Mexborough and Swinton Times December 2, 1887
The chrysanthemum show which was held in the church schoolroom on Thursday last was a great success. Some remarkably fine flowers were shown. A good band was in attendance, which in itself was worth hearing. Mr Isaac Shaw, who is well-known in this district, was the principal violinist.
I, with many others, spent a happy and profitable time amongst the flowers and music.The show was exceptionally good, and was much appreciated, and the flowers for sale were rapidly brought up.
The band played the old favourite overture, “The Caliph of Baghdad,” in a very efficient manner. Mr Reasbeck treated the audience with “Home, sweet home,” adding some very effective variations.
Mr Bateson’s choir sang well, and several gentlemen gave songs in capital style, especially Dr Colley’s