Fenny Compton Wharf To Let

To Let, with immediate possession, the old-established BUSINESS PREMISES known as FENNY COMPTON WHARF, late in the occupation of Mr R. G. Brown, deceased and comprising the spacious Wharf on the Oxford Canal with large Grain Warehouses, Stabling and Loose Boxes, Coachhouses, Cart Sheds, Piggeries etc. Commodious Dwelling House with entrance hall, three reception rooms, 6 bedrooms and 3 attics, bathroom and w.c., kitchen, scullery and domestic offices, picturesque garden, tennis lawn, orchard and cottage, situate on the main road from Southam to Banbury. For full particulars apply on the premises or to Messrs Margetts and Sons, Warwick.

Warwickshire Quarter Sessions

Warwickshire Quarter Sessions were held in Warwick, Mr J. S. Dugdale presiding. There was only one prisoner and the Chairman, commenting on this, said the average for the past three years had been a dozen. He hoped the others who would have come were across the water doing their duty for their country.

Lord Leigh submitted a report of the Prison Visiting Committee, and said there was a marked diminution of crime. This quarter the total committals were only 128, against 384 in the corresponding quarter last year. Two hundred and nine former boys of Weston Reformatory were at the front, and 155 from Harborne Industrial School.

Banbury Guardian, June 1915

Local Town & Country Notes

Lady Mostyn (of Talacre) and Sir Charles Mostyn have arrived on a visit to Bitham House, while alterations are being made to their house in North Wales. Lady Mostyn has since the war began, entertained a large party of Belgian refugees at Talacre Hall and has given up half the house for their comfort, which has been much appreciated.

Banbury Guardian, June 1915


Death of Mrs James Wallis, Wormleighton

It is with much regret that we record the death of Mrs Wallis, wife of Mr James Wallis and one of the oldest inhabitants of the above parish, which occurred somewhat suddenly on Saturday the 29th ult. The deceased had been married 54 years and had a family of 12 children of whom 9 survive her. She had led a most strenuous life and was always ready in her younger days to assist in every way in the social life of the village.

Banbury Guardian, June 1915


Eggs for the Wounded

To the Editor of the Banbury Guardian

Sir, would you be so kind as to include the following report of the Banbury depot of the National Egg Collection in the next issue of your paper……. Farnborough 348…Mollington 233…..Warmington 200…. Claydon 117…..Fenny Compton 112…. Avon Dassett 58….. grand total 4513.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Loveday

Banbury Guardian, June 1915




During the week two more soldiers have arrived at Clarendon Hospital, woulded at the Dardanelles, and four who have been patients for several weeks have left. During the week the men have visited Compton Wynyates, going there to the Round House, where Mrs Gaskell of Diana Lodge, Kineton, kindly provided tea. After a further run to Leamington they returned to Clarendon Hospital. On Wednesday they visited Avon Dassett, where they were entertained by Miss Perry, at Bitham House and by Mrs Ackroyd at Avon Carrow.

Royal Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard June 11th 1915