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Solway Old Girls fundraise for a school chapel - 1939

Evening Post, 13 June 1939
A large crowd gathered in Nimmo's Hall recently for a bridge and Mah Jong evening organised by the Wellington branch of the Solway College Old Girls' Association as part of their campaign to raise funds for a school chapel. 
Colourful bowls of scarlet berries and hydrangeas, together with glowing heaters, created a cheerful atmosphere in the hall, and made a pleasant setting for an enjoyable evening. Tables were arranged by Mesdames Longuet, Revers, Avann, Rix-Trott, Carter, Misses Murphy, Mazengarb, Smith, Beale, and Gellatt.

The prize-winners for the evening were Mesdames Gilbert and Standford and Mr. Elias. A novel idea was the quaint supper cloths — each bearing card symbols in bold design with which the tables were set for a home-made supper.

At the conclusion of the evening, guests were thanked for their generous support by Mrs. R. Avann, president of the association. A vote of thanks was also passed to Messrs. H. Nimmo and Sons for their gratuitous loan of the hall.

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