CHRISTMAS – 1878. Treat
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the Sea Gazette 27/12/1878
On Thursday evening, a very excellent meat tea was given to upwards of sixty poor and aged people, in the Redcar Infants’ School. Everything was on the most liberal scale, at the request of the generous and kind hearted donor, who is a lady at present visiting Redcar, and whose acts of munificence are usually done anonymously. Besides the usual adjuncts of a more than ordinarily good tea, a splendid sirloin of beef and an equally fine round of beef graced the festal board. The more infirm portion of the visitors were conveyed by omnibus to and from the feast.
The Rev. W. and Mrs Buswell presided, and the general arrangements were confided by the donor to Mr. J. H. Webster. The assembled company enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and during the tea the lady who gave it, although herself not in good health, came in for a few minutes, and expressed her pleasure at seeing so good a gathering. After tea, short addresses were given by Mr. Buswell and Mr. Webster, and a very hearty vote of thanks was passed at the close to the giver of the feast.
So much more food being provided than was consumed, upwards of twenty packages were sent out to aged and poor people who could not or did not attend, and after the distribution enough remained to give a treat to twenty choir boys of St. Peter’s Church on the following day.
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