In the news


This page is dedicated to the News of Old those pieces that now on reading sound quite quirky taken from Newspapers,  Magazines and Books.  I have as always added the source.

In the News – snippets, taken from the Oswestry Advertizer that I found during my research.


16th March 1898 (3 articles)


Cottage Hospital – Fortnight ending March 12.  Donations:  Llanymynech Christmas Offertory. £1.10s; Conscience Money £3.3s.  Mrs Mostyn Owen, books and old linen; Lord Harlech, papers and rabbits.


Sleeping in Outbuiding – At the County Police Court on Monday, before R.G. Venables, Esq., Evan Jones and John Roberts, tramps were sentenced to ten days’ imprisonment for sleeping in an outbuilding at Morton on Saturday evening.  P.S. Wildsmith proved the case.


Christ Church Guild – On Thursday evening a debate on the influence of the daily press was opened by Mr. C.P. Gasquoine, of Shrewsbury, who proposed that the influence of the daily press was good.  Miss Minshall read an anonymous paper in support; of the motion.  Mr. Percy Phillips proposed as an amendment that the influence of the daily press is a mixed one for good and evil.  This was seconded by Mrs. Broughall.  Subsequent speakers were Mr. W.W. Coulson, Mr. W.K. Minshall, Mrs. T. Owen and Mr. G.W. Ferrington, and eventually the motion was carried in the amended form, that on the whole the influence of the daily press is for the good.  The Rev. J.J. Poynter presided.