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Scrapbook from Ickenham (part 2)
These extracts are from a scrapbook given to me by one of my relatives; the scrapbook contains a lot of cutouts from papers of unknown origin. There are no clues to the paper and the only information is that some of the clips have a date above them. It will take a long time to OCR all of them - I will get there eventually!!!
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"I desire to give notice that on Sunday next the new hymn books will be used. Ladies can bring their babies to he christened at the afternoon service. Er—I may say that should any of the congregation not possess them, they can he obtained of the verger, price one shilling each ; extra strong, with red backs, eighteen pence."


Loss To North Harrow.

It is wish regret we announce the death of Mr. Richard William Sanders, of "Norlands," Pinner-road, Harrow, which occurred the early age of 37. Mr. Sanders was taken ill as recently as Sunday of last week and was conveyed to St. Thomas's Hospital, London, where he passed away on Tuesday of the same-week as a result of a recurrence of trouble caused through shrapnel wounds in the head received at the Battle of the Somme on September 15, 1916. Mr. Sanders served in the signalling section of the Bankers' Battalion of the City of London Royal Fusiliers. He joined the staff of the London and South Western Bank, afterwards amalgamated with Messrs. Barclays Bank Ltd., in 1910, and at his untimely death was assistant chief clerk at High-street, Hampstead Branch. Prior to this he had been on the staff at West Hendon, Willesden Green, and at the headquarter of the Bank at Fenchurch-street. He was a popular member of Pinner and Harrow Musical and Operatic Society, in which he had taken leading parts, and was leading tenor at St. Alban's Church, North Harrow, where his family worshipped. He leaves a widow and two young children to mourn his passing.
The funeral took place on Saturday, the first part of the service, which was fully choral, taking place at St. Alban's Church. The Rev.S. W. Knight officiated and the large congregation typified the esteem in which the family are held. The immediate mourners were his widow. Mr. Sanders (father), Mr. and Mrs. Heath, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Osborne, Mrs. H. B. Salter, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Hayward, Mrs. Bassett, Messrs. G. and W. Heath, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Griffiths, Mr. J. W. Hine and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Grover. The following also attended to show their last respects: the Manager and staff of High-street, Hampstead Branch of Barclays 'Bank. the Manager and staff, Willesden Green Branch, the Manager, Harlesden Branch, the Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of the Hegeston Lodge, No. 5.220. The coffin, was draped with the Union Jack and as the cortege, left the Church, preceded by the choir, churchwardens and missianer, the organist, Mr. V. C. D. May, played the "Funeral March:" The interment took place at Pinner Cemetery, where the Rev. Knight conducted the last rites, after which the Officers and Brethren of the Hegeston Lodge and the Secretary of the Christopher Lodge, No. 2,309, placed sprigs of Acacia in the grave..
Floral tributes were sent by the following :—His broken-hearted widow; Dad; John and Beryl ; Auntie Lill and Uncle Ernest; Amy and John; Jess and Harry and the girls; Mab and Fred; Dorothy and Lionel ; Ida and Len ; Ciss and Patsy ; Flo and Fred ; Alan and Gil ; Auntie and Uncle, Harry and Ray; Will and Evelyn ; George and Grace ; Patsy and Arch. ; Ida and Jack ; Mr. and Mrs. Grover; Sally and Jess; Directors and Management of Harris and Co., Ltd. ; the Staff of Harris and Co., Ltd. ; Past and Present Staff of Barclays Bank Willesden Green; Staff of Barclays Bank, Hampstead ; Ruislip Operatic Society; Pinner and Harrow Musical Society; Pat and Fred; Mr. and Mrs_ Waterson and Geoffery ; Lillie and Billie Turner; Mr. and Mrs. Knight; Mr. and Mrs. Lovell and Sidney; Mr. and Mrs. Champion : Christopher Lodge, No. 2,309; the Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of the Hegeston Lodge, No. 5,220; Mr. and Mrs. Hine ; B. Tuckey, Miss Moir and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Creber; Bro. and Mrs, R. R. Sidwell ; Gladys M. Blundell ; Mr. and Mrs. Fowler; Winnie. Dorothy and Gertie; Wilfred and Mr. Mackley ; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Trodd; Mr. end Mrs. Mathews; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bubb: Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hills ; Nellie end Mrs. Moran; Mrs. Hawes and family: Emmie ; Mr. and Mrs. Palmer; Mr. and Mrs.Hall ; Missioner, Organist and Choir of St. Alban's, North Harrow-; Annie; Mr. and Mrs. Lawson,
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. J. A. Massey and Sons.



