Rock-Terrace Coffee and Club Room.
— A successful entertainment was given in the Mission Room connected with the above on Friday evening, April 4th, by the Band of Hope branch of the Church of England Temperance Society. A. Maclaclan, Esq., took the chair. The choir sang several pieces during the evening.
The recitations were excellent, and the following are deserving of special notice :
“They didn’t think;” by Alfred Bale;
“A dinner and a kiss,” Alice Boxall;
“The blind men and the elephant,” William Goodge;
“The twins’ mishaps,” George Bale;
“Christmas in the bush,” Louisa Singleton;
“Cruel play,” Alfred Gardiner;
“Billy’s rose” (from the Dagonet ballads), Ruth Smith;
“The little boy’s speech,” Frank Boxall;
“My first doll,” Rose Greenaway;
“Paddy and the jug,” Emily Boxall;
“The newsboy’s debt,” Lillian Service.
A hearty vote of thanks was given at the close to Mr. W. Service and Mr. J. R. Chart, the secretaries, also to Miss Glanister, who presided at the harmonium, and all who had taken part.
— The fifteenth annual treat in connection with the Bath-road Mission Room Sunday School took place on Wednesday, the grounds Mr. Nobes being, as usual, kindly placed their disposal for the purpose. It may be mentioned that this Mission is mainly supported by Captain Blakeney, R.N., who formerly resided in the district and who continues to take kindly interest in the welfare of his old friends. Mr. Champion, the superintendent of the school, ably carried out the arrangements. About 100 scholars and friends sat down to excellent tea, after which Mr. J. R. Chart obtained some capital group photos. Cricket, swings, &c., amused the youngsters until dusk. The beautiful weather contributed to the general enjoyment.
1. Jerman Nobes lived at Wandle House in 1891