Burns [022118]

7 April 1879: Deserter from the Lancashire Militia —  absent from training: John Burns, [Reg. No:] 2728, Lancashire Militia; [born:] Manchester; [trade] labourer; [age] 18; [size:] 5[ft] 9¾[in]; [hair:] dark brown; [eyes:] grey; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] —; [date of desertion:] 17 March 1879 [at] Lancaster; [marks & remarks: blank]

25 March 1880: County court judgment against Mr Burns, 8 Rupert Road, Upper Holloway, builder

9 April 1917: Roll of Honour: Harold Leo Burns, killed in France, aged 20 years; 30 Parlington Street

November 1923: ‘Senior Literary Society. The programme [of readings] for this year is as follows:- 19 October, “Oliver Cromwell”, by John Drinkwater (Miss Wilcox); 26 October, discussion – How far the play is true to History (Miss Parish); 9 November, A contrast between the Life of the Modern Girl and that of the Victorian as depicted in literature (Miss Burns); 23 November, A. A. Milne (Violet Livesey and Phyllis Nutter); 14 December, Scenes from “Macbeth” (Miss Davies-Colley); 18 January, Scenes from “Coriolanus” (Miss Handford).’

Old Girls’ Society. Committee. President – Miss Field. Ordinary Members – [*Elected 1923] Miss Burns, Miss Gorsuch, Edith Church, Gertrude Clayton, *Kathleen Percival, *Zillah Taylor, Doris Brown, Marcelle Sugden, *Marian Raw, *Norah Thomas. Secretary and Treasurer – Miss Grace Blaikie, 16 Blair Road, Alexandra Park. Sub-Secretaries – [*New Sub-Secretaries] 1909. Sybil Walshaw, 157 Withington Road, Whalley Range; 1910. Olive Pearson, 29 Queen’s Road, West Didsbury; 1911. Miss Gladwell (née Alice Appleton), Isca, Wilmslow; 1912. Elsie Watts, Abbotsford, St Werburgh’s Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy; 1913. Edith Church, 3 Filey Avenue, Whalley Range; 1914. Marjorie Ashley, 53 Nicholas Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy; 1915. Winifred Davies, 32 Mauldeth Road, Withington; 1916. Mrs Sephton (née Florence Hallam), Deane, Chester Road, Poynton; *1917. Mamie Wald, 32 Warwick Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy; *1918. Kathleen Percival, Edgecumbe Mount, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy; 1919. Francis Bowden, 16 Burford Road, Whalley Range; 1920. Doris Brown, 9 Talbot Road, Old Trafford; 1921. Winifred Jones, Eastleigh, Ryebank Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy; 1922. Marcelle Sugden, 71 Sloane Street, Brooks’s Bar; *1923. Zillah Taylor, 113 Wilmslow Road, Withington.

Old Girls’ Society: ‘The Annual Social was held, as usual, on the first Friday in October this year. Three dramatic performances were given – (1) a reading from “Pride and Prejudice”, by Miss Davies-Colley and Miss Lea; (2) “Mechanical Jane”, by Miss Burns, Miss Gorsuch and Miss Flynn; (3) “Between the Soup and the Savoury”, by Nora Evans and Ethel and Minnie Pilling. After supper came dancing, and also some delightful songs by Mrs Johnson (Kathleen Musk).’

Alder House Old Girls’ Society: The Old Girls’ Social. ‘The Old Girls’ Social was held at Alder House on October 12th. It was delightful to be back in the old school again, and everyone made the most of those few hours in the familiar surroundings. The first few minutes were full of surprises as first one old friend then another came into the room greeted by shouts of welcome and calls to join their special chums, only five minutes later to be called away from their group to join another. Before tea, Miss Burns, Miss Gorsuch, and Miss Comstive acted “Mechanical Jane”, and we laughed from beginning to end first at Miss Burns and Miss Gorsuch, then at the queer unexpected antics of “Mechanical Jane”. Tea was served in the old Transition and First Form rooms, and as we ate the delicious wobbly jelly, blanc mange, trifle, and fresh fruit, we made up for as much of the chatting as we had missed as it was possible to do in that short time. After tea we danced, recited, and played games, ending our merry evening by dancing “Sir Roger de Coverley”. We missed the old mistresses a little, especially Miss Harden, but Miss Clegg and Miss Maddox came as we were having tea, and we had too merry a time for any regrets. Freda Redman.’

August 1924: Primary Department ‘A’: Cradle Roll birthdays for August will be for Beatrice Mary Bridge, John B. Hadfield, Alfred Burns and Frederick C. Marsland

14 July 1928: James Charlton Glazebrook married Sophia Burns

January 1932: Candidate for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: F. Burns, 54 Regent Street, Willenhall

July 1930: Report of the Joint Meeting of the O.Y.S.A. and M.O.S.A. held in the Dining Block, Cocoa Works, York, on Whit Monday evening, June 9th 1930. Arthur Rowntree presided, and the proceedings opened with the singing of Alma Mater, after which many telegrams and cablegrams from Old Scholars in different parts of the world were read by Miss E. L. Ramsay, of the M.O.S.A., and E. C. Bewley, of the O.Y.S.A. These included the following: – From Cambridge: “Cork and water averse is to pubs, But at Cambridge, believe us, the Cubs, Though absent from Whit, Are here in spirit, And will toast you in tankards like tubs.” Baker, Clegg, Burns, Rowntree, Rowntree, Naish, Kerkham, Moon, Rymer, Bradley, Broad, Wilmers, Hoyland, Gibbins, Black.

15 April 1953: County court judgments against Mr Burns, 35 Worcester Crescent, Chaddesden, Derby; and against Mr Henry and Mrs Margaret Burns, 264 West End Lane, N.W.6

c1990: Katy & Alec Burns [JRA], Cliftonville, 81 Sutton Common Road, Sutton  SM1 3HN

1994: Christine Burns, lecturer

25 March 2009: Stewards signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: Kim Burns