On Wednesday Augt 1st the sixth annual match between eleven of the old Westminster club, and eleven of the present Westminsters, took place in Tothill Fields when the latter beat with 4 Wickets to go down.
The players were as follows –
Those marked with an asterisk are KS
Added by E U Sealy
On Friday July 20 1832 The annual Cricket Match was played between the TB who had not played in the Grand Match and the Lamprobaticks, in which the latter were beaten with 3 wickets to go down. The following were the players
After the Whitsuntide Holidays this year Williamson made a regulation that names should be called over at the Fields at ½ past seven, and in Dean’s Yard ¼ before eight every evening to prevent fellows from going to the minor Theatres, one of which had recently been established in the Broad-way
On Tuesday evening, May 15: 1832, a rowing match took place between the four houses, Singleton’s having challenged all the others: the distance was from Battersea Bridge to Westminster, it was won after a closely contested race by Stelfox’s, their boat being about two boats’ lengths ahead of Singletons: Stikeman’s came in last.
The names of the rowers were as follows;
*One of Stikeman’s fellows being out of school, Preston, who was at Hodgsons, was chosen in his place.
The subject for Dean’s Verse Prize this year was,
“Universitas apud Corcyreos nuper instituta”
In consequence of the unusual severity of the season, and the prevalence of the Cholera Moribus in London, Williamson thought proper to put a stop to Ditch-Leaping both on the 1st and 17th of March by having names at the different Boarding-houses at 11 and 1 o’clock
The Cholera Morbus having made its appearance in Lambeth, and along the Banks of the Thames, Williamson gave notice to the fellows, that they would not be permitted to go on the water, till such time as he should give further order.
The Dean having received a most gracious communication from his Majesty expressive of his entire satisfaction at the arrangements made in the Abbey for the Coronation, was pleased to give us an extra week’s holiday this Xmas in token of his approbation of the conduct of the Westminsters during that ceremony –
The list of the sixth at Christmas (1831) was as follows
* C.F. Clinton
W. F. Wingfield
R. T. Cornish
* C. Tennyson
* A. Stikeman
* T. Lennard
* A. Milman
R. Warren (23)
Those marked with an asterisk are Home boarders
This year Williamson endeavoured to put a stop to the sixth dinner by a threat of severely punishing all who attended it. It was nevertheless carried into execution and was held at Ginger’s hotel in Bridge Street. Homeboarders as usual were invited. The dinner was served up in a manner to give universal satisfaction at ½ past seven and was kept up till ten. All the boarders attended with the exception of 4 who feared to join the party. Their names were Templer, Cornish, Parker and Harrison — Abm Borradaile President, T Blackall Vice President.