Char­lie’s ar­rival in Hal­i­fax

Halifax Courier - - The First World War Centenary Week By Week June 26 -

A bright sunny day her­alded the an­nual street ‘demon­stra­tion’ – pro­ces­sion in to­day’s par­lance- in aid of the Royal Hal­i­fax In­fir­mary. The route started in Parkin­son Lane end­ing in Bull Green via Queens Road, Pel­lon Lane, Water­house Street and Southgate. It took 25 min­utes for the pa­rade to pass and in­cluded sev­eral Char­lie Chap­lin im­per­son­ators prov­ing his pop­u­lar­ity amongst cin­ema­go­ers. We have re­ferred to the fundrais­ing of Lit­tle Khaki Ge­orge many times and to­day he fol­lowed the pro­ces­sion. Even though he did not com­pete for a prize he did raise the largest to­tal of do­na­tions. Ge­orge had a brother Cyril who did com­pete for a prize in the ‘Best dec­o­rated Cy­cle’ cat­e­gory. Un­for­tu­nately, he came sec­ond,

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