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June 5, 1912.
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"SOUTHAMPTON & DISTRICT PICTORIAL."
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Trinity Fair used to bo a groat occasion in Southampton, but to-day nine tenths of the population know nothing about it. Yet it waa duly observed on Monday on its business aide, the amusements having disappeared'a few years ago. it seem* * pity that an. event so historic should have, fallen on. evil d&y*. -fpr it has a notable history. Its charter date* from the 15th century, and states that tlx* fair was ew-.tahlishcd for the advancement and improvement wealth and prosperity of the people of the town. It gained its alternative name of Chapel Fair from the circumstance that the charter was granted to the hermit of tlie Chapel of the llcly Trinity. It used to 'be • opened, in' stale
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The Fair used to provide the Senior Bailiff of the town with important duties which have long mince passed into desuotudr. The Senior Hailiff was formerly vested with- the authority of-a 'magistrate within the fair, and was as listed by a guard of halberdiers, who kept w&tch day and night during the three or four days that the fair lasted. There havo been times in the history of the fair when the Bailiff and him guanl were kept pretty busy, for the records whiJi remain state tliat the whole town g.ivo itself up to morry-making. Another cir-comsUuice that ctmld hardly" conduce to the keeping ot the peace was that debtors j&ad a surt of BOiurtunry from the importunities of their creditors within the precincia of' the -fair,- and it is conceivable that .meetings be-
tween such people produced strife occasionally. & © ©
llut these excitements, as well as the Bailiff's luncheon party, have departed, which is to bj regretted, especially iu a year when the Bailiff, Mr. Othen, happens to be a yeoman, and one of tho marshals of our occasional civic, processions, and possessed of many of the qualities necessary fur a holder of the office in days when it was more useful anil lesa ornamental. , 1
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The silver rain of the week-end was not only a boon to the »trawberry grower the rain could bj easily translated into terms of hard cash, for while tho position LefuN tlie downpour was not serious—tt>e grower dots not mind a small crop if prices remain high—the rain will spread the fruit over a longer period, which means that the period of profit is longer. That is, indeed, the whole joint of the strawberry grower's life, for there is no fruit which is so Blurt-lived as the straw-berry. Bearing this fact in mind it is not j garJ€d
Bishop Walkelin, to St. Swithin. ft is, perhaps, not generally known that the adage tlut when rain falls on St. Swithin's Day .it will continue for forty successive days arose from tho circumstance that tho removal of the Saint's body from the churchyard to the rebuilt cathedral was delayed by exceptional rain.
Tlie decision of his Majesty, to receive the at!dress at the Guildhall, instead of at tho railway station, is very gratifying, liow much better can the citizens of tlTiTTincient capital of Kngiaiid give expression to their loyalty in such historic surroundings rather than on a railway platform. To none will tho sense of history which j» rvadrs Winchester appeal' nx^re than to the King, a history, moreover, which has intimate associations will* the founding of
his own long dynasty.
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. Many great schools were founded on the model of Bishop Wykeham of Winchester, and it is fitting that one day of the thanksgiving week should be set apart for .a special school service, when thanks will bo rendered in the building which the famous ecclesiastic ro-modelled and beautified, and in wludh he lies. It ham cost £113,000 to save this magnificent temple of our faith and monument of our liis ton- from ruin. But the people offered willingly, and will now surely rejoice tliatAth.y did so. That the noble work should be crowned by this great national thanksgiving, is in the eternal fitness of tilings.
Many of tho small things of life have touches of pathos. A blind ffute player in a Southampton street baring trilled the last note of his favourite solo the other afternoon, wiped tlm mouthpiece, and stepping on to the pave-monl, made his way to the row of shops tiiat (touted him. But when his stick, tapping carefully before him, touched one closed door alter anotlur a look of utter bewilderment crossed his face. Tho pathos of the tiling was not lost on the passers by. and the blind musician lost little, perhaps, by his ignorance of tho new Shops Act regulations.
The powers that bo havo decided that babies born in aircrafts must bo registered at the first place where the airman descends. There going to be complication. What will bo the nationality of a baby whose father is Knglish and whose mother is French, if it is born in n Herman airrhip sailing over Italy and is registered in Turkey!
" It was very convenient from the point of view of U*e Winchester boy, whoa* great ob-j««ct was U> turn everything to unexpected usee, for it served as a meat admirable instrument of torture if paitially melted and attached to the end of a string ; it was than called a knout,, and u*ed as su b. The chamber was warmed by wood.n faggots about 5ft. long, supported ron dogs. A certain number of faggot* allowed to each chamlw. aixl these were Lhtrsbandid as f r as poaible, as the prefect's ' supper, consisting of coffee and sausages. had to
be cooked -thcrewith by the fags."
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The article also tells us of tlu severe system of fagging, the ivxtnurdinary custom under which masters, delegated tho keeping of dimSp-lino to senior hoy*, and the primitive moUioda of punishment, official and unofficial. Modern language* were held in the utmost contempt. " thir Herman master," writes Profea»ir Strong, • ha I a very placid txnperampnt, but he finally, I am very sorry to say, committed suicide. And if some of us had been, hung as the result it would have been no more than our dcasgta." It seems that the routine of the suhool in the days'of King Edward VI. was practically the same as it was some thirty yearns ago. One wonders whether tho deep affection felt by Oftl Wykehamists fur the sclvool will still prove so notably a characteristic now tliat the conditions of school life at Winchester have been modified to suit the mono luxurious notions of
the modern boy and his parents.
