MARYPORT AMATEUR'S RECOR
TREASURER'S LONG SERVICE
LOSS BY DEATH.
The Maryport Amateur Operatic Society held their annual meeting at the
Seaman's Institute, Maryport, on Monday night. Mr. H. O. MARSDEN presided, and
referred to the death of Mr. R. COULTHARD, who had been a member since the
Society's inception and had always been a keen member of the committee and
chorus. The Society's loss, Mr. MARSDEN said, was deeper than merely the loss of
his executive ability because he was a very dear friend of them all and was
a man of genial disposition. Mr. MARSDEN hoped that the spirit of harmony
and good will that he tried to engender would be lived up to by the members.
The members stood in silent sympathy.
Mr. A. HIRST, the secretary, in presenting his annual report, stated
that the Society was in it's 21st year. Mr. GRAHAM had been treasurer the whole
of that time, and he hoped that he would qualify for the long service medal
of the National Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society given for 25 years of
service. Mr. HIRST congratulated the young members on their keenness and
ability that had been shown during their last production, "The Girls of Gottenberg."
The treasurer, Mr. A. GRAHAM, in his report regretted to say that he was
not able to show a credit balance on the year's working. However, he
considered it ver satisfactory in view of the industrial state of the town.
Mr. MARSDEN in proposing the adoption of the reports, stated that 3,700
people were at their last show. When they considered that there were about
1,700 unemployed in the town, it showed that the public enjoyed the show.
A letter from the Victoria Cottage Hospital was read thanking the
Society for their splendid effort.
The election of officers was as follows:
President, Col. G. J. SENHOUSE
Chairman, Mr. H. O. MARSDEN
Secretary, Mr. A. HIRST
Treasurer, Mr. A. GRAHAM
Business manager, Mr. J. J. BROWN
Auditor, Mr. F. W. BOWE
Property manager, Mr. E. HINE
Wardrobe managers, Messrs:
W. CURPHEY and T. WILLIAMSON
Perruquier, Mr. E. NUTSFORD
The committee were elected as follows:
J. W. COLLINS
W. J. CURPHEY
and the Misses. SCOTT and COOPER.