Rev C. Buston Leaving Presentation

From the Bell News   Vol 12, Issue 632, page 638,

April 28th 1894


  On Saturday, April 28th, an interesting ceremony took place in the 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 “call-changes.”

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.

[ Signatures.]
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 just 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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