Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1896, September 30, Wednesday 

A Grand Popular Entertainment of Music, Reading, and Recitations etc was given in the Schoolroom Sibford Gower this evening; doors open at 7. Commenced at 7.30. The Room was fairly well filled but as there had been during the afternoon a sale by auction of T. H. Dixon’s farming stock at “Woodway” many were absent who would otherwise probably have been present. The Programme was as follows:

Part i.

  1. Piano-forte solo. Rev. H. Gulley
  2. Reading. The Bee Movement Cure for Consumption. Mr Bland
  3. Sacred Song. The Holy Shrine, Rev H. E. Stevens
  4. Song. Love’s Golden Dream. Miss May Jewell
  5. Duett: Friendship. Rev H. and Mrs. H. Stevens
  6. Song. Queen of the Earth. Mrs Mortimore
  7. Song. Two Children. Mrs H.E. Stevens
  8. Song. Whisper, and I shall hear. Rev H. Gulley

Part ii.

A Dramatic Sketch entitled
A Pair of Lunatics

He     Mr F.W. Stevens
She   Miss Thame

Part iii

  1. Pianoforte Solo. Miss Lee
  2. Song. Milly’s Faith. Miss L. Thame
  3. Recitation. Hiawatha’s Photography. Mr Kaye
  4. Song. Golden Love. Mrs H.E. Stevens
  5. Duet. Music on the Waves. Rev H. and Miss Stevens
  6. Song. Venetian Song. Rev H. Gulley
  7. Recitation. Dame Eleanor Spearing. Dr Routh
  8. Plantation Song and Chorus. Gone. Choral Society and Mr F. C. Stevens
  9. Song. Come Lasses and Lads. Rev Harry Stevens
  10. Plantation Song and Chorus. Pompey’s Ball. Choral Society and Mr F. Stevens

God Save the Queen

Admission 1s.   6d.   3d.   We began almost punctually at 7.30 and closed at 10 though the first part, without encores, went off so quickly that Harry and Frank were quite unnecessarily alarmed lest all should be over by 9.

£1. 13 was taken at the doors and was appropriated to the Church Repairs Fund.

Mrs Mortimore is Hetty Harris, one of the daughters of William Harris, butcher. Miss Lee is one of the teachers at the Friends’ School, so are Mr Bland, B. A. Durham and Mr Kaye.

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