Church.—The Rev. H. B. Ottley's Vicariat.—Proposals for a new Parish Church.—Trinity Church.—Its enlargements.—Bishop S. Wilberforce's visit.— Clirist Church.—Services there for the Military.—Military Funeral.—St. Saviour's Church.—Circumstances which led to its erection.—Controversy afterwards.—Warning aga.nst Organists.—St. John's Church.—Remarkable growth of Meads.—St. Gregory's Chapel.—St. Anne's Church.—All Saints' Church.—Intended to replace an Iron Church.—Heart-burnings and litigation. —-All Souls' Church.—Lady Victoria Wellesley's munificence.—Difficulties owing to the soil.—Patronage.—Experiences of a Patron.—St. Peter's Church.—Replaced a temporary Church. 156—188
Private Schools in 1851 and earlier.—Smock Frocks.—Mr. J. A. Bown. —Commissariat arrangements.—Private Schools in the new town.— Elementary Schools.—Great efforts made by the Church of England.—Very little done by Dissenters.—Unsuccessful attempts to force on a School Board. —Great Fancy Fair in 1895.—County and Borough Councils as Education Authorities, r 89— 196
CHAPTER XV. ELECTIONS, PAROCHIAL AND MUNICIPAL.
Sketch of the Local Government arrangements up till 1859.—The first Local Board.—The great epidemic of 1863.— First system of main drainage —Incorporation of the town in 1883.—Wanted a Town Hall.—Bickerings over a site.—Author a member of Local Board.— Steps taken to bring about Incorporation.—Proposed inclusion of Willingdon.—Guardians of the Poor.— Lady Guardians.—County Council Elections.—The danger of splitting votes.— Political Dissenters.—End of the Author's Career. 197—205
EAST-BOURNE BILLS IN PARLIAMENT.
The Caldecott Museum causes a Bill to be passed.—Encroachments of the Sea cause a Bill to be passed.— Mr. G. A. Wallis as Mayor.—His desire for more powers causes a Bill to be brought in and passed.—The ups ar.d downs of the said Bill.— The Salvation Army very unpopular.— Parliamentary controversy respecting its misconduct.—Proposed purchase of Water Works—Municipal Trading.—To what extent desirable. 206—211
CHAPTER XVII. SEA WALLS: TOWN HALLS: PUBLIC PARKS.
Encroachments of the Sea on the Sussex Coast.—The Sea-front before any wall was built.—The western extension of the wall.—Mr. James Berry. —Mr. M. Vidler.—High Tides in 1875 and 1877.—The Improvement Bill of 1879.—Opposition thereto by the "Do-nothing Party."—Roads sometimes flooded.—History of the Town Hall.—Difficulties in finding a Site.—The various Sites discussed.—Stocks' Bank finally selected.—Continued opposition on the part of the " Do-nothings. "—Plans selected and rejected.—The controversy as to these Plans.—Open Spaces.—The controversy as to the South Fields.—Negociations with Mr. Gilbert.—Liberal offer on behalf of