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1902 ~ The Parish Magazine

                                    

Saint Martin’s Church, Ruislip
Parish Magazine

The dissemination of information relating to the Ruislip School through the Parish Magazine, and which had been so significant during the nineteenth century, gradually dropped away after the arrival of Revd William Gray.  In large part this may have been due to changes in management and funding resulting from the 1902 Education Act.  But it may also reflect the new Vicar’s perception of the role of the magazine. 

We included here the Ruislip festivities that marked Edward VII’s coronation.  This occurred during the summer holidays, and therefore was not remarked on by Ralph Youens in the Log Book.

   

June 14th 1902

List of Subscribers to Ruislip Schools

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

The Ecclesiastical Commissioners

3

0

0

 

Mr J. Browning

1

0

0

Mr. A. Helsham-Jones.

2

2

0

 

Mr. C. Abercrombie

2

0

0

Colonel F. Cox

5

0

0

 

Mr. J. Ewer

1

0

0

Mr. E. Hilliard

3

3

0

 

Mr. Jason Wilshin

1

0

0

Mr. Edwin Ewer

2

0

0

 

Mr. Augustus Woodman

 

10

0

Rev. W.A.G. Gray

3

0

0

 

Mr. H. Taylor

 

10

0

King’s College, Cambridge

10

0

0

 

Mr. C. Martin

 

10

0

Mrs. Bennett-Edwards

10

0

0

 

Mr. J.R. Cooper

2

2

0

R. H. Deane, Esq.

7

7

0

 

Mr. Clarke-Thornhill

2

0

0

H. V. Warrender, Esq.

5

0

0

 

Mr. H. J. Ewer

3

0

0

Miss E. Warrender

5

0

0

 

Mr. J.P. Pave

1

0

0

Mr. C.W. Millar

2

2

0

 

Mr. Henry Ewer

 

10

0

Mr. W. Morford

1

0

0

 

Miss Ewer

 

10

0

Mr. J. Boyle

4

0

0

 

Mr. F. Small

 

10

0

Mr. W. E. Vellacott

5

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

£83

16

0

Mr. Bluhm’s subscription £1 10s. 6d. was received too late to be included in the account.  

   

July 1902  

Ruislip Church of England School
Statement of Accounts For The Year ending May 31st, 1902  

Income

 

 

 

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

Balance in hand

28

7

3

 

Salaries of principal Teacher

98

0

0

Aid Grant from Board of Education

50

0

0

 

Salaries of Assistants

173

1

8

Annual Grant

131

19

0

 

Books and Stationery

16

4

1

Fee Grant

65

5

0

 

Apparatus and Furniture

22

9

3

Voluntary Contributions of

 

 

 

 

Fuel, Light and Cleaning

37

14

2

   Private Individuals

70

16

0

 

Rates, Taxes, and Insurance

1

17

6

   Societies

13

0

0

 

Contributions under the Superannuation Act deducted from the grants

3

0

0

Payments for se of Rooms

2

8

0

 

Diocesan Inspection, &c

1

3

6

 

 

 

 

 

Balance in hand

8

5

1

 

£361

15

3

 

 

£361

15

3

 

Examined, compared with Vouchers and found correct, H. W. Woodbridge, Auditor
William A. G. Gray, Hon. Treasurer

      

August 1902

The School closed for the summer holidays on July 12th and will re-open again on Monday, August 18th, an extra week’s holiday being granted in deference to the expressed wish of the King.  

Ruislip School. – We have received the Report of His Majesty’s Inspector on our school, which is of a satisfactory nature.  The Managers congratulate Mr. Youens and the staff of teachers on having obtained again the highest grants in both the upper and Infants’ Department for all subjects undertaken.  The grant this year amounts to £127 18s., which, however, is not nearly so high as it ought to be, when we consider the number of children on the books.  The irregularity of the attendance accounts for the smallness of the grant.  It really is most ungrateful of the parents, who are getting their children well educated, free of all charge, not to take the trouble to send their children to school regularly.  We now give all parents fair warning that any irregularity of attendance will be reported to the School Attendance Committee, and the parents will be brought before the magistrates for their neglect.  

     

September 1902

The Coronation of His Majesty, King Edward the Seventh

On Saturday, August 9th, Ruislip was en fête to celebrate the recovery to health of His Majesty, the King, and his Coronation, together with his Gracious Consort, Queen Alexandra, in Westminster Abbey.  The proceedings commenced with the assembling of the children at the schools, whence they marched, preceded by the Band of the 5th V.B. Middlesex Regiment, at 1.45 p.m., to field kindly lent by Mr. H.J. Ewer, of the Manor Farm, where they sang the National Anthem.  The Sports Committee had arranged an excellent programme for both children and adults, and the races were at once started, and were continued at short intervals throughout the afternoon.  A list of the races and winners will be found below.  The refreshments were served in a spacious marquee, kindly lent by Mr. W. Morford, and were served in relays from 3 to 7 p.m.  A substantial tea being provided for the children under 14 years – a meat tea for all children above that age, and the adult parishioners.  The meat, cakes and tea were most kindly provided by Mr. W. Morford, and all the meat and hams cooked at his establishment.  All the provisions were of an unusually good quality, and were much appreciated by all who partook of them.  Through the kind generosity of Miss Eleanor Warrender a barrel of ginger beer was provided for the children, and Messrs. Benskin and Salter each gave a barrel of beer for the adults.  

(Credits follow… )

After the tea, 400 Coronation Mugs were kindly distributed to the school children under 14, by Mrs H.J. Ewer, of the Manor Farm, and the prizes to the winners of the sports, by Mrs Gray.  Dancing was then indulged in till 9 o’clock to the strains of the Band, who had previously played a selection of music throughout the afternoon.  

When everyone worked so hard, and with such good will, to make everything pass off well and happily, it would be invidious to particularize any special names.  A heart felt vote of thanks is now offered to every one, who, in any way helped to make the Ruislip celebration a success, and we hope that a happy recollection of the day will linger long in the memories of those, especially the young ones, who partook of its enjoyment.  

      

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