April 1914

Newspaper Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel
Date Saturday April 4th 1914
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Biddulph Moor Concert

With the object of raising funds for the renovation of the Christ Church organ, a high class concert was given on Monday evening in the National School. The Rector, the Rev. E. Whieldon who presided over a capital attendance, explained that between £50 and £60 would be required to do what was necessary. Since the fund was started 4 years ago, nearly £40 has been reached without any special effort. The Rector also paid a high tribute to the organist, Mr. H.W. Reeve, who for 30 years had given his services without fee or reward.

Newspaper Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel
Date Saturday April 11th 1914
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Dane-in-Shaw Concert: A grand evening concert was given in the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Saturday by the Biddulph Moor String Band under the baton of Mr. E. Bailey. The soloists were Mr. A. Beech of Biddulph and Miss Pattie Sherratt. The latter, although only ten years of age, has a splendid voice, and gives great promise of a future.

Knypersley Cricket & Bowling Club: Annual Tea and Concert.

There was a large and representative gathering at the tenth annual tea and concert of the Knypersley Cricket and Bowling Club on Saturday. Tea was served in the Public Hall where over 300 people sat down to a substantial knife & fork repast, the tables being presided over by the following ladies: Mesdames J. Craig, R.S. Harding, E.J. Shufflebotham, J.A. Dykes, P. Trubshaw, J. Booth, H. McCall, H. Nixon, S. Johnson, D.J. Barry, W. Millward, R. Smith, G.A. Docksay, J. Stanway and Miss C. Sutton.

The concert was held in the gymnasium, Mr F.E. Buckley presiding and a much appreciated programme was supplied by the Royal Apolios, a troupe of artists in pierrot costumes. Miss Gertie Perry, the popular Potteries soprano, and a great favourite with the Biddulph audience, was in excellent voice, her finished rendering of Songs My Mother Sang, Come Sing to Me, and Annie Laurie being vociferously applauded. Miss Perry’s duet with Mr H. Ault A Night in Venice was also accorded a fine reception.

Mr Ault’s items Once, The Scent of the Mignonette and The Rosary were deservedly encored and the well-known tenor’s cultural voice blended finely with Mr C. Brooke’s rich baritone in the duet The moon hath raised her lamp above. Mr Brookes also contributed Young Tom ’o Devon, The Blue Dragoon, and Stone Cracker John. With such screaming items as The wibbly, wobbly, walk, What is a ---------, Paper bag cookery, Oh, Oh, Oh, Archibald certainly not and Far, far, away the humorous element was ably sustained by Messrs J.L. Sillitoe and H. Shaw, and a really clever conjuring entertainment was given by Professor Haydn. The pianoforte accompanists were played by Mr W. Meakin.

Newspaper Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel
Date Saturday April 18th 1914
Article heading Biddulph Soiree

There was a large attendance at the second annual soiree organised by the Biddulph Athletic Football Club in the Public Hall, Biddulph, on Easter Monday. The interior of the Hall was handsomely decorated with a profuse display of flags, bunting and Club colours.

Newspaper Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel
Date Saturday April 25th 1914
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Lecture at Biddulph Moor on “the closing events connected with the French Revolution“.

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