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Territorial Concert at Colwyn Bay. THE HON. MRS. LAURENCE BRODRICK PRESIDES. Colwyn Bay is proud of its Territorial Company. Time was when our civilian soldiers were not respected in the manner they now are. It is a healthy sign of the times that our Territorial forces are receiv- ing the recognition due from the people of the land, for to encourage and assist them is the patriotic duty of everyone who holds the welfare of his country dear. And those men who form the G Company of the Royal Welsh l-'usiliers are a credit to the Terri- torials. Each man, officer and private, takes a pride in his work, and views it with the seriousness becoming a true Briton. The long-standing grievance, the need of an adequate drill hall, has now been practi- cally overcome, for our local soldiers will soon have the pride of being housed in their permanent headquarters, which we be- lieve will be worthy of the town of Colwyn Bay. Now that a hall will be provided by the County Association for the purposes of drill, &c., there remains a fund to be raised for the erection of recreation rooms for the the men, and it is proposed that these rooms shall be adjuncts to the main hall. And so kind friends, imbued with patriotic ardour, at once took up Jhe laudable object of rais- ing funds for this purpose. The outcome of this was an enjoyable concert held at the Church Room on Wednesday evening last, when the place was filled with the local company's well-wishers and friends. The lIon. Mrs. I-aurenee Brodrick kindly con- sented to preside, and she made one of her characteristically charming speeches explain- ing the cause for which the concert was held and thanking the popular young officer, Lieut. F. H. Borthwick, for the work he had done in connection with the Territorial force. Her words of praise found a ready response in the hearts of all present. The scarlet uniforms of the officers and men in different parts of the room brightened the scene, and the audience was pleased with courtesy and attention of our local soldiers. They were the officer command- ing, Col.-Sergt. Instructor Thomas, Col.- Sergt. Griffiths, Sergt. Tom Jones, who wore his medals for long service and badge shooting, Sergeant Reckless, Lance-Sergt. Barden, Corporal S. Jones, -noral Rush, Lance-Corporal E. Fleet and Private Skelsey. The following were the Territorials who took part in the tableaux: Lance-Corporal Davies, Lance-Corporal Pegler; Privates Allbutt, Evans-Hughes, Owens, Hutchings, Gill, D. Davies and Boy Bert Jones Col.- Sergt. Griffiths arranged the tableaux, which were both educative 11 and interesting The stage had been neatly arranged and decorated for the occasion, the Union Jack of course receiving its due place of honour, and the footlights were intermingled with choice exotics kindly lent for the occasion. Regret was evinced when it became known that Mrs. Plews was not able to be present, through indisposition, to give her piano- forte solo, La Cachoncha," but Miss Ro- berts, of the Vicarage, with her usual kind- ness, undertook to act in her stead. Pleas- ing songs were given by Mr. Watkin Wil- liams, ot Carnarvon, for which he was en- cored. The dance figured in the programme, and those graceful young ladies, Miss Con- nie Greig and Miss Mary MacNicoll, gave delightful performances of Spanish tam- bourine dances, skirt and other dances, which were highly appreciated. Miss Ro- berts, the Vicarage, sang several songs in her well-known sweet and artistic manner, and was obliged to respond to encores. We must congratulate Miss Pryce Jones upon her successful vocal items, which were very appopriate and pleasingly sung. Mr. !iid, as an elocutionist, is well known, and fresh from his dramatic land operatic triumphs P'h-Bah in the Mikado We av: ,Î h( never gave before, The Execution of Montrose." As each phase of this heavy recitation was given the artist was success- ful in gripping" his audience with his genius, and at its close had to respond with Devil May Care." Mr. A. M. Borthwick sang a couple of songs in an acceptable manner. Another elocutionist of whom Colwyn Bay may feel proud is \J ¡ s E. Coulter, who is a pupil of Mr. Ryder B. ,ys, of Manchester. This young lady is not only an elocutionist of natural ability, hot has the gift of mimicry to a nicety. Sh3 con- vulsed the audience with her "At a wed- ding," and as an encore she gave the medi- tations of a society lady awaiting the com- mencement of the church service. Miss Coulter is making good progress, and it is always pleasing to hear her. Tableaux Vivants by members of the G. Company: were given in ten scenes, and were heartily applauded. The scenes were as follows: A fine day in camp—dinner outside camp life; bad news from front; issuing kit; rifle inspection the sentry found asleep at .his post (a crime in the army) the sentry arrested-appeals to the sergeant not to re- port him the dangers of outpost work—a sentry attacked by Afghans the charge- in the nick of time; the last shot. The entertainment was brought to a close with an interesting duologue, "A Backward Child," by the Misses Dora and Nita Nunn. Lieutenant Borthwick, on behalf of the Company, thanked Mrs. Borthwick for com- ing to preside, and all those who had help- ed to make the event such a success. It is hoped that the concert will not only be the means of realising a nucleus for the fund in view, but that there will be an accession of suitable young men to swell the ranks of the local company. To be a member of the G Company of the R.W.F. is an hon- our of which any young man may be proud. We wish the Company every success.

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