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[from odb own correspondent.] On Friday evening a highly successful entertainment was given in the schoolhouse, Chertsey, in aid of the Domain fund. There was a large attendance, and all seemed to manifest great interest in the proceedings. Mr T. W. Williams occupied the chair, and opened the proceedings with a few appropriate remarks. Thereafter, the concert was proceeded with, Mr Smith playing the introductory, piano overture in his usual effective style. This item was succeded by a song from Mr 0. Maugham, rendered in a Jbighly spirited manner. Mil 3 Milly Fowler then recited “ The stowaway,” with great taste, and feeling. Miss Higgs, a vocalist new to the district, then sang, in a pleasing manner, “ Mary of Argyle.” A humorous recioat'on from MrLambie, in the Scottish dialect, next hit the taste of the audience, and was received with hearty applause. Mr Leonard Maugham, an old favorite in the district, then sang “ I had a dream," in a caret'ul and expressive manner. This number gave the audience great satisfaction. A musical novel -y was then introduced by a juvenile party, consisting 'of Master Alfred Fowler, Miss Mary Fowler, and Misses 1. and M. Todd, singing the ancient nursery rhyme, “I had four brothers over the st.v" Me Todd accompanied on the harmonium, and the efforts of the youngsters, to judge by the applause which followed, were thoroughly appreciated. The programme was Chap agreeably varied by Mr Thomson, ~6f Kyle, singing, in a finished style, “ England, the Lnd of the free.” It is to' be hoped that Mr Thomson will appear bfteh at Chertsey reunions, es his singing was one of the features of the evening. To the last ilom then succeeded a reading from “ Pickwick,” carefully given by James Wi'k'uson. ' Messrs Todd, Orerat, and Haines then sang the trio, “ Vi-vallef r aller-aller-a,” a from the Gasman, in a way that gave token of many careful rehearsals. That fine old duet, “ The minute gun at sea ” followed, “by Messrs Lambie aud Thomson. A a instrumental performance, a pianoforte 'sold, was then well rendered by Mr Smith, This was followed by a song by Mr Todd, rendered in h : s customary manner. A nice old trio, “Drink to me only With thine eyes,” was then given by Mrs Lambie, Mr Lambie. and Mr Thomson. Another of the features of the evening was the singing of Haubuiy’s “ Soldiers daughter,” by two little girls, Misses Todd and Fowler. Their voices blended very sweetly, and the tasteful cornet obligato of Mr Todd lent them additional confidence. Their singing evidenced careful training, and was much appreciated. Mr Y. Maugham then sang a comic song, which was well received, and Mr Thomson ’ finished the vocal part of the entertainment by singing “ Old England, Europe’s glory.” Asa fitting finale, an amusing Negro burlesque was then given in a droll manner by Masters Fowier and Todd. Dancing was then carried on with great spirit till about four o’clock in the morning, the music being supplied by Messrs Smith (piano), Lambie (violin), and Todd (piccolo). Before separating, votes of thanks were passed to all friends who had assisted to make the meeting a success.

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ENTERTAINMENT AT CHERTSEY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 630, 8 May 1882

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ENTERTAINMENT AT CHERTSEY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 630, 8 May 1882

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