8 August 1903
Wedding at Frizington
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St. Paul's Church, Frizington, was on Tuesday afternoon the scene of
another wedding, the parties united in the nuptial bond being Mr John Ewbank,
second son of Mr Joseph Ewbank, Yeathouse Road, and Miss Lily Gerrans, third
daughter of the late Mr Joseph Gerrans, Kimberley. The vicar, the Rev Wm
Taylor, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by a good number of interested
persons. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr L. Burrow. The bridesmaids
were Miss E Thistlethwaite (cousin to bride), Miss A.M. Ewbank (sister of
bridegroom), Miss K Vernon , and Miss Polly Smith (Rowrah Hall). The best man
was Mr Wm Ewbank (the bridegroom's brother), and the groomsmen were Messrs A.
Gill, J. Burrows, and E. Smith. The bride's dress was of cream nun's veiling,
trimmed with insertion, lace, etc. Her hat was of white, trimmed with ostrich
feathers and lace, and she carried a pretty shower bouquet, the gift of the
bridegroom. Miss Thistlethwaite's dress was of pale blue nun's veiling, trimmed
with velvet, etc., and she wore a black picture hat with ostrich feathers and
ribbon. Miss Ewbank's dress was of pale blue material, and she wore a white
picture hat with ostrich tips, etc. Miss Vernon was dressed in cream, with a
white picture hat, trimmed with daisies and ribbons, and Miss Smith wore a
heliotrope dress, with picture hat, trimmed with silk ribbon and flowers. The
wedding breakfast was served at the bride's residence, and a large number of
guests attended. The party had a drive to Ennerdale in vehicles supplied by Mr
John Cook, Frizington, and in the evening a reception was held in the Masonic
Hall. Music for dancing was supplied by Messrs J.J. Hazzard and R. Crellin.
The bridescake was supplied by Miss Wedgwood, Maryport. The newly-married pair
were the recipients of a good many presents.
Mrs Ewbank - Cheque.
Mrs Gerrance - Cheque.
Mr J B Hodgson - Dinner service.
Mrs Close and Miss Kennedy - Dinner cruet.
Mr and Mrs Gordon - Silver teapot.
Mr and Mrs Burrow - Silver butter cooler and case of silver spoons.
Mr Ellwood and Miss Corkhill - Silver cruet.
Miss Hazzard - Pair of placques.
Miss K Vernon - Silver salts and pepper box.
Misses Kenney (2) - Copper kettle and fancy vases.
Masters J and L Burrow - Glove and handkerchief cases.
A Friend - Tea spoons and sugar tongs.
Mr and Mrs. Joyce - Breakfast cruet.
Mr and Mrs Olds - Parlour lamp.
Miss Walker - Fancy cake dishes.
Mr and Mrs Rees - Set of vases.
Mr Jas Burrow - Cheque.
Miss Barnes - Water jug and glasses.
Mrs Andrewartha - Fancy teapot.
Mr and Mrs Vernon - Album, and fancy cream jug and basin.
Mr Alfred Ewbank - Salad bowl.
Miss Johnstone - Pair of bath towels.
Mr J Hayton and Miss E Dixon - Chenille table cloth.
Miss H Goldie - Set of d'oyleys.
Miss Corkill and Mrs Haffie - Fancy silk cushion.
Mr Isaac Briggs - Tea cosy.
Mr and Mrs Watson - Pair pictures.
Miss Norman - Pair plus frames.
Miss Kendall - Dressing case.
Miss Routledge - Sideboard cloth.
Miss E Thistlethwaite - Pair of silver-mounted picture frames.
Mrs Moffat - Set of hand-worked d'oyleys.
Miss Moffat - Tea cosy.
Miss Brocklebank - Curtain holders.
Mr Joe and E Smith - Linen table cloth.
Mr Thos Park - Fancy pillow cases.
Mr W L Pearson - Toilet set.
Mrs Shimmings - Sideboard covers.
A Friend - Drawers covers.
Mr Wm Martin - Cheque.