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“ Genteel in personage, conduct and equipage, Noble by heritage, generous and free.”

On Sunday afternoon last, just about three o’clock, Mr. Eldred Weeden departed this life, aged 77 years - at least he would have reached that ripe age had he lived to the 24th of the present month.
Up till about 18 months ago the deceased had always a busy, active, useful life, serving to the best of his ability those amongst whom his lot bad been cast, working earnestly and constantly for the common good, which he greatly promoted, holding several public positions, serving his constituents well on the Board of Guardians, on the Hillingdon Highway Board, and as a member on the Assessment Committee. Mr. Weeden will, perhaps, be best remembered as a Guardian of the poor and a member of the Uxbridge Rural District Council, on which bodies he for many years keenly watched over the interests of Ickenham, and was most assiduous in his attendance. As year increased he became a little deaf, and unable readily to follow the discussion, but unless he thoroughly understood the question submitted, he made a point of refraining from voting. Although specially interested in the affairs of his constituents, his long experience and thoroughly practical acquaintances with all parts of the out1ying districts made him a very valuable member of those bodies, and when the letter announcing his final retirement was read, Mr. C. Woodbridge, the Clerk, paid a high compliment to him, passing an eulogium upon him as a most useful public servant. Laid aside by sickness he ultimately resigned his seat about 12 months since, and afterwards on November 7, 1898, the sudden death of his wife, Mrs. Weeden, prejudicially affected his already delicate health, and since that time he has practically been confined at home, at Long Lane Farm, where he has been attended to by Dr. Roberts and Dr. Charpentier.
In addition to the public offices already mentioned, Mr. Eldred Weeden was for many years churchwarden at the parish church, and also one of the managers of the schools, and with him to hold office was to thoroughly attend to the duties pertaining thereto. Mr. Weeden was born at Ruislip, and lived at Ryefields Farm, Hillingdon, many years, but for the last 30 years he has lived at Long Lane Farm. His family connections with Ickenham date back over 200 years, and several sons of deceased are still resident there, where name of Weeden is a familiar family word.

The Funeral
Took place on Thursday afternoon at Ickenham, where the remains of the deceased gentleman were interred near the grave of his late wife in the churchyard. The cortege left Long Lane Farm just before half past three o’clock, the coffin being borne on a hearse, and the principal mourners, who followed on foot, were Mr. Henry Weeden, Mr. William Weeden, Mr. George Weeden (sons), Mr. William Woodland (grandson), and Mr. W. Hamaton (son-in-law), Messrs. W. Taylor, A. Andrews, and D. Finch (servants on the farm). At the church gates there also joined the funeral party Messrs. T. Collins and S. Matheson (old colleagues on the Uxbridge Rural District Council), A. Foot, H. Ewer, H. J. Ewer, D. Brickett, E. Johnson, J. Seabrook (Kings End), B. Johnson, W. H. Halliwell, A. Edlin, W. A. Cook (Uxbridge), and many ladies. The Rev. C. B. M. Read, of St. Andrew’s, Uxbridge, was the officiating clergyman, and whilst the sad ceremony was being perf6rmed the neighbors and friends all drew their blinds, out of respect for the deceased and sympathy for the friends. There would, doubtless, have been a much larger attendance bad it not been Uxbridge market day. The coffin was of polished elm, with brass fittings, and contained an inscription as follows -“ Eldred Weeden, died September 3rd, 1899, aged 77 years.”
Some very nice wreaths were placed on the coffin, including: -
A last token of love to dear father, from Mary and children.
In loving memory of a dear and good father, from Page and Minnie.
In loving remembrance from a dear and good father, from Will and Alice.
In loving memory of a dear dad, from Harry and Sissie
In loving memory of dear Granddad from Archie and Toddles.
To dear Grandpa, from Reggie and Vera.
In kind remembrance of a kind master, from Andrews and Taylor.
Very loving memories of a dear friend, Kate Bonaker.
From Mrs. Weeden, King’s End Farm, with deep sympathy for the family.
The funeral arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Mr. J. Sims, of Ickenham. Fortu¬nately the weather, which had been threatening, cleared off before the time for burial.

