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January 1899 - The Bell Committee

Categories Badsey and Aldington
Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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A meeting of the Bell Committee was held on December 3rd, when Mr. A. H. Savory (the treasurer) presented a complete statement of accounts of the restoration of the bells. A balance of £15 15s. 7d. remained in hand after paying all expenses, and it was decided to carry this forward as a fund towards the proposed two new bells. A hearty vote of thanks was unanimously passed to Mr. Savory for his indefatigable labours as treasurer. It was also decided unanimously by the Committee to start a fund for a new clock, to be kept separately from the Bell Fund. There are now therefore two schemes before the parishioners:

(1) A fund for two new bells

(2) A fund for a new clock

Anyone who desires to do so can give a donation to either of the funds, or to both. Donations for the bells will be received at the Capital and Counties Bank, and donations for the clock at Lloyd's Bank, in Evesham. Mr. Savory and the Vicar are joint treasurers for both funds, and will gladly receive any donations, but it should be made quite clear for which fund the gift is intended. The Clock Fund has been started, because many parishioners have felt the need of a clock going again in the parish, and some have expressed a wish to give a donation towards it.