A Short History of the Huddersfield Temperance Halls' Trust (1906)

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Temperance Halls Trust,

THE CAMBRIDGE, Upperhead Row c THE VICTORIA, Buxton Road


Princess Street.


OCTOBER: 1906.





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Temperance Halls Trust.

CAMBRIDGE,’ Upperhead Row; ‘THE VICTORIA,” Buxton Road;


Princess Street.


Octoser, 1906.




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“Our aim and guiding star should be the promotion of the welfare and happiness of the Nation at large.”





“‘Let us remember that all our opportunities and capacities for usefulness, and service of God and man, constitute a trust and stewardship of the most solemn character.” Rev. Dr. Bruce, M.A., D.D., January 31st, 1904.

‘“‘Much, we believe, depends on the action of the Christian Churches. If the Church will be faithful to its duty we may confidently hope to see a new England, retaining its place among the Nations, freed from the baneful effects of drink, and aiding every movement for the establishment and maintenance of truth and

righteousness.” ‘‘The Friend,’’ December Ist, 1905.

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List of Trustees appointed the ninth day of June, 1870.

Joseph Appleyard Joseph Byram William Cooper William Dawson Thomas Firth Henry R. Greenwood William E. Knight Henry Lees William Mallinson Isaac Robson James Scholefield Thomas Walker Joseph Wild J Thomas Dawson Resigned William J. Hampson Thomas Robson, Removed William T. Bygott William Hoskin Edward Stott Frederick Sykes

ene teens woe

. Deceased

Trustees appointed 1906.

J. N. Bygott W. T. Bygott F’. Cooper F. W. Dearden C. W. Ellis T. France J. Hartley G. W. Hellawell Wm. Hoskin T. Jackson W. Jepson T. Mellor J. H. Robson J. K. Shaw KE. Stott W. W. Stott I’, Sykes J. W. Washington EK}. Woodhead G. F. Varley

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On the Ninth day of June, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Hight Hundred and Seventy, twenty Trustees were appointed to care for the various interests connected with the newly-formed Huddersfield Temperance Hall, known as the Hatt, situate in Upperhead Row. Of that number thirteen have passed away to the higher life; one, some years ago, removed to a distant part of the country, and thereby became disqualified as a member of the Trust; and two others recently sent in their resignation, one of them in consequence of illness and decided inability to attend the Trustee Meetings.

In carrying out the terms of the first Trust Deed, seeing that the number now qualified to attend to the business has been reduced to four, the necessity has arisen to appoint sixteen others to fill the vacancies which have occurred. It will be their duty to unite with the remaining four in continuing the work entrusted to them so many years ago; and while cordially wel- coming the new comers to this service, we may safely and reasonably assume that many of them are not aware of the circumstances which have led up to the present position of the Trust, and of the important duties connected therewith.

With the view of informing them relative thereto, the following particulars are submitted, with the hope that they may prove interesting, and are offered as a small contribution to the history of the Temperance movement in Huddersfield.

It is not my intention to enter into any minute detail about the work done by the Temprrance Society apart from that of the — Trustees, as it hardly comes within the scope of my purpose, but I may remark, in passing, that the perusal of the minute books of the Society from the commencement in 1832 has been accom- panied by the feeling of intense gratification that the workers in

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the early days of the cause exerted themselves with unflinching fidelity and courage, when it was much more difficult, from a social point of view, to fight the drink demon than it is at the present time. As Pioneers of the movement, their persistent endeavours on behalf of their sorely tempted fellow men and women deserve the warmest commendation. We cannot doubt that those who worked long and patiently, sowing the good seed, have had their hearts greatly cheered by the evidence that their labour has not been in vain, and we thankfully acknowledge the many blessings which have rested on those so engaged, and whose services will never cease to be held in grateful remem- brance. The compilation of a clear and connected narrative from the minutes referred to has naturally been difficult to one who has never attempted such a task before, but in undertaking it my chief desire has been to make it acceptable to those who may take an interest in its perusal, and in the cause of Temper- ance generally.

The HuppersFreLp Temperance Society was established on the 2nd March, 1882, on the principle of “ Moderation in the use of Malt Liquors, and Abstinence from Spirituous Liquors,” thirty persons signing the declaration to that effect at the meeting held in the National Schoolroom, Northgate, on that date.

In 1884 the Society was re-organized on the principle of “ total abstinence from all kinds of intoxicating beverages.” There is a vast amount of interesting matter recorded in the minutes, but it must suffice to notice, more particularly, that public meetings had to be held in various parts of the town wherever suitable accommodation could be secured, as the Society had no home, properly so called. The early Committees met at Bowker’s Temperance Hotel, Cross Church Street, and afterwards at Wild’s Hotel, Albion Street. Our late esteemed co-Trustee, Mr. William Dawson, and his brother, Mr. Thomas Dawson, who recently resigned his Trusteeship because of illness, did splendid service as Secretaries for many years.

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Public meetings were held in the NortueatE ScHoon-Room ; in RamspEn’s ScHoou-Room, ALMONDBURY Bank ; Inrants’ ScHoot-room, Sprine STREET; a ScHOOL-ROOM in Ausion Street; the British Ovutcote Bank; GrorcE Srreet Degarpen’s AcapEMy, SPRING Street; the Guinp Hatz, Butt anp Mourn Street; QuEEN Street and AsseMBLY Rooms; the Gymnasium; the Armoury; at the Monet Lopeine House; and in the various situate in QuEEN Street, Ramspen Street, Brunswick Street, NorTHUMBERLAND STREET, SoutH StREET, Batu and New Norra Roan, besides those held out of doors, in the Market Place and elsewhere. The necessary arrangements for these gatherings must have entailed considerable work on the Committees set apart for the purpose, not only as regards the places but also as to chairmen and speakers. In 1839 a large and influential meeting was held in the Cuurcn, for the use of which the Committee was indebted to the Vicar, the Rev. J.C. Franks, of honoured memory. Tse Parmosopnican Hatt, on the site of which the Theatre now stands, was frequently the scene of crowded and enthusiastic meetings, and for many years the annual festivals were held there, the last one in 1868. A long list of powerful and devoted speakers is recorded. Among these Members of Parliament, Ministers of the Gospel, Church- men, and Nonconformists of many denominations, Medical Men, Scientific Men, and laymen of all sorts, including life abstainers and reformed drinkers, took active part in the good work. What a flood of happy memories this list conjures up, but associated with it also are sad pictures of suffering and sorrow!

The Banp or Hope was commenced on the lst of March, 1850, the first meeting being held in Albion Street School-room. For many years it flourished under the fostering oversight of the late Mr. Enoch Sykes, whose painstaking and tactful care of a spirited but somewhat turbulent and rebellious generation will not soon be forgotten! It was affiliated with the Yorxsuire Bann oF Hore Union on the 10th of June, 1870. Noone can estimate

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the result of the beneficent work accomplished by those engaged in this special effort for the spread of Temperance, and we trust that their successors will be abundantly blessed in their endeavours

for the welfare of the rising generation and for the moral up- lifting of the community at large.

On referring to the Report of the Temperance Society for 1870, it appears that at the Brewster Sessions, 1869, the Magistrates declined to grant renewal certificates for twenty Beerhouses, and they also refused to renew the licenses of four Public-houses. One of these thus dealt with was the well- known ‘ CamsBripcE Arms Music Haut,” Upprerueap Row, the conduct of which was so demoralizing to the younger portion of the community—and may we not add, sorrowfully, to many of their elders also—as to render its closing im- perative. The Proprietor appealed to the Quarter Sessions against the decision of the Magistrates, but he was un- successful, and in consequence the building was advertised for sale by public auction on the 80th November, 1869. The Temperance Committee, believing that it might be made available for a Temperance Hatui ann British Workman, after much thoughtful consideration, resolved to make an effort to purchase the property. The result was that it was bought for the sum of £2,000, the purchase meeting with the warm approval of the friends of sobriety and virtue, who saw the closing of this sin-sodden den of infamy with great satisfaction and relief. The late Mr. Joseph Wild took deep interest in the acquisition of this property, and the energy displayed by him along with others in carrying the war, as it were, into the camp, had much todo with the ready financial help given by many friends on this occasion, as referred to hereafter.

