The tenants’ wives and children under the tenancy of Mr Thomas Byrd (Aldington) had their annual meat tea meeting on Monday, given by their landlord and landlady. Upwards of 200 women and children were present and did justice to the beef and other good things provided for them. After tea they held a short entertainment. Mrs Byrd was voted to the chair, and the following programme was gone through and very well received:
Readings by Mrs C Field; recitations by Miss Osborn, Mrs C Hall, Miss Mary Byrd, Mrs H Geden, Mr G Field; duet, Mrs Hunt and Miss Osborn; readings and recitations by E Butler, F Hall, G Enstone, P Butler, W Butler, A Heath. Votes of thanks to Mr & Mrs Byrd and the Misses Byrd brought the meeting to a close, after spending a very enjoyable evening.