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Scrapbook from Ickenham (part 3)
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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Writing in the current issue of "The Lyonian," Mr. J. E. Williams states :—"Within little more than a year there has fallen to me the inexpressibly sad duty of writing for the `Lyonian' memorial notices of two young men in the prime of life—of Arthur James last year, and now of his brother-in-law, George Perrin.
It was during my headmastership that George Perrin spent six years of his life in the John Lyon School. His contemporaries were, amongst others, Jack Parkhouse (later on to be brother-in-law), Tew, Cram, sen., Grapes, and Welch. Looking back on his school-days —happy ones they were—I have nothing but good to, remember of him. A boy of high principle, upright in conduct, he quickly made his influence felt throughout the school of which he was so loyal a member. Certain it is that his healthy independence of character made it easier for many a boy to win forward in striving for the good. Always bright and ready in wit, he endeared himself to boys and masters alike. I had for him a sincere feeling of affection, and I well remember what a favourite he was with the late Mr. C. J. Gregg. Intellectually, he showed no little promise. He thought things out for himself, and, for a boy, was wonderfully sound in judgment. His steady success in later life was no surprise to those who knew him. As regards athletics (which demand a place in the annals of boys) he was in the Eleven, and I well remember how much headwork he put into his bowling.
" In 1892, George Perrin began his work in the City, and after three years' experience elsewhere, obtained a clerkship in the firm of Messrs. C. A. Goodricke and Co., East India Agents. In a very .short time he worked his way to a partnership, and in 1904 he acquired the business. Mr. Goodricke (as I know from a long conversation and a letter written directly to me; held George Perrin in the deepest affection. No son, he told me, could have been dearer to him. Space forbids my giving more than these few extracts from hits letter:—`In all my business experience I never met a man who was endowed with finer qualities than George Perrin. Personally, my opinion of him had far outgrown respect and had developed into affection. His business capabilities were of a very high order, and his judgment was sound. I have no hesitation in saying—and I am quite sure that there are many in the City who will endorse this—that had George Perrin lived anther ten years he would have risen to front rank in the City commercial circles.'
" The following extracts I take from a letter written to me by Mr. Arthur W. Chapman (Vice-Chairman of the Surrey County Council: `He was often entrusted with the settlement of matters of very considerable importance by men who were engaged in public life, and had not the leisure to look after their private affairs, and I know that they placed implicit reliance upon his judgment.'
" 'It. must be some consolation to his family that during his young life, which was one of arduous attention to duty, he succeeded in gaining not only the respect, but, the affection of all those who had anything to do with him to an extent that is seldom achieved by men of much, riper years. He will not have lived in vain, for I am confident that by his upright, God-fearing life he set an example which has been of great value• to many others.'
" Amongst the hundred and more letters received by relatives not the least touching came from young men in the City, who had been influenced by George Perrin. Everything goes to show that he was a remarkable man—one of whom, not only his relatives, but all associated with his School, may be justly proud. Had he lived, there would have been a brilliant career before him.
" We knew that life's completeness is not measured by years; yet the sudden stop of the activities of a young life like that of George Perrin (charged as it- was with loving home duties), has a pathos beyond the power of words to express.
" Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy for the two stricken families—so long associated with the Lyon School—in whose, homes there is a void which must always remain. May a comfort, greater than this world can ever give be granted to them."



1. These were the relative sizes of the Boer and the British soldier, in the Boer's estimation, when the war started.


2. But by the time its finished he'll have changed his views a trifle, and this picture will represent them more correctly.

MARRIAGE OF Mr. A. A. J. Collis

The marriage of Mr. Arthur Archibald Jeffery Collis, organist and choirmaster at the Parish Church, Pinner, second son of the late Rev. Collis, Vicar of St. James', Westgate-on-Sea with Miss Winifred Mary Pope, of Athelsten House Margate, only daughter of the late Mr. Frederick H. Pope, of Walton on-Thames, was solemnised on Wednesday at St. Paul's Church, Hampstead, by the Rev. A. W. Boulden, Vicar of Christ Church, Erith, assisted by the Rev. F. A. J. Bealey, curate in-charge of St. Anselm's, Pinner. The bride who was given away by her brother, and attended by three bridesmaids, wore a dress of white crepe chine with a Honiton lace veil and orange blossoms. The bridesmaids wore pretty dresses of a soft white material relieved with blue, and hats to match. After the ceremony a reception was held at 10, Winchester-road, the residence of Mr, and Mrs. Alfred Powell. The bride and bridegroom left Paddington by the 4.15 train for Bath, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents numbered over one hundred. Mr. and Mrs. Collis have the congratulations of the whole district, and wishes for health and happiness.



