1901: Presentation at Tebay

A very interesting ceremony took place at the Cross Keys Hotel, Tebay, on Saturday evening, when Mr. James Taberner, late locomotive foreman at Tebay and Oxenholme, who was recently transferred to a similar position at Manchester, attended to receive a handsome marble timepiece, together with a pipe and case and pouch, which had been subscribed for as a mark of esteem by his fellow workmen and a few outside friends. The timepiece bore the following inscription: “Presented to Mr. J. Taberner on his promotion to Ordsall Lane, as a mark of esteem by friends and L. & N. W. Ry. Employees at Tebay and Oxenholme steam sheds.” There was a very good attendance, presided over by Mr. Tideswell, permanent way inspector. Mr. R. Robinson, in the absence of Mr. Beech, chief clerk, made the presentation, which was suitably acknowledged by Mr. Taberner. Excellent relations had always existed between himself and the workmen of Tebay and Oxenholme, and he had left them with the kindliest of feelings. Mr. C. T. Brockbank spoke on the progress of railways, &c., and shewed the great improvements which had been made in the railway system during the past twenty years. Messrs. W. Lindsay and W. Fackerley also spoke.

Penrith Observer, 14 May 1901

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