This action of the Temperance Society necessitated the formation of a “ Trust,” and the building, henceforward to be called the “ Temperance Hat,” was vested in Twenty Trustees, whose names will be found in the Abstract of the

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Trust Deed, prepared by Mr. W. Haigh, Solicitor, on the 9th day of June, 1870. (See Appendix, page 25). Two or three of the gentlemen so appointed were not members of the Temperance Committee, but it was thought very desirable that we should have them associated with us, as being well known for their philanthrophy and for their strong sympathy with any effort for the advancement of the morals and general welfare of the town.

After reciting the lease from the Trustees of Sir John Ramsden, the Cambridge Hall and appurtenances thereto be- longing were assigned, with the concurrence of the Huddersfield Temperance Society, to the Trustees, as named, for the promo- tion of “ Total abstinence from all intoxicating beverages.’ As will be seen in that lease, the Trustees are empowered to sell the property, or to assign by way of mortgage, or to change such mortgage securities, whenever they may think proper, and, furthermore, power is given to them to purchase other suitable land and buildings. Party politics and sectarian peculiarities of Religion are to be excluded. The premises are to be let for such purposes as are calculated to promote the moral well-being of the people : and, further, they are not to be let for “‘ any purpose contrary to the teaching of the Christian Religion as contained in the Holy When the number of the Trustees is reduced to seven, by death, or resignation, or removal, the vacancies are to be filled up by abstainers for three years, at least, at the discretion of the Survivors, or a majority of them, and no person is to continue to be a Trustee who shall cease to be a “ Total Abstainer.”’ Such is a brief recapitulation of a few of the clauses as set forth in the Trust Deed.

The first minute in the Trustees’ minute book, dated May 10th, 1870, records the attendance of Mr. Councillor Wild, Chairman, Messrs. H. R. Greenwood, W. Cooper, F. Sykes, T. Robson, H. Lees, T. Walker, W. E. Knight, and Councillor J. Byram ; also of Mr. W. Dawson, who was appointed Treasurer,

and of Mr. W. T. Bygott, who was appointed Seeretary. B

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As may be supposed, the funds of the Temperance Society were not sufficient to pay for the property referred to. Negotia- tions for a loan were, therefore, entered into, and satisfactory arrangements were made as toa mortgage thereon, amounting to £1,800. Prior to this our late honoured co-Trustee, Mr. H. R. Greenwood, lent that sum, without interest, with which to complete the purchase until the mortgage was completed.

The cost of the needful alterations of the Cambridge Hall amounted to £1,400. Subscriptions and Donations were asked for, with the result that the sum of £536 was generously given by friends of Temperance resident in various parts of England, and the local Subscriptions amounted to £2,080, including one hundred guineas each from the late Mr. Thomas Firth and Mr. H. R. Greenwood, recently deceased, the total being the hand- some sum of £2,566. (See Appendix, page 47). Notwith- standing all the efforts made in this direction there still remained a very heavy debt on the property, and to meet this it was decided to get up a Bazaar—that old-fashioned but popular and well-abused Institution to which religious and philanthropic spendthrifts resort in times of financial difficulty! This was heartily responded to by those interested in Temperance work, Teetotallers, and others. The Bazaar was held in the Armoury, on the 18th December, 1874, and following days, the amount realized being the net sum of £742 towards the reduction of the debt. It may be mentioned here, incidentally, that a Bazaar was held in the Gymnasium on the 24th June, 1873. This resulted in £200 being added to the “ Mission Funp,” and was not at all connected with the Bumpine Funp.

No business calling for special notice occurred until one day in December, 1877, the writer, when passing near the premises occupied by Messrs. Dobson and Co., Cabinet Makers, Buxton Road, and formerly the residences of J. C. Laycock and §S. Hirst, Esquires, noticed a placard announcing the property was for sale. It occurred to him that it was a desirable site for a Temperance

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Hall, and on communicating with Mr. Bygott, the Secretary, a meeting of the Trustees was promptly convened to consider the matter. This was on the 20th December, 1877, when, after serious deliberation, it was concluded to offer the sum of £4,000 for it at the sale, which was to take place the next evening. Some of the more cautious members of the Trust thought it unwise to undertake such great responsibility, notwithstanding their belief that the site was eminently suitable for the proposed Hall. Messrs. Wild and Greenwood were requested to ask Mr. William Mallinson to attend the sale, and to bid on behalf of the Trustees. For some reason, not recorded, Mr. Mallinson did not go, but Mr. Wild undertook the bidding. He was accom- panied by the writer, and after close competition, during which Mr. Wild and his colleague thought themselves justified in bid- ding up to £4,525, the property was knocked down at £4,550, to Mr. Edmund Eastwood, of Chapel Hill. Next morning Mr. Mallinson, on ascertaining from Mr. Bygott that Mr. Hast- wood was the purchaser, called on that gentleman and in- formed him that it was wanted for Temperance purposes. Mr. Eastwood expressed his regret tbat he was not aware who was the party bidding against him, and magnanimously offercd to relinquish it in favour of the Trustees at the price he bid for it. The one condition on which he agreed to do this was, that in the event of his offer being accepted they should engage the services of his son in-law, Mr. Healey, of Bradford, as the Architect for the proposed Hall and the necessary alteration of the premises for business purposes. A committee was appointed to confer with Mr. Healey, and on their report to a Trustee Meeting held January 14th, 1878, it was agreed to accept Mr. Kastwood’s generous offer. It may be interesting to mention the names of the eleven Trustees present on that occasion, namely, Isaac Rozson, in the chair, JosrpH Byram, Wm. Dawson, Wm. Hoskin, THomas WaxkKEr, F’. Syxes, Wm. Coopvrr, H. R. GREENWOOD, JAMES SCHOLEFIELD, Henry Less, and W. E. Knienrt. Hight of these voted for the purchase, no one voting against it. Plans were prepared in due course and carefully considered by

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the Building Committee, and after numerous consultations with the Architect were finally decided on. Tenders were advertised for, and on May 20th it was agreed to accept them, amounting to £2,916, for the new Hall. Suggestions were made that in addition to this shops and other premises might be erected, with a view to letting, and on the recommendation of the Building Committee the Trustees resolved to include them in their building operations.

Messrs. Wm. Mallinson and Joseph Wild were requested to consult Messrs. Laycock and Dyson, Solicitors, with the view of obtaining a sum of money on mortgage, and they succeeded in securing £4,000, at the rate of 4} per cent. interest. The work was promptly proceeded with, and at a meeting of the Trustees held in January, 1879, they were able to announce that the Hall, henceforth to be called the “ Victornta TEMPERANCE Hatu,” would be opened on the 1st of March following. At the meeting held May 20th, 1878, it was concluded to sell the “ Cambridge Hall ” by auction, whenever a favourable opportunity occurred, leaving the arrangements connected therewith in the hands of the “ Build- ing Committee.” On the 18th February, 1879, it was sold by Messrs. Eddison and Taylor to Messrs. Read Holliday and Sons, for the sum of £2,000. One of the conditions of sale was that the property should not be used for the “sale of intoxicating drink.”’

The Victoria Hall was opened on Saturday, the 1st March, 1879, by Mr. Joseph Wild, the chair being occupied by Mr. Thomas Firth. Other meetings were held during the week, and on Thursday, the 6th March, the meeting was presided over by Mr. Alderman Joseph Woodhead, ex-Mayor of Huddersfield. Mr. Firth seconded a vote of thanks to the Chairman and the Speakers, and after referring in a short but impressive address to the speech made by his old friend, Mr. Fielden Thorp, of York, he sat down ill and exhausted. Mr. Woodhead, noticing the condition of Mr. Firth, quietly dissolved the meeting.

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Medical aid was immediately sent for, and the sick gentleman was carefully removed to the ante-room. Here he lay in an unconscious state through the night, and in the evening of the next day he was removed to his home in Greenhead Road, where he quietly passed away at the advanced age of 82 years, on the 8th day of March, 1879. Such was the death of a noble Veteran in the cause of any effort which would promote the world’s good, especially in that of Temperance, which he had so much at heart.

At a meeting of Trustees, held on the 24th October, 1879, several of them were requested to undertake the collection of Subscriptions and Donations towards the reduction of the heavy debt on the New Hall. Our late colleagues, Mr. Wm. Mallinson and Mr. Wm. Dawson, together with Mr. Councillor Edward B. Woodhead, of Trafford House, Edgerton, who was also interested in the promotion of Temperance, were very successful in obtaining liberal contributions thereto, the total amounting to the useful sum of £1,567.