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Tho now model hygienic dairy situated at Porta-vood, croctol for tho Southern Counties Dairies Co., Ltd., was opened on Saturday !a»t. The building his imposing frontages, to both Highflold-lano and Ports wood road. The design is carried out in bright red facings, with white gU«d dressings. The plan is to conduct the trade on the moat hygienic line*, there being a commodious dairy, with glaaod walls, an impervious floor and ceilings complete with cooling apparatus, etc. Next to these we And a steaming room, wherein all utennis are subjooUd to a high pressure steri-lifting proewa. The wholo of tho floor of both covered yard and building, and tho under ooeemd portions, has an Impervious and jointless paving, thm conforming with tho most up-kydatc sanitary and hygienic requirements. From the open yard stej* lead to underground chambers, wherein Eog-IWi ohurnexl butter, cream, eggs, honey, Mf., are deftly made up for despatch to customers of tho Company resident in tho district. The whole combintw to make tliis dairy fn every way thoroughly up-to-date.
Tlic electric bell piuli has hitherto bean
surprising that tho strawberry growers well organised body.

marks the centenary of tho steam-
coveted adjunct to any homo of | pretension, but apparently its doom is looming I in tho distance. Many attempts have b-'eii | made to beautify tli*» unohtnamve button by 1 surrounding it with a nice arrangement of ' porcelain, brass, or wood, but all unsatisfactory the artistic e\v, and it a.ems that the old
slpp, and it ia befitting that Southampton, tne i — ........------r, .' —. "
home of the latwt and meat wonderful of the I fashi.mrd Wl nye of tapestr) which UourialiMl steam^lriMho employed continuously in passenger traffic.
churning tlie wuh-ra of the Clyde in its triumphal prot-r.^. Sinco then wo too advaiicod Ur, i ^ „,imber 0, vTl.o Aroim" can-
lM.4LU.wdl soniotimes to Ww » rotr«poct | m m OM WiMhna„d imagiae Uio circumatanea ot auoh a., epoch- ; (>jii ^ ^ma^, wW»praad aU.nt4on. iVo-
,aking ov.nt. Obwm i. anangtag to celo j ^ m.jlil]|f ....... uml
tions, ti lis us how the chambers iu which the
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brate the centenary in a position aa tile birtlipla<
s arranging to ccw iiamur worthy of its of tho steam vessel, I and already elaboqite preparations arc being j made. Not tho least of the many features will ! be a pageant of shipping on the Clyde, in which i war vessels as well as ships of the mercantile j marine will take part.
Next month the King and Queen will grace the great national service of thanksgiving for the preservation of- Winchester Cathedral. 'I he. day will be memorable in several respects. The Royal visit to the ancient city will be the firat publio one of a reigning monarch for over two hundred years, and a fuitlw interesting fact is that it occurs on the eight hundred and nineteenth anniversary of the consecration and dedi cation of the hallowed fane, aa rebuilt by
beys lived were used not only for sleeping, but for toting, drinking, studying, fagging, washing, and singing. A boy's liedstead was of sol d oak, covered only t>y«a thin pAlliasse. " Clean sheets or clean straw, as they were called in our parlance, were vouchsafed, I think, four times a year. Each boy had a cupboaid, or ' toys,' as it was calltd in our^alang, consisting of three shelves for I woks, s«*me smaM drawers (w-htre letters from home and white mice were kept), and tluve small drawers for our scanty kit. The lighting of our rooms was effected by each boy being provided with an oki-fashioned taper, such aa I never see now. It was a very long wick, many yards long, en compassed with wax, and one had to unwind it n oidcr to use it- a nw^t primitive fashion of Humiliation.
An loterwtic* announcement is made by tho London and Nouth-Westem Itailway Company of chea|M-r travel facilitiiw between Houthampton and locsl stations. Until further notice quarterly third cIumi sesson tickets, at exoeptionally low rsU-s. will bo issue*! between Southampton (Docks and West) ami Tot ton, Redfcridge, Millbrook, Bit-teme. Woo Is ton. Ahollag. Netley, Hwanwick, Itursledon, Northern, *t. Denys, Hwaythllog. Faat^ lcigh, Shawford. and Winchester. Full particulars are given in bills, and the sp«-cisl fscilitics Jwuld I be largely taken advantage of.
It will be seen by an announcement of the Isle uf Wi*b*, Ckftnd IWWray in amthaf ailumn . ommom.'fi^" 1l»e' lst Juno (next
Sxtuiday), there will be cheap excursions from SmiUiimpt'in (Boy ad l*i«r) doily to Sand own, Voiitrtor Town, FresJ»wa(ter (far Totland Bay), YarmouOh, Newport (tor Oarisbrooke Oastlc) vb CViwtw, the dirtct routs. F«»r the omrenience of umoists the Isle of Wiglpt/ Central Railway Company issue weakly aea«6n tickets, entitling | holders to unlimited journeys over forty mi' ol railway, by any train, at 10*. first class and i 7s. 6d. second. This makes an ideal hobday bioleet in the Uanlen Isle of health and pleasure. Passenger fares at one penny per mile are . 'fltargtd between all local stations daily after 12 (noon), and all day.on Sundays. Full particulars of train service and local excursion facilities can be ob^sunech-eA application to Mr. Russell Wflbnott, secretary and general manager, Newport SUAaon.
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