will be observed by the school children as a
holiday, an the pupils of St. James R.C.
Schools will assemble in the Church, and a
solemn service will be conducted for the
repose of the souls of all the members of
the parish who have died in the war. The
Roll of Honour will be placed in position in
the Church, bearing the names of all those
who have made the sacrifice of their lives
for their country.
24th May 1918
ST.JAMES' WAR MEMORIAL.
SUCCESSFUL BALL AT BOOTLE
It is proposed to erect a marble tablet in
St.James' R.C. Church, Bootle, to the memory
of the 400 men associated therewith, who
lost their lives in the great War. With this
object in view, a ball was held in Bootle
Town Hall on Monday evening. About 500
guests were present, and a substantial
amount should be available towards the cost
of the memorial. Canon Kelly was prevented
from attending, but the function was
honoured by the presence of Fathers Huxtable,
Mell, and Clarke. Others who attended were
Councillor and Mrs. Mahon, Councillor and
Mrs. Quigley, Councillor Connolly, Mr. and
Mrs. Riley, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, Mr. and
The floor was in excellent condition, and
the room had been gaily decorated by Mr.
Radcliffe. Plants were kindly lent by the
Parks Committee, of which Councillor T.
Ellis is chairman. Fancy dress was optional,
but quite a number appeared in novel
costumes, and prizes were awarded to the
Best lady's costume, Miss Marjorie Brennan
(Indian Squaw), prize presented by
Councillor Connolly; best gentleman's
costume, Mr. Mazzone (Toreador), given by
Councillor Connolly; gent's most original
costume, Mr. Nolan (Stoker), prize presented
by Mr. W. Roberts; lady's most original
costume, Miss B. Daley (Japanese), presented
by Mr. T. Connolly; second best fancy
costumes, Mrs. Musker (Robin Hood) and Mr.
Harold Massen (pierrot), prizes by
Councillor Quigley. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke were
Dancing lasted from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Mr.
John Collins' Harmony Band supplied charming
music. The programme was a varied one, and
included waltzes, one steps (Paul Jones),
veletas, lancers, on leave, two steps,
carina, grand march lancers, jazz twinkle,
Boston two step, maxina, liberty waltz, and
Jazz trot. Refreshments were supplied by
For the success of the affair, thanks are
largely due to Mr. E. Riley (chairman of
committee), Mr T. Cooney and Mr. W. Coupe (M.C.'s),
and Messrs. Hulme, Stringer, Bannon, Lynch,
Robinson, and Hagan (stewards).
WALTON TIMES Friday
26th March 1920
FOUR HUNDRED OF THE BRAVE.
A Solemn High Mass was celebrated at
St.James' Roman Catholic Church,
Chestnut-grove, Marsh-lane, on Sunday
morning, in memory of over 400 men of the
parish who made the supreme sacrifice for
their country during the Great War.