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A farewell social was tendered Mx and Mrs W. T. Soal and family last Thursday evening, the hall being well filled. Mr Blee occupied the chair. The following contributed songs and recitations: —Chorus, Ashburton ladies; songs. Misses Watson, Tubb, Weston, C. Watson. Mrs Holmes, and- Messrs Gilmour and Brand; recitations, Miss Brown and Mr C. Patterson. Alter the close of the programme, the chairman explained that the gathering was to bid farewell to one of the oldest and most respected families in the district, the Soal family. On behalf of the people of the district and ladies of the Red Cross Society, he had much plea* pure in asking them to accept, as a token of the good wishes of the people, an oak sideboard and two easy Morris chairs. Mr March al'fo endorsed the chairman's remarks, after/ which Mr Soal suitably replied. After supper had been handed round, the floor was cleared for dancing, which was kept up to the early hours of the morning. Mr and Miss Gluyas supplied the music, and Mr Bailey ably filled the position of M.C.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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WATERTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919