Rev C. Buston Leaving Presentation
From the Bell News Vol 12, Issue 632,
April 28th 1894
On Saturday, April 28th, an interesting ceremony took place in
belfry of Embleton parish church, when the Rev. C. Buston (who to the
universal regret of the parishioners is shortly
leaving the parish) was presented with a handsome set of carvers, with
buckhorn and silver handles, on behalf of the ringers of
the above church, sixteen in number, whose signatures appear below.
The following address was read by Mr. J. Smailes :—
" To the Rev. C. Buston.
We, the undersigned ringers at the parish church of the Holy Trinity,
Embleton, request your acceptance of the accompanying set of carvers,
as a slight testimony to our sense of the unfailing patience and
interest you have shown in the task of forming and training the band of
ringers which now exists in the parish. Had it not been for you, though
the bells might have been obtained, yet the various kinds of
change-ringing now practised would have been quite unknown among us,
and we should probably have been contented with " rounds” and
We desire further to express our deep sense of the loss the parish is
sustaining in your departure, quite apart from our own regret at the
severance of the tie which has existed between us in the belfry ever
since the bells were dedicated eighteen months ago. We most heartily
wish you God-speed, and our best wishes will follow you to your new
sphere of work, wherever it may be.
Embleton, April, 1894.
T, W. Craster. John Carss (senior).
T. G. Smailes. Margaret Osborn.
T. Appleby. Hilda Osborn.
C. Pattison. Henry G. Graham.
R. Wood McLaren. James Henderson.
T. McLaren. Thomas Welsh.
Chas. Langley. Andrew Reid.
John Carss (junior). James Straughan."
The Rev. C. Buston, in returning thanks for the handsome gift
presented to him, expressed his sorrow at saying farewell, and the
pleasure be had experienced in teaching the ringers at Embleton. He
also congratulated them on the excellent position they now held,
assuring them that of all the bands of ringers he had ever taught, none
had made such rapid progress in the art of change-ringing as the band
he was now addressing. In eighteen months they had learnt Bob Doubles,
Bob Minor, Grandsire, and Stedman, and he thought they would very soon
learn Kent Treble Bob. He exhorted them all to keep well together, and
to keep the rules of their Society. At the close of the meeting a
hearty wish was expressed by all the ringers that he would one day
return to Embleton, and again hear the Embleton bells.
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