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From the Archives (100 yrs ago)

The Old FSG Minute Book records the following for the period 1st January to 31st March 1911:-

1911, 6th March:

A Committee Meeting was held at the Rectory, Moreton-in-Marsh on Monday March 6th 1911 to consider the order of proceedings for the Spring Meeting of the Guild on Thursday Apr 27th 1911. There were present representatives from Moreton, Todenham, Blockley, Shipston, Campden and Longborough. The Rev F W Drewe took the chair in the unavoidable absence of the Rector of Moreton. The following arrangements were passed unanimously:- Rising Sinking and Round Rg Competitions

3.30 Call Change & Method Rg Competitions

4.30 Service - Preacher - Canon Houghton

5.30 Meat Tea (9d to Members) & Business

6.30 Ringing

It was also agreed that as the Todenham team were not to compete1, Messrs Large & Case be the Judges in the Competitions.

It was further proposed and carried that the Hon Members' Subscriptions be 10/62 per annum and that the Guild Fund be responsible for part payment of the teas.

A Vote of thanks was accorded to the Rev Drewe for presiding.

1 it had been agreed at the previous meeting (26th October 1910) that in future the home team of the tower at which the competitions were being held would be excluded from competing. The April 2011 meeting was to be held at Todenham.

2 inflation since 1911 amounts to about 77 times, so the equivalent of this sum is about £40 - and per annum, too!