Entertainment at Denaby Main

February 1889

Mexborough and Swinton Times February 8, 1889

Entertainment at Denaby Main

On Monday evening and entertainment was held in the schoolroom at Denaby Main.

The proceeds will be devoted to the purchasing of new organ for the Mission room. The room was nearly filled with the most appreciative audience, and good humour and order prevailed to the end.

The program open with a pianoforte solo by Mr J Beardsley (Mendelssohn), which was executed with great skill and taste.

This was followed by a character song, “Sister Mary” by Mr Murray Walton, who received a vociferous encore.

Mr M Soar then gave a violin solo, “The Keel Row,” and “The last Rose of summer,” both been executed with great taste and in his well-known style.

Next came Mrs Gibson of Conisborough, who highly delighted the audience by her sweet rendering of “The Nightingale’s thrill” and “The Evening breeze.”

Mr Sylvester, Lucy quite an ovation in his appearance, convulse the audience with “The Identical flute,” and “Joseph, Jonathan and Jeremiah.”

Mr Price given flute solo from the “Bohemian Girl.”

Mr Pilling next give the recitation, “The Dutchman’s Family,” which was well received.

Mr and Mrs Thornley then contributed a duet, “Over the Summer Sea,” with great taste.

The second part of the programme was a farce entitled, “The Area Belle.” An outline was given a few weeks ago when performed at Mexborough. Suffice it to say that the porter who sustained and judging from the almost continuous roar of laughter was much enjoyed.

We predict that any future efforts made on behalf of the Mission room will meet with the support of which it is so deserving.

Owing to illness Reverend W.M.Probert was unable to be present, and Mr Sylvester (church warden) acted as chairman.

Mrs Slater and Mrs Soar kindly gave refreshments. Mr W Willoughby lent the piano, and the stage properties were kindly supplied by Mrs H Waddington and Mr WH J Mills of Mexborough.

The Church drum and fife band, under the leadership of Mr Price played the “National Anthem.”