A timeline of news, stories and pictures from 1887.
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HEADINGTON JUBILEE CELEBRATION27 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’ Anniversary4 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 MYSTERY11 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.