Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (03/Jan/1896) - Local and District News: Presentation

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On Tuesday evening a very pleating incident took place at the Castle, Beaumont Park. The members of the Lockwood Church Choir sat down to a very substantial meat tea, provided by Mr. and Mrs. Smith, after which the presentation of a beautiful silver-plated cruet was made to Mrs. William Taylor (nee Charlotte Kaye). Mr. Roberts (the choirmaster) made the presentation. The inscription was as follows :— "A marriage token, presented by the members of the Lockwood Church Choir to Mrs. William Taylor. December 26th, 1895." Mr. Roberts spoke in eulogistic terms of Mrs. Taylor's abilities as a singer, also of her willing and kind disposition, and trusted that the future would be fraught with happiness and prosperity, which remarks were endorsed by Mr. George Frederick Schofield and Mr. John Kemp. Mrs. Taylor, in a few short and suitable words, acknowledged the gift. Reference was made to Mr. Willie Brooke, the organist, who was about to leave the choir for a very high position in Scotland, whereupon Mr. Brooke addressed the members, thanking all for the good feeling displayed towards him. He would go away with the well-wishes of the choir in general, and would not easily forget his Lockwood friends. During the evening dancing and other games were indulged in, songs being given by Mrs. Taylor and Miss S. Booth. Fruit and other refreshments were handed round by Mr. and Mrs. Smith, their admirable catering arrangements being greatly appreciated. A very enjoyable evening was brought to a close by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."