Revd T.W. Weare having kindly sent a “Badge” to be fenced for each year and held by the winners till the following […], the first holder was decided today, April 7 1862. There were twelve entries but owing to the short time allowed this year for practice, the good fencing was confined to a few couples – the Gymnasium, which, not yet having been fitted up, is […] & S[…] was selected for the place of contest. The prize was eventually won by Gumbleton Captain of the Q.S.S.
Anselo, the fencing master, was present to see fair play.
* Rvd. Weare gave some rules with his “Badge” which I have only just manage to get. They are too long for mention here, so I have had them written out & a copy is to be kept in the box with the ledgers etc.
Added by E.R. Dowdeswell Prin. Opp.