Miss Martha Fisher - Tablecloth.
Mr John McAtee - Fireside ornaments.
A Friend - Pair of placques.
Mrs Twigg and Mrs J Walker - Pair of linen sheets.
Mrs Kennedy, Griffin Hotel - Tablecloth.
Mrs Kermeen - Linen tablecloth, china cups and saucers.
Mr I Park - Cream jug and sugar basin.
Mr Wm Labourne and Miss L Labourne - Water jug and fancy cake dish.
A Friend - Set of vases.
Mr E and Mr Jos McCurrie - Fancy basket, cream jug, and sugar bowl.
Mr and Mrs W R Smith - Tapestry table cloth.
Miss Polly Smith - Set of toilet covers.
Miss E Goldie - Set of pillow cases.
Mr W Ewbank - Tablecloth.
Mrs Gordon - Pair of bath towels.
Miss H M Ewbank - Set of toilet covers.
Mr A Gill - Pair of picture frames.
Miss M McGannon - Pair of fancy ornaments.
Miss R Joyce - Pair of glass dishes.
Mr Jas Foster - Sugar basin and cream jug.
Miss Jane Foster - Pair of vases.
Miss Alice Briggs - Case of silver teaspoons.
Miss Jane Cameron - Water jug and glasses.
Mr R Crellin - Fancy butter cooler.
Mr J Norman - Pair of cake dishes.
Mrs Yates - Fruit stand and vases.
Master Tom Smith - Teapot.
Miss M Foster - Pair of vases.
Miss Scambler - Handworked d'oyley and fancy plate.
Miss Wedgwood - D'oyley.
Mr W Andrewartha - Cake dishes.
Mr and Mrs. Routledge - Lamp.
Mr W Cameron - Glass cake dishes.
Mr Kerr - Tablecloth.
Mrs Smith, Rowrah Hall - Cheque.
Mr Philip Palmer - Creams.
A Friend - Sideboard covers.
Trinity Baptist Sunday School, Maryport
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Maryport, was celebrated. The preacher both morning and evening was the Rev
H.C. Mander, and there were good congregations. Special hymns were sung by the
children, assisted by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr R. Baxter. In
the evening the choir sang the anthem, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem," the
solo being taken by Miss K. Robinson. Miss Rankine, Leeds, also sang, "O,
Rest in the Lord." Mr G. Moore presided at the organ both morning and evening.
A flower service was held in the afternoon, when a special address was given
to the children by the Rev H. C. Mander. The annual distribution of prizes to
the children for regular and punctual attendance also took place. Mr W. Hine,
J.P., C.C., made touching reference to the death of the young scholar,
Richard Preston, who was drowned in the river Ellen on the 25th ult. This year he
had made perfect attendance up to the time of his death. The flowers were
afterwards sent to Carlisle Infirmary.
Death of Mr John Huddleston
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Mr John Huddleston, wine and spirit merchant, Whitehaven, died under
startling circumstances on Tuesday evening. He had been staying at St. Bees
for some time past. He returned to St. Bees, from Whitehaven, by the evening
train, and had a hearty supper, and went out about half-past seven in unusually
good spirits. He went into the Recreation Ground. There he was observed by a
woman to be motioning to her with his stick. She went to him and found that
he was unwell, and that he desired her to go across to the house of Mr
Hamilton Dixon and tell him so. The woman went, and Mr H. Dixon and his brother, Mr
George Dixon, at once went to Mr Huddleston's assistance. Mr H. Dixon took
with him a glass of spirits. Mr Huddleston motioned to his breast and said,
"Bronchitis," and breathed with difficulty. He took the offered spirits, and was
then sick. A chair was brought for him, and he was carried indoors; but
before they could get him in he had parted with life. The apparent cause of death
was heart failure.
