1869: Aldeburgh – Bazaar

On Thursday week a bazaar was held at the Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh, in aid of the funds for re-benching the parish church, a work which has recently been completed. The amount required had been raised with the exception of about £150, and the admission-money and sales provided nearly £120 of this amount, leaving but a small deficit to be cleared off on Friday, when the bazaar was again open.

In its management, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Newson Garrett, and Mrs. J. Beart took an active part. The stalls were abundantly supplied with every variety of goods, both useful and ornamental, and were attended by Miss Garrett M.D., Miss Agnes and Miss Rose Garrett; Mrs. Fletcher and the Misses Fletcher; Mrs Johnson (Blundeston) and Miss Johnson; Miss Foster, Mrs. William Muriel and Mrs. James Garrett. These ladies, with Captain Fletcher and Mr. N. Garrett, formed the Committee appointed to carry out the undertaking, and they are to be congratulated on their success.

The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald, Thursday 21 September 1869