At the little village of Falfield, Gloucestershire, on Wednesday, April 26, the marriage took place of Mr. William Dove, of Leatberhead, son of the late Dr. Dove, of Pinner, to Miss Marguerite Heal, daughter of Mr. Ambrose Heal, of Nower Hill, Pinner. Although the weather was disappointingly wet and dull, nothing could damp the enthusiasm of the people of Falfield, to whom the wedding was one of great interest, not only on account of the connection which has existed for many years between the bridegroom's family and this picturesque village, but also on behalf of the bride, who has won all hearts by her kindliness and sweet disposition during her residence in that neighbourhood. The goodwill felt by all classes towards the young couple was testified not only by the abundance of beautiful presents showered on them from all sides, but also in the kind services of friends who helped to make everything a success, and in the crowds of well-wishers who filled the little church, many guests travelling from London, Bristol, and other distant places to be present at the ceremony. The time fixed for the service was 12.30, and long before that hour the little church of St. George, gay with Easter decorations, was full to overflowing. The bridegroom, attended by Dr. Purves Stewart, caused no small sensation by arriving in his motor car. Soon after the appointed hour the bride arrived, and, leaning on the arm of Mr. D. D. Robertson, passed up the aisle, attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Evelyn Dove, sister of the bride-groom, and Miss Lulie Wynn, a friend of the bride. The wedding gown was a singularly successful creation of ivory satin, made in the popular Romney style. The full trained skirt, enriched with a design of true lovers' knots, and opening over an under dress of ivory chiffon ; the crossover bodice, with hanging sleeves, and the simple tube veil all set off admirably the graceful figure of the young bride. The old Maltese lace and insertion with which the bodice was trimmed was a gift from the bridegroom, as was also the bouquet of Madonna lilies, and lilies of the valley and white roses, carried by the bride. The brides-maids wore lace dresses over pale blue silk, and chiffon underdresses. Their hats were of blue crinoline, trimmed with lace and tea roses, and they wore antique paste ornaments, and carried bouquets of pink tea roses, the gifts of the bride-groom.
The marriage was solemnised by the Rev. H. C. Jenner, whose sympathetic address will be long remembered by those who were privileged to hear it. The organist and choir contributed their share to the impressiveness of the ceremony by their felicitous rendering of the hymns, "0 perfect love" and "Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us," the latter hymn being sung kneeling, before the final Benediction. A spirited rendering of Mendelssohn's Wedding March accompanied the departure of the newly-married couple, who were greeted at the church door by a fragrant shower of prim roses and cowslips.
The wedding party then adjourned to Falfield House, the residence of Miss Dove, aunt of the bridegroom, where luncheon was served to 30 guests, and at 3.30 the happy pair left for London, en route for France, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's going away dress was of corn-flower blue colienne, with a silk peterine to match. Her picture hat was of chiffon in the same shade, trimmed with shaded hydrangeas. Among the guests who responded to Miss Dove's invitation were the Rev, and Mrs. H. C. Jenner, Mr. Eustace Button and the Misses, Button, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Button. Mrs. Carver, Dr. and Mrs. Awdry, the Misses Bennett, Mr. D. D. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harle, the Misses Harle, Miss Hardwicke, and Mrs. Tanner, A list of the presents is appended:
Bride to bridegroom, gold signet ring
Bridegroom to bride, diamond and emerald ring and antique lace
Mrs. Bathurst Dove, to bridegroom, suit case, old furniture, and silver tea and coffee service ; to bride, cheque, turquoise pendant, and house linen
Mr. Ambrose Heal, cheque
The Misses Dove, to bride, lace parasol and en tout cas ; to bridegroom, pearl studs
Miss Dove (Falfield), arm chair
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Heal, jun., pearl buckles and brooch
Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, silver chain and pendant
Mr. Eustace Button and family, cheque
Miss Button, silk picture
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Button, cocoa flagon
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Button, wrought iron trivet
Mr. and Mrs. Sinnock, mirror
Dr. Purves Stewart, to bridegroom, silver brushes
Miss Mayo, fur carriage rug
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Woodbridge, spode dishes
Mr. and Mrs. Calkin Lewis and family, silver inkstand
Mr. Herbert Mappin, motor car clock
Mrs. T. M. Everett, silver muffineer
Mr. and Mrs. Woodbridge and family, silver pepper and mustard pots
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Peake, Chippendale table
Mr. and Mrs. Aston (Epsom), silver candlesticks
Mr. and Mrs. George Game, silver fruit knives
Mrs. Henry Taylor, cream jug
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Blackwell, silver afternoon tea set
Pr. and Mrs. Awdry, toast rack and egg stand
Mrs. Hodgson and Mrs. Sparway, " Egypt ' (Talbot Kelly).
