MILLOM BIBLE CHRISTIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.
The anniversary of the Millom Bible Christian Sunday School was held on Sunday and Monday last. Three services were held in the Co-operative Hall on Sunday, the REV. J. DREW giving an address on the children's book at the morning service.
The Sunday School children, under the presidency of the REV. J. DREW, were responsible for the proceedings in the afternoon and evening. At all three services the capacious hall was filled to its utmost, the attendance being the best which has yet been witnessed in connection with these anniversary services. The children gave the following recitations and dialogues at the afternoon service: --
"A friend in Court", MINNIE JAMES; "The Lifeboat", BEATRICE ROWSE; "The Child's Prayer"; ROBERT SKILLICORN; "The Story of Blind Effie", ELIZ. BUCKINGHAM; "Have you not a word for Jesus", EDITH BATTEN; "Bringing out an Angel:, NELLIE STEVENS; "Don't go by the Ship", ALBERT JAMES; "The Parting Scene", LAURA MATTHEWS; "The Pearly Gate", ALTHEA NORTON;
Dialogue, MISSES L. NANKIVELL, F. BOWNESS, and M. MORTON; "A swarm of bees", WM. OLDS; "Steer, father, straight to me", WM. SHELTON; "Christ and the little ones", MARTHA J. COULTON; Dialogue, "The Bible", MESSRS. H. CHAPPLE and J. SHUTTLEWORTH; Collection Recitation, ALTHEA NORTON.
At the evening service the following programme was given:
Recitation, "Spiritual Temple", JOSEPH HORTOP; recitation, "Child in Heaven", CLARA HOWDEN; recitation, "Alphabet Catechism", FLORENCE PLUMMER; recitation, "I'll try", JOHN COCKS; recitation, "The Young Hero", MISS CHAPPLE; recitation, "The Widow and Her Son", CHARLES BUCKINGHAM; recitation, "Have You Any Stars in Your Crown", MARY JANE PARK;
Recitation, "God Made Them All", GEORGE OLDS; DIALOGUE, "The Fall of Jericho", MISS DAVEY and 5 SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN; recitation, "Be Careful What You Say", ANNIE JAMES; dialogue, "The Bible", MESSRS. H. CHAPPLE and J. SHUTTLEWORTH; recitation "Heroism", EMMA ROWSE; recitation, ALTHEA NORTON.
Special hymns were rendered at each service.
On Monday afternoon the children to the number of about 360, were arranged in processional order and, headed by Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band, perambulated the town, returning to the school where they were provided with tea, which was followed by a public tea, over which the following presided:
MISS BICE, MISS JAMES, MISS PEARCE, MISS ROWSE, MISS BILLING, MISS STEPHENS, MISS HOCKODAY, MISS YOUREN, MISS KNIGHT, MISS E. DAVEY, MISS COLE, MISS COCKS, MRS. W. J. JAMES, MRS. PHILLIPS, MRS. ROWSE, MRS. POPE, MRS. DREW, MRS. WARRINER, MRS. J. PHILLIPS, and MRS. W. HARRIS.
The proceedings throughout were very successful, good collections being taken.