Hubert BRAY
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Hubert BRAY

A Retrospect


March 27 The new candidates for Urban Councilhonours, viz.: Messrs W. BOLT, H. BRAY, A. J. HALL, and W. MADDERS, addressed a crowded meeting in support of their candidature.

March 30 was a most exciting day, the occasion being the election for the five Urban Councillors. Three of the retiring candidates headed the poll. as follows : Messrs. M. BIDDULPH, M.P. (283 votes), E. H. HOPKINS (“2239), W. R. WALKER (241), W. C. BOLT (218), H. BRAY (200).

May 20 The following tradesmen were summoned for alleged obstruction in consequence of their blinds being less than 8 feet from the pavement: Messrs.H. & T. BRAY, SMITH Bros. & G. C. SPENCER.


January 11 The Urban Council held a special meeting to further consider the proposed sewerage for the town. The Newtown separate scheme, estimated to cost £1,364, was produced. Mr. BIDDULPH'S motion, "That Mr. BERRINGTON'S scheme be adopted pro forma, and that a sub-committee be appointed to confer with Mr. BERRINGTON on various points" was carried by one vote. The following committee was appointed: Messrs. W. A. C. GABB, C. W. STEPHENS, H. BRAY, J. DAWES, and J. FLOYD.


May 19 Six Candidates nominated for seven seats on the Ledbury School Board -Rev. Preb. MADDISON GREEN (Rector), Rev. C. Y. POTTS, Messrs. S. H. BICKHAM, C. W. STEPHENS, H. BRAY, and J. BOYD. Mr. G. BEST was subsequently elected by the Board, the Rector was re-elected Chairman, and Rev. C. Y. POTTS Vice-chairman.


October 3 Presentation of Plate and Illuminated Address to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert BRAY, on their recent marriage, by the Wesleyan Circuit.


April 7 Ledbury Urban Council Election : Messrs. H. BRAY, E. H. HOPKINS, W. R. WALKER, W. F. EVANS, C. BIXLEY, and J. C. DAVIES, elected without opposition.

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