey Will (5)

The Will of Sir Philip Hoby who died in 1558.

Note - if you are looking for obituaries and cannot find them here, try the old version of this index page.

You can view images of the parish magazines between 1898 and 2012 on the Badsey Society archive website.