It will be in the recollection of many of our friends that the Bazaar, called the ‘‘ Fantasie F'ayre,’’ was held in the new Town Hall, in November, 1881. The gross receipts amounted to £1,956. The expenses, which were heavy, amounted to £398, leaving the handsome balance of £1,563. Many doubts were expressed as to the wisdom of incurring such heavy expenses, but in looking back, the Committee, who had the matter in hand, were quite satisfied that the sum realised could not have been obtained by a less resolute and enterprising policy.—Note: This was the first Bazaar held in the new Town Hall, and to this, and to the many attractions connected with it, we must attribute much of the great success attained.

Karly in 1897, Mr. Alderman G. W. Hellawell, subsequently Mayor of Huddersfield, mterviewed two or three of the Trustees privately on behalf of the Co-operative Society, Buxton Road,

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enquiring of them if they were willing to sell the Victoria Hall, and adjoining premises. The Trustees were called together to consider the matter, and after mature consideration and inter- change of opinion, it was decided to offer the property, including the fixtures and fittings, for the sum of £13,000, the Co-opera- tive Society to pay the cost of transfer, and subject to certain conditions as to our being able to find suitable accommodation for Temperance meetings, &c., when required. Mr. William Mallinson and Mr. Edward Stott were requested to negotiate the sale with the representatives of the Society, and an under- standing was arrived at in due time to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.

In consequence of the Victoria Hall property being about to be disposed of it became necessary to consider what, in the interest of Temperance, would be the best course to adopt,— whether to build a new Hall, or to invest the money, and apply the income to work in various ways promotive of the cause in which we all felt so deep an interest. Many letters were received by the Trustees offering suggestions and advice from many points of view. As usual in matters of this kind, there was great diversity of opinion, and it appeared to be desirable to invite several gentlemen, interested in Temperance work, to a con- ference. That conference was held, and a pretty free expression of opinion and counsel was tendered and listened to, the pre- vailing feeling being decidedly in favour of building a Hall, with suitable Committee and other Rooms, where the various Tem- perance organizations might have a home and common centre for carrying on the important duties connected therewith, Prior to this two of the Trustees, Messrs. Thomas Walker and Edward Stott, and Mr. T. France, a member of the Temperance Com- mittee, were requested to look around for an eligible site for a new Hall, if, ultimately, it should be decided to build one. It was found to be very difficult to find a plot of ground in a suitable situation. Several sites and properties were inspected and reported on, and at last it appeared that, for many and

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sufficient reasons, the best site available was that on which the Hall now stands. Negotiations were entered into with the Agent of the Ramsden Estate, Mr. F. W. Beadon, resulting in his offer to lease 598 yards of land in Princess and Page Streets at 1s. per yard. Mr. Mallinson was requested to obtain an interview with Sir John William Ramsden, and to ascertain the most favourable terms on which he would grant the lease. That gentleman, accompanied by Mr. Edward Stott, had a satisfactory interview with Sir John at his home, Byram Hall, and after several conferences with Mr. Beadon the plot of land referred to was offered to the Trustees, and accepted by them, at a ground rent of 8d. per yard, amounting to £19 18s. 8d. per annum, on a lease of 999 years, dating from September 29th, 1899, and no rent to be payable until September, 1904. This was felt to be a liberal concession on the part of Sir J. W. Ramsden, and it is a, pleasure to be able to record our sense of his generosity. Here we think we should cordially acknowledge the great services rendered to the Trust by the persistent endeavours of our late honoured co-Trustee, Mr. Wm. Mallinson, who, in conjunction with Mr. Stott, so successfully obtained the desired result, and who in this respect, and in so many other ways, promoted the various operations connected with it.

In consequence of the strict regulations concerning all trust funds, it was necessary to consult the “ Board of Charity Com- missioners for England and Wales ”’ respecting the appropriation of the proceeds of the sale to the Huddersfield Co-operative Society, and also as to giving them a clear title to the property. After some delay the legal transfer was completed with the concurrence of the said Board. The following is a full copy of the printed minutes of the Charity Commissioners authorizing the erection of a new Hall, and dealing with the disposal of the money received for the Victoria Hall property :—

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Sealed 9th May 1902. CHARITY COMMISSION.

In the Matter of the Charity known as the VICTORIA TEMPERANCE HALL, in the Borough of HUDDERSFIELD, in the West Riding of the County of YORK: and

In the Matter of “The Charitable Trusts Acts, 18538 to 1894.”

by an Order of @he Board of Charity Commissioners for Gngland and Wales of the 26th January 1900 the Trustees of the above-mentioned Charity were authorised to sell the old Temperance Hall and other property belonging to the Charity for 13,000/., and it was directed that the balance of the purchase money, after payment off of the amount owing on the then existing mortgage on the property, and of the proper expenses of the Trustees attending the said sale, should be held by “ The Official Trustees of Charitable Funds ”’ in trust for the Charity, subject to the further Order or direction of the said Board :

And wihereas the particulars of the expenses of the Trustees attending the sale have been submitted to the said Board, and allowed at the sum of 1241. 18s. 6d. :

And whereas statements and applications have been submitted to the said Board by or on behalf of the Trustees of the Charity, representing as follows :—

1. Out of the said purchase money of which was duly received by the Trustees, they have paid a sum of 3,500/., being the balance due in respect of the said mortgage, and a sum of 8001., due to their bankers in respect of advances made for the purposes of the Charity :

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2. A new Temperance Hall has been recently erected on a leasehold site which has been acquired by the Trustees subject to a yearly rent of 197. 18s. 8d., at a cost of 5,668. 5s. 4d.

And whereas the Trustees, after paying the said sums of and 800/. out of the said purchase money of 18,0001., retained a sum of 5,000/. out of the balance, and remitted the residue, amounting to 4,200/., to the Banking Account of the said Official Trustees, who, after remitting to the Trustees of the Charity the said sum of 18s. 6d. in respect of costs, invested the balance, amounting to 4,075/. 6s. 6d., in the purchase, in the name of them the said Official Trustees, of 38,9561. 12s. 6d. India 3/. per cent. Stock :

And whereas the Trustees of the Charity desire to obtain the approval of the said Board to the expenditure of the said sum of (so retained as aforesaid by the said Trustees) towards defraying the said cost of 5,668/. 5s. 4d., and to the provision of the balance of the said cost out of the income of the Charity :

Mow the said Goard, having considered and inquired into the premises :

Do hereby Order as follows :—

The expenditure by the Trustees of the said sum of 5,0001. towards defraying the said cost of 5,6681. 5s. 4d., and the provision of the balance of the said cost out of the income of the Charity, is approved.

Sealed by Order of the Board this 9th day of May 1902.

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Ata Trustee Meeting held April 15th, 1899, it was decided to build the proposed Hall, and a letter was sent to the Tem- perance Committee asking them to appoint one of their number to act as their representative on the Building Committee, and in response to that Mr. T. France was so appointed. At the meeting held this date Mr. Stott and Mr. Walker were requested to confer with Mr. B. Stocks, who had previously been nominated as the Architect, and eventually plans and tenders were asked for, and sent in for consideration. As the tenders amounted to the unexpectedly large sum of £5,802, Mr. Stocks was instructed to submit plans on a lower scale, and eventually, after many conferences, it was decided to proceed with the work without further delay, at the estimated cost of £5,000, but, as will be seen in the Balance-Sheet, this sum has been largely exceeded.

The prolonged correspondence with the Board of Charity Com- missioners entailed considerable but unavoidable delay, during which a heavy but unexpected advance took place in the value of building materials, thus causing the Contractors to materially increase the amount of their various tenders, and consequently to increase the cost of the Building.

I am indebted to the courtesy of the ‘ Huddersfield Examiner ”’ for enabling me to supply the following greatly con- densed report of the laying of the ‘‘Commemoration Stone”’ of the Hall, and its subsequent opening.

On the 25th August, 1900, a procession, headed by a band of music, proceeded to the site of the new hall in the following order :—The Mayor (Alderman G. W. Hellawell) and Mayoress (Miss Hellawell), accompanied by the Mayor’s Chaplain (Rev. J. M. Rees, of High Street Methodist New Connexion Chapel), and the Town Clerk (Mr. F. C. Lloyd); the Chief Constable and Mr. W. Sharp; the Trustees of the Victoria Temperance Hall, Messrs. E. Stott, W. Dawson, W. E. Knight, T. Walker, F.

