b'better organiseda stop-watch had obviously beenThe photo is somewhat misleading: before I acquired, there were 2 competitions being run,found the account of the cycling race, I was under one limited to local cyclists, and a cup and medalsthe impression that it was a walking race! It does were presented to the winners, with certificates tomake the achievement of cycling up Garrowby Hill all taking part. The winner of the open competitionseem even greater when we realise that it resembled was Lock Lazenby, with a time of 8 minutes 52/5mountain biking rather than a road race.seconds; second was Alex Myers at 8 mins 7 secs, and third was Albert Pearson at 8 mins 313/5 secs.Sources: In the competition for cyclists living within 15 miles ofYorkshire Herald June 24 1905, June 29 1905, York, Alex Myers won, Albert Pearson was second,June 15 1907and William Broadley was third. Only one ladyMissPhoto supplied by Iain Samuel, PocklingtonFlorrie Rogerscompleted the course, Miss Oxley retiring half way up. Press Cutting: Diamond Jubilee - 1897T he Diamond Jubilee was duly celebrated in thisof the day was given up to gastronomic proceedings. village on Tuesday. At 10.30 a.m., the childrenSpecial mention must be made of the bonfire, erected assembled in the Schoolroom, and after singing theat the expense of Sir Tatton Sykes, near the site of the National Anthem, walked in procession to Church,old beacon, which was a huge success, and which under the superintendence of the Master and Mistressmust have been visible for many miles round.and Mr Churchwarden Dales and Mrs Dales. A bright and hearty service was conducted by the Vicar, a[The beacon was blown down in a gale in 1863, large number of parishioners being present. The restevidently]The New VicarageMike PrattT he postcard that shows the laying of the foundation stone for the partly built vicarage is fascinating for a number of reasons. It shows the wooden scaffolding that was being used. One of the spectators is a monk. Hats and hairstyles can be studied. There are no leaves on the trees although it is May. The problem is that most of the people photographed have their backs to the camera and cannot be identified.With the aid of a press cutting uncovered by Lily Jebson, we can identify the person who is the centre of attention (at the wall, leaning forward under the chain and pulley). It is Mr Thomas Newman Frederick Bardwell of Bolton Hall (1850 - 1931). His obituary, published on April 4, 1931, says that he had been a generous benefactor to the Church and village and he had laid the foundation stone of the Vicarage and that he was a sidesman of the Church.Prior to reading the obituary it had not occurred to me to look at the foundation stone itself! It too provides a record of the event.BULLETIN 6 83'