Mr. Eldred Weeden, whose death we record in another column, has all his lifetime lived and moved amongst the people of Ickenham, Ruislip, and Hillingdon, in the interests of which he has always taken a deep personal interest, and where his family boast of 200 years’ connection. His great age is one more proof of the extreme hea1th-giving properties of the district. He was a gentleman much esteemed and respected, and though his death was anticipated, it nevertheless cast a gloom over the village.


The little village of Ickenham was in mourning on Monday afternoon, when the funeral took place of Mr. Henry Weeden, of Church Farm, Ickenham, whose death we briefly announced last week. By Mr. Weeden’s death the village has lost one of its best-known and most respected residents, and one who has always taken a prominent part in local affairs. From the time the Parish Council came into existence up till last year Mr. Weeden was a member of the Council, and he has also held the position of overseer for many years. At the Parish Church he acted as sidesman, and. of late years was a leading member of the choir; formerly, for twenty years he was a member of the choir at Ruislip Parish Church. Mr. Weeden, him¬self the possessor of a good voice, always took the keenest interest in musical matters, and it will be remembered that he was a mem¬ber of the Uxbridge Male Voice Choir. Be¬sides all this, he was a leading authority on agricultural matters, and also established for himself a name as a breeder of prize poultry.
The deceased was born at Rye1ands Farm, Hillingdon, and later lived at Long Lane Farm, but for the past thirty years he has occupied Church Farm Ickenham. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn their loss, and with these the greatest sym¬pathy is felt.
All the blinds in the village were drawn at the time of the funeral, and a large number of the villagers gathered in the churchyard to pay a last token of respect. The body, enclosed in a coffin of elm with plinths of oak and brass fittings, was borne on the shoulders of four bearers from the house to the church¬yard gate, where it was met by the Rural Dean, the Rev. W. A. G. Gray, and the Rev. W. P. de Winton Kitcat.
The mourners who followed were Mr. R. Weeden (son), Mr. G. Weeden (brother), Mr. L.B. Lee (brother-in-law), Mr. W. E. Hamaton (brother-in-law), Mr. A. Weeden (cousin), Mr. F. Hobbs and Mr. Prout Rowse. As the funeral procession entered the church, Psalm XC. was chanted, and later the hymn, “Lead kindly light,” was softly sung. The service was solemnly conducted by the Rev. de Winton Kitcat, and at the close Miss Cochran played the Dead March in “ Saul.”
The coffin was then taken from the church and lowered into the grave, which had been nicely lined with flowers and ferns; and the committal sentences were read by the Rev. W. A. G. Gray. Amongst those gathered at the graveside were Mrs. Weeden (Cowley), Mr. R. Newman (representing Major Tylden Pattenson), Mr. J. Ewer, Mr. H. J. Ewer, Mr. Nelson Ewer, Mr. Doe, Mr.Hall, Mr. Bide, Mr. and Mrs. Mothersole, Mrs. J. Sims, Mr. W. A. Lee, Mr. and Miss Harrington, Mr. Brumfield, Mr. A. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Pool, Mr. E. Ewer, Mr. J. E. Woodman, Mr. Cruikshank, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Edlin, Mr. Pritchett, Mr. Mannell, Mr. F. Pritchard, Mr. Smith (Bourne Farm), Mr. Lawrence, and others. Before the benediction the choir sang “ On the resurrection morning.” The breastplate was inscribed: “ Henry Weeden, died July 14th, 1910, aged 61 years.
There were a large number of lovely wreaths sent as follows: - In ever-loving memory of a dear, good, kind husband, from his sorrowing wife; In ever-loving memory of dear dad, from Reg. and Babbs; in loving memory of dear Harry, from George, Minnie, and family; with heartfelt grief for a kind son-in-law, from S. Lee to dear brother Harry, with love and deep regret from Len and Alice; with deep sympathy, from cousin Emily Burrough; in affectionate remembrance of Henry Weeden, from his fellow-members of the Ickenham choir ; with deepest sympathy and kind remem¬brance, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Sims and family ; with much sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Gilbey ; in remem¬brance of my old master, with regret and much sympathy, from James Clarke; in loving memory, from Alice and May Weeden; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Keen, Eastcote ; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ewer and family ; in remembrance and with sincere regret, from E. Butler and J. Hughes ; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. T. Byles ; with deepest sympathy, from Dar and Dob¬bin; as a token of sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Wiskin and family, with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. A. Gould ; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. Pritchett and family ; with deep sympathy from Frank, Emily and ? ; with much sympathy and in remembrance of an old and valued friendship, A. E. and D. Pearce; with deep sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. W. Prout Rowse; with deepest regret and much sympathy, from Mrs. T. A. Lee; from Ivy and Edna. Messrs. J. Sims & Sons were the undertakers. At Ickenham Parish Church on Sunday feeling reference was made to the death of Mr. Weeden, suitable hymns were sung, and after the evening service the Dead March in "Saul” was played by the organist.



