annual dance at the Freemason’s Hall, Maryport, on Friday night, both
socially and financially, the Territorial Children’s Christmas Fund being the richer by
a substantial amount as the result of the event.
Nearly 200 attended, and danced to the music of the Cockermouth Sylvians
Orchestra, who added to their popularity at Maryport in spite of the fact
that this was the third night in succession they had been playing. They were
relieved by the Carlisle Officers’ Band - Lieut. LIGHTFOOT at the piano,
Lieut. BURTON on the ukelele, and Lieut. DOUGLAS as drummer - who, when they
became weary of responding to encores caused much amusement by their peremptory
commands to the dancers to, “sit down.”
Paper hats of military and other shapes, streamers, balloons, and cotton
wool snowballs added to the gaiety of the evening. When the snowballs were
distributed a Paul Jones dance resolved itself into a mock fight, which
lasted as long as ammunition was available.
Among those present were: -
Col. BURNYEAT, Workington
The Mayor and Mayoress of Workington
Lieut.-Col. And Mrs. D. J. MASON
Major W. T. HIGHET, Workington
Lieut. BURTON, Carlisle
Lieut. LIGHTFOOT, Carlisle
Col. G. J. P. SENHOUSE
Capt. A. CRERAR
Capt. R. CLUCAS sent apologies for his absence.
Sergt. FLEMING and Bomb. KIRKBY were the M. C.’s and Sergt.- Major CURWEN,
Sergt. PICKERING and Mr. J. COCHRAN were at the door.
Mesdames FREY, CURWEN, and PICKERING were responsible for the lavish
decoration of the room. The committee in charge of the arrangements were
Sergt.-Major CURWEN, Sergt. BEWLEY, Sergt. PICKERING, Sergt. FLEMING and
Sergt. FREY. Sergt. BEWLEY was secretary and he had the assistance of Sergt. FREY.