Chapel Street Methodist Church - Newspaper Article

Publication: Blackpool Herald

Date: Friday December 28 1888

Page: 8

Title: Christmas Tea and Entertainment

The annual Christmas tea, entertainment and Christmas tree in connection with the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Blackpool, was held in the Chapel Street schoolroom, the object being the liquidation of the debt on the chapel.

The room was splendidly decorated of the occasion, giving ample evidence of the skill and taste with which the work had been executed. The tables, thirteen in number, were plenteously filled with every kind of dainties associated with such gatherings. The bounteous spread was done full justice to by a large company, the tables being presided over by the following ladies: - Mrs Wm. Fairhurst, Mrs J. Fairhurst, Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Barrow, Mrs Shore, Mrs Walmsley, Mrs W. Hall, Miss A. Graham, Mrs Howarth, Mrs T. Brown, Mrs Clare and Miss J. Graham.

After tea, the Christmas tree was opened by Miss Pomfret of South Shore. There were two stalls filled with a numerous assortment of useful and ornamental articles. During the evening a very interesting entertainment was given. The chair was taken by the Rev J. Graham who wished all present the compliments of the season. Addresses were also given by Mr J. Holroyd and Mr Quayle.

The following excellent programme was gone through: -

Chorus – Merry Christmas – Choir

Trio – Christmas Chimes are peeling – Misses Pomfret, Cook and McCann

Chorus – When the snow lies deep – Choir

Chorus – Ring out ye bells – Choir

Solo – Twelfth Night – Miss Pomfret

Chorus – Holy Night – Choir

Solo – When hearts are young – Miss A. Graham

Chorus – The New Year – Choir

The choruses were exceedingly well rendered by the choir, under the able conductorship of Mr Ogden. The trio, “Christmas Chimes are Pealing”, by the Misses Pomfret, Cook and McCann, was most enjoyable, as was the solo by Miss Pomfret. Miss A. Graham gave a very pleasing interpretation of “When the heart is young”, accompanied by her sister. Master W. Brown, a small boy, accompanied on the pianoforte, which instrument he manipulated in a most capable and accomplished manner. The entertainment closed with a vote of thanks to all who had taken part in the proceedings and the Benediction, after which the sale of work was continued.

1888 newspaper cutting about the Christmas Tea and Entertainment at Chapel Street Methodist Church
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