A figure well known in Ickenham and the surrounding district passed away on Friday in the person of Mr. George Treadaway Weeden, of The Ramblers, High road. A life-long resident and a member of one of the oldest families in the village, Mr. Weeden at one time farmed Long-lane Farm. In later years he became clerk to the Parish Council and rate collector, in which capacities by his tact and courtesy he was re¬spected by all with whom he came in contact. He had acted for many years a sidesman in St. Giles’ Church and in all matters appertaining to the church and parish, he took a keen and active interest.
Mr. Weeden was 72 years of age.
The Rev. Hugh AlIen conducted the interment, which took place in St. Giles’ Churchyard on Monday. Mr. C. E. Hodges was at the organ, and Mr. Weeden’s two favourite hymns, “Lead Kindly Light” and “Abide With Me,” were sung during the service.
The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. A. Weeden (son and daughter in - 1aw), Mr. Reginald Weeden (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sims (nephew and niece), Mr. Billy Sims (nephew), Mrs. A. Saich (sister-in-law), Mr. Cyril Saich and Mr. Lcn Saich (nephews), Miss Freda Saich and Mrs Carpenter (nieces)’. Many representatives of the church were present as were also other residents of the village, and beautiful wreaths and flowers were placed on the grave.



It is with deep regret that we this week chronicle the death of one of the members of a family well known in farming circles in western Middlesex, Mr. William Weeden, third son of the late Mr. Eldred Weeden, of Long Lane Farm, Ickenham. Mr. W. Weeden, who was only 47 years of age, had been it failing health for a considerable time. It was some few years ago that he took up residence at New Farm, Northwood, removing from Ickenham. After the death of his father about three years ago he returned to Ickenham, Long Lane Farm, where jointly with his brother, Mr. George Weeden, he carried on farming, in which business be had spent all his life. His health however continued to fail him, and again be returned to Northwood about two months ago, but the complaint had so far mastered his constitution that little hopes were entertained for his ultimate recovery. He had, however, only for a fortnight found it absolutely necessary to keep to his bed, during which time be was attended by Dr. Charpentier, of Uxbridge. Mr. Weeden breathed his last on Thursday last week. He leaves a widow and one daughter to mourn his loss. The interment took place at Ickenham on Wednesday, a large number of villagers being present, both at the church and at the graveside. The body was conveyed from Northwood in a glass hearse and was met at the church by the Rev. B St. John Pel, rector of Ickenham. It followed to the church by Mr. H. Weeden and Mr. G. Weeden, brothers; Mr. W. A. Hamaton, Mr. A. Sims; Mr. A. Saich and Mr. G. Saich. There also followed Mr. S. Weeden, of Hillingdon, Mr. and Mrs. A. Weeden, of Cowley, Mr. and Mrs. W. Alderton, Mr. Alfred Edlin, of Denham, Mr. H. Ewer and Mr. J. Ewer, of Ruislip M. Elgar Johnson, Mr. A. Ive, Mrs. Sims, Mr. D. Bricket, Mr. Browcombe, Mr. J. Dale, Mr. W. Janes, Mr. A. Andrews. The service was a cheerful one, Miss.Cochran presided at the organ and the two hymns “Peace, perfect Peace" and ‘ Now the laborer's task is over” were sung, arid at the conclusion of the service in the church the Dead March in Saul was impressively rendered. The coffin was of polished elm with brass