Among other changes m the teaching staff of the Watertori School has been the departure of Miss Dawkins, the late mistress, to the school at Bromley, a suburb of Christchtfrch. As her services m connection with the Waterton Sunday School and Flemington Presbyterian Church Choir had been much appreciated, a few friends, on behalf of the latter, invited Miss Dawkins to a farewell meeting m the Flemington schoolroom on Tuesday evening. Here a tempting repast was provided by Mesdames Dunn, Prebble, and Kitld. The Rev A. Blake, m a few appropriate remarks, expressed the regret they had m parting with Miss Dawkins, and their good wishes for her success m her new sphere. As a token of their esteem and their appreciation of her services, he begged her to accept of two standard works, one from himself, and one from Mr Dunn, the leader of the choir, and from the 1 choir a handsome writing desk with suitable inscription, and a Bilver pencil case. Mr Donaldson replied m suitable terms on, behalf of Miss Dawkins, acknowledging the gifts. About fifty were present, old and young. Miss Ingram presided at the harmonium, and, along with Mr Dunn, Mr R. Gilmour, and Mr C. McMeokin, rendered excellent songs, and a very pleasant evening was spent. '
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VALEDICTORY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890
VALEDICTORY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890
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