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Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 8 April 1910 p8, “Lost His Name”
The following cases were heard at the Cambs. Divisional Petty Sessions at the Shirehall on Saturday, before Col. Hurrell (in the chair). Mr W. W. Clear, Mr J. Lambert, Mr A. Mac-Arthur. Mr W. A. Macfarlane Grieve and Mr E. H. Thornhill. Reuben Poulter (30), mail cart driver, of Elsworth, was summoned for driving a mail van without a light at Dry Drayton on March 25th. —The parish constable of Dry Drayton, Mr Wm. Hannibal, in proving the case, said he asked the defendant for his name. Defendant said, "I’ve lost it,” and witness said he thought he could find it. —Defendant contended he had a light, but that his rug had slipped over the lamp.—He was fined 2s 6d and costs.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 10 June 1910 p7 Cattle straying on the highway
The following cases were heard at the Cambs. Divisional Petty Sessions on Saturday, before Professor Liveing (in the chair). Canon Pemberton, Mr. W. A. Macfarlane Grieve. Mr. A. P. Humphry, Mr. W. W. Clear, Mr. E. Parish, Mr. H. G. Ivy, Mr. H. H. Wiles, Mr. J. Lambert, Mr. .T. H. S. McArthur and Mr. A. S. Campkin also adjudicated in the case in the Children’s Court. Cattle Straying on the Highway. Alfred Parcell (50), publican. Five Bells, Dry Drayton, was summoned for allowing 12 horses and three cows to stray on the highway at Dry Drayton on May 29th.—Defendant pleaded guilty. P.C. Jaggard stated that on the Sunday mentioned, he saw the animals which gave rise to the complaint straying near the Longstanton-road on Huntingdon-road. Defendant, who had been up several times for allowing cattle to stray, and once for cruelty, was fined 30s. and costs.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 10 June 1910 p1. Sale
Dry Drayton, Cambs. All that Valuable Freehold Property, Comprising brick, tiled and slated messuage formerly known as the "Queens Head" Dry Drayton, with the outbuildings. orchard, and grass, and three cottages adjoining, the whole containing la. 21p. (more or less), and now in the occupation of Mr. Thompson and others, which Messrs C. E. Gray and Son are instructed to sell by auction, in the Club Room of the Premises, formerly the Queen’s Head, Dry Drayton, On Friday June 17th, 1910, At Seven o’clock in the Evening precisely, subject to such conditions of sale as may then be produced. Further Particulars of Messrs. Eaden, Spearing Haynes, Solicitors. 15, Sidney Street, Cambridge, or of C. E. Gray & Son. Auctioneers, 29. St. Andrew's Street. Cambridge.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 5 August 1910 p6 Inquest on a child
Baby's sudden death. Doctor's Advice at a Dry Drayton Inquest. On Friday evening Deputy Coroner (Mr. A. Wright) held an inquest upon the body of Adolphus Chrisanto Francesco Pedro Hammond, the three month old child of Gertrude Hammond of Dry Drayton. The child died on Thursday morning, having appeared to be in the usual health on the previous evening. Mr. Buttress was chosen foreman of the jury. Supt. Allen represented the police. and lnspector McCulloch watched the case on behalf of the N.S.P.C.C. The mother of deceased said that the child was born on April 29th. It was rather weakly the first month of its life, and was under the doctor's hands. Afterwards it seemed to get better. On Wednesday night the child was put to bed and seemed as well usual. She fed it at three in the morning, and again at 6.40. She got up at eight, and went down to get her own breakfast, noticing nothing wrong with the child then, but when she came back he was dead. She left the bottle with the child at seven. He slept in a box at the side of her bed. Supt. Allen; How did you feed the child? Gave him Quaker oats, new milk and sometimes even flour. Dr. Lloyd Jones; I believe you have had a cold lately?— Yes. Dr. Lloyd Jones, of Cambridge, said that he made a post mortem examination of the deceased, and found the body well nourished. Death was due to broncho pneumonia, which would be brought about through a cold which the child might have contracted from the mother. The Coroner: Would there be any signs of the illness the day before?— Not necessarily. Very likely the child died in a convulsion. Its illness had nothing do with vaccination?—Nothing whatever. Supt.. Allen: you consider that the food given was suitable?— No. A child under the age of six months should have nothing but milk. The Coroner: But the improper feeding would have nothing to do with the cause of death?— No. Dr. Jas. Malcolm, of Willingham, said he attended the child at its birth, he gave the mother instructions as to feeding it. He told her to give it nothing but milk. It got on better after a time. On July 22nd he attended as public vaccinator, and vaccinated the child. It was perfectly healthy, and quite fit to be vaccinated; on the same day he vaccinated five other children, and these were all perfectly well. The lymph was weak, and in the case of the deceased the vaccination did not take at all. In the case of the other children it only took in one or two places. He received a wire on Thursday morning stating that the child was dead. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 5 August 1910 p6 Straying Horses
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions. Saturday, before Lieut.-Col. Hurrell in the chair), Mr.J. O.Vinter, Mr. H.H.Wiles, Mr. G.R.C.Foster, Mr. W. Macfarlane Grieve, Mr J. Lambert, and Mr. W. W. Clear. Straying Horses. Alfred Parnell, publican, the Five Bells, Dry Drayton, was summoned for allowing seven horses to stray on the highway at Dry Drayton, on July 21th. —Defendant pleaded guilty. P.C.Jaggard said he found the horses straying on the highway, and they remained there about half an hour unattended. Defendant called his man. who said he was in a public house close by watching the animals. Eight previous convictions were proved by Supt. Allen against defendant —three for cruelty, and five for allowing cattle to stray—and he was now fined 30s. and costs 7s 6d.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 2 September 1910 p6 cycle theft
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions. Saturday. Theft of a Cycle. James Alfred Flynn, labourer, late of the Five Bells Dry Drayton, was charged with stealing a bicycle. value £6 the property of Alfred Parcell at Dry Drayton, on August 25th. PC Chappell said he arrested prisoner the previous day on the road leading from Oakington to the Five Bells. He said. "I am glad you have got me.” On the way to the police station he said. " I should not have taken it, only I had had a row with the son.” At the request of Supt. Webb, prisoner was remanded for a week.