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Sykes, T. Dawson, W. Hoskin, and W. T. Bygott (Secretary) ; Vice-Presidents and Committee of the Huddersfield Temperance Society ; representatives of the Huddersfield and District Band of Hope Union (Mr. J. Hartley, President), and other Temperance Associations. These were accompanied by the Rev. H. J. Boyd and many other well known gentlemen connected with the Temperance movement, and altogether there was a large attendance.

After congratulatory speeches by the Chairman (Mr. KE. Stott) and Mr. W. E. Knight, Mr. J. A. Stocks (on behalf of his brother, Alderman Stocks, the architect) presented the Mayor with a suitably inscribed ebony mallet, with ivory handle and silver mountings, and on behalf of the Contractors a handsome silver trowel. The Mayor then laid the stone with the usual formalities, and in course of a humorous speech he referred to the time when he was a ‘“ Band of Hope boy,”’ and was now proud of the honour of laying the foundation of the new hall, which, when erected, he trusted would prove of lasting benefit to the people, and he hoped in the future there would be no lack of enthusiastic workers.

Mr. W. Dawson moved a cordial vote of thanks to the Mayor, and this was ably seconded by Mr. W. White. Mr. T. Bland felicitously supported the resolution, which was _ heartily responded to by the Mayor.

The Chairman, in his concluding speech, referred to the splendid services rendered by Mr W. Mallinson, who, he regretted to find, was unable to be with them on that auspicious occasion.

Mr. F. Sykes moved, and Mr. T. Walker seconded, a vote of thanks to the Architect and Contractors for their gifts to his Worship. The proceedings closed, after singing a hymn, with the pronouncing of the Benediction by the Rev. J. M. Rees.

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On the 31st August, 1901, the new Temperance Hall was opened by the Mayor of the Borough (Alderman R. M. Shaw). The building is in the Renaissance style, with seating accommo- dation for 686 persons. The bottom floor is used as a Temperance Club. The large hall is entered from Princess Street and Page Street. In addition to this there are two committee rooms and a gentlemen’s lavatory on the ground floor, and upstairs a large meeting room, lavatory for ladies, and two secretary’s offices. The premises are heated throughout, and are well ventilated and capitally well lighted.

The opening proceedings commenced with the formation of a procession at the Victoria Hall, and was headed by the Princess Street Mission Band, and consisted of the Mayor (Alderman R. M. Shaw), and his Chaplain (the Rev. D. W. Jenkins, of Salen- dine Nook Baptist Chapel), the Town Clerk, Trustees of the Hall, Committee and Members of the Huddersfield Temperance Society, and of other similar societies in surrounding districts, Sons of Temperance, Rechabites, Good Templars, &c. After the reading of a letter from Mrs. Woodhead, expressing her regret that in consequence of indisposition her husband was unable to preside at the meeting, Mr. J. France was invited to take the chair. He requested Mr. Stott (Chairman of the Trustees) to present to the Mayor a Key with which to open the new hall. The key is of highly ornate character, exquisitely worked, and inscribed ‘‘ Presented to the Mayor, Mr. Alderman R. M. Shaw, by the Trustees, on the opening of the New Temperance Hall, Huddersfield, Aug. 31st, 1901.” On accepting the key his Worship entered the building, and was followed by a large number of ladies and gentlemen who were greatly interested in the proceedings. Amongst those present on the platform or in the hall were Messrs. KE. Stott, W. T. Bygott, T. Walker, F. Sykes, W. Hoskin, and W. HK. Knight, Trustees of the hall; the Rev. James King, Brunswick Street Free Wesleyan Chapel; Alderman H. Sugden, Brighouse; Messrs. Michael Cooke, B. Sykes, J. Brooke, S. Slater, and H. Milnes, members of the

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Temperance Committee; Mr. S. Burdon, Treasurer; Mr. W. White, Vice-President ; Mr. J. Hartley, President of the Huddersfield Band of Hope Union; Mr. J. W. Washington, representing the Huddersfield Travellers’ Temperance Association ; Mr. J. White- ley Shaw, Vice-Chairman of Huddersfield School Board, and Alderman B. Stocks, the Architect. Courteous letters were received from Mr. W. Brooke and Dr. Irving, expressing regret they could not be present. After a telling address by the Mayor, who was supported by several other speakers, the Rev. D. W. Jenkins gave the Benediction and the proceedings terminated.

In the evening, under the presidency of the Mayor, Alderman Sugden (Brighouse) congratulated the meeting upon the pos- session of that splendid building, and Alderman Auty (Batley) delivered a humorous and racy address, followed by Mr. F. Sykes and Mr. J. W. Shaw.

On Sunday afternoon an eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. W. H. Lockley, and Mr. C. F. Baines was the soloist. In the evening a service was presided over by Mr. W. White, and addresses were delivered by Alderman Ernest Woodhead, and Mr. W. Campbell, of Leeds (aged 91 years). Miss E. Haley sang “ Angels ever bright and fair,” and Mr. Lawson France accompanied the singing.

Bui little remains to be chronicled, other than a passing allusion to the needed decoration and cleaning of the Hall and other parts of the property. This was carried out at considerable expense in the autumn of 1904, and recently a combined sign and porch has been erected. Both these subjects received the careful consideration of the Trustees, and they are gratified to find that in each case their action has been approved by the Temperance sections and the general Public.

In reviewing the onerous duties connected with this im- portant Trust during the thirty-six years of its existence we have the great satisfaction of being able to report that, notwith- standing the considerable diversity of opinion on the many

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circumstances which have presented themselves, the members of it have worked together with great harmony and general concord. We would like to bear loving tribute to the memory of those who have been called hence to meet the benediction of “ Well done, thou good and faithful servant ;’”’ a benediction to be devoutly desired by those of us who are permitted a little longer to work in the Lord’s Vineyard for the uplifting of His — poor, broken-hearted children, whose bodies and souls are being crushed by the craving for strong drink.

May we be allowed to remark that the duties devolving on the new, as well as the old Trustees, are of momentous importance, and in commending these remarks to the serious consideration of our fellow-workers, we trust that, notwith- standing the difficulties of the way, we may unitedly feel there is much to encourage us in our labour for the extension of the Redeemer’s Kingdom.

Before concluding this attempt to supply a few of the leading facts relating to the Temperance movement in Hudders- field and to the formation of the Trust, and its subsequent operations, it may be well to offer a brief summary of them :—

1832, March 2.—Formation of the old Temperance Society on the principle of “ IN THE USE oF Matt Liquors” and “ AsstineNce from Sperritvous Liquors.”’

1834, May 2.—Re-organization of the Society on the principle of “ Toran AssTINENcCE from ALL INTOXICATING BEVERAGES.”

1850, March 1.—Establishment of ‘ Huppersrietp Banp oF Hops.”

1870, June 10.—Banp or Hope affiliated with the ‘“ YorxKsHIRE Banp oF Hope Union.”

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1870 —Purchase of ‘“‘ Camsprince Arms Music Hatt,” and conversion to “ Tue CamBripGE TEMPER- ANCE Hatu.”’

1870, May 1.—This was vested in the names of Twenty Trustess, thus establishing the formation of

“THE Trust.” 1874 —Bazaar held in the Armoury. Result £742 profit. 1878 —Purchase of ‘‘ Hatt” Property. 1879 — Sale of “ CamBripce Hat.” ” —Opening of “ Haut.” 1881, Nov. -—--“‘ Fayre” Bazaar in the New Town

Hatu. A busy time, and crowded attendance. One evening the doors were locked, as the Hall was already too full. Total receipts £1,956. Expenses £393. Net result £1,563

profit. 1890 —‘ Temperance Club ”’ opened. 1897 —Sale of Victoria Hau property for £13,000.

1900, Aug. 25—Laying of Commemoration Stone.

1901, July —New Hatz, Princess Street, occupied, when still unfinished, by the representatives to the “British Temperance League Conference.”

1901, Aug. 31.—Formal opening of the Hall.

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All the Temperance Organizations specified below occupy the premises at considerably lower rates than those charged for casual lets :— | Huddersfield Temperance Society.

Women’s P.S§.A. Band of Hope Union. Rechabites. Good Templars. Sons of Temperance. Women’s Temperance Association. Women’s Y. Branch.

Commercial Travellers’ League.

