FAREWELL TO MR F TAYLOR.
On Friday evening at the picture entertainment advantage wa3 taken by ?orue of the residents of Akaroa to bid Mr F. Taylor good-bye, Mr Taylor has helped most energetically in many organisations in Akaron, and be will be missed id a number of committee? where he has always worked enthusi astically A presentation is being made to Mr TayJor, but as be lefi earlier than was anticipated it will bfsent on after him. Mr Taylor left Akaroa yesterday with his wife anr) family. He will take up hia resident in Springfield where he has purchased a farm.
On Friday evening His Worship the Mayor, Mr ft. Armstrong, was prevented by indisposition from attending the picturos, but Messrs Lewitt Leete and Hall went up on the stagf and asked Mr F. Taylor to come up there also.
Mr Lewitt, Acting Mayor, said that Akaroa was losing Mr F. Taylor, the proprietor of the pictures. He bad always worked bard for the benefit oi the place, and the residents felt thai they could oofc allow him to leave the town without making some public ex pression of the way in whicb he bar! helped on many public matters. Hfwould always be remembered by on? thing which was a monument of bis public service, and that was tbej Britomart Reserve, Mr Taylor had been especially keen in having this reserve laid out. He had taken a great interest in the Horticultural and Beautifying Association, and Lad been chiefly instrumental in building it up. He also deserved the thanks of varioug organisations for wbicb be bad kindly given benefits in the way of picture entertainments. He was always ready to sing at all pubic concerts, and bad been very helpful in the past in the way of organising en tertainmenss for various objects in the -Borough. It was the earnest wish of all his Akaroa friends that he would prosper exceedingly in his new home at Springfield. Mr F. Taylor, in reply, thanked Mr Lewitt for bis kind remarks, and said that he hoped Akaroa would go ahead, lie was sorry to leave the district. He had always been pleased to help it on as much as be could He was especially interested in the Beautity ing Association, and hoped it would cantinue to be a successful institution. He hoped that the young members of the Akaroa Boating Club would infuse a little new blood into the Club and bring it up to its former standard He again expressed regret at his de parture, and said that he would always have a kindly recollection of Akaroa
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FAREWELL TO MR F TAYLOR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3449, 3 November 1914