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I OUR WEEKLY CALENDAR.

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1914. Topical…

- DYMOCK.

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DYMOCK. Empire Day was celebrated on Monday last at both schools in the parish, the 24th falling on Sunday. At the Dymock schools a large 'number of visitors, including several of the parents, assembled at 11 o'clook to witness the celebration, amongst whom were the veteran "Squire," Mr G Onslow Deane, Mra Marston, the Misses Jackson, Mr and Mrs Bartlett, Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Cowles, Miss Macdonald, Mrs and Miss Holdway, Miss Peake. The Squire addressed the children, telling them of their dutes as citizens of our great Empire, and saying how proud they should be to belong to such a glorious country and what great changes had taken place during his lifetime. He also alluded to the fact of Queen Victoria being made Empress of India, and told them how before the railway they were marching for six months through the country. The Union Jack was then hoisted, and solemnly saluted by all, after which the song Flag of Britain was sung by the children. A recitation was then given by Violet Phelps. The boys now sung in very nice tune, in two parts, Now pray we for our country," which was demanded again, so well was it rendered, the girls then singing Land of my Fathers." Afterwards the announcement of a half-holiday by Mr Griffiths, one of the managers present, was the signal for much applause on the part of the scholars. Mr Griffiths briefly thanked all those who took part in the celebration—teachers, scholars and visitors, especially noting the fact that in being honoured by the presence of their good old "Squire "they were specially favoured, as he was one of the real old English gentlemen. Mr Deane made a few remarks, saying how much pleasure it gave him to be present, after which Mr Marmont responded on behalf of the teachers. Oranges, which had been thought- fully provided by Mr Deane, were now dis- tributed, and the singing of the National Anthem brought the proceedings to a close. A similar programme was gone through at Haffield School, at which the new Vicar, Rev S Marabou, presided, Captain Smyth very kinder providing bags of coopers to be dis- 'tributed to the scholars. A half-holiday was also given.

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