Reading Mercury Saturday 27 July 1861
CHARNEY.- The annual village feast took place last week, and was of an unusually orderly character. The festivities were brought to a close on Thursday, the 18th, with a treat to the school children, given by the Rev. G. W. Minns, curate, and the neighbouring farmers. After perambulating the parish, the children betook themselves to a field in the occupation of Mr. Beesley, and soon entered upon the various amusements provided; cricket, swinging, and Aunt Sally had each their votaries ; the latter lady was especially attractive, and received anything but delicate attentions from the juveniles. While tea was being served. Professor Moseheles’ glee, “The Village Chorister,” was creditably given by a part of the choir. The day closed with evening prayer at the church ; after which an appropriate sermon was delivered by the Rev. H. Waddington, of Longworth. There was a large attendance of visitors, and we must congratulate the parish on the success of their exertions, and the hearty goodwill which prevailed among all present.
Charney Olympics 2012
Queen’s Jubilee 2002
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Fete Late 50s/early 60s
Hay Seeds 1956
Ethel Stevens [of Stevens Garage] (centre)