The basement is let at a moderate rental to the Temperance Club

‘‘In view of the manifold evils arising from the use of intoxicating liquors, prayerfully consider whether your duty to God and to your neighbour does not require you to abstain from using them yourselves or offering them to others, and from having any share in their manufacture or

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Chis Andenture

made the ninth day of June, One thousand eight hundred and seventy. Between JosepH Witp, of Dalton Green, near Hud- dersfield, in the County of York, Manufacturer, of the one part ; and Tuomas Firru, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Gentleman, Isaac Rosson, of Moldgreen, near Huddersfield, aforesaid, Gentleman, Wittiam Maturnson, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Merchant, Witu1am Dawson, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Bank Cashier, Henry Ratstrick Greenwoop, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Dyer, the said JosepH Epwarp Storr, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Woollen Merchant, Tuomas Rosson, of Moldgreen, near Hud- dersfield, aforesaid, Dyer, Hoskin, of Huddersfield, afore- said, Grocer, Turner Byeort, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Chemist, Jos—EpH AppLeyarp, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Boot and Shoe Maker, Wiuu1am Coorer, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Joiner, Freperick Sykes, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Mill Overlooker, Henry Less, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Corn Dealer, THomas Waker, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Boot and Shoe Maker, JAMES SCHOLEFIELD, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Dentist, Josrpu Byram, of Moldgreen, near Huddersfield, aforesaid, Ironmonger, Ewias Knicut, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Painter, THomas Dawson, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Drysalter, and Joun Witu1am Hampson, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Drysalter, herein- after called ‘‘ The Trustees,” of the other part.

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After reciting the Lease from the Trustees of Sir John Ramsden, and several Assignments, “The Cambridge Tem- perance Hall,’’ with the Appurtenances, were assigned with the consent of the Huddersfield Temperance Society to the said parties, upon the following Trusts, namely :—

Upon Trust—That it shall be lawful for the said Trustees, and the Survivors and Survivor of them, or any Trustees who may be appointed, as hereinafter mentioned, to pay the appor- tioned Rent, hereinbefore mentioned and accruing due under the hereinbefore recited Lease, or any renewed Lease to be hereafter granted of the said Premises; and also, all Fines and expenses of Renewal to be incurred thereupon.

Anp upon Trust at any time hereafter at their or his discre- tion, to demise or assign by way of Mortgage with power of Sale and other usual Powers; all or any of the said Premises as Security for any Principal Money already borrowed or to be borrowed by them, and Interest and Costs; and, to pay the annual Interest of such Loan or Mortgage, and also to change and transpose such Mortgage Security, as and when they shall think proper. |

Anp Upon Furtuer Trust to permit the said premises to be used by the Huddersfield Temperance Society, established on the Second day of March, One thousand eight hundred and thirty- two, on the principle of moderation in the use of Malt Liquors, and abstinence from spirituous liquors, and re-organised and — established on the principle of total abstinence from all kinds of intoxicating Liquors, in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four ; and who now adopt, and for more than twenty years, last past, have used the following pledge, viz. :—*«I promise that I will not use intoxicating Liquors as a Beverage, nor traffic in them, that I will not provide them as an article of entertainment, or for persons in my employment, and that in all suitable ways I will discountenance their use throughout the And by the Huddersfield Temperance Band of Hope,

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established on the First day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, who adopt the following declaration, viz. :— “T agree to abstain from all intoxicating liquors as a beverage ;” for the holding of public meetings; for the advocacy of the principles of total abstinence from all kinds of intoxicating liquors on such terms and at such times as may from time to time be agreed upon by the major part of the Trustees for the time being, of these Presents: provided, that Party Politics and Sectarian peculiarities in Religion, be excluded from such meetings.

Anp Upon Trust, to permit such part or parts of the said building as shall be adapted for a dwelling-house, to be occupied by such person or persons as and upon such terms as the said Trustees for the time being; or, the major part of them shall, from time to time direct, or appoint. And also Upon Trust, to pay and apply the Rents and Profits of the said buildings and premises in the first place for or towards discharging the Rents, Fines, and Interest of any Moneys borrowed, which for the time being may be due; and owing on account of the said Trust and Premises, and all Moneys which may be expended in keeping the said Premises in repair and insuring the same from loss or damage by Fire or otherwise, incurred in the execution of the Trusts of these Presents :

Anp Uron Trust at the discretion of the Trustees for the time being of these Presents, or the major part of them to establish and maintain on the said or other Premises, a “ British Workman,” generally known as a Public House, without intoxi- cating drinks, and if necessary to use and employ a competent portion of the Trust Funds to maintain the same and defray the expenses thereof. And also, to suffer the said Premises or any Part thereof, to be let or used for such purposes as are calculated to promote the moral well-being of the People, subject to such Payment and Regulations as the Trustees for the time being, or the major part of them may from time to time determine and

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prescribe: provided always that the said Premises or any part thereof shall not be let or used for any purpose contrary to the teaching of the Christian Religion as contained in the Holy Scriptures ; and also, that no intoxicating liquors of any descrip- tion shall be allowed upon the said Premises, or any part thereof ;

And Uvon Furtuer Trust that it shall be lawful for the Trustees for the time being of these Presents or them, or the major part of them at any time or times to demise, lease, or let all or any of the said Premises for any terms of years not exceeding twenty-one years, to take effect in Possession so as there be reserved therein the best yearly Rent that can be reasonably obtained, without taking any Fine, Premium, or Forfeit, and so that such Lease contain a Power to distrain for Rent in arrear, and a condition of re-entry for non-payment of Rent within a reasonable time, and so that Lessee or Lessees execute a counterpart thereof; and be not made dispunishable for waste.

AND ALso upon Trust to dispose of, either by way of Sale or in Exchanges for other hereditaments, within the Borough of Huddersfield, aforesaid, all or any of the said Premises upon such terms and under such conditions as the Trustees for the time being of these Presents, or the major part of them shall think fit; with power to buy in or rescind any contract for sale, or exchange, and to re-sell or exchange the same without being responsible for any loss which may be occasioned thereby ; and to revoke the Uses, Trusts and Powers then subsisting in or of the hereditaments so sold or disposed of in exchange and appoint the same to such uses and in such manner as shall be expedient to effectuate such sale or exchange. And it is hereby declared and agreed that the said Trustees or Trustee for the time being shall stand and be seized or possessed of the Hereditaments which shall be taken in Exchange upon the same Trusts and for the same Purposes, and with the same Powers as are herein contained ; or as near thereto as circumstances will admit. And

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shall stand possessed of the Money which shall be received on any such sale or exchange, as part of the Trust Funds. And further that it shall be lawful for the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of these Presents, at their discretion, to expend and lay out such Purchase Moneys and Trust Funds, or Proceeds of Sale in the purchase of other suitable Land and Buildings; which shall be held upon the Trusts of these Presents, or as near thereto as circumstances will admit.

Anp Upon Furtuer Trust that it shall be lawful for the Trustees for the time being of these Presents or the major part of them to pay a competent or reasonable portion of the Trust Funds as compensation or salary to any person or persons who may be employed for work done, time spent, or services rendered in furthering or promoting the interests and prosperity of the said Temperance Hall and its objects. And also that they may employ any person or persons as resident Hall Keepers and pay him or them such salary or compensation as the said Trustees or the major part of them may think proper.

Anp Upon Furtuer Trust that in case any surplus of Trust Funds shall remain after payment of all Loans, Interest, Fines, Premiums of Insurance, Ground Rent, Rates, Expenses, Salaries and other outgoings whatsoever, such surplus Moneys shall, and may at the discretion of the Trustees for the time being of these Presents be applied and dedicated for and to the promotion and extension of the principles of Total Abstinence from intoxicating liquors; the Huddersfield Temperance Society and Band of Hope, aforesaid, to have the preference in the expenditure and application of such surplus Funds at the discretion of the said Trustees.

