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Meeth Snippets
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

October 11, 2017: Peter Halsted reported History Snippets From the Meeth Vestry meetings. (These annual meeting of church and parish members were held until Parish Meetings commenced in 1894. The Parish Council did not come into being until 1977.) In 1845, new slates on the North side of the church were fitted. Agreed to remove the Horseblock by the Churchyard gate and erect it against the Stable of the Public House. In 1861 the roof of the South side to be fitted with Delabole Slate and German zinc nails. In 1845 the meeting appointed 2 Constables, 2 Overseers of the Poor, 2 Assessors of Taxes and 1 to the office of Guardian. In 1846 it was proposed that one shilling a week be allowed for any person who will take a poor child sent from Abbotsham. If no person will take her, agreed she be sent to the workhouse. In 1849 the meeting considered a proposal to appoint a Policeman to take such steps as may be necessary to protect Agricultural produce from Plunder. It was also agreed to drain the churchyard and erect a new Iron Gate at the South entrance of the church.

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