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 9 September 1910 p6 Stolen cycle
Dry Drayton Labourer's Bad Record. James Alfred Flynn (21), labourer, late of the Five Bells, Dry Drayton, was charged on remand at the Cambs Divisional Court on Saturday morning with stealing, on August 25th, at Dry Drayton, a cycle, valued at £4 10s., the property of Percy Andrew Pilgrim. The magistrates present were: Professor Liveing (in the chair). Canon Pemberton, Messrs H. H. Willis, W. W. Clear, W. A. MacFarlane Grieve and D. Munsey. Mr Pilgrim said he was cycle agent at Fenstanton. On August 23rd he let the cycle produced to a Mr Wm. Stafford. He next saw it on Sunday at the Chesterton Police Station. He valued the cycle at £4 10s. Mr Wm. Stafford, Hills-road, Cambridge, manager of the Dye Works, St. Ives, said that on August 23rd he hired the cycle (produced) from Mr Pilgrim, He had a puncture, and left the machine at the Five Bells, Dry Drayton. He called for it on the 25th, and did not see it again until last Sunday at the police station. Witness had not given prisoner authority to take the cycle away from the inn. Wm. John Parcell, labourer, living at the Five Bells, stated that Stafford left the cycle in his charge, and he put it in the shed. Prisoner was employed at the inn. Witness missed the machine on August. 25th. and prisoner had gone too. Flynn had no authority to take the cycle. Prisoner pleaded guilty. He said he had a row with one of the sons, and as a consequence went off, taking the cycle with him. Supt. Webb proved previous convictions against the prisoner. In June 1906 at North London Police Court, he was bound over for stealing money; in 1907, at the same court, he was sentenced to six weeks in the second division for embezzling 11s 9d; at Chesterton last year he received one month's hard labour for stealing a bicycle. When released he went back to the Salvation Army in London. He left the Army for no reason at all and came into the country as he did not want to be a burden on his father. Prisoner was now sentenced to two months imprisonment in the third division.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 18 November 1910 p5 Education
[ In a report on the meeting of the Cambs Education Committee] Col. Hurrell asked if a letter had been received from the ratepayers of Dry Drayton, objecting to the payment of 3/16ths of the cost of this school. He understood that they had a great objection to this payment, as they had already had to add to their own school, which was now large enough to take all their own children. He thought that under the circumstances it was rather hard on this parish to be charged for the maintenance of another school. Councillor Orlebar said a letter had been received from the Chairman of the Parish Council, saying that the Parish Council refused to nominate a representative to attend a meeting of representatives of Parish Councils to appoint managers. Colonel Hurrell suggested that the Dry Drayton matter Is referred back for special consideration by the sub committee, and this was agreed to, it being further resolved, on the motion of Councillor Orlebar, seconded by Major Stanley, that Col.Hurrell be added to the sub-committee for this purpose. In reply to Major Stanley, Mr. Austin Keen (Education Secretary) stated that the Childerley Gate School had been opened and children were attending it. The proceedings of the subcommittee, as amended, were then adopted.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 2 December 1910 p2, licensing
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions - licenses transferred. Full transfer granted for the license of Five Bells Dry Drayton to from Alfred Parnell to John Spriggs.

 

Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 10 March 1911 p1 Rector's servant looking for new position
Handyman (married) requires situation as gardener of engineer, Apply, Rector Dry Drayton, Cambridge

Somerset Standard - Friday 2 June 1911 p7 T.F.Hooley wins prizes
Report on the Bath and West Show at Cardiff. Large black pigs although few in number were good in quality. Mr T.F.Hooley of Dry Drayton took off three firsts. (also mentioned as a prize winner at the Norfolk Royal Show)

 

Field - Saturday 10 June 1911 p104 Dog breeder
Sporting dogs. Retrievers. The property of Bernard A.E.Buttress, Craft Hill, Dry Drayton. Flat coated bitch puppy 8 months old, Champion Horton Rector grandparents on both sides, very tractable and will be easy to break, parents both excellent workers, over distemper.

 

Northampton Chronicle and Echo - Tuesday 12 September 1911 p1 Mr Hooley Jnr Bankruptcy

MR. HOOLEY. JUNIOR, In the Bankruptcy Court. At the London Bankruptcy Court, on Monday, the first meeting was held of the creditors of Mr. Terah Franklin Hooley, of Papworth Everard and Dry Drayton, Cambs, farmer. The debtor attributed his position to his having lent money to his father, Mr. E. T. Hooley, and signing accommodation bills at his request. He returns his total liabilities at £122533 of which £17.666 is expected to rank, against net assets valued at £8826. The deficiency is explained by liabilities incurred in connection with the purchase and sale of estates and other dealings with his father, amounting to £15,991. The debtor. now aged 29. began cattle dealing about eight years ago, and commenced farming four years ago. He has sometimes with his knowledge and sometimes without, but which he has tacitly or otherwise subsequently confirmed, been concerned with his father in ventures in connection with land purchases and sales for the last two years. He states that it was only six months ago that he knew he was held liable for moneys and damages and costs in connection with several of these ventures, for which he has had no consideration whatever and that in several he has repudiated liability. Proofs to the amount of £68,498 were dealt with by the Chairman and on the application of Mr Hunt, solicitor for the debtor, the meeting was adjourned for a month to enable a composition of 7s6d in the pound to be submitted to the creditors.

 

Westminster Gazette - Monday 9 October 1911 p9 Affairs of Mr T.F.Hooley
SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT APPROVED. At the Bankruptcy Court to-day the creditors considered a scheme of arrangement under a receiving order made last July against Mr. Terah Franklin Hooley, Papworth Everard, and Dry Drayton, Cambs, farmer. The debtor, who is a son of Mr. E. T. Hooley, gives as a cause of his failure lending money to and signing accommodation bills at the request of his father. The accounts filed on the debtor's behalf showed total liabilities £122,533, of which only about £l8,OOO was treated as unsecured and available to come in under the scheme, which provides for the payment of a composition of 7s. 6d. in the £ by instalments. Proofs to the amount of nearly £70.000 were dealt with by the Official Receiver, who pointed out that the debtor's estimate of the ranking liabilities might he considerably exceeded, and the scheme would not be approved by the Court until adequate security had been lodged for the payment of the composition and the costs of the proceedings. Upon a vote being taken the Official Receiver declared that the scheme had been accepted be a majority of creditors, both in number and amount.

 

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 29 March 1912 p4 Sale, Scotland Farm
Scotland Farm, Dry Drayton, Cambs. About 6 miles from Cambridge on the St Neots Road and four miles from Oakington Station on the St Ives Branch GER. Important sale of highly valuable live and dead farming stock. comprising:
22 horses
84 head of cattle including 70 3 year old steers
160 sheep
28 large black pedigree pigs
Cultivating and threshing tackle (all of which are nearly new) consisting of four 14hp compound traction engines by Fowler
2 cultivators, 2 ploughs, 3 vans, 4 water carts, 2 force pumps
7hp traction engine by Fowler
2 threshing drums by Marshall
Elevator by Cooke
2 chaff cutters by Maynard and Innes
Seed huller by Stanford and the agricultural implements, nine large stacks of corn and about 60 tons of Mangolds &c
Messrs Chalk have received instructions from W.Nicholson Esq, Trustee of the Estate of T.,F.Hooley, in bankruptcy to sell the above by auction on the premises on Friday April 12 1912 commencing at 10.30 punctually. Luncheon will be provided at 2s per head. Catalogues may be obtained of W.Nicholson Esq (Messrs Beecroft Sons and Nicholson) 12 Wood Street, Cheapside E.C. or of the Auctioneers 11 Alexandra Street Cambridge and Linton.

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 3 May 1912 p4 Farm sale
Friday next "The Rectory Farm" Dry Drayton, Cambs.
Unreserved sale of the whole of the live and dead farming stock of the above farm comprising 7 horses, 21 head of cattle, flock of Hampshire Downs, in all 149 sheep and lambs, 14 pigs, poultry, together with all the agricultural implements by Messrs A.M.Robinson and Son on Friday May 10th 1912 at 11 o'clock precisely by order of Mr Topham who is retiring from business. Luncheon returned to purchasers of £2. Catalogues may be obtained of the Auctioneers Head Offices next Corn Exchange, Cambridge.

