Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

19 January 1904: ‘Countess Carrington presided over an influentially-attended meeting in the Guildhall of High Wycombe, to further the musical festival for Berks, Bucks, and Oxon, in connection with which the first annual competition took place at Reading last year. Much local interest is manifested on the subject. The gathering was addressed by Dr Lloyd, Eton College, the Hon. Everard Feilding, Miss Cecilia Hill, and Mrs Commeline, wife of the rector of Beaconsfield (honorary secretaries), and the Rev. R. de M. Nixon (Datchet). The inauguration of the festival has already been the means of stimulating the study of music in the Berks and Bucks districts. The festival will be held at the Town Hall, Oxford, on May 5th, 6th, and 7th.’