|Wellingborough News, 28th June 1879, transcribed by Kay Collins
CHELVESTONSUDDEN DEATHOn Saturday last, was held at the Star and Garter Inn, before Mr. Cook, deputy-coroner, and a jury, of whom Mr. J. M. Gray was foreman, on the body of Newell, an elderly man, who died somewhat suddenly, early on Friday morning. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased went to bed on Thursday night in his usual health, but got out of bed soon after midnight, and complained of a pain in his stomach, and sickness. His wife went to get something for him, but before anything could be administered he staggered, fell down, and expired.
Dr. Crew, of Higham Ferrers, said the cause of death was disease of the heart, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.
|Wellingborough News, 5th July 1879, transcribed by Kay Collins
CHELVESTONTHE FEASTThis village feast commenced on Sunday, and is usually the resort of a great many people, who come from the surrounding villages to join in its celebration, but this year, although the weather was beautifully fine in the morning, the afternoon was exceedingly wet, and prevented many from attending, so that the streets in the evening presented a dull and deserted appearance.
CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICEBeing the Feast Sunday the annual Sunday school service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday evening, when there was a crowded congregation. The prayers were read by the vicar, the Rev. Mr. Templeman, and the lessons by the Rev. T. Grabham, rector of Irthlingborough. Special hymns and an anthem were sung by the choir, who rendered them in excellent style, Mr. Eady accompanying on the organ. The sermon was preached by the Rev. T. Grabham, from the 15th verse of the 21st chapter of St. John. In the course of the rev. gentleman's remarks on Sunday schools he said they were necessary evils, because if parents did their duty there would be no necessity for their existence. Collections were made at the close of the service on behalf of the school funds.
|Wellingborough News, 9th August 1879, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wellingborough Petty SessionsFRIDAY, AUGUST 8th.
Magistrates present: F. U. Sartoris, Esq., in the chair; and R. Arkwright, Esq.,
A CAUTION - Ephriam Driver, Chelveston, was summoned for allowing a horse to stray on the highway at Chel-veston, on the 26th ult.
The defendant was fined 12s., including costs.
|Wellingborough News, 8th November 1879, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wellingborough Petty SessionsFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH.
Before H. M. Stockdale, Esq. (in the chair), and Spencer Pratt, Esq.
ASSAULTHenry Baxter, Chelveston-cum-Caldecot, was summoned for assaulting George Burton, of the same place, on the 31st ult.
The complainant stated the case, and his evidence was corroborated by Lewis Bailey.
Defendant was fined 10s. and costs 9s.
|Wellingborough & Kettering News, February 19th, 1881, transcribed by Kay Collins
Chelveston - REASONABLE BENEVOLENCEUpwards of eleven tons of coal have been given away amongst the poor of the above parish during the past week by Mrs. Wise, of Woodcote Hall, Warwickshire, the principal owner of property in the village and lordship. The coal was supplied by Mr. E. Driver, and kindly carted to the houses of the poor by the tenant farmers.
|Wellingborough & Kettering News, February 26th, 1881, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wellingborough Petty SessionsFRIDAY, FEB. 25TH.
Present: R. Arkwright, Esq. (in the chair), and Joseph Hill, Esq.
Wm. Gross, Chelveston-cum-Caldecot, was summoned for trespassing in search of game on land in the occupation of Mr. Chettles, on the 22nd Jan.
Edward Bonnfield said that be saw the defendant in Mr. Chettle's field with a gun, and that he told him he was looking for a hare.
Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, 14s. 6d.
Wellingborough News, 1st July 1882, transcribed by Kay Collins
THE FEASTThe celebration of this annual village festival commenced on Sunday. The clouds looked ominous in the morning and presaged rain, but as the day wore on they dispersed and a beautiful day followed. The weather being so favourable great numbers of people flocked into the village in the evening, so that the streets were thronged with visitors. The festivities were continued on Monday, when a cricket match was played between the Chelveston and Irthlingborough clubs. The home team showed some good play in the first innings, scoring over 130 runs. The visitors followed, but scored badly, and entered their second innings with an incubus of about 100 runs. Time was called before this innings could be played out, and the game was decided in favour of the Chelvestonians, on the first innings.
CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARYThe service in connection with this anniversary was held as in preceding years on the Feast Sunday evening, and some time before the service began the church was crowded both in pew and aisle, and large numbers were unable to obtain admission. The major portion of the prayers were read by the vicar, the Rev. E. Templeman, and the lessons by Rev. Seeker, curate of Rushden. The sermon was also preached by the last named gentleman, from 18 chap. Matt., 10 verse, suitable hymns were sung during the service. A collection was made at the close in aid of the school fund.
|Wellingborough News, 5th July 1884, transcribed by Kay Collins
CHELVESTON - THE FEASTThis village festival was celebrated on Sunday, and as usual on these occasions a great number of pedestrians and others from the adjacent villages wended their way thither “for a walk” or to take a pipe and pot with the Chelvestonians. This was the occasion too for the Church Sunday-school anniversary service, which was held in Parish Church in the evening. The sermon preached by the vicar (Rev. E. Templeman). The sacred edifice was well filled, and collections made in aid of the Sunday-school Funds. Feasting and holiday making were continued on Monday and a grand cricket match was played between Chelveston-cum-Caldecot and Irthlingborough of an exciting character.
