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POST OFFICE CONCERT AT TENBY.

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POST OFFICE CONCERT AT TENBY. — g THE HISTORY OF THE PENNY POST IN PICTURES. In aid of the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund, which makes provision for the widows and orphans of Post Office employes, a very successful and well-attended lecture-concert took place in the Royal Gate House Assembly Rooms, Tenby, on Tuesday night, under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr T. Tucker), who was acoompanied on the platform by Mr W. H. Blanche (chief clerk at the Tenby Post Office, and who is now acting as deputy-postmaster) and Mr John Howell (head master of the Wesleyan Day School), who very kindly acted as reader in connection with the pictures exhibited. Previous to the putting on of the pictures, of which over a hundred were thrown on the limelight screen, the Mayor, in a few introductory remarks, referred to the object of the entertainment. The Rowland Hill Benevo- lent Fund existed for the purpose of relieving widows and orphans of Post Office employes, and towards its support Mr B. Eustace Good, who would exhibit the pictures that night, had, by means of these entertainments, sueceeded in raising over JE2000. The scries of pictures, photo- graphs and coloured, were then exhibited, and by their means the origin and growth of postal matters from the earliest days down to the pre- sent were rapidly sketched, the lecture portion, which proved to be of a most entertaining and instructive character, being very effectively read by Mr Howell. The pictures covered a wide variety of subjects, all connected with postal matters, and furnished a very comprehensive idea of the magnitude of the postal system at the present time, which provides work for a million employes and has a quarter of a million offices, The General Post Office in London, a fine view of which was shown, is the centre of 13,000 offices and during the series various views of the interior of the Central Telegraph Office, the sorting department, the travelling post office, etc., were exhibited, all proving of the greatest interest. The postmen of different nationalities formed a unique feature of the series, and from it one learnt that the Swedish letter carrier wore the most dignified uniform, whilst perhaps the most unfashionable was that worn by the French rural postman. The pictures depicting the days of the old mail coaches contained a. good deal of humour, as did also those portraying counter scenes. There were pictorial references to Old Age Pensioners, it being stated in the lecture that although the Post Office had had this work placed upon them, and through the offices of the kingdom paid out the enormous snm of £60,000 per week, the new duties were undertaken and discharged without any disorganization or diffi- culty. The wonders of wireless telegraphy were, of course, not forgotten, and several very inte- resting pictures dealing with this marvellous invention were exhibited. Altogether this part of the programme was quite a novelty, and thoroughly enjoyed by the large and appreciative audience. The lecture, which was written by Mr B. Eustnce Good, who is a retired Post Office official, dealt in a popular style with the various phases of the great postal organization of this country, and afforded the public an opportunity of learning something new about one of their greatest conveniences. The second portion of the programme consisted of a selection of miscella- neous musical items, all of which were well received, those kindly giving their services being Miss Maggie Davies (song), Miss Dolly Truscott (Dutch song and dance), Miss Alma (comedienne), Mr Wilfred Rees (song), Mr John Evans (song), Mr Arthur Parsell (song), Mr Quininboro (mono- logue), Master Donald Williams (song), and Master Graham Browne (Dutch song and dance). The accompaniments were played by Mr W. Cecil WTilliams, Mus. Bac. At the close Mr Blanche, on behalf of the Rowland Hill Benevo- lent Fund, expressed hearty thanks to those pre- sent for their kind support, and also to the artistes for tbeir valuable assistance. The staff of the local office (particularly the young ladies) also deserve thanks for the enthusiasm displayed in the sale of tickets.

MR. ALBERT CHEVALIER AT TENBY.

BILLIARD CHAMPIONI AT TENBY.

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