Manuscript History of Hastings and St Leonards Vol 4

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Index to Contents of Volume Four 1850 - 52[edit | edit source]

This is a transcription of the index to Thomas Brandon Brett's Manuscript History of Hastings & St Leonards vol 4.[1]

Chapter Forty Three: St. Leonards 1850 Page 1[edit | edit source]

Transactions of the St.Leonards Commissioners
Railway Company charged with having caused danger to the parade; correspondence thereon and calling-in competent opinion; action at law advised, but abandoned
New assessments
Vestry meeting of St.Leonards and St. Mary Magdalen
Wesleyan matters
Mechanics' Institution
St.Leonards Church: its baptisms and burials
Marriage in high life
Death and interment of the Rev. John Jones, the founder of All Saints Convent
Deaths of Sir Thomas Marrable and Sir John Buchan
Converts to Romanism
Accidents and inquests
Railway works and their progress
Counterfeit tickets and coins
The Eversfield waterworks
Storms and destructive tides
Mr. Woodford's new houses, and why they were named "Agincourt" (an item of ancient history)
Public amusements – Royal visitors
The Queen's St.Leonards Archers
Atmospheric and other phenomena
Miscellaneous occurrences.

Chapter Forty Four: Hastings 1850 Page 20[edit | edit source]

The Hastings Commissioners
Town Council doings
Agitation for cheaper gas
Charity Trusts
Priory Culvert
Money in Chancery
Removal of rocks
Grand banquet to the Lord Mayor of London
Condolence to Lady Peel
Mr. Cresy's report on the sanitary condition of the borough
Municipal elections
The burgesses in a fix
Civic festivals
The Regatta
Hastings and the Great Exhibition
Gas consumers v the Gas Company
Railway matters
The Road Coach
Commencement of Robertson Street, etc.
Marine casualties and curiosities
Accidents and Incidents
Terrible fall from the cliff
"Robinson Crusoe Caves".
Proposed baths and wash houses
Music hath charms
"The Church a robbery"
Bank robbery
Shipping
16,200 old pennies saved
Dinners, teas and treats
Union house rarities
Forgery of £5 notes etc., etc.

Chapter Forty Five: St.Leonards 1851 Page 67[edit | edit source]

Transactions of the St.Leonards Commissioners
St. Mary Magdalen Church projected and building tendered for
Laying the Foundation Stone
Ill-feeling at the ceremony between East and West, followed by separate luncheons
Protestantism versus Romanism
Opening of Ashford and Hastings Railway
Conflict between the L.B. & S.C. and S.E. Railway companies - trains impounded and rails taken up
Legal decision adverse to South-eastern Company. Competition in fares, ultimately leading to an amicable arrangement, detrimental to the borough
Historical sketch of the L.B. and S.C. Railway Company and its formation with the West of France Railway Company, of the Newhaven Harbour Company, Immense up-to-date enlargement and improvement of Newhaven Harbour described
Proposed new Local Act for the district between the Priory and the St.Leonards Archway, to be called "The West-Hastings Improvement Act"
Strong opposition to and abandonment of the Bill
Meeting against the inclusion of St. Leonards in the Health of Towns Act
The case carried to the House of Lords, resulting successfully for St.Leonards
New buildings
A question of Public Bands
Diverting the Haven
Horticultural Shows
Accidents etc

Chapter Forty Six: Hastings 1851 Page 109[edit | edit source]

Contents: The last transactions of the Hastings Commissioners
Town Council meetings in 1851
The Town Council as the new Local Board of Health
Mr. Eversfield's offer of the parade between Claremont and St.Leonards Archway accepted
Hastings Mechanics Institution
Hastings .and St.Leonards Athenaeum
Early closing Association
Smuggling Misadventures
Maritime losses and casualties
Heroic actions of the Coppard family in saving life
Railway matters
Petitions to Parliament
Hastings and the Great Exhibition (Preliminary local show)
The Duke of Brunswick and Mr. Green's Balloon Ascent
Nature's raw materials in Hastings and its neighbourhood
Particular Deaths
Sudden deaths and Inquests
Accidents and Incidents
Robberies and Burglaries
Public dinners and private hospitalities
Balls and Concerts
Lectures and Readings
Meeting to found a Public Hall
Complimentary Memorial to Mr. Pepys
Vestry Meetings
Missionary Meetings
The Censi of 1821, 1831, 1841, and 1851
Curiosities and Miscellaneous Occurrences.

Chapter Forty Seven: St.Leonards 1852 Page 169[edit | edit source]

Contents: Meetings and doings of the St.Leonards Commissioners
(Appointment of a clerk; acceptance of a £16,000 loan, with which to payoff bonds; James Mann appointed custodian of Fire-engine; Preparing case for Counsel's opinion repayment of map ordered exclusively for Local Board of Health)
Parochial meetings
Railway and other accidents
The Magdalen Charity, carried to the Equity Court by the Rev. G.D. St. Quintin and Mr. A. Burton
The Ellsworth Charity
St.Leonards Mechanics' Institution
The National Schools. of St. Leonards and St. Mary Magdalen
Lectures and Lecturers
An awkward dilemma in draining Mr. Smith's new houses at Stanhope Place
Rapid increase of buildings, and the question were they all wanted?
Election meetings
Politics and Passions
Excessive heat
Previous hot summers
Meetings of the Queen's St.Leonards Archers
Boat races
St Mary Magdalen Church and Parsonage
Farewell sermons
The Railway Companies memorialised for better accommodation
Miscellaneous occurrences in 1852.

Chapter Forty Eight: Hastings 1852 Page 187[edit | edit source]

Contents: Town Council meetings, at which were discussed the acceptance from Mr. Eversfield the parade between Claremont and the St Leonards Archway
The Eversfield water-works
Mr. Chamberlin's resignation
Bonds for officials
General district rates
The taking of beach
The removal of rocks
The improving a well at Halton
The financial conditions
Bathing machines
The borrowing of £3,500
The taking of ten feet off the parade
The preservation of public footpaths
The improvement of the Tackleway
The non-forthcoming of drainage plans
The list of attendance’s
Alderman Clements building designs in Robertson Street
The salaries of employees
Repairing of roads and sea-wall
Letting the Market Hall, the Duke of Wellington's death and funeral, and attendance at the latter
The conduct of the Mayor of Rye
The Hastings' Mayor to take the invitation
The Pier Wardens accounts. The payment of the Local Board map
Sabbath-day hiring of flies
The municipal elections, etc.
The Borough Election and disgraceful scenes thereat
The County Election and similar scenes
Choosing Mayor, and charge of indiscretion by Mr. Ross
More political fire
Repeated contentions on the question of paying for the Local Board map; the Town Clerk's opinion and Council's opinion dead against St. Leonards being charged with it; the County Court judge deciding the same way; the Eastward Councillors yielding with ill grace
Mr. Brisco's bounties
Starting the Volunteer Rifle Corps
Mechanics' Institution
The Athenaeum
The Early-Closing Association
Smuggling misadventures
Loss of fishing-boats
Other maritime casualties
The Coppard family's heroic actions in saving life
Railway items
Hastings and the Great Exhibition
Immense crowds to see the preliminary local show
The Duke of Brunswick and Mr. Green's Balloon ascent from Hastings
Natural materials to be found in Hastings and neighbourhood
Particular deaths and inquests
Accidents, fatal and otherwise
Robberies and Burglaries
Public dinners and private hospitalities
Balls and concerts
Lectures and lecturers
Complimentary memorial to E. Pepys, Esq.
Vestry meetings
Missionary meetings
The Censi of 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851
Curiosities and Miscellaneous occurrences.

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