 

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 17 May 1912 p4 Cottages for sale
Dry Drayton and Elsworth, Cambs, sale of valuable freehold cottage property comprising in Dry Drayton eight cottages newly erected brick built and slated with outhouses and good gardens situate in the village 5 are in the occupation of Messrs W Huddlestone, T Huddlestone, C Martin, F.Blunt, and W Durrant respectively, one being empty and two occupied by Messrs Wright and W Dell respectively. Messrs Chalk are instructed to sell the foregoing property by auction, in lots at the Lion Hotel Petty Cury, Cambridge on Saturday June 1st 1912 at 4.30

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 31 May 1912 p4. Teacher vacancy
Cambridgeshire Education Committee. Supplemen Asst Mistresses are required for the Dry Drayton Par. Elsworth and Little Eversden Ch School. Forms of application with full particulars as to salary &c may be obtained of Austin Keen MA, County Education Secretary, Cambridge

Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 27 June 1912 p5 E. T. Hooley’s son, bankruptcy
E. T. Hooley’s son. Application for discharge refused.
At Cambridge County Court yesterday, Judge Wheeler gave his decision in the application of Mr. Terah Franklin Hooley, until some months ago farmer at Dry Drayton and Papworth Everard, for his discharge from bankruptcy. His Honour concurred with the Official Receiver that the debtor contracted debts without reasonable expectation of being able to pay them, and that he had brought on or contributed to his bankruptcy by rash and hazardous speculation and by culpable negligence of his business affairs. Debtor was induced, it was alleged, by his father, to enter into vast speculations upon land. Debtor's father was bankrupt, and was in prison. The son was made bankrupt on his own petition, and at that time had no fewer than fourteen other actions pending. According to the Official Receiver proofs actually lodged amounted to £92,276 6s. l1d., and there was possible contingent liability of £113,120 4s. l1d. Previously the assets were estimated to produce 1s.9d. in the pound, but they were now estimated at 2s.6d. He commented on the fact that the trustee and bankrupt were represented by the same solicitor. That was most undesirable and unfortunate, and a most unusual proceeding. He refused debtor’s discharge absolutely. As to a young man like the debtor falling under the domination of his speculative father, he must say that such a young man, who signed various documents as mere forms, attaching no importance to the disastrous consequences they might have, was not one he could let loose on society at the present moment. He had always felt that it was possible to make enormous profits upon those transactions, and he felt that that was just as much an actuating motive in debtor, as the filial piety which had been alluded to.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Saturday 17 August 1912 p8 Hooley Bankruptcy
Order made on application for discharge. Re Terah F Hooley of Papworth Everard and Dry Drayton Cambridgeshire, farmer, discharge refused on the ground of bankrupt's assets not being of a value equal to 10s in the pound on the amount of his unsecured liabilities.

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 1 November 1912 p6, drunken publican
William George Brooks (44) licensed victualler of the Three Horseshoes Dry Drayton was summoned for having been drunk on his premises on Oct 23rd. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 10s and costs.

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 8 November 1912 p6 Drunkenness
Fredk. Wilson 45 of 1 Lawrence Yard, Gloucester St Cambridge, labourer was fined 10s for having been drunk and disorderly at Dry Drayton on 26th October. John Spriggs 44 of the Five Bells Inn Dry Drayton was fined £1 for having allowed drunkenness on his premises on Oct 26th

Western Times - Friday 13 December 1912 p4 Pony stallion
Dartmoor Pony Stallion, brown, rising 5; the only one registered sound and suitable for breeding by Board of Agriculture 1912. Passed again for next season. £20. Buttress, Dry Drayton, Cambridge

