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Extract from Northampton Mercury dated 6 September 1895
The Feast

The annual feast here commenced on Sunday, when there was a large influx of visitors. At the parish church there was a festival service, a suitable sermon being preached by the Rector; whilst at the Baptist Chapel the annual harvest thanksgiving services were held. Special sermons were preached to large congregations.

In the evening two band concerts were given by the Britannia and Town Bands, conducted by Mr W Reynolds and Mr A Quincey respectively.

The usual pleasure fair is located in Mr Wells' field.

Following the usual custom, the annual garden fete was held in the rectory gardens on Monday afternoon, the proceeds being devoted to the payment of the debt of £300 on the School Enlargement Fund. Various entertainments, such as Punch and Judy shows, Indian and Japanese juggling and conjuring were held during the afternoon, the performers being gentlemen from the Army and Navy Stores, London. The Burton Latimer Britannia Band, under the conductorship of Mr W Shaw, performed an excellent selection of music in the afternoon and afterwards played for dancing, the grounds being prettily illuminated with Vauxhall lamps at dusk. During the evening there was a capital display of fireworks by Messrs. Pain and Son, of London. Tea and other refreshments were provided, and a jumble stall also did well.

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