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Worfield Parish Magazine 1890

What a Godly man the vicar of Worfield sounds and as someone reading the magazine over 100 years on, how I would love to hear more about the goings on in the parish. His wife writes a piece on thrift which I can imagine must have gone down well with the hard-pressed parishioners and he constantly tells his people that they should send their children to Sunday School. The Harvest Festival service has been moved to a weekday to exclude visitors! John Hodgson Iles, Rector of Wolverhampton has died aged 64 Good attendance at school has meant that nearly all the money the parents have paid has been refunded. Pupil teachers were F.G. Lloyd,Edith Lloyd,C.W. Tarrant,Frances Thatcher. Thomas Adams has resigned as overseer of the parish and been replaced by George Broughall. George Reynolds is a lay representative. William Instone has been unwell for a month but is recovering.He hopes that his trade will do the same. Mrs Nicholas writes on thrift. Miss Gotley is leaving the infants school to take a post in Bristol. She followed Mary Steele. The Girls Friendly Society had a trip to Bridgnorth. About 200 sat down to tea in the Agricultural Hall. Mrs E. North, for many years a valued housekeeper at Davenport has died in Dublin. Edmund Henry Davenport’s death is recorded in the December edition. He was only 51

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