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 3 January 1913 p10. Share out Club
DRY DRAYTON. Share-Out Club. The members of the Black Horse Share-out Club met on Wednesday last, when each member received the sum of £l 2s. 6d. Christmas Cheer. On Christmas Eve the Rev. R. Winkfield distributed to most of the inhabitants a joint of meat and packet of tea as Christmas gifts.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 10 January 1913 p10
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions, Saturday.—Before Dr. Liveing (in the chair), Prof Kenny. Mr. J. O. Vinter, Mr. E. H. Thornhill, W. A. McFarlane Greeve and Col. Tebbutt. Drink or Trouble? Alfred Parcel (60), farmer, of Dry Drayton, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart, at Dry Drayton, on December 31st. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Sergt. Pallant said at 11.30 p.m. December 31st he was duty at Dry Drayton with P.C. Jaggard, when they saw Parcel sitting in a cart round a corner in a dangerous position. He was asleep, and witness had the opinion that he was drunk. and instructed P.C. Jaggard to lead the horse for about half a mile, and when he had done so defendant woke up, but he was not in a fit state to drive the horse, as he reeled from side to side.—P.C. Jaggard corroborated. Defendant said he was not drunk, but he had had a lot of trouble. He had not had a drop to drink since he left Toft at six o'clock. Fined 10s. and costs, 15s. in all.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 10 January 1913 p10. Lecture on Canada
A lecture on Canada, illustrated by lantern views, was given in the schoolroom Wednesday evening. There was a good number present, and the lecture was much enjoyed.
Choir Supper.—On Wednesday last the members of the church choir were entertained to supper at the vicarage by the Rev. R. Winkfield. After supper a most enjoyable time was spent. Thanks were passed to the Vicar at the close for his hospitality.
Social.—A social was held in the schoolroom on Thursday last, when there was a large number present. The programme included songs, dances and games, whilst Mr Charles Annable delighted the audience with his recitations. The accompanists at the piano were Miss Reeve and Mr C. Annable. Refreshments were provided during the evening.
Primitive Methodist Chapel.—The scholars attending the Sunday School held their annual Christmas treat on Monday. Tea was provided for them in the chapel, and afterwards came the prizegiving, awards being presented to the children by Mr Edwards, Cambridge, who spoke a few encouraging words to each one. Afterwards entertainment was given by the children, assisted by friends from Longstanton and Oakington. The programme consisted of recitations, songs and Mr J. Breens, Longstanton, gave a reading. Miss Chapman presided at the organ.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 24 January 1913 p8 Alleged Cruelty to a Horse.
Corn Merchant and Son Fined for Offence at Dry Drayton. At the Cambs. Divisional Police Court this morning, before Mr A. P. Humphry (in the "chair), W. Macfarlane-Grieve and Mr A.I.Tillyard. Vernon Arthur Doggett (27) labourer, 33, Madingley-road, and Wm. Doggett (50), corn merchant, of 24, Gloucester-street, were summoned for cruelty to a horse, the former for walking it whilst in an unfit condition, and the latter for causing it be so walked at Dry Drayton, on December 20th, 1912. Mr G.A. Wootten appeared for the defence, and Insp. Harry Hampshire, the newly-appointed officer of the R.S.P.C.A at Cambridge, prosecuted. George Girling, farm labourer, said on 20th December he was cycling on the Cambridge-road about 8.45 p.m. He noticed a horse on the road staggering and swaying. A man was leading it, but witness did not know who he was. It was a bright moonlight night, and when witness passed he heard the man hitting the horse on the ribs. He had seen the horse before, but it had never previously been in that condition. When it was hit it staggered. In his opinion it was not fit to travel. Cross-examined by Mr Wootten: There were two men with the horse, and one was on a bicycle. When witness saw the horse it was going at its own pace, and was about a mile from its stables. The horse was not frightened when it passed him. It appeared to him that the horse could not be got along without being beaten. Arthur King, horsekeeper for Mr W. C. Cole, Slate Hall Farm, said that on December 20th he was cycling back from Cambridge to his home at about 8.45 p.m. On the way he passed the two men with the horse, and the horse appeared to be knocked up, and was rolling about. It seemed as though it had difficulty in putting one foot before the other. The horse was about half a mile from the farm, and he did not think it was fit to travel. By Mr. Wootten: The horse was tired, and seemed as though it was not well. There was one bicycle with the horse. He did not see a man with a stick, and heard no bad language used. Daisy Parcell, residing with her parents at Dry Drayton, said she remembered December 20th. At eight o'clock that night Mr Doggett sent a horse home with two men. The horse was very exhausted, and in a sweaty condition. Witness was called to the road, and when the man saw her he said. "Is the boss in"? - She replied, "No." The night was moonlight, and the horse stood there exhausted. It was generally brisk up to the time the horse was hired, a fortnight ago. By Wootten: There was no white foam on the horse. It was in a sweaty condition, and it ought not have been like that after walking. It was about eight or nine years of age. By the Inspector: The distance from Gloucester-street to her home was over three miles. Ernest Wigeroft, a carter, employed by Mr Parcell, Dry Drayton, said he saw the horse when it was brought back the night of 20th December. It was wet through with sweat, and reeled. As regards its condition, it was only skin and bone. The horse was in fair working condition when it left his master's farm, witness fed the horse, and it ate its food ravenously, as if it had not had any food all day. The next morning, when witness went to the stable the horse was on the floor, and he could not get it up again. It died on Sunday about four o'clock. The allegation that he had beaten the horse was untrue. By Mr Wootten: He had had good experience of horses, and this was sound enough to work. Witness was of the opinion that the horse had been starved. Mr Charles Wm. Townsend, veterinary surgeon, residing at Longstanton, said he was called in to attend the horse on Sunday morning and he went about 10 o'clock. He found the horse lying down and unable get up. It was a dark brown shire gelding, aged. He examined the horse, and found it unable to rise and very much emaciated. It had a weak pulse and he considered the most humane thing was to have the horse slaughtered, but afterwards learned that it had died. Doggett was there, and he was asked if it had been worked in a cart five times a day with 26 cwt a mile and a half each way. On the following day witness made a post-mortem, and found the whole carcase emaciated. He could not find anything to account satisfactorily for death from the healthy appearance of all its organs. He attributed the cause of death to weakness and exhaustion following insufficient food and overwork. The horse ought not have been travelled. By Mr. Wootten: If the horse had not been overworked it would have been alive at the present time. The animal was not worn out, although it was from ten to twelve years old. Mr. Alfred Parcell, of Dry Drayton, a farmer, said early in December Doggett hired a horse of him. It was then in fairly good working condition. Witness saw the horse in the stable on Saturday, December 20th when it was lying on the floor of his stable. Insp. Hampshire also gave evidence to having seen the defendants with regard to the horse. Doggett, one of the defendants, on oath, said that the horse had been fed on the best food a horse could have. At the end of a fortnight it was returned. Witness went with it. It walked all right, and it did not roll about. Witness knew the horse before Parcell lent it to him and there was no difference in its condition. There was no truth in the statement that it rolled about, or that the witness swore at it and hit it over the head. Neither was it true that it could hardly get one foot before the otter. The horse was not sweating at all when witness arrived with it. If anything the horse was in better condition when it was returned than when witness first had it. He should think the horse was 18 or 19 years old. Insp. Hampshire: Do you know whether a man named Game was discharged from your father's employment for refusing to work this horse? Witness: No. If the man says he said that in your father's presence that is not true?— No. Alfred Game, St. Peters-street, said he was till recently working for Mr. Doggett. For a time he looked after and drove the horse that was lent to Mr. Doggett. He fed it well. It was a bit slow, and that was why he would not drive it. Insp. Hampshire: Didn't you say you were not going be "pinched" for working a horse like that? Witness: I said I would rather leave my work than get locked up. You are now back with Mr. Doggett - Yes. He has a new horse? —No. Re-examined by Mr. Wootten, witness said that he had twice passed Insp. Laird with the horse. What he said to Insp. Hampshire was that the horse was too slow, and he would rather someone else drive it than that he should. George Doggett, Gloucester-street, employed at Magdalene College, said that when Mr. Parcell brought the horse, witness asked him what was the matter with it, and he said it was not quite right. When the horse was being taken back they let the horse go at its own pace. It did not stagger, and was not sweating at the end the journey. The elder defendant also gave evidence. When the horse left the defendant's yard to be taken home the horse was in as good condition as when it went to him and was quite fit to travel. Mr. S. Bennett, veterinary surgeon, said that he went to Dry Drayton with a view to making a post mortem. He found the horse had gone, and that the intestines had been removed also. He then saw the horse at Mr. Jude's slaughterhouse. He examined the head minutely. There was fat in the neighbourhood of the eye that would not be there if the horse was emaciated as had been suggested. He should say that the horse had been fairly well fed. The fact that the horse ate ravenously on arrival was clear proof that it was not exhausted. It was quite obvious that the horse was worn out. Insp. Hampshire: Is the man who showed you the head here?—l don't know. Then I object to the evidence. There is no one to say that this was the head that was shown you. The magistrates decided to convict, the fines being £2 for William Doggett and 5s. for Vernon Doggett, the costs of witnesses being allowed. Mr. Wootten asked for time in which defendants could pay, but this was not allowed.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 14 February 1913 p9. Cambridgeshire Licensing.

Eight Houses Referred. Eight licences were referred on the ground of redundancy to the County Licensing Sessions at the Shirehall on Saturday morning. The magistrates were: Col. B. W. Hurrell (in the chair), Dr. Liveing, Mr. J. Macfarlane Grieve, Canon Pemberton Mr. W W. Clear, Mr. E. Parish, and Col Tebbutt.

Mr. Webb's (Chief Constable's) Report. The following report was presented to the magistrates:— County Constabulary Office, Cambridge. 5th February, 1913. Gentlemen, —I have the honour to submit returns showing that in the parishes the Division there are 112 fully-licensed houses, 33 beerhouses for consumption the premises, three for consumption off the premises, and one wine licence; total 149—39 less than last year; 31 houses were transferred to the Borough Cambridge by the Extension Order. Five houses were awarded compensation 1911, but as the compensation had not been paid at the date of my last report the licences were then in existence. The houses have since been closed. Two houses were granted compensation last year, but as the compensation will not be paid until the end of March they appear this year's return. There are also two registered clubs, two less than last year, two having been transferred to the Borough of Cambridge on April last. The population of the Division is now 20,619; this gives an average of 138 persons to each licensed house. Twenty-two licences were transferred, against 27 last year. Eleven persons were proceeded against for drunkenness, 10 of whom were convicted. In the previous year 15 persons were proceeded against and convicted. Seven applications for occasional licences were made, six were granted, one out of Petty Sessions. Four applications for extension of the hours of closing were made, one was granted and three refused. The following licence holders were proceeded against:

Herbert Flint, the Unicorn, Trumpington, was 9th March fined 10s. and 6s. 6d. costs for being found drunk on his licensed premises. On 10th April he was fined 20s. and 6d. costs for similar offence. has since left the house.

William George Brooks, of the Three Horse Shoes, Dry Drayton, was on 26th October fined 10s. and 6s. 6d. costs for being found drunk on his licensed premises. A new tenant took possession Saturday last.
John Spriggs. of the Five Bells, Dry Drayton, was 2nd November fined 20s and 24s. 6d. costs for permitting drunkenness to take place on his licensed premises.

The magistrates had given instructions that eight houses should be objected to on account of redundancy. These were: The Bed Lion, Cottenham (full licensed), Five Bells. Dry Drayton (full licensed), White Horse, Girton (beerhouse), Pemberton Arms. Harston (full licensed). Black Horse. Over (full licensed), Sow and Pigs, Over (beerhouse). Little Rose, (beerhouse), and the Black Lion, Willingham (full licensed).

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 28 February 1913 p12 Entertainment.

