It’s in the Papers

It’s in the Papers

We’ve scoured the pages of newspapers recently added to the British Newspaper Archive website to bring you some P*rr*tt-related articles.

After 47 years’ service with the B.T.H., Mr. W. A. Perrett, a senior designer in the Motor Engineering Department of the Rugby Works, retired yesterday. He joined B.T.H. in the test department after graduating from Bristol University. During the First World War he served in France and afterwards in the Indian Army until 1922. During his service on the North West Frontier, he was mentioned in Despatches. He returned to the B.T.H. and transferred to the supply department on commercial work. He joined the D.C. Engineering Department in 1936. He is an associate member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and has made several contributions to both design and progressive development during his years with B.T. H. Colleagues presented him with a fireside chair, a garden spade and wheelbarrow. Mr. Perrett is leaving Rugby to live at Rustington, Sussex.

TAVISTOCK GAZETTE (UK) – 6th August 1880
At the last meeting of the Royal Humane Society, held at the society’s office, Trafalgar-square, London, a long list of cases of saving or attempting to save life in various parts of the world was investigated, and rewards were conferred … The bronze medallion was unanimously voted … to Nathan Parrott for attempting to save J. F. Pasquier, who was knocked overboard by a heavy sea.

TAVISTOCK GAZETTE (UK) – 24th March 1882
Miss Agnes Parratt of this place, having terminated her five years’ apprenticeship in the Board School, has been presented with a beautiful fully bound copy of Hymns Ancient and Modern, (set to music,) by the Vicar and Mrs. Featherstone; a handsome Japanese tray, by Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe, and an elegant photographic album by the school children as a mark of their esteem and good wishes for her future welfare.

TAVISTOCK GAZETTE (UK) – 12th October 1866
On Friday evening, an inquest was held at Lea Green on the body of Frances Parrett, aged sixty-eight years. During the absence of the servant the deceased was striking a light on a lucifer match-box, when the end of the match fell on her dress and in a moment she was enveloped in flames. She was much burnt, which, with the effects of the fright, caused her death, after lingering in much agony. Verdict, “Accidental death”.

TAVISTOCK GAZETTE (UK) – 26th November 1886
Early on Friday morning a burglar was discovered on the premises of Mr. Parrott, farmer, of Shipton-on-Cherwell, and on finding that he had alarmed the inmates he endeavoured to make off. Mr. Parrott, after calling upon the fellow to stop, fired his gun, bringing the man down with a charge of shot in the shoulder. On being removed to the Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford the burglar gave the name of Thomas Wilson, and a London address was found in his hat. A quantity of plate had been packed ready for removal.

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