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HOBBY HORSE MUSIC AT MALPAS.

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HOBBY HORSE MUSIC AT MALPAS. Sir,—Two residents of Malpas have been writing letters to the newspapers concerning the action of their Parish Council re the wakes held here on August 23rd. It appears the Council have been very deeply affected by an organ which is attached to Miss Collins' hobby horse show. Whether the melody has enchanted them, or whether the discordant notes have mesmerised them they have not clearly ex- plained. However resident No. 2 informs us the music is not good for invalids. There is an invalid, Joseph Davies, who dwells in the vicinity of the harmony, and who, if he lives until November, will see his 77th year. For the last 13 years he has been unable to labour for his living. About two year since, in consequence of numerous representations, by the inhabitants contiguous to Davies's Croft, which the latter lets to Miss Collins on festive days to help to keep his humble home together, resident No. 2 formed part of a depu- tation to see Davies, soliciting him to impose a restriction on the time of closing when letting the croft. Though they offered to recoup any loss, Davies preferred the bird in hand, and declined the overtures. Sinee then the music has had no soothing effect, and representations have been made to the Parish Council on the subject. The matter was discussed, and Councillor Bussey strongly urged they were trifling with the liberties of the people. Though the organ is only heard on two occasions in the year, the Council finally resolved that at ten o'clock its discordant notes should cease, and the gay throng turned into the dark lane to improve their morals. But before finishing with the musical question, what about the Cinderella Balls, &c., that are usually held in the Town Hall ? How is it that the loud notes of the cornet in the small hours of many a winter's morning, have escaped the hostile criticism of our illustrious councillors ? It is to be hoped that the future will find our councillors embarked on something more beneficial to Malpas, than discussing the qualities of hobby-horse music. The wakes are looked forward to by the law-abiding cottagers with a fond interest, like Christmas time, and many of their children who now dwell else- where, return to the old place. If the Parish Council would approach the influential gentle- men of the neighbourhood requesting their assistance with a view to establish a market so much needed in Malpas, they would be a good deal better employed, for the tradesmen here suffer through the trade going out of the parish into the neighbouring town. If this support was obtained, the railway company would favourably consider the train service on market days, and I have little doubt the project would be successful.—Yours truly, A RATEPAYER. Malpas, August 30, 1897.

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