Mr Huddleston had been in a weak condition of health for a long time,
in consequence of which he last year retired from the representation of
Harbour Ward on the Whitehaven Town Council. He had occupied a seat on the Council
since the date of incorporation. He was not one of the first members elected,
but got a seat at a by-election to fill the seat rendered vacant by the
elevation of Mr T. Bowman to the aldermanic bench. Mr Huddleston had previously
been upon the governing body of the town for a very short time. When there was
a difficulty at the old Town and Harbour Trust, in 1880, in getting members to
sign bonds, and when affairs at the Town Hall as between Town and Castle were
in a condition of great ferment, Mr Huddleston was elected to fill a vacancy
caused by the retirement of Mr William Alsop. There was a "scene" - one of
many at the Town Hall at that period - on the occasion of his election, on
September 7th, 1886. Mr Huddleston's seat became vacant in ordinary course of
rotation in the following November; and that year there were notable fights in
three wards - Mr W. McGowan v. Captain Bragg in St James's Ward; Mr J.H. Robinson
v. Mr H. Dixon in Harbour Ward; and Mr Huddleston v. Mr C.A. Rigg in Newtown
Ward. The result of the election for Newtown Road was that Mr C.A. Rigg was
elected; and Mr Huddleston did not return to the councils of the town until
after incorporation, as already stated. Mr Huddleston went to the Board upon the
first occasion as one of the Town's Party, and he was defeated by one of the
Castle Party. He was then Liberal in politics and strongly independent in
local affairs. After that came the Home Rule split, and Mr Huddleston became a
Unionist. Since incorporation Mr Huddleston has occasionally taken up a
position of independence. He was especially disposed to grapple with growing
establishment charges; and he was not deterred from giving free expression to his
opinions even when he knew that in a division he would be left severely alone.
He was never a fluent speaker, however, and any individual action of this kind
was only taken with palpable effort; and in latter years his health did not
permit of his exerting himself in this way so much as he used to do. There had
been a great reaction, too, from the feeling of 1880. Town party and Castle
party were heard of no more. There are supposed to be no politics and no
parties at the Town Hall now, and the word "independent" in local politics has
lost its meaning. But among a Council mostly silent and sedate, Mr Huddleston
was not by any means the least useful member though he never aimed at anything
heroic. As chairman of the School Attendance Committee he, for a number of
years, discharged with diligence, duties that were not at all popular; and he was
always ready to undertake any similar work, where there was a great deal of
trouble without much applause. Mr Huddleston always took a keen interest in
politics, both imperial and local. Otherwise he did not appear much in public
affairs. He was a Churchman, for many years one of the congregation of Holy
Trinity Church, and in private life he was held in very high esteem by the whole
of his fellow-townsmen. It will be over 40 years since he came to Whitehaven
as an assistant to Mr Richard Whiteside, spirit merchant, who at that time
was in King Street, but afterwards went to 65, Market Place. For some time he
carried on business in the Newtown in a shop with a grocer's licence. Then he
succeeded Mr Whiteside at 65, Market Place, and subsequently also succeeded
the late Mr Joseph Porter in his licensed grocer's shop in the Market Place, and
then opened a third licensed place of business in high King Street. He was
understood to be about to retire from 6, Market Place, where he had lived for
many years. Mr Huddleston married Miss Forsyth, of Whitehaven, about 40 years
ago, and had a large family, all now grown up.
Mr. Whitaker Wright
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to do with the non-completion of the Bakerloo Line due to fraud by Mr. Whitaker
Wright's company, and his subsequent fleeing to America, etc. There are some
very interesting articles about this on the internet. - Carol]
West Cumberland Times
Saturday, August, 1903
MR. WHITAKER WRIGHT.
ARRIVAL IN LONDON.
On Wednesday morning Mr Whitaker Wright arrived at Liverpool by the
Oceanic in charge of detectives, and left for London. Mr. wright, who was
looking very well, apparently has increased in weight. During the passage he
walked about the saloon promenade, associating with his fellow passengers and
smoking cigars. This was continued until Monday, when, on nearing the Irish coast,
he suddenly became quite reserved and shut himself up in his cabin, refusing
to see anyone. There he remained until the Oceanic left Queenstown for
Mr Wright reached Euston Station, London, by the special boat train at
12.55. There was a large crowd awaiting his arrival, among those on the
platform being General Baden-Powell. Mr Wright stepped out of a first-class
carriage, accompanied by Detectives Willis and Philips, and walked coolly along the
platform. He looked well, although his beard was grey, and he was somewhat
more bowed than when last seen in London. He was taken to a railway omnibus
and driven to the city.