Misses Evans, silver manicure set
Miss Wynn, pair of silver photo frames
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Woodbridge, cheque
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Pain, salver of beaten silver and enamel
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hutchinson, etching
Mr. L. Amery, Japanese bronze
Mrs. Stanbrough, mahogany table
Mrs. H. Lavender, rug
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, silver tea spoons
Mr and Mrs. Henry Woodbridge, sugar bowl and sifter
Mrs. Carman, Jacobean table
Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy, Waterford glass jug and goblets
Mr. and Mrs. McLean, silver clock
Miss K. Coles, enamel pendant
Mr. Harold Barnard, antique lace veil
Rev. C. E. and Mrs. Grenside, to bridegroom, print ; to bride, silver cream ewer
Mrs. and the Misses Bubb, table lamp
Mr and Mrs. Bratte, Sheraton cabinet
Mr. and Mrs. J. Harle, Worcester-vase
Miss M. H. Robins, Bradshaw case
Mr. J. L. Graham, cheque
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Myers, Crown Derby coffee cups Mr and Mrs. Eustace Robinson, claret jug
Mrs. Arthur Tritton, repeater carriage clock
Lady Graham Moon, book stand
Mr. George E. Mortlock, coffee cups
Rev. H. C. and Mrs. Jenner, The Pleasures of Life " (Lord Avebury).
Mrs. Carver, bronze palm pot
Mr. and Mrs. Wells, oak framed mirror
Mr. Hall Knight, original water-colour
Mr. E. Tanner, pewter jardiniere
The Misses Brown, salad cruet
Mr. and Mrs. Formby Back, silver sauce boats
Mr. Gerald Woodbridge, silver butter shell and knife
The Misses Thompson, brocade sofa cushion
Mr. and Mrs. Satthill, ancient oak bracket
Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand Fletcher, Nankin pot pourri jars
Dr. T. C. Blackwell, proof engraving
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sowerby, bronze flagons
Mrs. Maxfield Smith and family, silver-mounted gong
Mr. and Mrs. Parkhouse, card tray
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. van Wisselingh, repousse copper sconces.
The Rev. Canon and Mrs Utterton (Vicar of Leatherhead), engraving.
Mr. Nelson Curtis, case of fruit spoons
Rev. and Mrs. St. Hill Bourne, pen tray
Mr. and Mrs W. R. Collins,, silver tea knives
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hogg, silver flower vases
Mr. H. M. Rigby, pewter plate flagon and stand
Dr. Russell Andrewes, souffle dish
Dr. and Mrs. Greig Soutar, teaspoons and tongs
Mr. Charles Woodbridge, water-colour drawing by Frazer
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Nugent, silver fruit spoons and sifter
Dr. and Mrs. Bertrand Dawson, entree dishes
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Johnstone, table linen
Mr. Frank Cates, motor horn
Mr. and Miss Codd, toast rack
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Price, cheese scoop
Lieut.-Colonel Sir Francis Moon, silver cigarette box
Mr. and Mrs. George -Dove (Boston, Mass.), embroidered handkerchief.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Robertson, empire mirror
Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Brown, silver salt cellars
Mr. and Mrs. James Kemp, silver cream ewer
Mr. and Mrs. Freeland, arm chair
Mr. Brandt, brass flower pot
Mr. R. Tritton, silver shaving mug
Miss K. Stanley Smith, original water colour
Sir Thomas Barlow, " Marcus Aurelius,"
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blackwell, proof engraving
Mr. and Mrs. Helsham-Jones, copper kettle and stand
Mr. and Mrs. Satow Allen, silver sugar vase
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Brewer, Sheffield plate entree dish
Miss Hardwick, hand-worked dessert d'oyleys
Mr. and Mrs. Dyer, bread trencher, knife, and butter knife
“ Annis and Nelly," damask afternoon tea cloth
Miss Elizabeth Gay, embroidered motto
Mr. and Mrs. Aschwanden, pair of silver vases
Mrs. Hugh Harben, pair of silver vases
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Hankey, case of silver tea spoons
Mr. and Mrs. G. Browning, Faience de Napoli vase
Mr. Percy Lewis and brothers, silver tray
Miss Deakin, to bride, silver scent bottle ; to bridegroom, amber frame
Mr. and Mrs. Stiff, coffee spoons and sugar tongs
Rev. E. J. and Mrs. Wemyss Whitaker, silver sugar sifter
Miss Gimson and Mr. Bell, silver cake knife and fork
Mr. and Mrs. Shield Eley, table centre and vases
Miss Bennett, and Miss L. Bennett (Stone, Gloucestershire), china flower pot, original poems, and embroidered cloth




A discovery at present unique in Egypt was announced by Mr. F. G. Hilton Price (president), at the general meeting of the Egypt Exploration Fund, held at Burlington House, Piccadilly, yesterday afternoon. While excavations were going on at Deir-el-Bahari, a shrine containing its goddess was found intact, and the oldest temple at Thebes was unearthed.
