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Fishing parties, beach parties, and storms at Cricket Hill

115 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 8, 1907from the Mathews Journal

In Cricket Hill news, the old folks of this neighborhood had their rest very much disturbed last Wednesday night. There was great revelry by night, as Mr. Morris Marchant was to take out a fishing party of young ladies. About two o’clock the launch steamed out from the wharf, amid much laughing and talking. No sooner had the anchor been dropped than all lines were overboard. After the fish were caught, they were taken to the beach, a fire was built and the fish were soon cooked.

Last Thursday afternoon a party of young people went down to the beach to have supper. As it looked so stormy to stay so far from home, they returned to Mr. B.M. Marchant’s, and spread the cloth in his new house. The merry party paid no attention to the raging storm outside, until the room was filled with sudden light and great balls of fire seemed to be rolling in all directions. For a while great terror prevailed as the screams of the young la...

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