The members of the Band of Hope were recently entertained to tea, after which an enjoyable entertainment was given by the Childerley Gate Band of Hope. The programme consisted of recitations, dialogues, and sketches by Mr. and Mrs. Pratt, the Misses Pratt and Miss Simpson, and solos by Miss Dorothy Green. The chapel was crowded to overflowing, Mr. Smith being the chair. At the close, Mr. Rooke proposed a vote thanks to the contributors, and this was seconded by Mr. Curtis, and carried. Miss Green ably presided at the organ.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 28 February 1913 p12, Cambs Licensing Sessions.

Seven Houses Referred for Compensation- Tthe adjourned Licensing Sessions for the Cambridge Petty Sessional Division Saturday morning, the magistrates bad to consider the cases of the Black Horse, Over; the Pemberton Arms, Harston; the Little Rose, Swavesey; the Five Bells, Dry Drayton; the Sow and Pigs, Over; the Black Lion, Willingham ; the Red Lion, Cottenham; and the White Horse,

Five Bells, Dry Drayton. Supt. Webb said the trade of this was about a barrel week. There were 12 acres land attached but these were sub-let. The rateable value of the house was £14 net. The house was on the Huntingdon-road, nearly a mile from Dry Drayton, three miles from Cambridge and the Traveller's Rest was about two miles off and was a little over a mile from the King William. In November 1912, the tenant was fined for permitting drunkenness on licensed premises. Most of the trade of the house was roadside trade, and most of it was done on a Sunday morning, during closing time. Messrs. Jenkins and Jones' representative said they raised no objection to its being referred at one time because they considered it to be too far out of their area to allow of proper supervision. They had completed the sale of it to the Star Brewery Co. on condition that the licence was received. The trade for the past year was 80 barrels and 20 gallons spirits.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 21 March 1913 p8 Parish Council
At the Parish Meeting held in the schoolroom, Dry Drayton, the following persons were elected to the new Council: Messrs. William Berridge, Stephen Huddlestone, Robert Impey, David Shipp, Walter Silk, Richard Winkfield, and William Silk.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 2 May 1913 p9 Driver not in control of vehicle
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions. Saturday.—Before Lieut.-Col. Hurrell (in the the chair), Canon Pemberton, Mr. W. A. Macfarlane-Grieve, and Mr. W. W. Clear. Dry Drayton Farmer Fined. Alf Parcell (50), of Dry Drayton, farmer, pleaded guilty to being the driver of a horse and carriage and being in such a situation as not to have control over the horse, when on the highway at Comberton, on the 20th April. P.C. Payne said that at 11.20 p.m. he was on duty with P.C. Perkins at Comberton cross roads, and heard a horse and waggonette coming from Comberton Church towards the crossroads. He remarked to P.C. Perkins, as the vehicle came up, that there was no one in charge, and he proceeded to stop the horse. On looking inside the waggonette he found the defendant sitting on the bottom of the vehicle asleep. He woke him up, and the defendant subsequently admitted being asleep, and asked where he was. Defendant said he had been up for five nights with his "missus." who had been ill with influenza and bronchitis. He owned that he was "dozed off," and he was very sorry. Nobody knew the worry he had had lately. The Chairman: You have been here several times before. Deputy Chief Constabie W.V. Webb said the last time the defendant was before the Court was January last, for being drunk in charge. Defendant said he was not drunk. The Chairman said it was very dangerous driving about that way and defendant was liable to a heavy penalty. There was no excuse; he ought not to have gone out with the vehicle like that. Defendant: I ought to have had someone with me. The Chairman : You will be fined 10s. and costs. Defendant: I would like you to set the policeman to keep the foxes from my fowls. I lost six last week.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 9 May 1913 p2
Advertisement - Educational. Uncertd. Asst. Mistresses are required for the Dry Drayton School Applications to Austin Keen MA County Education Secretary.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 30 May 1913 p11.
An outdoor entertainment was given by the children of the Dry Drayton school on Friday. A number of parents were present. The children assembled on the play ground, each bearing a flag. The programme commenced with a recitation "Emblems of the Flag," by the infants, Connie Thompson representing England. The other items were recitation. "Four little soldier boys," four infants: "Downy duckling," by the infants; two little plays "Colours the Flag" and "Britons all," by the juniors; a sketch representing different nations by the elder scholars, and patriotic songs. Mrs. F. Walker accompanied at the harmonium, and Miss Battle and Miss Longland on the violin. After the singing of the National Anthem the Union Jack was saluted by those present. The children all carried out their parts exceedingly well.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 20 June 1913 p12 Funeral.
The funeral took place on Monday of Mr. John lmpey, one of Dry Drayton's oldest inhabitants who passed peacefully away at the age of 83. The mourners were his wife and Messrs. E. Impey, W. lmpey, M. Impey and L. Impey

