Timeline

1880 1889

A timeline of news, stories and pictures from 1880 1889.

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BENEFIT SOCIETY FESTIVAL

15 June 1889

The Cowley United Benefit Society held their anniversary on Tuesday. In the morning the members assembled at their Club Room, at the Carpenter's Arms, Middle Cowley, and after luncheon proceeded to the village Church, headed by the Headington Brass Band, under the able leadership of Mr. George Terry... In the evening, according to the usual custom, the band paraded the streets, calling at residences of patrons of the society... Nothing occurred to mar the festivities of the day, and the band gave general satisfaction.


JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL - 15 June 1889

Temperance Band

5 January 1889

On Boxing Day the members, after parading village and visiting the principal residents, returned to the British Workman, kindly lent for the occasion by Miss Nichol, when about forty members and friends sat down to tea, provided the manager (Mr. Robertson). During the evening songs and recitations were given.


OXFORD TIMES - 5 January 1889

Forester's Fete at Iffley

26 June 1888

... In the spacious grounds, at the rear of the "Tree" there were swing boats, roundabouts, shooting galleries, etc., and during the afternoon the Headington Brass Band paraded the village.


OXFORD TIMES - 30 June 1888

HEADINGTON JUBILEE CELEBRATION

27 August 1887

... The working men of Headington and Barton celebrated the Jubilee of her Majesty on Monday last, the primary object being a treat to the women and children of the neighbourhood. During the morning the Headington Brass Band, who kindly gave their services, marched round the villages playing lively tunes...


JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, 27 August 1887

Odd Fellows’ Anniversary

4 June 1887

HEADINGTON. Odd Fellows’ Anniversary.—The Royal Havelock Lodge of Odd Fellows held their annual dinner at the Britannia Inn on Whit-Tuesday. The members assembled in the morning, and headed by the Headington Brass Band marched in procession to the village church, where an appropriate sermon was preached by the Vicar (Rev. E. F. Tyndale). At 1.30 about 70 sat down to an excellent dinner, provided by Host Wild, the chair being taken by the Vicar. An adjournment was afterwaids made to the grounds, where sports and dancing brought to a close a most successful anniversary.


OXFORD TIMES, 4 JUNE 1887

1887 MYSTERY

11 February 1887

The history of the band states that AJ Taylor Alfred Taylor, a Headington Carpenter forms the Headington Brass Band with his three sons John, Fred and Dan and eight other men, including Tom Tolley, Walter Gallaway, Paddy Burke and Tom Maisey. Victor Sugden in An Oxford Diary gives an exact date of 11 February 1887 but provides no source.

GREAT HASELEY : ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW

1 August 1885

... During the afternoon the proceedings were greatly enlivened by the Headington Brass Band, who played a selection of music in capital style...


JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, 1 August 1885

FETE IN AID OF THE RADCLIFFE INFIRMARY

27 June 1885

...The Oxford City Police Band and the Headington Junior Brass Band were engaged and played for dancing...


JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, 27 June 1885

INDEPENDENT MUTUAL BRETHREN SOCIETY

11 August 1883

A branch lodge (786) of this flourishing Society held their first anniversary on Monday last. In the morning the members met at their club room, the Original Swan, at Temple Cowley (Brother Cooper's), and marched to the old parish church, headed by the Headington Brass Band (under the leadership of Mr. George Terry), with banners, flags &c., the members wearing full regalia, where the vicar, the Rev. George Moore, preached an impressive sermon to an attentive congregation.


JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, 11 August 1883

Odd Fellowship - Beckley

26 July 1883

...After a few more toasts of a complimentary character had been given, the company dispersed to enjoy themselves, there being no lack of amusements provided. The Headington old brass band, under the direction of Mr. David Taylor, played a good selection of music throughout the day, and gave every satisfaction to the committee appointed to carry out the arrange ments, and to the company generally, which became numerous as the evening advanced.


OXFORD TIMES, 4 August 1883

TAYLOR'S AT WAR

April 1882

Alfred Taylor and his sons are charged with assault, The background is unclear but it is possible it relates to Taylor senior's plans to remarry a woman who is believed to have been a very close relation.


JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, 15 April 1882

HEADINGTON JUVENILE BRASS BAND

2 October 1880

This band held their annual supper on Saturday evening at the "Prince of Wales," Charles Street, Iffley-road. The members marched from Headington, through Cowley, to the above inn, where a capital spread awaited them A few friends in the musical line were included in the company at the table. The cloth being removed, some capital songs were sung, and a pleasant evening spent.


OXFORD TIMES - 02 October 1880

HEADINGTON JUVENILE BRASS BAND

3 July 1880

The annual excursion of the Headington juvenile brass band will take place on July 22nd Nuneham has been fixed upon and those who intend to go will be taken by water by the Nelson House boat, under the supervision of the band-master.


OXFORD TIMES - 3 July 1880