The creation of the Memorial
EX-SERVICE "DYERS" HOT-POT.
There was a very enjoyable gathering at the
Queen's Hotel, Waterloo, on Wednesday of
last week, when about sixty ex-service male
employees of Johnson Bros. (Dyers)
foregathered to spend a social evening. Mr.
M. Pritchard presided over the proceedings,
which took the form of a hot-pot and smoking
concert. The supper was well served, and was
thoroughly relished by all who participated.
The loyal toast was musically honoured, and
the rest of the evening was agreeably
devoted to harmony, an excellent programme
having been arranged by a committee
consisting of Messrs. A. McPherson, W.
Condron, A. Nelson, H. Burnett, and F.H.
Burnett. The artistes were enthusiastically
received, and there were several recalls.
The following were among the items
submitted:- Pianoforte solo, Mr. F. Evans;
duets, "The Battle Eve" and "Tenor and
Baritone," Messrs. A. McPherson and R.
Wright; song, "Down on the Farm," Mr. A.
Williams; song "Come to the Fair," Mr. T.
Grimshaw; song, "Irish Jubilee," Mr. J.
Fisher; song, "My Old Shako," Mr. A.
McPherson; song, "Senora," Mr. R. Wright;
song, "Shipmates o' Mine," Mr. F. Evans;
song, "Cassidy," Mr. J. Murray; song,
"Mona," Mr. M. Pritchard; song, "Little Bits
of French," Mr. McDougal. Mr. F. Evans was
an able accompanist.
The Chairman voiced the company's thanks to
the artistes, and their hope that another
such gathering might be organised in the
near future. (Hear, hear.) They were all
very greatly indebted to the committee for
their forethought in arranging such a
pleasant function, and for the efficiency
with which they had carried it through.
(Hear, hear.) They also remembered with
gratitude all those employees at the works
who had sent parcels out to them whilst they
were on H.M. service. (Applause.)
Mr. F.H. Burnett, on behalf of the
committee, said it was a real pleasure to
see how well everyone had enjoyed the
evening. The committee were greatly indebted
to Mr. Nield, the courteous host, for the
way he had entered into their arrangements.
Mr. McPherson seconded the vote of thanks
proposed by the Chairman, which was heartily
carried. Mr. Nield acknowledging the
compliment paid to himself, said he hoped to
do even better for the ex-service men of
Johnson's the next time he had the pleasure
of carrying out any such arrangements.
The gathering broke up after singing Auld
Lang Syne, and dispersed with happy memories
of a "top-hole" evening.
WALTON TIMES Friday 5th