Christmas Supper for Railwaymen

January 1887

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 21, 1887

Christmas Supper for Railwaymen

On Tuesday evening the employees of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway company at Conisborough Station had their annual Christmas supper at the station Hotel, Conisborough, presided over by Mr T Baron, stationmaster.

About 23 sat down to an excellent repast, provided by the host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Sensecall.

After the supper the usual loyal toast were given viz., “The Queen,” “The Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family,” “The Town and Trade of Conisborough,” coupled with the name of Mr George Nicholson and family, and the “Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company,” all of which are most ably and suitably responded to.

During the evening several songs were sung with much effect, especially the song, “A wonderful scholar was he,” given by Mr Gibson.

A recitation given by Mr Monks, entitled “The auctioneer,” cause much laughter and merriment.

Dancing was also freely indulging by most of the party to the strains of Mr Templeton’s violin.

The proceedings were brought to a conclusion by singing the popular old tune, “Auld Lang Syne”