Board School Children’s Concert (video)

February 1886

Mexborough & Swinton Times, February 12, 1886

Concert at Conisborough.

The second annual concert, given by the children attending the board schools, Conisborough, took place on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Dr. Hill, chairman of the school board.

After a few introductory remarks, in which the chairman urged parents to send their children to school regularly and so render the efforts of the teachers of more avail, the programme was proceeded with as fallows.

The children acquitted themselves very creditably, and ‘Polly Hopkins,’ a duet, given by Charlie Atkin and Lena Blakely, was demanded again; as was also ‘The emperor napoleon.’

Annie Worral gave ‘Do they think of me at home?’ in very good style.

In the interval, Mr. Wood the vicar, addressed the audience in a brief speech expressive of his pleasure in hearing the children, and asked those present to remember the responsibility which rest on parents, teachers, and members of school boards of providing for the young a good sound education, and means for healthy recreation and improvement.

At the close of the concert oranges were distributed to the children which were kindly provided by a few ladies interested in the welfare of the school.

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