Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A hundred years ago

March 28 1913: ON Easter Monday, the Trinity Hall Lads’ Brigade, with the band mustering 100 strong, paraded at headquarters

March 28 1913: ON Easter Monday, the Trinity Hall Lads’ Brigade, with the band mustering 100 strong, paraded at headquarters under the command of Capt G W Piper before marching to Bix Common. At the bottom of Fair Mile, the company divided, one half proceeding by the old Bix road, while the other used the Oxford road. When the parties joined at Bix Common, they took part in skirmishes and other operations of a bellicose nature. Members of the band, enrolled for the time being as Red Cross workers, rendered useful service in picking up the “wounded”.

Watlington boy scouts gave their entertainment in the Lettuce Hall on Tuesday evening. The attendance was very good and the programme was varied, consisting of choruses, solos, dialogues, two farces and a sketch. The lads knew their respective parts and gave pleasure to the audience.

Fine weather favoured the annual Greys pigeon shoot which took place on Easter Monday in the meadow kindly lent for the occasion by F W Wood. There was a record attendance of nearly 400 spectators and some capital shooting was witnessed. The Challenge Cup, given by Sir Miles Stapleton, has come to Greys for the first time, being won by Mr J Clacy.

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