Mr Joseph Miles, who for about twenty years has bean one of tha licensed aimers of the town, and who has ju3t retired from business in order to devote the whole of his attention to his farm at Tinwald, was entertained by hia friends in the Fire Brigade meeting room on Friday evening. Mr John Hefford, the oldest licensed carrier in the town, was voted to th« chair, and in a few well chosen remarks p»id a high compliment to Mr Miles for his honest and straightforward dealings as a carrier and a citizen, and warmly congratulated him on hia well earned retirement, and wished him long life and happiness on his farm. On behalf of the licensed carriers, the ] chairman then presented the guest of the evening with a silver mounted pipe and case, and expressed a hope that when quietly enjoying a peaceful pips on his farm ho would often bestow a kindly thought on the carriers he had been so long associated with. Other speakers also congratulated Mr Miles, and expressed the pleasure it gave them to be associated with so sterling a man. Mr Miles briefly and suitably acknowledged the compliment, and assured all present that he warmly appreciated the Heelings which had actuated the town licensed carriers in entertaining him that evening. An enjoyable hour was then spent with toascs and songs.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905
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