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Returned Troopers' Social.

The Eefcurned South African Contingenters belonging to this County held their third annual re-union m the Oddfellows' Hall last evening. A more wretched night, as far as weather conditions were concerned, could not have been chosen, but, despite this fact, the attendance was large and representative of the various districts throughout the County, Borough, and suburban visitors probably being m the majority. It is seldom that the hall has presented such a pleasing appearance as it did last evening. Ihe decorating was done by the caretaker. Captain Treleavon and Lieutenant Stead were present as representatives of the Defence Office; Captain Schwartz, Lieutenants Percy and Tucker (Ashburton Guards); Lieutenant Hardy (Mounted Rifles). The Grand March wa3 led off by Captain Treloavon and Miss Hem, followed by Lieutecant Stead and Miss Nell, and the dancing which followed was kept up with much spirit till an early hour this morning. Torris' full Band supplied the music, Messrs W. Hastie and O. Doherty officiating alternately as M.'sC. The new supper room at the rear of the hall, although not completed, was brought into use and greatly facilitated ths catering, which was m tha hands of Mr H. P. Madden. The narrow department which has hitherto served as a supper room, was utilised as a cloak room, Mr Elliott being m charge, and, needless to say, the convenience was much appreciated. The floor was m fairly good order, and the proceedings were marked with sociableness throughout, the function being m every way as successful as those formerly held under the auspices of the Association,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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Returned Troopers' Social. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905