Thomas Chicken. THOMAS CHICKEN for many years resided at the north west corner of Burke and Denman Streets. He was very kind to the poor. He died in 1879, aged seventy-one. Mrs. CHICKEN was the grand-daughter of Benjamin Darker, whose first houses were built on the opposite corner of Burke street.

Rev. William Milton.
Rev. William Milton.

William Milton. The Rev. WILLIAM MILTON, M.A., was the first Vicar of Christ Church. He was a very acceptable preacher and visitor, cheerful and active, earnest and evangelical. He went to St Mark's, Sheffield, in 1864, and died in 1884.

The Rev. Thomas Collison.The Rev THOMAS COLLISON, M.A., was Curate of New Radford. He was a thoroughly zealous pastor, and very forcible preacher. To him the salvation of the people was of great concern. He was mighty in his knowledge of the scriptures, in the practical use he made of them, and bold in vindicating their divine authority. His life adorned his profession. In visiting a sick parishioner he caught a fever, and died in 1852, aged thirty-one.

The Rev T. H. Le Boeuf. The Rev. T. H. LE BIEUF was Curate of Old Radford. He was an active church worker. He became Rector of Crowland in Lincolnshire in 1884, and through his indefatigable efforts he, notwithstanding the living is worth only £200 a year, raised for the purpose of the restoration of the fine old Abbey Church a sum of £3,895.

William Richardson. WILLIAM RICHARDSON was a little man with a big head and a large heart. He was an Insurance Agent, but his voluntary labours for the good of his fellow men in his leisure hours were developed at Friezeland, afterwards called Prospect Place. For forty years he acted as a voluntary bishop or shepherd of the small Baptist societies in  the villages for many miles round Nottingham. He died in 1908, aged eighty-five.

William George Ward. WILLIAM GEORGE WARD was a Basford Lace Manufacturer, but stained glass windows to his memory, and that of his wife, are placed in Christ, Church, because he attended there. To him the people of Nottingham owe the rescue of the Castle from a disgraceful ruin to a valuable ornament and educational Art Museum, for he was the prime mover in negotiating the preliminary arrangements, and personally begged the money for restoring. He was an Alderman and the Mayor when he died in 1878, aged fifty-three, and would have been knighted on the opening of the Museum by H.R.H the Prince of \Vales had he lived a few days longer.

William Goddard. WILLIAM GODDARD was a Dental Surgeon for many years in practice in Oxford Street, Nottingham. He was a kindly-hearted man, very desirous of being useful to others. As a deacon and treasurer of Castle Gate Chapel he took an active interest in the Mission Hall in Ronald Street, built in 1836, and when it was decided to transfer the work to Norton street, he, in 1891, purchased the old building and settled it on trustees for the purpose of it being used as a Men's Social Club for games, reading, lectures, refreshments, etc , with a view to providing a counter-attraction to the public-house. He also endowed it with £300. He died in 1907, aged 68.

A. Alliott.
A. Alliott.

Manlove & Alliott. EDWARD MANLOVE and ALEXANDER ALLIOTT were examples of  how young men with energy, enterprise, and character, may rise, succeed, and benefit their fellows. They were drapery shop assistants, started in a small way as bleachers, at Lenton, and afterwards, being joined by Mr. J. G. Seyrig, developed the centrifugal drying machine, revolving a thousand times per minute. They established the great engineering works on Ilkeston Road, and found employment for hundreds of hands. They were men of strict integrity and business habits. Mr. Alliott's father was the Rev. Dr. Alliott, for forty-six years the able minister of Castle Gate Chapel. He, the son, was many years superintendent of the Sunday School. He died in 1870, and his son, the late James B. Alliott, was the worthy son of a worthy sire. Both of them were Deacons of the chapel named.

John Sutton. JOHN SUTTON was a butcher who lived in Radford  forty years, and prospered in business. He was kind to the poor, and a great foe to the drinking habits of the people. He often acted as trustee, and became the confidant of many people by reason of his straightforwardness and love of truth. He was a strong-minded man, but had the unusual fear that too much money would damage his soul, and therefore he forced himself to be generous, often giving £10 to chapels, or charitable objects. He was attached to Forster Street chapel, but was an active promoter in the building of Redoubt Street Mission Hall, which has had a changing experience. He died in 1907.

Thomas Voce. THOMAS VOCE, born at Shelford, came many years ago to Radford, and tool; a public house, but when he saw shoeless children and ill-clad mothers, whose poverty was due to the money spent on drink by the fathers, he said he became "sickened." He insisted on selling only on six days, saying "if he could not live by six days' work he would starve." When he became a converted man he joined the Primitive Methodists, gave up his public-house, took great interest in political affairs and temperance advocacy, became a class leader, a public speaker, and travelled thousands of miles as a local preacher. He died at Radford in 1902, aged 68 years, and his funeral was one of the greatest known in Radford.