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 4 July 1913 p10 Dry Drayton Farmer Fined
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions. Saturday. The cases were heard before Mr. W. W Clear (in the chair), Mr. A. P. Humphrey and Mr. H. H Wiles. Alfred Parcell. a farmer, of Dry Drayton, was summoned for not having proper control over a pony and cart at Lolworth on the 22nd inst., and also for driving without a light on the same date. —Defendant admitted these offences.—Sergt.J. Day said that on the night of Sunday last he was on duty on the Huntingdon-road, when he saw the defendant's pony and cart standing on the wrong side the road. Witness went up and found that defendant was asleep in the bottom of the cart. The officer drove the cart to defendant's home, and Parcel awoke and staggered across the yard. He was the worse for drink, and there was a bottle of beer in the cart. Defendant pleaded that he had a lamp, but the glass was broken. The officer has spoken the truth, and "shamed the devil," exclaimed the defendant. Supt. Webb said defendant had paid £16 4s in fines. The Bench said defendant would have to pay £2 for the first offence and £1 for driving without a light. They warned him he would be fined more heavily next time.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 11 July 1913 p3 Dry Drayton farmer fined
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions Saturday. Before Lieut.-Col. H. W.Hurrell (presiding). Mr. W. W. Clear, Mr. W. A. Grieve, Mr. H. H. Wiles and Mr. E. Thornhill. Asleep at Work. William Parcell, farmer, of Dry Drayton, pleaded not guilty to a charge of not having control over two horses and a waggon on the 27th ult. P.S. Woolsey stated that at 11 a.m., while on the Huntingdon-road at Girton, he saw defendant in a waggon drawn by two horses, fast asleep, and lying right back. Witness jumped off his cycle, got hold of the reins, and walked about 40 yards. He awoke defendant, and asked him how far he had travelled, and was told "not far." Defendant said that he was not asleep. He was sitting with his head down and his cap pulled over his eyes. —A fine of 5s. was imposed.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 25 July 1913 p8. Cambs Licensing. Fifteen Houses Referred for Compensation.
The principal meeting of the Compensation in connection with the Licensing (Consolidation Act. 1910. was held at the Shirehall. Cambridge, on Friday morning. The fifteen houses referred for compensation included the Five Bells. Dry Drayton full on license, John Spriggs tenant, Jenkins and Jones. Ltd. owners. No opposition was made in relation to this public house. The Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 14 November 1913 p10 recorded the compensation award for these premises, which was a total of £350. That was £1 for the tenant, John Spriggs, and £349 for the owners, Jenkin and Jones Ltd, Huntingdon.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 1 August 1913 p12. A Closed Church and Fruit Pickers' Tea.
On Sunday the church doors were closed all day. the Vicar having gone for his holidays and there being no one to take his place. It is many years since the church bells have not given forth their call to church.
Fruit Pickers' Tea.—The fruit picking season closed at Chivers' fruit farm. Dry Drayton, with a ham tea, which was served in a tent erected on the close. The company numbered 89. Excellent arrangements had been made by Mrs. Bailey, Miss Cook, and Mrs. Thompson, who were assisted Mrs. Anable, Mrs. Blunt, Miss G. Harper, Mrs. E. Impey, Mrs. T. Huddlestone, and Mrs. Arnold. After tea there were some races, and an amusing cricket match, Ladies v. Gentlemen. The men played lefthanded and used sticks in place of bats. After Mr. Walter Silk had taken a photo of the women in their fruit-picking bonnets, the company adjourned to the barn, where dancing was kept up for some time. An enjoyable day concluded with three cheers for Mr. J. Chivers, who kindly sent £1 towards expenses.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 1 August 1913 p9 Serious Farm Fire.
Buildings and Stock Destroyed at Dry Drayton. Labourer's narrow escape. Four hundred pounds' worth of damage was caused by a fire at Mr. Alfred Parcell's farm on the Huntingdon Road in the small hours of Sunday morning. Stables and sheds, stacks, live stock, and implements were burned, but the wind was fortunately in such a quarter that it blew the flames away from Mr. Parcell's bungalow, which escaped entirely. The damage is covered by insurance. The fire broke out shortly after midnight on Saturday in a shed where William Mean, one Mr. Parcell's men, was sleeping. How the stable got alight is a matter of conjecture only, but it is not suggested that it was anything but accidental. When Mean awoke he was surrounded by flames. He made his escape, and gave the alarm to Mr. Parcell and his family. The only water on the spot was a few pailfuls for domestic purposes, and the occupants of the house had to fetch water in a water cart from some little distance. By their persistent exertions they were able to save the bungalow, and one stable. Meantime the fire spread rapidly amongst the outbuildings and caught the stacks. The blaze was so great that policemen on duty many miles distant saw it, and immediately went to the spot. Sergeant Day, Longstanton, was first on the scene, and gave valuable assistance rescuing a number of pigs. He was followed by Sgt. Pallant and P.C. Evans (headquarters), who saw the fire while on duty at Grantchester, Insp. Chevill (Caxton), who saw the blaze from 14 miles off, Sergt. Lauder (Milton), P.C. Jaggard (Madingley), P.C. Richardson (Boxworth), P.C. Smith (Swavesey), P.C. Bell (Over), P.C. Carter. Chauffeur Charles J. Ripley, of 5. Marshall-road, Cambridge, had taken a passenger to Girton College, and, seeing the fire, went along the Huntingdon-road till he reached Mr. Parcell's farm, which is just the Cambridge side of the Five Bells, and in the parish of Dry Drayton. The arrival of the car was very opportune. P.C. Evans jumped in-- and drove back to Cambridge to fetch Supt Allen, who was on the scene by 1.50 a.m. The live stock that was destroyed included 109 fowls, two sows, two yelts, and eight small store pigs, while the following is a list of other things that were utterly destroyed: Straw stack, two haystacks, barn, stable, cartshed, herd's hut, mangolds, tares, peas, oats, chaff, linseed cake, tumbril cart, cake breaker, corn crusher, mangold cutter, eight sets of harness (large), five sets of pony harness, five sets of odd harness, and an organ. The blaze lasted some time after dawn, and the ruins were smouldering throughout Sunday. Many people cycled along the Huntingdon-road to see the damage that had been done. The Cambridge Fire Station was given the alarm, but as the Brigade were informed that there was no water near the spot, they did not turn out.

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 12 September 1913 p9. Locomotive owner fined
Caxton Petty Sessions, Friday. Before Sir J. J. Briscoe (in the chair), Major Stanley, Mr. F. Christmas and Mr. A. M. Briscoe. Locomotive Owner Fined. Mrs. Maud Hooley, Dry Drayton, was summoned at the instance of Inspector Chevill for being the owner of locomotive on the St. Neots highroad at Knapwell which was not in charge of three persons.—The Inspector proved the case, and defendant was fined 15s.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 17 October 1913 p12. Dry Drayton Reading Room
Reading Room. —For some time past the need of a reading room in the village has been felt by the young men. A disused Baptist Chapel has been regarded as a likely place for the purpose, and Mr. Walter Silk, the owner, having been approached, has agreed to let the chapel, promising to put it in proper repair. A meeting was held on Monday night to form a committee to go into the matter of entrance fees, etc. Mr. W. Berridge was voted to the chair, and among others present were Messrs. Walter Silk, D. Shipp, F. Thompson, William Silk and George Curtis. The Chairman observed that they had got plenty of support, and the Rector had promised to get some subscribers. He thought it would be an excellent thing if it could be carried through, but the appointment of officials, etc., would be deferred until a later date. Mr. George Curtis also spoke in high terms of the reading room, and said he was willing give 2s. per quarter towards it. A number of those present gave their names as willing to become members. The following were elected to act on the committee, who are to take the necessary steps to forward the scheme: Messrs. Thomas Melsher, S. Huddlestone, R. Hagger, George Curtis, sen., and E. Blunt.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 24 October 1913 p12. A fine marrow.
A Fine Marrow. Mr. Ted Huddlestone has this week cut a large marrow weighing 21lbs. It is 25ins. long and 31ins. round.
Parish Council. A meeting of the Parish Council was held in the Schoolroom on Friday, when there were present: The Rev. R.Winkfield (chairman), Messrs. W. Silk, W. Berridge, D. Ship, R. lmpey. S. Huddleston and W. M. Siik, with Mr. T. Thompson (Clerk). An estimate was given as to putting the old Baptist Chapel in repair to make it suitable for a reading room. The Rev R. Winkfield promised to bear the cost. £7 10s. An offer was made to the owner of £3 10s. a year, the owner to pay the rates. This was agreed to. and the room is to be opened as soon as the necessary alterations are completed.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 24 October 1913 p8. Poaching charge
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions, Saturday, before Col. Hurrell (in the chair), Mr. W. W. Clear, Canon Pemberton. Prof. Courtney Kenny, and Mr. E. H. Thornhill. James Lupson, labourer, of Dry Drayton, was summoned for being suspected of coming from land where he had been unlawfully in search of game, on October 12th. Defendant pleaded not guilty. P.C. Richardson said he saw defendant looking bulky. He searched him, and found some rabbits on him. Defendant said they belonged to his master. Walter Goodcliild said he saw defendant on Mr. Love's and Mr. Norman's land. Defendant said that Mr. Parcell gave him permission to go on his land to take the rabbits. He could bring witnesses if the magistrates would adjourn the case. The case was adjourned for a week for his witnesses to attend.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 31 October 1913 p12. Band of hope and evening classes.
Band of Hope.—The Band of Hope held its annual meeting on Wednesday, when Mr G. Rooke was re-elected Superintendent and Treasurer, and G. Curtis Secretary.
Evening Class. —The woodwork class, which was started on Monday, being held in the schoolroom through the kindness the Rev. R. Winkfield. The class meets every Monday and Wednesday evenings. The lessons are given by Mr. Longbang, of Dry Drayton.
Off to Australia. —On Monday night a hearty send-off was given at Mr. W. Impey's Black Horse to Sidney Stearn of Dry Drayton, who sailed in the S.S.Arnadale on Tuesday evening for Australia. The Cricket Club, of which Mr. Steam was member, subscribed together 8s. as a parting gift. The meeting closed with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 14 November 1913 p12. Mothers' Union
Mothers' Union —A meeting of the Mothers' Union was held at the Rectory on Tuesday. A short service was conducted in the church by the Rev. R. Winkfield. and the mothers then adjourned to the Rectory for tea. Afterwards a lady who has spent some time in China gave a very entertaining lecture on the customs and habits of its people.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 12 December 1913 p9. Assault case.
Divisional Petty Sessions. Saturday—Before Prof. G. D.Liveing (in the chair), Mr. E. H. Thornhill, Mr. W. W. Clear, Mr. E. Field, Mr. A. P. Humphrey, Mr. W. A. Macfarlane Grieve. Mr. E. Parish, Mr. H. Wiles, and Mr. J. H. S. Macarthur.
Assault at Dry Drayton. Horace Shipp (19) and Ernest Blunt (18), labourers, Dry Drayton, were summoned for assaulting Charles Wm. Lewis and Alfred Wm. Harper, Dry Drayton, on November 28th. Defendants pleaded guilty. Alfred William Harper, Dry Drayton, labourer, said he was walking down the street in Dry Drayton with a friend on the 28th when the defendants threw lumps of grass over the hedge at him. One sod of grass hit him in the right side. Lumps of grass were also thrown when he returned. Defendants accused the witness of throwing grass at them. Charles William Lewis, who was walking with the last witness, corroborated. Defendants were bound over in the sum of £5 to keep the peace for six months.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 12 December 1913 p12. Band of Hope
Band of Hope Concert. An enjoyable concert was given in the chapel on Thursday week by the Childerley Gate Band Hope. The chair was taken by Mr. Edwards, of Cambridge. The children gave some very interesting recitations, and there were also two laughable sketches, one Mr. Pratt, Mrs. Pratt, and Mr. Smith, on the effects of alcohol, and the other by Miss Simpson, Miss Green, and Miss Pratt, entitled "The Suffragette." The efforts of the Childerley Gate friends were highly appreciated by a crowded audience. A vote of thanks, proposed by Mr. Booke, seconded by Mr. G. Curtis, brought the evening to a close.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 9 January 1914 p10 Reading Room
The Reading Room was opened on New Years Eve for the use of the public, and a fairly large number of members joined. The Rev R Winkfield has been elected Treasurer and Mr B.Barker Secretary. The Committee consists of Messrs Webb, Silk, D.Ship, W Berridge, E.Blunt, T.Melcher, and H.Hacker. Several new members have joined since.
Funeral. The funeral took place at Dry Drayton Church on Tuesday last of Frank Harper, aged 17 years, who died after a short illness. The mourners were Mr and Mrs W.Harper (parents), A.Harper, M Impey, G.Harper, A.Harper, C.Harper, W.Haprer (brother and sister) W.Impey, A wreath was sent by the Dry Drayton Band of Hope of which the deceased was a prominent member.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 30 January 1914 p8 Funeral.
The funeral took place on Saturday of Mr W. Levitt Pratt of Dry Drayton, one of Drayton's oldest inhabitants, who passed away on 11th inst at the age of 80 years. The mourners were Mrs A Pratt (widow), Messrs M.Ship, A Gardiner, F.Male, I.Hankins, E.Anable, J.Pratt, P.Male, E.Hankins, and C.Anable. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Mr Walker, of Dry Drayton.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 13 March 1914 p6. “Scorching” at Girton.
John Rutherford Abdey, of Trinity Hall. Cambridge, was charged with driving a motor cycle at a speed dangerous to the public on the Huntingdon-road at Dry Drayton on February 24th. He pleaded not guilty. P.C. Evans said he saw the defendant pass the cross road, Girton, at 30 miles an hour. He appeared to be trying to catch the motorists in front. Defendant, it was stated, had been previously fined for riding to the public danger. A fine of £3 and costs was imposed.