Anp Upon Furtuer Trust that in case the said Huddersfield Temperance Society, the Huddersfield Temperance Band of Hope, and the British Workman, and all and every the objects of the Trusts of these Presents should become extinct, or cease

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their operations, or be dissolved, and no Society or Institution professing and promoting the same objects should be in existence within the Borough of Huddersfield, or should be formed there within six calendar months from the dissolution of the present Societies or Institutions, then the said Premises shall be sold and disposed of by Public Auction or Private Contract by the Trustees for the time being of these Presents whose receipts shall be a good discharge to the Purchasers thereof, and the proceeds of such Sale and all other Trust Funds shall be applied in payment of all Costs, Debts, Loans, Rents, Rates, Insurance, and other Liabilities whatsoever, and the overplus shall be appro- priated at the discretion of the said Trustees or the major part of them, to and for some or one of the Charitable, Philanthropic, or Benevolent Institutions then existing within the Borough of Huddersfield ; and in case three-fourths of the Trustees for the time being of these Presents shall not agree in regard to the appropriation of the said overplus, or in case by neglect, over- sight, or otherwise, the Trust shall fail, or lapse, then, and in that case such Trust Funds proceeds and moneys shall be at the disposal of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales in order that they may be rendered as beneficial as possible to worthy and deserving objects within the said Borough. And the award of the Charity Commissioners shall be final, and may be made a Rule of the Court of Chancery; provided always, and it is hereby declared that no person shall continue to be a Trustee of the Trust premises who shall cease to be a total abstainer from intoxicating liquors. And on any Trustee being credibly alleged to have ceased to be a total abstainer, as aforesaid, a meeting of the Trustees for the time being shall be convened to consider and decide on his case, and fourteen days previous notice shall be given to him of the holding of such Meeting and in case the Meeting so convened shall pass a resolution by a majority of two-thirds of the whole of the Trustees of the said Temperance Hall, then on the Chairman declaring such resolu- tion to be passed he shall entirely cease to be a Trustee as if he were naturally dead and he shall execute such Assignment or

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Assurance of the Trust Premises to the other and remaining Trustees, at their cost as may be reasonably advised or required. And also, that when and so often as the number of Trustees of the said Premises or the number of their Successors, by death, resignation, ceasing to be total Abstainers, or going to reside more than fifty miles from Huddersfield, shall be reduced to seven, or to fewer than seven; the vacancies so created shall be filled up by such persons then being and for three years at least previously, having been total Abstainers; and as shall be nominated and appointed to the said office by the others or remaining Trustees for the time being of these Presents, or the major part of them and such Assignment or Assignments, or other Assurances shall, at the discretion of the said other re- maining Trustees be made and executed as shall be sufficient to vest the Trust Premises in such new Trustees jointly along with the remaining Trustees for the time being upon the Trusts, and subject to the powers, provisions, and declarations herein declared and contained concerning the same; and such new Trustees shall thereupon be entitled to vote and act along with the other or remaining Trustees: provided always, and it is hereby, lastly agreed and declared that it shall be lawful for the Trustees for the time being of the Trust Premises, and every of them their, and every of their respective executors and administrators with and out of any moneys which shall come to their hands by virtue of the Trusts aforesaid, to reimburse themselves respec- tively: and also, to allow to their Co-Trustees, all costs and expenses which they shall respectively incur in the execution of the Trusts hereby in them reposed; and that they and their respective executors and administrators, shall not be answerable for a Banker, Broker, or other person with whom the said Trust Funds may be deposited, but only, for such moneys as they or he shall respectively actually receive, their joining in receipts for _ the sake of conformity, notwithstanding, and each of them, for his own acts and defaults only and shall in no case be answer- able for involuntary losses. And the said for himself, his executors, and administrators, hereby covenants

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with the said Trustees, hereto, of the second part, their executors, and administrators, that he the covenanter has not at any time done, or committed, or been party, or privy to anything what- ever, whereby, or by reason whereof, the said Premises herein before expressed to be hereby assigned, or any part thereof, are is or can be aliened, encumbered, or prejudicially affected. In Witness, whereof, the said Parties to these Presents, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first herein- before written.

SIGNED, sealed, and delivered by the within named Joseph Wild, Thomas Firth, Isaac Robson, William Mallinson, Henry Raistrick Greenwood, Thomas Robson, William Hoskin, Frederick Sykes, Thomas Walker, James Scholefield, Joseph Byram, William Elias Knight, and John William Hampson, in the presence of

WILLIAM HAIGH, Solicitor, Huddersfield. MATTHEW J. BURNS, his Clerk.

SIGNED, sealed, and delivered by the within named William Dawson, Edward Stott, Joseph Appleyard, Henry Lees, and Thomas Dawson, in the presence of


SIGNED, sealed, and delivered by the within named William Turner Bygott and William Cooper, in the presence of


Taken and acknowledged at Huddersfield, in the County of York, the twelfth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy, by the said Joseph Wild (party hereto), who prayed that it may be enrolled before me.


A Commissioner to Administer Oaths in Chancery in England.

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Enrolled in Her Majesty's High Court of Chancery, the fourteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord 1870, (being first duly stamped) according to the tenor of the Statutes made for that purpose. WILLIAM ROMILLY.

A Memorial was registered at Wakefield the twenty-ninth of October, 1870, at three in the afternoon, in Book 649, Page 462, Number 545. WILLIAM PICKARD,

Deputy Registrar.

Resolution passed at the First Meetiny of Trustees, held May 10th, 1870.

“That the Meetings of the Trustees be convened by Circular, to be sent by post to the last known residence of each Trustee not less than three clear days before the day of meeting, and that Special Meetings be summoned when deemed necessary by any three of the Trustees on their sending to the Secretary a written request to that effect.”

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made the ist day of August, 1906, between Epwarp Srort, of The Grove, Ilkley, in the County of York, Gentleman, Hoskin, of 16, Westhill, Huddersfield, in the said County, Grocer, Freprrick Sykes, of Birkby, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Agent to the British Temperance League, and Turner Bycort, of Buxton Road, Huddersfield, afore- said, Chemist (hereinafter sometimes together referred to as ‘‘the remaining Trustees’’), of the first part, Tuomas Dawson, of 63, St. Albans Road, St. Annes-on-the-Sea, in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman, of the second part, Joxn Wituram Hampson, of Cambridge Road, Huddersfield, aforesaid, of the third part, and THomas Rosson, of Malvern, in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, of the fourth part, and Francis Cooper, of Market Walk, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Pork Butcher, Greorce of New Street, Hudders- field, aforesaid, Smallware Dealer, and Alderman of the County Borough of Huddersfield, Jepson, of Lockwood Road, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Boot and Shoe Dealer, and Alderman of the County Borough of Huddersfield, Joan Rosson, of Moldgreen, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Dyer, Joun WasHING- ton, of 42, Somerset Road, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Woollen Merchant, Byeorr, of Birkby, aforesaid, Solicitor’s Managing Clerk, Frep Water Dearpen, of West-

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bourne Road, MHuddersfield, aforesaid, Insurance Agent, Cuartes Watton of Birkby, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Woollen Manufacturer, Tom France, of Lockwood Road, aforesaid, Rent Collector, Tuomas Jackson, of Fartown, Huddersfield, afore- said, County Court Clerk, Joun Epwarp Suaw, of Burlington House, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Photographer, Ernest WoopuEap, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, Master of Arts, Justice of the Peace, and Journalist, GzorcE FREpERIcK Var ey, of Gledholt, Hudders- field, aforesaid, Woollen Merchant, James Hartuey, of Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Printer, Tuomas of Cross Church Street, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Draper, and Woop Srort, of West Hill, Huddersfield, aforesaid, Com- mercial Traveller, of the fifth part.

WHEREAS this Indenture is supplemental to an Indenture (hereinafter called ‘‘the Trust Deed’’) dated the 4th day of March, 1878), and made between the Leeds Permanent Benefit Building Society of he first part, Joseph Dobson and John Moon of the second part, Edmund Eastwood of the third part, and Thomas Firth, Isaac Robson, William Mallinson, William Dawson, Henry Raistrick Greenwood, Joseph Wild, the said Edward Stott, Thomas Robson, the said William Hoskin, the said William Turner Bygott, Joseph Appleyard, William Cooper, the said Frederick Sykes, Henry Lees, Thomas Walker, James Scholefield, Joseph Byram, William Elias Knight, Thomas Dawson and John William Hampson (thereinafter called ‘the Trustees’’) of the fourth part, being an Assignment to the Trustees upon the trusts therein mentioned of certain Leasehold plots of land or ground hereditaments and premises situate in and near Buxton Road, Huddersfield, aforesaid, upon part of which premises a Temperance Hall known as the Victoria Temperance Hall and certain shops and premises were erected and which said Indenture was enrolled in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice on the 21st day of June, 1878. Anp Wuereas the said Thomas Firth died on the 8th day of March, 1879, the said Joseph Byram died on the 18th day of