|Unidentified Newsclip from 1885, reprinted 1935
Fifty Years Ago - September 19th, 1885
The following report of a "Prize Fight" near Higham Ferrers appeared: One of these wretched exhibits of brutality took place at Raunds Cottons on Monday morning, the combatants being a young man named White, hailing from Northampton, but now living at Higham Ferrers, and "Butcher" Britchford, of Chelveston, aged 25 and 21 respectively.... It was well-known in Higham on Sunday evening that something of the kind was on foot, and the word was passed round that the police had heard of the affair, one well-known betting man from a neighbouring town reporting that a raid might be expected. In consequence of this rumour as much secrecy as possible was observed, and the locality having been decided upon on Sunday evening, a start was effected at 4 o'clock on Monday morning. About 60 persons assembled at the rendezvous, and 20 rounds were fought, the disgusting affair lasting about half-an-hour, at the end of which time both men presented a terribly bruised appearance, their faces, according to one account, being knocked almost to a pulp. White, the younger man was, however, the most injured and his hands having been rendered almost useless, his backers threw up the sponge. The sum staked on the encounter was the paltry sum of £2, and an amount of money changed hands in bets, the sporting fraternity being, as usual, the principal abetters of the fight. It is much to be regretted that the police arrived half-an-hour late, so that it is doubtful whether any proceedings will be taken.
|The Rushden Echo, 11th March 1898, transcribed by Kay Collins
CHELVESTON - School Attendance At Thrapton police-court on Tuesday, Job Morris, Chelveston, was charged with not sending his son James to school. He produced a certificate showing that the boy was over 13 years of age. Dismissed.
John O. Thomas, of Chelveston, charged with a like offence, was fined 5s.
|Rushden Echo May 1st 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins
Chelveston A Serious Accident
Occurred on Tuesday to Mr W Elton, of Chelveston, gamekeeper to Mr H E D Wise, of Walton Hall, Burton-on-Trent. Mr Elton, we understand, had been out cycling with a friend, Mr B Hardwick, and they were returning home along the Thrapston and Oundle main roads. Whilst descending the hill near the cross roads at the Four Lodges, Mr Hardwick suddenly missed his friend, and looking back saw him lying in the road. He at once went back, and found Mr Elton unconscious and bleeding from the scalp, having apparently been pitched from the machine on to his head. Information was sent to Lilford Hall and the unfortunate man was conveyed in one of Lord Lilford’s cars to Thrapston where his injuries were dressed by Dr Bird, who subsequently accompanied him in the car to his home. Here, Dr Deny... who had been wired for, awaited the poor man, and rendered further assistance. At the present no explanation as to the cause of the accident has been forthcoming, but the gradient where the accident happened is steep, and an examination of the machine did not reveal any defect.
|The Rushden Echo 6th August 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins
Chelveston - Forget-me-not-day, in aid of the funds of the Rushden and District Club’s Blind and Crippled Children Association, was observed on Saturday last and was very successful. The Andrews’ Ragtime Band, who paraded the village, were a source of great amusement and collected a good sum for the funds.
|Rushden Echo, 14th July 1916, transcribed by Kay Collins
Chelveston - Conditional Exemption was granted by the Rushden Tribunal on Tuesday in the case of a Chelveston man employed by a Rushden dairyman.
|Rushden Echo, 14th July 1916, transcribed by Kay Collins
The Rushden Athletic Club Harmonic Society (conducted by Mr. A. E. Smith) paid a visit to Chelveston Working Men’s Club on Sunday and gave a much-appreciated concert. Mr. J. James presided, and moved hearty thanks to the visitors, which was carried.
|The Rushden Echo, 9th February 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Conditional Exemption was granted on Wednesday by the Rural District Tribunal in a large number of agricultural cases, including a horsekeeper at Chelveston, 24, married, the son of the applicant.
|Rushden Echo, 30th November 1928
Skittles - Chelveston W.M.C., with eight points (having won four matches and lost one), at present heads the Raunds and District league, followed by Woodford W.M.C. (seven points) and Raunds Conservative Club (five points). Little Addington W.M.C. and Ringstead W.M.C. have each secured four points, while Raunds Woodbine and Stanwick (each having played three matches and lost them all) are at the bottom.
Rushden Echo & Argus, 15th March 1929, transcribed by Kay Collins
The Funeral of Mrs James Hyde, of Rushden, and a native of Chelveston, is reported in this issue.
The Tender of Mr Hinson, of Chelveston, for bread and flour has been accepted by the Thrapston Board of Guardians.
OutingAbout 30 members of the Chelveston Women’s Institute and friends were taken by Mr L Seamarks on Monday to Bourneville. A tour was made on Messrs Cadbury’s chocolate works and model village. Photographs of the party were taken by the charabanc proprietor. The return journey was completed at 10 o’clock.
|Rushden Echo & Argus, 26th February 1932, transcribed by Kay Collins
Miss Vera Baxter of Water-lane, Chelveston wins our voucher prize of 5s., in connection with last week’s competition, her entry being the first correct one opened.
The mistake was that in Messrs Clipson Bros. Advertisement on page 6, word “installing” was spelt “instaling.”
Miss Baxter elects to spend the prize with West and Denton, Rushden.
|The Rushden Echo, 17th October 1947, transcribed by Kay Collins
Chelveston Harvest Festival The Rev. P. W. Worster, Rector of Lowick, conducted the harvest festival service at Chelveston on Sunday. The soloist was Mr. G. W. Robinson, of Raunds, who gave Liddell’s “The Lord is my Shepherd” and Eric Coates’ “Star of God”. The produce was auctioned by the Rev. C. Ayton Williams.