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Napper, of Cranleigh, where luncheon was served beneath a tent'. Then, in the late afternoon, there was a special train to take them all back to Guildford. This kind of outing was taking place county by county throughout Britain and, such is the attractiveness of the recipe and the strength of the tradition, it is still going on, although nowadays the members are moved about by coaches and cars, rather than by trains and horse-drawn charabancs. But is was the railways that got the habit established.

The excursion of this Society has just taken place and a fair number of members and friends found themselves at Needham Market railway station, 2 under the Presidency of Lord John Hervey. Thence they proceeded to Barking Church. From Barking the party returned to Needham Chapel. M. W. Sewell of Yaxley read an interesting paper on its history and antiquities. Creeling St. Mary was the next place on the programme, after which came Stonham Aspal, Mickfield and Stonham Parva. The most important church visited during the day was Earl Stonham.

O. E. ' Challenor Smith's index of wills and probate at Somerset House was published in 1893 by the British Record Society. Duncan was one of the general editors. ' 'He often in his later years regaled his friends with anecdotes of how he used from his earliest days there to slip out of the War Office at luncheon 6. Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural His tory Society, Wellington meeting, 1912. The Rev. H. H. Winwood describing the geology of the West Leigh Quarries. ~ r! ).. ~ 8' -~s· ~ r) )..

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