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August, 1884, the said Isaac Robson died on the 25th day of May, 1885, the said James Scholefield died on the Ist day of October, 1887, the said Joseph Wild died on the 19th day of May, 1891, the said Henry Lees died on the 17th day of February, 1894, the said William Dawson died on the 11th day of July, 1901, the said William Mallinson died on the 16th day of December, 1902, the said Henry Raistrick Greenwood died on the 30th day of April, 1905, Anp the said Joseph Appleyard and William Cooper both died many years ago, AND Wuereas the said Thomas Dawson resigned the office of Trustee of the Trust Deed on the 7th day of December, 1904, and the said John William Hampson resigned the office of Trustee on the 16th day of May, 1905, as they do hereby testify by their execution of these Presents, AND Wuereas the said Thomas Robson is now residing at Malvern in the County of Worcester more than 50 miles distant from Huddersfield and has therefore by the terms of the Trust Deed ceased to be a Trustee thereof as he doth hereby acknowledge by his execution of these Presents, Anp Wuereas the premises comprised in the Trust Deed in or about the year 1900 were sold by the Trustees to the Huddersfield Industrial Society Ltd., and the ‘Trustees out of the proceeds of such sale erected a new Temperance Hall upon the piece of land comprised in the Indenture of Lease next herein- after recited, AnD by an Indenture of Lease dated the 4th day of October, 1900, made between Sir John William Ramsden Bart. of the one part and the said Kdward Stott, the said Thomas Walker, the said Frederick Sykes, the said William Iulias Knight and the said William Turner Bygott (thereafter called ‘‘the Lessees’’) of the other part the said Sir John William Ramsden demised and leased unto the Lessees All that piece of land situate in Princess Street and Page Street in Huddersfield aforesaid containing 598 square yards (more or less) bounded on the East side thereof by Tenements in lease to Edmund Swallow on the West side thereof by land belonging to the said Sir John William Ramsden on the North side thereof by Princess Street aforesaid and on the South side thereof by

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Page Street aforesaid so that nine feet in breadth along the North side thereof and six feet in breadth along the South side thereof should at all times thereafter be used as public footways and which said demised premises are more particularly delineated in the Plan endorsed on the now reciting Indenture and are part of the Ramsden Huddersfield Estates To hold the same unto the Lessees for the term of 999 years from the 29th day of Septem- ber, 1899, at the yearly rent of £19 18s. 8d. and subject to the covenants and conditions in the said Indenture of Lease contained and on the part of the Lessees to be observed and performed Anp Wuereas by a Deed Poll dated the 26th day of November, 1901, under the hands and seals of the said. Edward Stott, the said Thomas Walker, the said Frederick Sykes, the said William Elias Knight and the said William Turner Bygott, It is declared that the Lessees should stand and be possessed of and interested in the piece of land comprised in and demised by the hereinbefore recited Indenture of Lease with the New Tem- perance Hall and all other Erections and Buildings thereon Upon the Trusts and to and for the ends intents and purposes expressed and declared in the Trust Deed or as near thereto as circumstances would admit and so far as the same were capable of taking effect, Anp WueErxEas the said Deed Poll was duly enrolled in the Central Office of the Supreme Court of Judicature on the 4th day of December, 1901, Anp the said Thomas Walker died on the 27th day of October, 1905, and the said William Elias Knight died on the 15th day of March, 1906, Anp the Estate now subject to the trusts of the Trust Deed consists of the said Leasehold hereditaments and premises and of the sum of £8,956 12s. 6d. India £3 per cent. Stock held by ‘“‘ The Official Trustees of Charitable Funds,’’? Anp WuHEREAs the remaining Trustees have nominated and agreed to appoint the parties hereto of the second part (all of whom are now and have for upwards of three years been total abstainers) as Trustees of the Trust Deed in the place of the said Trustees who have died resigned or gone to reside more than 50 miles from Hud- dersfield. Now tuts InpENTURE WitnessetH that the remaining

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Trustees in exercise of the power for this purpose conferred on them by the Trust Deed and of every other power enabling them in this behalf Do Heresy Appoint the several parties hereto of the fourth part (hereinafter called ‘the New Trustees’) to be Trustees of the Trust Deed in place of the said Thomas Firth, Joseph Byram, Isaac Robson, James Scholefield, Joseph Wild, Henry Lees, William Dawson, William Mallinson, H. R. Green- wood, Joseph Appleyard, William Cooper, Thomas Walker, W. K. Knight, Thomas Dawson, J. W. Hampson, and Thomas Robson and jointly with them the said Edward Stott, William Hoskin, Frederick Sykes and W. T. Bygott, And the new Trustees DO hereby consent to act as and be such Trustees accordingly. Anp the remaining Trustees hereby declare. that the said Leasehold hereditaments comprised in and demised by the said Indenture of Lease with the New Temperance Hall and all other erections and buildings thereon and all other property if any whether real or personal (including things in action and the right to receive and recover the same) which are now subject to the Trusts of the Trust Deed and are capable of being vested by this declaration shall forthwith and without any conveyance or assignment vest in the remaining Trustees and the New Trustees as joint tenants for all the Estate and Interest now subject to the Trusts of the Trust Deed upon tHE Trusts and subject to the powers and provisions applicable thereto by virtue of the Trust Deed or otherwise anp 1t 1s Heresy AGREED AND Decuarep that the Remaining Trustees and the New Trustees their executors administrators and assigns shall hold the said Leasehold hereditaments and all other the real and personal property (if any) vested in them by the foregoing Declaration upon THE Trusts and subject to the Powers Provisions and Declarations and to and for the ends, intents and purposes expressed and declared and contained in the Trust Deed concerning the Trust Property or as near thereto as circumstances will admit and so far as the same are now subsisting and capable of taking effect.


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General BALANCE-SHEET from January 19th, 1902, to December 3lst, 1902. — REVENUE ACCOUNT. —

PAYMENTS. £ s.d. £s. d. RECEIPTS. Rates, Taxes, Fire Insurance .. 78 2 5 Yearly Tenants .. ee Bank Interest e . 5 6 Q Interest on Invested Funds ee ee ———_——._ 83 8 7 | Casual Lets ee ee ee we Light and Fire .. 2813 8 Loss on Year a oe Expenses, Additions, Alterations 12.17 8 —--—— 411011 Salaries—Secretary .. 8110 ” Hall Keeper... .. 8813 4 —-——— _ 70 3 4 Postages .. an oe ee a 100

£196 2 10 £196

an DDD

mgoeooxd Downton rtrd

oO re N

LIABILITIES. & s. d. ASSETS. £s.da. £ General Accounts Owing .. .. 6112 9 | Temperance Hall, Furnishings, &c. 5668 Balance Owing Bank .. ee .. 9119 9 | General Accounts Owing ee 70 Balance Capital .. .. .. 9701 9 8 | Cash in Secretary’s hands oe 5 Invested Funds per Official Trustees of Charitable Funds 4075 6 6 Interest thereon to date .. 26 4 ——— 4101 6 10

wn 19

£9815 2 2 £9845 2 2

Examined and found correct, T. WALKER, |, dit

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eX General BALANCE-SHEET for



Year ending December 3lst, 1903.

PAYMENTS. Rent, Rates, and Taxes .. ee Bank Interest we a we

£ s.d.

98 6

Light and Fire os Legal Expenses... os Fire Insurance . a. Repairs, Materials, &e.

Salaries—Secretary a Hall Keeper... oe


Postage and Stationery . we . Profiton Year .. .

£ s.

RECEIPTS. Yearly Tenants .. oe Interest on Invested Funds we . we Casual Lets .e ee


Oorn |=

£ s.d. 98 7 10 118 14 0O 110 4 6

£327 6 4

LIABILITIES. General Accounts Owing - Balance Owing Bank .. oe os . Balance Capital .. ws

£9842 14

nnn Examined and found correct,

January 19th, 1904.

ASSETS. Temperance Hall, Premises, Furnishings, &c. .. General Accounts Owing oe Cash in Secretary’s hands Invested Funds per Official Trustees of Charitable Funds 4075 6 6 Interest thereon to date .. -- 26 4

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66 3 6 618 5

4101 6 10

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NEW TEMPERANCE HALL TRUST. Year ending December 3lst,

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Repairs, Materials, 25

Haigh and Shaw— Decorating Ale 310


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Postage and Stationery

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Furnishings, &. .. General Accounts Owing Cash in Secretary’s hands Charitable Funds .. Interest thereon to date ..

£9884 6 9

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£ os. d.

