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DAIRYMEN IN LONDON.

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DAIRYMEN IN LONDON. PRESENTATION TO MR. PRICE. An interesting gathering of London Dairy- men was held at the Holborn Restaurant, on Thursday, January 30th, when a compli- mentary dinner was given by the Governors of the Metropolitan Dairymen's Benevolent Institution to Mr. William Price, as a token of their esteem and thankfulness for his un- tiring work on behalf of the fands of the Institution during the year of his presidency, which has just expired. As was previously reported in these columns, Mr. Price's year of tenure proved eminently successful, and at the Annual Dinner in connection with the Institution he was able to produce the record total of over £ 2,300 in subscriptions on his list. This sum is far in excess of any previous total, and has been the means of putting the Institution on a sound financial basis. At the dinner Mr. F. Ramsay presided and the large gathering, included representatives of the trade from all over the Metropolis. In proposing the health of "Our Guest," Mr. Frank Denning said that Mr. Price had surpassed all that the Governors had ex- pected of him, and it proved that he was a very popular man throughout the trade. He had known him for many years, and had found that Mr. Price was as ready to do a good turn for a friend now as he was when he first came to London. The Trade was under a deep obligation to Mr. Price for his guidance and his good service on its] behalf on many occasions. The Chairman, Mr. F. Ramsay, presented him with a handsome Silver Tea Service, suitably inscribed to commemorate the event, as a token of regard and appreciation from his co-workers on the Institution. Mr. Price, in responding, thanked the members very warmly for their kind appre- ciation, and felt that he had only en- deavoured to do his duty towards an Insti- tution that was worthy of support by the trade generally. Mr. Temperley, the secretary of the Insti- tution, testified to the hard work done by Mr. Price, and to the present satisfactory position of the Benevolent Fund. Mr. Titus Barham proposed the toast of the" Institution" in a racey speech, and stated that they pay over Y,900 per annum in pensions to poor and distressed or aged members of the trade. Mr. Freeth responded, and hoped that the example of Mr. Price would be followed by others, and that every effort would be made by succeeding chairmen to beat the grand record of Mr. Price. Other speeches were delivered by Mr. J. G. Stapleton, T. Gibson, and Rev. Mr. Knoyle. Songs were rendered during the evening by Mr. Ivor Foster and Mr. Alfred Thomas, with Mr. Herbert Castle at the piano. The silver presentation set bore the following inscription This Silver Tea and Coffee Service was Presented by The Governors of the Metropolitan Dairymen's Benevolent Institution to Mr. William Price in Recognition pf his having presided at the Annual Festival on December 5th, 1907, When the Sum of £2,350 was added to The Funds of the Instituiion.

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