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New Year's Eve parties - 1936

Loughborough Echo - January 3rd 1936

The New Year’s party of the Infant Welfare was held in the Village Hall on Wednesday, when a large number of mothers and children from Quorn and Woodhouse Eaves was present. Tea was served by members of the Committee, including Mrs Tuckett, Mrs Faire, Mrs Fewkes, Mrs Baker, Mrs Beardsley (secretary), Miss Hall (treasurer), Nurse Leach (district nurse), of Woodhouse Eaves, Dr and Mrs Wykes, the Rev and Mrs E E Attwood, etc being present. There were crackers and a Christmas tree, and oranges, sweets and toys were distributed. Considerable interest was taken in Joyce Parr, who although only two years and two weeks old, has never missed a welfare meeting at Woodhouse Eaves since she was born. A shawl was presented by Mrs Beardsley to Michael Tobin, also of Woodhouse Eaves, and who at the ripe age of one month had the distinction of being the youngest “member” present. The hall was beautifully decorated by Mrs White and Mrs Faire, the Christmas tree was given by Mrs Littlewood, and after tea there was an entertainment by Miss Molly Bailey’s dancers.

A carnival New Year’s Eve dance was held by the Old Quornians Association of the Rawlins Grammar School at the Village Hall, Quorn, on Tuesday 1st, when between 90 and 100 Old Quornians and friends were present. The hall was gaily decorated with streamers and balloons, and music was provided by the Gregorians Dance Band. Mr Len Prevost and Mr John Field acted as MC’s. Spot prizes were won by Miss Edith Thornton and partner, Miss Dis Orton and Mr S Smith. Just before 12 o’clock the dancers formed a circle and “Father Time” (Mr H Mee), four “Undertakers” (Messrs S and J Smith, A Attwood and H Watterson) and “1935” (Mr J Field) entered, followed by four “Sprites” carrying a huge box. As “Big Ben” struck the hour of 12 “Father Time” kissed “1935”, who collapsed and was carried from the room by the “Undertakers”, and “1936” (Miss Betty Cooper) burst through the box. “Auld Lang Syne” was then sung. “The Dark Man” (Mr J Field) then entered and carried off “1936”. Dancing continued, and one o’clock saw the close of a very successful evening.

 Submitted on: 2012-01-01
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1493
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1493
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