Oxford Observer, Volume VIII, 17 July 1897, Page 3
The Social at the West Oxford Town Hall on Wednesday evening was a decided success, both financially and numerically. Our native minstrels were m good voice and deserve great praise for the way m which they got through rather a long programme. Mr Eyde was again m evidence as Mr Johnson and was well supported on the right by Messrs Feary and Eyde Junr. and on the left by Messrs Smith and Prichard, the other gentlemen named m the programme did not change colour for the occasion, but their efforts to please were thoroughly appreciated. Of the comical side Mr Prichard's bicycle brought down the house, but the audience were most amused by the nursery rhymes and stanza of which was sung by each vocalist, the company being divided m two rings and marching conversely produces a ludicrous effect and draws paals of laughter from the whole audience. I heard that tbis new departure m making fun is due to the inventive genius of Mr Peter Smith, on the curtain being dropped the usual toothsome viands and fragrant tea were disposed of, and the company finished the proceedings with a hearty dance, the old folk seeming to enjoy it as well as the youngsters, and parting with mutual wishes soon to meet' again on the same pleasant lines.