GRAND BAZAAR AT BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS.
A very successful bazaar and sale of work was held in the Parsonage Grounds, Broughton-in-Furness , on Friday and Saturday last. The object was to raise funds to cover the cost of erection of the parsonage room, which through the efforts of the REV. JAMES CROPPER has been built at the parsonage gates. The room has been fit up for meetings, and has already proved very useful, being used by the temperance society, church institute, bible class, and kindred associations. The bazaar was formally opened on Friday by MRS. HAROLD BROCKLEBANK, of Grisdale Hall. VISCOUNT CROSS in a few opening remarks, said Broughton people were always glad to see amongst them the faces of old friends. He had, therefore, great pleasure in introducing MRS. HAROLD BROCKLEBANK amongst them again to help along the great matter they had undertaken.
He was sure that MRS. BROCKLEBANK's assistance would be the means of them meeting with success. MR. BROCKLEBANK, on behalf of MRS. BROCKLEBANK, thanked the Broughton people for their kind reception. It gave both MRS. BROCKLEBANK and himself great pleasure to be amongst them again. They would always be pleased to do anything they could for Broughton.
He felt sure upon looking round the stalls, that the bazaar would be a great success. MRS. BROCKLEBANK had much pleasure in declaring the bazaar open.
There was a good attendance at the opening ceremony, and immediately a brisk sale commenced. The stalls were filled with a profusion of useful and ornamental articles. They were in the charge of the following ladies:
MRS. SAWREY-COOKSON and the MISSES SAWREY-COOKSON, HON. MISS CROSS, MISS CROSS (Ash House), MRS. BARRATT and MISS BARRATT, MRS. FAWCETT, MISS MYERS and MISSES BLAGDEN, MISS GILLINGS, MISSES FLETCHER, MRS. CHAMBERS, MRS. CROSSLAND and MISSES CROSSLAND, MRS. CROPPER and MISSES CROPPER.
The refreshment stall was presided over by MRS. J. R. HALL, MRS. JOHN GARNER, MRS. JOHN CLARK, and MRS. J. B. CARTER.
Outside of the tent were "The village pump" in charge of MRS. J. R. HALL; "AUNT SALLY", and her "mate", in charge of MR. R. FAWCETT and MR. P. CROPPER.
MISS A. TODD had control of the lemonade stall.
Amongst others present for the day were MRS. LEWTHWAITE, MRS. CHEETHAM, MISS HAINES, MRS. WHINERAY, MRS. A. H. WHINERAY, REV. R. J. DICKSON, REV. C. H. BLAGDEN, REV. R. D. ELLWOOD, MRS. PARK, MISS PARK, MISS MARR, HON. J. E. CROSS, &c.
During the afternoon several performances of a short sketch, entitled "Who's got the best of it," were given by MISS HORSFALL and MISS GRADWELL.
Selections of music were played by the Broughton Brass Band.
There was a very satisfactory attendance during the afternoon. The sales amounted to about £130.
On Saturday the show was opened by MRS. JOHN FELL, of Flan Howe. She was briefly introduced by the REV. JAMES CROPPER. MR. JOHN FELL, in replying on behalf of MRS. FELL, stated he hoped the bazaar would be a thorough success. They were always glad to do anything they could for Broughton. He had seen a few changes and many improvements in the town during the last sixty years. He remembered a story told of an old lady who went to Liverpool on a visit a number of years ago.
After being shown the sights she was asked her opinion. "Oh, why, it's fine and interesting, but there's nowt like lile Browten."
He had to thank them on behalf of MRS. FELL for their kind reception.
The attendance was again good, about £60 being taken during the afternoon. An additional attraction in the grounds in the form of a shooting range, was in charge of MR. TOM RIMMER. Music was supplied during the day by the Haverigg Brass Band. Dancing took place on the lawn. In the evening MR. ALFRED COWARD disposed of a few of the articles by auction.