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Bideford Dance: fundraiser for new supper room, 1906

Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LV, Issue 8583, 17 October 1906, Page 6

The most successful dance of the season was held here on Friday night, in the form of a plain and fancy dress ball. There were twenty-six couples present, and the floor was in splendid order.

The proceeds were in aid of the new supper room, and the takings, amounted to £7 10s, which was considered very good.

The energetic committee of ladies must be congratulated for the way in which they worked in endeavouring to collect as much money as possible, to go towards the erection of the supper-room. They have given three dances this season, each of which have proved a success.

Mr F. J. Miller supplied the music, and was applauded for the way in which he had played for all the dances. Mr A. J. Churchouse acted as M.C., assisted by Mr H. A. Miller.

Those in fancy dress were as follows :—Ladies:

Miss Buck, Old English Lady
Miss G. Miller, Nurse;
Mrs Bennett, Summer
Miss M. Scott, Night;
Miss K. McGovern, Napoleon's Waitingmaid
Miss Lock, Cherry-ripe;
Miss J. Johnston, Spring;
Mrs Carswell, Undergraduate
Mrs Churchouse, University Student;
Miss Killery, Frost;
Miss Iggulden, Snowdrop.

Gentlemen :
Mr H. A. Miller, Mikado;
Mr W. Bennett, Cricketer;
Mr I. McGovern, Butler
Mr D. McGovern, Policeman;
Mr A. Churchouse, Clown;
Mr J. Falloon, Clown;
Mr J. Carswell, jun., Nigger;
Mr McGovern, sen., Swagger.

Several songs and recitations were rendered during the evening, among which were

Mr Carswell, recitation ;
Mr H. Lang, song (encored);
Mr H. A. Miller, song
Mr J. Falloon, recitation.

The ladies were accorded three hearty cheers during the evening, which were well deserved.

The Trustees have promised that the addition will be ready for next season. Mr G. Lang gave a Highland dance, which was much appreciated.


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