CHARGED AND REMANDED.
Mr Whitaker Wright appeared at the Guildhall shortly before three
o'clock on Wednesday afternoon and was formally charged with publishing a false
The defendant seemed perfectly cool and gazed calmly round the court
before taking a seat in the dock. Only formal evidence of arrest was given,
and he was remanded.
The magistrate allowed bail in £50,000, half of that sum on his own
STATEMENT BY MR WRIGHT
"The great mistake that I made," said Mr Wright to a representative of
the "Daily Mail" before he landed, "was in having too child-like confidence
in others, in being too trustful, especially in regard to the big operations
which brought down the company. In our exploration and mining operations we
were charged to carry on large operations in various parts of the world, and had
in many cases to put absolute trust in others. It was impossible for me to be
at both ends of the line. Therefore, when we were advised to purchase the
control of a given undertaking, on representations in regard to its condition,
and did so, and subsequently found that the company suffered a loss of nearly
half of its capital, and in trying to recover this loss in the following year,
notwithstanding all the precautions we took to be sure we were right, we were
In the second operation we took in our confidence certain operators in
the City of London, by whom we were also betrayed. We could even have
recovered from this heavy blow but for the financial and political conditions
prevailing at the time. From the outbreak of the Boer war onward depreciation in
the value of all securities, not only of a speculative but of an investment
character, set in; nothing could stem this tide of depreciation. There are cycles
of prosperity which lead to inflated values, and there are cycles of adverse
conditions which lead to depreciated values. You cannot possibly stop this
Weddings at Whitehaven
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Mr. John Gray Scott and Miss Hannah Burns were married on Tuesday, at
St. Nicholas' Church, Whitehaven. The bridegroom is the electrical engineer
in charge of the generating station at Croydon, and will be remembered as the
electrician who succeeded Mr. Mayson at Whitehaven, and who left Whitehaven to
go to Edinburgh. He is the third son of the late Mr J. Scott, Glasgow. The
bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Burns, Mountain View, Whitehaven,
the corresponding secretary of the Whitehaven District of Oddfellows. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev C.B.S. Gillings. The bride was given away by
her father. She was gracefully attired in a navy blue travelling dress, with
plack* picture hat. Miss E. Combe, Whitehaven, was bridesmaid; and Mr E.
Stiven, Whitehaven, borough surveyor, was the best man. The bride and bridegroom
left Whitehaven by the 10.20 a.m. train for a tour through Scotland on their
honeymoon. They received some very handsome and useful presents. Later in the
day the wedding party drove from Mountain View to Calder Abbey.
On wednesday morning Mr Joseph Sibson, of Woodbank, Whitehaven, and
Miss Fisher, only daughter of Mr J.I. Fisher, the Mayor of Whitehaven, were
married at the Wesleyan Church. This was a very pretty wedding, and there was a
large attendance at the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father. She
was dressed in white silk trimmed with embroidered chiffon, and wore a white
chiffon and silk hat. Miss Taylor, Solway View, was bridesmaid, and wore
French muslin with white tulle and floral hat; and a diamond and sapphire ring,
the gift of the bridegroom. Both bride and bridesmaid carried lovely shower
bouquets, the gifts of the bridegroom. The officiating clergymen were the Rev
R.J. Warded,** of New Brighton, assisted by the Rev F. Hilton, superintendent
minister. The rostrum was artistically decorated with flowers and plants. Mr
T.S. Lowrey presided at the organ, and played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" as
the bridal party left the church. The bride and bridegroom left by the 2.50
train for the Lake District. The bride wore for travelling a blue zibeline
cloth costume, with black and Tuscan picture hat.
*Looks like plack.
**Looks like Warded, but not sure