Stevens 1895-01-11

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Very Wintry. Library Entertainment and tea. Bell took a table. Rosa and Frank assisted in the entertainment. Of course I could not go up, Only a small attendance, owing to the severity of the weather.


Cutting from the Banbury Advertiser, 17 January 1895


LENDING LIBRARY.—The annual meeting of the above old-established institution was held in the schoolroom on Friday, commencing at 5 o’clock with a tea, which was provided by Miss Dix and other ladies of the committee, but owing to unfavourable weather the numbers were not so large as formerly, only between forty and fifty sitting down to tea. A 7 o’clock an entertainment took place, which was presided over by Mr. F. Stevens (in the absence of the Vicar, through illness), when the following were re-elected on the committee :—President, the Vicar ; librarian, Mr. D. Cluff ; Miss Stevens, Miss Dix, Miss S. Dix, Miss E. Lamb, Miss Wells, Mrs. Abbotts, Mrs. Elley, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Woolgrove, Mr. Inns, Mr. J. Lamb, Dr. Routh, and Mr. L T. Poulton. The report, showing a balance in favour of the Society of £5 8s. 8d. was read and passed, after which the following programme was gone through :—

Pianoforte duet—“Tancredi”—Misses Thame.
Song—“Three merrie Mays”—Mr. Frank Stevens.
Plantation song and chorus—”De ole banjo”—Mr. Langley.
Violin Solo—Mr. West.
Glee—”Fair shines the moon to-night.”
Song—”The song that reached my heart”—Miss L. Thame.
Reading—”Mr. Montpellier’s recitation”—Mr. Frank Stevens.
Glee—”O, who will o’er the downs.”
Pianoforte solo—”La harpe Eolienne”—Miss Lovell.
Song—”Another day”—Miss May Jewell.
Song—”I love the merry sunshine”—Miss L Thame.
Song (with chorus in distance)—”Oh honey, my honey”—Mr. Frank Stevens.
Reading—”Handy Andy”—Mr. Langley.
Violin solo—Mr. West.
Glee—”Let the hills resound.”
Song (in character)—“The Four ‘oss sharry-bang”—Mr. Frank Stevens.
Plantation song and chorus—”Good night.”