Northampton Mercury 30 June 1849
COURT STAR OF BUCKINGHAM, No. 1, 179, ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.On Thursday the 21st instant, the members of the above court celebrated their 9th anniversary at host Soden's, of the Peahen Inn, Castlethorpe. A substantial dinner was provided, consisting of all the good things of the season, to which ample justice was done. The cloth being removed the usual loyal toasts were given, and afterwards the toast of the day, " Success to Court Star of Buckingham, No. 1.179,” was drank with three times three and Forester's fire, which was heartily responded to by the members and friends present. A first-rate band was in attendance, and that, coupled with songs from several of the company, added much to the hilarity of the meeting, which passed off in a very pleasant and agreeable manner. We may add that this court is in a very flourishing state, and bids well to be one of the best in the order.
Northampton Mercury 17 June 1854
ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERSThe members of the Court, Star of Buckingham, No. 1,179, celebrated their anniversary at the court-house, Pea Hen Inn, Castlethorpe, Bucks, on Thursday, June 8th, were an excellent dinner was provided by the worthy host, Richard Soden. After the cloth was removed, Brother J. Brooks was chosen chairman, and Brother Dent vice-chairman. The loyal toast and sentiments were given and responded to, and the day passed oil a pleasant and agreeable manner.
Northampton Mercury 17 June 1854
ANCIENT ORDER OF FORRESTERSThe members of the Court, Star of Buckingham, No. 1,179, celebrated their anniversary at the court-house, Pea Hen Inn, Castlethorpe, Bucks, on Thursday, June 8th, were an excellent dinner was provided by the worthy host, Richard Soden. After the cloth was removed, Brother J. Brooks was chosen chairman, and Brother Dent vice-chairman. The loyal toast and sentiments were given and responded to, and the day passed oil a pleasant and agreeable manner.
Northampton Mercury 19 June 1858
Castlethorpe.Ancient Forestry.Anniversary Court No. 1179, Star of Buckingham.The members and friends of the above Court assembled at the Court-house, Peahen Inn, Castlethorpe, Bucks, on Thursday, June 10th, for the purpose of celebrating their 17th anniversary, and numerous party met together, for whom a first-rate dinner was provided by the worthy host, Mr. R. Soden. The chair was taken by Mr. J. Brooks, the vice-chair by Mr. J. R. Sirett, the C.R. of the Court. From the statement the funds of the Court, it appears to be in flourishing condition, and the amount of sickness during the year had been very small compared with other years. There have been several good members join of late, and altogether it bids fair to be equal to any Court of its number the order. The party did not break up till late hour, and retired well pleased with the manner in which they had spent the day.
Northampton Mercury 22 June 1861
Castlethorpe, Bucks. Anniversary Dinner.Court No. 1,179, Star of Buckingham Ancient Order Foresters. The dinner in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of this court took place at the Peahen Inn, Castlethorpe, on Thursday, the 13th inst. Between 30 and of the members and their friends sat down to a first-class dinner, served in the usual excellent style of the worthy host, Mr. R. Soden. Mr. Benjamin Foster, high chief ranger of the order, took the chair, and was ably assisted by Mr. J. Brooks as vice-chairman. Among the company present were T. N. Heygate, Esq., the Rev. J. E. Weddell, Mr. E. Cox, Mr. W. Golby, and several others. After the cloth was cleared and grace said, the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given and duly honoured, and the healths of the medical and clerical gentlemen present proposed and replied to. Mr. J. H. Cox then, in an effective speech, proposed the "Ancient Order of Foresters," coupling therewith the healths of the executive council. The chairman, as president of the council, returned thanks, and in lengthy speech detailed some of the many advantages of the orderits continued progress, and large amount of members, which now exceeds 200,000, and called upon all present to assist in furthering its progress and usefulness. He then proposed " Court No. 1,179, Star of Buckingham." Mr. G. Cox, the secretary, replied, and stated that, although the court was a small one (there being only members) it was a prosperous court, and had a fund of £420, and had, during the past year, gained upwards of £49, being only about 255. less than the entire amount of contributions for the year. Several other toasts, interspersed with songs and recitations followed, and the company separated after spending a happy evening.