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On Thursday, the last day of February, a large gathering assembled in the National Schoolroom to witness a distribution of Prizes, given by the Rector and Mrs Munby, to the scholars in the Sunday-
After a few remarks from the Rev. T.S. Cunningham, Curate of Newton, the prizes were then most kindly distributed by Mrs. Higgins, of Turvey Abbey.
At the close of the distribution the light was turned off, and a series of beautiful pictures of the Holy Land was exhibited through the Magic Lantern, and a most interesting description of them was given by Mr. C. L. Higgins. There were also present, Mrs. Higgins of Turvey House, and party, Mr. and Lady Dora Yeoman, and many other persons kindly interested in the School. A very cordial vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Higgins for their kindness on the occasion brought a very happy evening to a conclusion.
On Thursday, 28th February 1878, the Sunday School gave prizes to its members. Here is the account of this event from 'Home Works', April 1878 -
The following is the list of Scholars to whom the Prizes were given:
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