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£9884 6 9

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General BALANCE-SHEET for the Year ending December 3lst, 1905. REVENUE ACCOUNT. —

PAYMENTS. £ os. d. £ s.d. RECEIPTS. £ s. Ground Rent ee .. 1818 9 Interest on Invested Funds... .. 118 14 Rates and Taxes... . 79 7 Yearly Tenants .. oe . .. 118 10 Bank Interest ee .. 14 1 9 Casual Lets ee oe .. .. 112 2 6 Insurance .. oe oe . 4


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Light and Fire .. ws . . Decorations, Platform, Porch .. 27 4 10 Repairs, Materials, &c. .. .. 1618 3

Salaries—Secretary .. 25 ” Hall Keeper... . 59 3 4

Postages, Stationery, &c. 212 Profit on Year .. es os 42 211

£349 6 6 £349 6 6

LIABILITIES. £s. d. ASSETS. £s. d. £s. d. General Aecounts owing os ws 73 18 11 | Temperance Hall premises, | Owing Bank .. .. .. «2 2 6 Furnishings, &c. .. .. 5668 5 4 Balance Capital _ .. 9588 8 | General Accounts Owing .. 119 6 O Cash in Secretary’s .. 1711 8

Examined and found correct, 136 17 8


January 30th, 1906.

Invested Funds per Official * Trustees of Charitable Funds 4075 6 6 Interest thereon to date oe 26 4 es ———— 4101 610 £9906 9 5 £9906 9 5

Sa * NOTE.—The Trustees desire to draw attention to the amount invested by the Charity Commissioners, Viz., £4,075 6s. 6d. They wish to point out that the Interest only on this sum, £118 14s. 04. is available as an income for Expenses Account No part of the Principal can be used without the sanction of the Com- missioners referred to.

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Affleck Rev. Ainley Bros. Allbright, A., ham

Allen, T.—2 Donations 1 Appleyard Joseph Armitage Bros. Armitage Joseph Armitage Thomas . Armytage Mrs. W. G... Atkinson Charles Atkinson James

Avison John

Avison, Thomas

B. J.

Backhouse E., ‘Sunder-


Backhouse Jas., York...

Bailey Mark

Bairstow & Son Bairstow John W.

Bamford D.

Bamford William Barker & Sons ..

Barnicott &

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Cockshaw Thomas Collins Joseph . Collinson Thos., Halifax Conacher & Co.. Coney Robert Cooper Cooper William Copley W. Couzens Kk. J. S. Cowan John Crawshaw Ald J., J. P.. Crosland Alderman Jas. Crosland Joseph, J.P... Crosland Mrs. T. P. Crossley John .. Crowther H. & Sons Dale W. Davis W. Davison H. . Dawson E. B., LL. B., J.P. , Lancaster Dawson Miss Dawson W., Donations oe Dawson W., Colne Road


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Dewhurst R. & Co. Dickinson B. Dickinson W. Doncaster D. Sheffield Dougill Mrs... Drake G. & Sons Drake Z. Duthoit G. T. Dyson G. Dyson J. & Sons Dyson W.H. .. Earnshaw J... Eastwood D. & Son Eastwood F. . Eastwood J. . Eastwood Miss.. Eccles J. Eccles Mrs. Eddison Miss Eddison Miss E. Edwards Miss .. Eliott J., Liskeard Eliott Miss do. Ellis C. W. . Ellis J. E. , Nottingham Ellis J. .. England W. P..

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Garnett, G. B. Gibson J. 3 Gill J., Hebden Bridge Glaisyer J. —3 Donations 15 Gledhill T.. & Co. Glendinning S.. Goad Miss, Ulv erstone.. Goodall W. S. . Goodwin — Greenwood E. Greenwood F’. Greenwood Hanson & Co. Greenwood H. R.— 9 Donations . 105 Haigh E. Haigh J. & Sons Haigh James Haigh Joseph Haigh John Haigh Mrs. Haigh T. Haigh W.—2 Donations Haigh W. R. Hale J. T. Hall B. .. Hall H. Hall J. .. Hamilton W. N. Hampshire Miss . Hampson J. W.—2 Dons 1 Hargreaves Abraham ..

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Harling — Lockwood B. Harvey T. & S. G. Lockwood Bros. Heppenstall L. . Lowe W.N. Heron Miss Lundy Mrs. Hey B. .. Mallinson Eli Heyworth L. iJ. P, Mallinson George Hibbard T. a Mallinson George Hill R. Mallinson William Hill W.

Mallinson & Whitham.. Marsden Mrs. . Matheson Mrs...

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d. 6 Hirst J., J.P. Maxwell W. Hirst T. Mellor R. Hislop W. Mellor W. Hitchon W. H. Mellor Wright, TP. Hobson F. B. .. 10 O Midgley David . Hodgkin J. B., New- Miller Rev. M.. castle .. . 145 O Mills Charles .. Hogan T. 1 Milner Charles, Sheffield Holliday R. 5 5 Milner Henry .. oe Hollings S. . 1 Milner James Hopkins J., Brigg 010 Milner Mrs. J. .. Horniman J., London.. 5 O Milnes J oseph . os Horsfall G. - 010 O Moody J. C. Hoskin W. - 10 Moody Miss Howell S. . 1 10 Moon Edward .. Hudson Miss . 2 Moore F. A. Huth & Fischer - 56 5 Moore W. Iredale H. H. . . 010 6 Morrison — Iredale T. S. - O 5 O Mortimer E. Jesper J., Preston . 1 10 Mossley E. Jessop T. - 56 Murphy W. Johnston D. . - 56 Neild W. . oe Jones C. H., J.P. - 10 Norton Bros. & Co. as Kaye A. Kaye.. .10 Norton Joseph, J.P. Kaye John J.P. - 560 Oldroyd J. ws Kaye J. T. os - 8 Ogston J. Keighley C. W.. - 56 5 O Pearce Henry .. Kell & Co. . -- 10 O Pease MissA. ‘Darlington Kilner & Crosland - 5 Pease C. King Wm. . 20 Pease Miss E. _,, Kirk J. & Sons . - 56 Pease H. » Knight & J ackson . 1212 O Pease J. B. Law — .. . O 8 Pease Miss K. - Lawton Wm. .. - 110 Peckover A. , Wisbeach Laycock J.C. .. - 5 Piel N. Laycock - 560 Pogson H. Learoyd & Learoyd .. 6 6 O Porritt RB. & Co. Leatham, E. A., M.P. 100 O Preston — . Leef Wm. os . 5 Preston EK. . Lees H. 5 5 Priestman J. & Co.. Lidster W. . .. 10 ‘Bradford . . Liebreich Bros. & Co... 10 10 Quarmby G. .. Linnaker William -. 010 6 Quarmby W. B. Lister Henry .. - 56 5 Radclifie J. & W. Littlewood G. .. - &' Rawson John .. Littlewood N. .. 010 6 Rayner George ..



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Rayner H. Reeder W. Rhodes A. ee Rhodes James .. Rhodes J. T. oe Rickman Misses, Brighton oe oe Ripon Marquis of Roberts Eli Roberts W. ee Robinson J. B... Robinson Thomas Robinson Thomas Robinson William Robson I. & Sons—two donations . ee Rooth Alexander Rowe William .. Rowley Joseph .. Rowley Miss Rowley Mrs. .. Schofield James Scholefield S. .. Schofield John & Son.. Schofield & Kirk .e Scholefield James, M.R.C.D. .. Scholefield W. Scholes George.. we Scholes John .. ee Scott William, M.D. .. Scragg G.T. .. Sharpe Joseph, jun. Senior Amos Shaw —, Bristol Shaw F. H. . Shaw Henry Shaw H. M. Shaw James Shaw James Shaw John Shaw John Shaw John Shaw Joshua Shaw Silvanus .. Shaw William .. Sheard J. we Sikes C. W. we Skelton George.. Skelton William Skilbeck R. ee Smith T.H. .. Smith W. B. Spence Mrs., York Stansfield J. H. Starkey Bros. . Starkey James ..

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Taylor Joseph & Sons.. Taylor J. T., J.P. Terry Henry Thompson B. .. Thorne Edwin, Leeds. . Thornton John.. Thorpe J onathan Todd James Tolson Bros. Towlson T. . Town Rev. J. W. Turner John .. VealeRichard,St. Austell Viney George oe Wade W. oe Waite Benjamin Waite John... Walker Joseph .. Walker Joseph & Sons..


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Whitworth Joshua

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