furniture and the breastplate containing the following inscription William Weeden, died Dec. 11th, 1903 aged 47 year’s.” There was a large number of floral contributions, a lovely bunch of violets being laid on the coffin sent as follows: In loving sympathy from his widow and child; to dear Dad, from his loving daughter May, and “King”; In loving memory from Will, an affectionate brother, from George and Min; with deepest sympathy from all at Church Farm; with deepest sympathy from Walter and Lucy, with deepest sympathy and regret from Mrs. Woodman and family, Northwood; with sincere sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Page, Northwood ; with sincere sympathy from Sam and Ada : in loving memory of dear uncle Will from Arch and Ken ; with deepest sympathy from Nell and Ted ; with loving sympathy from W. A. Lee, with deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Boreham ; in memory of a much respected friend. Mr. William Weeden, from Miss Weeden and Miss Scaffold; with Mr. and Mrs. G. Hall’s deepest sympathy; with deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Coles, Northwood; with loving sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Northwood; with deepest sympathy and loving remembrance from J. and M. Sims and family. —Mr. J. Sims, of Ickenham, most efficiently carried out the undertaking arrangements.



The death of Miss C. Weeden, of Kings End, second daughter of the late Mr. John Weeden, on Monday, at the age of 72 years has deprived Ruislip of a lifelong and much respected resident. For many years she had been an invalid, suffering from acute rheumatism, and latterly from a tumor, and the intense pain arising from these complaints she bore with great fortitude and patience. Amid manifestations of sorrow and sympathy in the village the funeral took place at the Parish Church on Thursday afternoon. The body enclosed in a coffin of polished elm with oak plinths and brass fittings, was conveyed to the church in an open car followed by one carriage. The Rev. W. A. G. Gray, vicar, conducted the burial service and the interment took place in a grave near where the deceased’s father, mother and brother were buried. The mourners were Mrs. Moss (sister), Mr. Moss, Master S. Moss, Miss West and Mrs. Boyle. Amongst others at the graveside were Mr. R. H. Deane, Mr. Oriafleld, Mr. 0. Thompson, Mrs. Kerry, Miss Kerry, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Bourne Farm), Mrs. Pool, Mrs. Seabrook, Nurse Woodman, and Mrs. Prickett. On the coffin was the inscription “Catherine Weeden, died June 5th, 1905, aged 72 years.” There were wreaths bearing the words: —In memory of a very dear and life long friend, from S Deane. In loving memory of a very dear and most faithful friend of my lifetime, Mrs. Dawson. Thomas, 31, Rivers Street, Bath. In kind remembrance from Mr. and Mrs. Smith and family, Bourne Farm and Ivy House Farm. In loving remembrance, from Mrs. and Miss M. Scaffold. In loving memory, from M. Miller. A token of Mrs. McDougall” affection and regard. Ledsham Vicarage, Yorkshire. From Betsy, George, and Sidney. From Cornelius Thompson, Ruislip Park. From Nurse Woodman. In loving memory, from Mrs. A. Woodman and West. With ‘Mrs. B. J. King and family’s deepest sympathy. With deepest sympathy, from Mrs. H. Boyles. With love and deepest sympathy to a dear friend, from Sarah and Ellen. In loving memory, from Cecile Crisfield and Annie Kerry. Mr. E. Sims, of Ickenham, carried out the funeral arrangements.