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November 1906 - Choir Excursion and Sunday School Treat

Badsey with Aldington & Wickhamford Parochial Magazine
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The members of the Badsey Choir went to Tewkesbury on September 19th for their annual outing. The party arrived at Tewkesbury by an early train, and spent the morning in exploring the old Abbey Church, where the Vicar and Mr. Binyon took some very successful photographs. An excellent dinner at the Victoria Restaurant recruited the flagging powers of the excursionists, and prepared them for the labours of the afternoon, which was devoted to a river trip to Wainlode Hill, a popular resort about 8 miles down the Severn. Tea awaited the party on their return to Tewkesbury, and, an early start being made for home, Evesham was reached about half-past eight, after a thoroughly enjoyable day.


On Saturday, September 22nd, the Vicar gave his annual tea to the Sunday Scholars. As it was rather late in the season for an al fresco meal tea was provided in the Parish Room. Mr. Sadler, with his usual kindness, gave up the House Ground to the youngsters for the afternoon. A cricket match between two teams, captained respectively by the Vicar and Mr. Binyon, was reported as resulting in a win for the Vicar's eleven, but the alleged victory appears to have due to Mr. Binyon's unselfishness in omitting to include the score of one of his "men." The best scores were made by T. Keen and W. Barnard, both of whom show much promise.

In the sports which succeeded tea the following were the prize winners':

  • Girls over 11 - Helen Agg 1, Lena Crisp 2.
  • Girls under 11 - Rose Brewer 1, Mary Jelfs 2.
  • Infants (girls) - M. March 1, D. Agg 2, H.Grove 3. 
  • Boys over 11 - F. Jelfs 1, W. Wilkins 2.
  • Boys under 11 - H. Marshall 1, W. Barnard (scratch 2.)
  • Infants (boys) - G.B.P. Hartwell 1, E. Wilkins 2, Eric Jelfs 3
  • The Tug of War between the boys and girls resulted as usual in an easy victory for the latter.

The prizes were distributed by Dr. Latimer Green of Stratford on Avon.