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Derby Mercury, April 22, 1885 (Document)

VESTRY MEETING.— The Vestry Meeting was held on April 9th, the vicar, the Rev. C. E. L . Corfield, M.A., in the chair. Messrs. P Lemon and William Maskry re-elected churchwardens, and messrs. E Bainbrigge and R. Cresswell lay representatives. The chairman stated the parish was in a very satisfactory condition. On Easter Sunday, the communicants numbered twenty per cent. of the entire population, and the collections amounted to 7l. 7s. 2d.
SIR ANDREW WALKER.— The new owner of Osmaston Manor, who is Lay rector and a considerable property owner in Shirley, is about to restore the quaint old chancel in Shirley church. A well-known firm of London architects has the matter in hand, and it is expected that the work will shortly be commenced.

"District News." Derby Mercury 22 Apr. 1885. 19th Century British Newspapers. Web. 17 May 2016. URL Gale Document Number: GALE|BA3202790743

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