The Windsor and Eton Express.
8th April 1837
Ball at the Town Hall
William Street Chapel- On Wednesday the fourth anniversary of this chapel was held, upon which occasion sermons were preached in the morning by the Rev. Mr. Binney, of Weigh House, London, and in the afternoon by the Rev. Dr. Redford. The services were well attended, and liberal collections were made.
Parochial AppointmentsAt a meeting of our country magistrates at the Swan Inn, on Monday last, the following persons were appointed overseers for the several parishes in the Windsor division, for the year ensuing, viz, Mr.Thomas Jones and Mr. John Leddell, for Clewer, James William Stewart, Esq, and Mr.Charles Seaward Cantrell, jun, for Old Windsor; and Mr. John Todd and Mr. Richard Turner, for Sunninghill. The following persons have been elected in vestry surveyors of the highways, for the same parishes, viz, Messrs. James Stevens and Samuel Thorrington, for Clewer; John Sivewright,Esq, Mr. Thos. Humphries, for Old Windsor; and Messrs William Pither,jun, and John Slann, for Sunninghill. Mr Henry Walker is continued the surveyor for the hamlet of Dedworth.
Windsor Reform ClubOn Thursday the annual dinner of this club took place at the Bull Inn, in this town, when a party of fifty met to partake of the excellent dinner and wines provided by the worthy host. The usual loyal and appropriate toasts were delivered by the Chairman (Mr.Clode) , several excellent speeches were made, and the conviviality of the evening was kept up till a late hour.
CautionSeveral complaints having been made to the Commissioners of Paving of the practice of many shopkeepers placing goods on the public footways, and also leaving carts and waggons in the roads, to the obstruction of the public, the Commissioners have determined to fine every person who may be found so offending. On Monday last complaints were made against Mr. Thumwood for leaving one of his waggons in High-street, and against Mr.Stacy, the builder, for leaving bricks and mortar, in the same street. The defendants were fined in the penalty of 10s and costs.
Coach AccidentsOn Wednesday last the following accidents happened at Slough, owing to a want of due caution . The first occurred in the afternoon to a Reading coach, which had pulled up at the White Hart to change horses, the leaders of which had been taken off, and no one being left with the wheel horses, they, in consequence of hearing the smack of a whip, suddenly started off, and ran against the Lion Inn, which stopped their career, but did considerable damage to the coach, and unfortunately threw a gentleman off, and broke his leg. The gentleman was removed to the Crown Inn, where he now lies, and we are happy to find is going on well. The second accident was with one of the Windsor coaches (Thumwood's), which in turning a corner in Slough, at night, on its road to Windsor, exactly opposite to where the former occurred, was ran against a post, which broke the pole, and otherwise injured the coach, but fortunately, although it was very heavily laden, no person was injured.
Windsor PoliceWilliam Neale, a lad in the employ of Mr. Thumwood, coach proprietor, was charged with robbery. It appeared that, on Saturday evening last, Mr. Thumwood missed several brass articles from the harness to which they were attached, and in consequence he gave the information to the police. Harrington, the policeman apprehended the prisoner at his father's house the same evening, and on enquiry he ascertained that the prisoner had sold the articles at the shop of Mr. Knowles, in Peascod-street at 4d per lb. The prisoner was fully committed, but will be again brought up next week, on a charge of stealing a pair of boots, the property of one of Mr. Thumwood's waggoners, named Bailey.
Berks Easter SessionsOn Tuesday these Sessions commenced at Newbury, before T.Goodlake,Esq, Chairman, and a Bench of Magistrates. All the case brought before the Court were of a very trivial nature.
Bucks SessionsThe Bucks Sessions commenced on Tuesday with a much lighter calendar than has been known for some years (only 11 prisoners), and the whole business was gone through the same day.