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 20 March 1914 p6. "A Good Lot of Drink.”
Cambs Divisional Petty Sessions. Jacob Corn (22) labourer, of Dry Drayton, was summoned for using obscene language on the highway at Girton on March 7th.—Defendant did not appear. P.C. Woolsey proved the offence. Defendant was quarrelling with two other men, and was using very bad language. He had had a good lot of drink. Witness asked him his name and address, and he gave a wrong one. When witness saw him later he expressed his sorrow for having committed the offence. A fine of 5s including costs, was imposed.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 17 April 1914 p8. Church Social
A very successful church social was held in the schoolroom on Tuesday, about 60 people being present. The programme consisted of songs, recitations, dancing and a few games. Songs were sung by Messrs. E. Papworth, F. Walker, and C Anable, and recitations were given by Miss Norman and Mr. W. Anable. The proceeds, which amounted to £1, are to go to a fund tor a piano, which it is felt is greatly needed in the parish.

Entertainment —On Easter Monday, following tea. a very successful entertainment was given in the Primitive Methodist Chapel by members of the Longstanton choir. Mr. Wm. Doggett, of Oakington, presided, and the program included solos by Miss E. Chapman, Mr. Shephard, Miss Breems, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Doggett, duets by the Misses Nicholes, Miss Reems and Miss E. Chapman, Miss Breems and Mr Breems, a reading "The old Primitive Methodist gardener” by Mr Breems and recitation by Miss E. Chapman. The Misses Chapman and Miss Breems presided at organ.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 24 April 1914 p12 Parish Council.
The annual Parish Council meeting was held in the schoolroom on Thursday, when there were present: The Rev. R. Winkfield (chairman), Messrs. W. Silk, W Berridge, S Huddlestone, D. Shipp, R. Impey, and W. Silk, with the Clerk (Mr. C. J. Thompson). Messrs P. Papworth and A. W. Frohock were elected overseers. Mr. D. Shipp was appointed to look after the stiles and paths. A precept was served on the overseers for the sum of £5.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 1 May 1914 p11. Funeral.