When all the rubbish had been cleared away the top of an arch became visible, made of two blocks leaning against each other. A hole having been made underneath, it was found that this arch was the forepart of an arched room or shrine, in which was discovered a natural-sized Hather cow, cut out of sandstone and painted, in a perfect state of preservation. This was the great find of the year. It was the first time on record that a shrine containing a god or goddess has been met with intact. A message was at once despatched to Cairo, and soldiers were sent to guard it; but before they arrived Mr. Currelly, who was engaged in the work, sat up all night with the charge to protect her from harm. The cow is of the same type as its modern representative, is painted a reddish-brown, with curious black spots in the form of a four-leaved clover, and on both sides of the neck are papyrus flowers and buds. The shrine in which it was found was built of sandstone blocks, covered with stucco, and elaborately painted and sculptured with pictures of Thothmes and Merit Ra and the cow of Hather. The whole of this shrine was taken down, and carefully transported, together with the cow, to Cairo, where it has been rebuilt in the Cairo Museum. The neck of tae cow bears the cartouche of Amenophis II., the son of Thothrnes III. of the Eighteenth Dynasty. It is in high relief, showing that it was contemporary.
Experts declare this to be the finest specimen of Egyptian animal sculpture yet found.
In an address (read by Mr. Hail; M. Naville, who has been carrying out these excavations, said Deir-el-Bahari would be a lasting work of the fund of Egypt.
It was one of the great attractions, and one of the most striking sights of all the antique remains at Thebes. When they had carried away the two mounds of rubbish on both sides of the ramp, the whole end of the valley at the foot of the majestic cliffs of Deir-el-Bahari would be cleared and open, and the visitor crossing from the river would have before his eyes. not a labyrinth of rubbish mounds, but two temples of remarkable design, dedicated to various gods, and chiefly the goddess who was supposed to dwell in the caves of the mountain, and to go down occasionally to the river—Hathor, mistress of the west. One of these temples, the largest, was built by a mighty queen; its pillars had been reerected, and its ceilings restored by the fund, so as he protect the sculptures.
Dr. B. P. Grenfel! reported finds of literary papyriat Osyrhynchus far exceeding the discoveries of any previous season. These comprised new odes of Pindar, parts of the lost tragedy of Euripides on. Hypsipyle, parts of a new Greek historian, and of a commentary on the second book of Thueydides, the second half of the Symposium, and portions of two manuscripts of the Phaedrus of Plato, of the Panegyrious of Isocrates, and the speech of Demosthenes against Boeotus. Thee manuscripts all belong to the second or third century.
Coming to the new Gospel fragment, which was found in one of the later mounds of the town, with papyri of the fourth to the sixth century, Dr. Grenell said it contained a complete account of a dramatic episode. The scene is at Jerusalem, by the Temple and the fragment begins with the conclusion of our Lord to his disciples, exhorting them to avoid the example of the Pharisees, and in solemn words warning them of the penalties which await the evil-doer both in this world and in the next. Jesus then takes His disciples with Him inside the temple to the place of purification, where His presence is challenged by a Pharisee, who reproaches him tor entering he sanctuary without having performed the requisite religious ceremonies of purification. A short dialogue ensues, in which Jesus asks
the Pharisee if he is pure, and the Jew answers, recounting the different religious rites for cleansing purposes which he has observed. To this our Lord delivers an eloquent and crushing reply, contrasting outward with inward purity. In stern accents He recalls the foulness of the pools below the Temple hill, and draws a striking contrast between the outward bathing prescribed by Jewish ritual and the inward cleansing which He and His disciples have received in the waters of eternal life.
Controversy, said Dr. Grenfel!, would range rather about the framework and the colouring of the vivid picture disclosed by the fragment than about its main subject. The denunciation of the Pharisees was no stronger than that which occurred, for instance, in Matthew xxiii,.25 - and Luke-xi., 37. The chief difficulty was in connection with the ceremonial observances of Jewish ritual which, according to the Pharisee, were necessary before entering the Temple itself.
Having concluded his address, Dr. Grenfell recited the new ode of Pinder.
Sir John Evans was elected vice-president to the place of Lord Grenfell, and the retiring members of the committee were re-elected. On the motion of Sir J. Evans, seconded by Sir Herbert Thompson, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. W. M. Laffan, of New York, for a donation of £1,000 towards the cost of carrying on the excavations at Deir-el-Bahari. -The report of the treasurer (Mr. H. A. Grueber), which stated that owing to the restriction of the funds' work to Deir-el-Bahari there was for the first time for many years a balance on the right side, was unanimously adopted.