The funeral took place on Saturday Mrs. Rooke, the wife of Mr. G.Rooke, of Dry Drayton, who died after long illness on Monday, the 20th inst. An impressive service in the Primitive Methodist Chapel was conducted by the Rev. Edwards, of Cambridge. The mourners were: G. Rooke, Mrs Rust, Mrs Bath, Miss A. Bath, Miss E.?, Miss L. Bath, Mrs Girling, Mr Breems, Mrs Jellings and Mrs Spinks. After the service in the churchyard, the friends sang "Abide with Me,” in accordance with a wish which had been expressed by the deceased. Wreaths were sent by Mrs C Simpson, Mrs Girling, Mrs L. Huddleston, Little Teddy, Miss Grave Harper, Mr and Mrs Curtis and family.
Entertainment.—A delightful entertainment was given in the schoolroom on Friday evening, the programme including pianoforte solos by Miss Longland, action songs and recitations by the children, and a cantata “Princess Tiny Tot.” The children had been well trained by Mrs. Longland. and acquitted themselves splendidly, all the items being greatly enjoyed by the audience. The dresses were extremely pretty, especially those of the little Japanese girls. "Grandmothers old" and "Good-night, Air.” were two other very popular pieces. Among those giving recitations were Doris, Dorothy and Edward Impey, Eunice Huddlestone, Irene Blunt, Janet Berridge, Sidney Marton, Edward Impey, Richard Brooks, and Al. Thompson. In the cantata "Princess Tiny Tot” the characters were taken as follows: Princess, F. Markham; mother Redcap. S. Huddlestone; Major Domo, W. Berridge; Jack and Jill, Harry and Hilda Ding; Bopeep, G. Berridge; Humpty Dumpty, S. Gilbert; Margery and Jack Daw. J. and M. Impey; Mistress Mary, Maud Gilbert; Baa, Baa. Black Sheep, Leslie Kidman; Little Boy Blue, Arnold Thompson: Little Maid, Pretty Maid. Nellie Hacker; Jack Horner. R.Impey; Mother Hubbard. M. Thompson; Miss Muffet, G. Revell: Buy-a- Broom, G. Thompson; Red Riding Hood, M. Galer.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 22 May 1914 p12. Cricket Match.
On Saturday last the Dry Drayton Cricket Club played a friendly match with Kingston, and won by 84 runs to 56. The scores for Drayton were; Huddlestone 8, R. Hacker 9, Nightingale 5, W. Fenson 23, D. Watts 2, Horace Impey 3, Shipp 0, Barker 22, W.Fenson and F. Barker are to be congratulated upon their good batting, they having between them scored 45 not out.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 5 June 1914 p11. Treat.
The annual Sunday School treat was held in the Rectory Garden on Ascension Day. The children attended a service in the church at 9 o'clock in the morning, as in former years. They assembled in the garden about 4 o’clock, and as the weather was fine they were able to have tea on the lawn. Afterwards they played games, sang songs in costume, and danced round the Maypole. Over 90 children were present, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The evening was brought to a close with a hearty vote of thanks and cheers to the Rector, followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 12 June 1914 p12. Anniversary.
The anniversary of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School was celebrated on Sunday, when Mr. A. J. Heed, of Longstanton, preached in the afternoon and evening. At the afternoon service the children gave some recitations, etc. On Monday evening, following a public tea. friends from Oakington gave an enjoyable entertainment, which was much appreciated. The programme included a duet by Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Clayton, and recitations by Mrs. Chapman, Mr. W. Doggett, Nellie Hacker, Leonard Impey, W. Watts, Gladys Watts and Teddy Huddlestone. Mr. Edwards, of Cambridge, presided, and gave an address during the evening. The collection was in aid of the Sunday School.
Death of Mrs Hankin. —The death occurred on the 5th inst. at the age of 62 of Mrs. Hankin, who had been ill for a long time. The funeral took place in the parish church on Tuesday. The mourners were Mr. George Hankin (husband), the Misses Nettie Hankin and Miss E Hankin (daughters), Messrs. E.Hankin, G. Hankin, S.Hankin and W. Hankin (sons). Miss M.Hankin (sister), Mr.E. Longstaff (brother), Mr. Goodwin, Miss Flo Brown, Miss Lily Hankin, Mr. F. Hankin, Mr. Bob Hacker, Mrs. Gaylor, and Mrs. Hacker. Among the many beautiful floral tributes were the following: From husband and children: Nettie and Bob; Sister and nephew; Sister Jane; Florrie; Mr. and Mrs. W.Hankin; Mrs. Reynolds; Mrs. H. Bailey; Mrs. Hacker; Mrs. C. Thompson; Mrs. T.Huddlestone; Mrs. J. Steam; Mrs. Blunt; Mrs. Gaylor; Miss G. Anable; Mr. and Mrs. W. Impey; Mrs. W. Pratt; Mrs. C. Anable. —Mr. G. Hankin and family wish to thank ail kind friends for their kind sympathy.
Death of Mr C.W.Thompson.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. C. W. Thompson, which occurred at the age of 23, on June 1st. The funeral took place on Thursday, June 4th, in the parish church. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Thompson (father and mother), Miss Kate Peppercorn (fiance.), William, Sidney, Albert and Chris, (brothers), Connie (sister), Mrs. White (aunt), Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. H. Bailey, Mrs C. Bailey, Mrs.Ward and Mrs. H. Taylor (friends). Amongst the many beautiful floral tributes were the following: In ever loving memory of our dear boy, father end mother; With fondest love and sympathy, his fiance, Kate: From Mrs England, grandmother and Auntie Nell; Mrs. Bailey; Miss. Ward; Mrs. J. Stearn; Uncle Arthur and Auntie Sue and cousins; Mr. and Mrs. Walter lmpey and a friend: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Huddlestone; Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Will; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Peppercorn and Charlie; Mrs. H. Radford: Mr. and Mrs. Blunt; Herbert and Winnie.—Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and family wish to thank all kind friends for the sincere sympathy shown in their sad bereavement.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 3 July 1914 p11. Cricket.
On Saturday last the Drayton C.C. Journeyed over to Lolworth to play that team, and won by 24 runs, the scores being ; Drayton 49, Lolworth 25.
The Storm.— During the severe thunderstorm on Wednesday a tree was struck by lightning, causing the bark to fly some distance. Much of the wheat was beaten down by the heavy rain. The fruit pickets had a rough time. A tent erected on Mr. Chivers' ground was only prevented from coming down by the help of women.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 10 July 1914 p12 Increased Wages.
Mr. Chivers, at his Dry Drayton farm, has been good enough to raise the men to 15s a week, an example that might well be followed by others to the advantage of the men.

The Feast . The feast was held this week, and it was the dullest one ever known, the only enlivening feature being the cricket match played on Tuesday between Drayton and Madingley, in which the visitors won.

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 31 July 1914 p12. Fruit picking.
Mr. Chivers' fruit pickers finished their season on Thursday week by spending an enjoyable day at Yarmouth.
Accidents: As Mr M. Impey, in the employment of Mr Brookes, of Childerley Hall, was carting some coal from Toft siding on Thursday week, he met with an accident. He was sitting on the shafts and fell, the wheel passing over his legs. Fortunately no bones were broken. Dr. King was in attendance and the man is progressing favourably. As Mr Kidman was gathering some plums on Friday morning he stepped upon a rotten branch, which broke, and he fell striking the top of a fence and he injured his side. He is progressing favourably. On Friday as Mr. G. Curtis was cycling up Madingley Avenue. his cycle skidded, and he was thrown heavily to the ground, severely injuring his shoulder.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 11 September 1914 p8 Oldest Inhabitant's death.
We regret to record the death E. Rogers, Dry Drayton’s oldest inhabitant, who passed away on September 3rd at the age of 76. The funeral took place in the parish churchyard on Saturday. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Thompson (nephew and niece) , Miss Aylett (friend) and Mr. William Silk.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 2 October 1914 p7. Harvest Festival
On Monday evening the friends from the Oakington and Longstanton Societies journeyed to Dry Drayton and rendered valuable service in connection with the harvest festival. Recitations were given by Mrs. W. Chapman and Mrs. A. Claydon, and solos, etc., by Mrs C. Doggett, Mrs. C. Smith, and the Misses E. Chapman, E. Breens, and Nicholas. The meeting was presided over by Mr.J Worboys, of Toft, and addresses were delivered by Mr. J. Breens, of Longstanton, and the Rev. John B. Hardy, of Cambridge. Miss E. Breens, of Longstanton, presided at the organ.

 

Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 27 November 1914 p8. Toadstools
Toadstools from a ceiling. In the upper part of the village last week there was observed a growth of toadstools from the ceiling of a kitchen. There were about a dozen full-grown toadstools and a great many young ones suspended from the plaster of the ceiling.
Fallen in the Fight. On Monday evening the church bells rang a muffled peal in memory of the brave soldiers and sailors who have lost their lives in the war. The ringers were: W. Blunt, J. Doggett, Harry Impey, F. Blunt, and P. Williams. The village has responded fairly well to the country’s call, but there are still a few strong, healthy young men left who might well enlist.

 

 

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