ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO Saturday January 4, 1919
On Christmas Eve the Union Jack Club entertained to a supper and concert the naval ratings at present stationed here, and those belonging to the town at home on leave. The club’s invitation was accepted by a large company, all of whom spent a most enjoyable evening, the proceedings from first to last being marked by that geniality and warmth of comradeship which have all along characterised the entertainments held under the auspices of the Union Jack Club. Sheriff Macmaster Campbell, president, was in the chair, and expressed the gratification of the club that they should meet with representatives of the Navy on the eve of the first peace Christmas. Everyone, he said, recognised that if there was any factor more than another which rendered our great victory possible, that factor was the British Navy, and he trusted that their great work done, the men of the Navy would soon reap those rewards of peace which they had so rightly earned. The concert, which was under the direction of Mr Munn, Master-at-Arms, was of an exceedingly high order of merit. The programme was contributed to by servicemen and by a number of the ladies associated with the work of the club, all of whose efforts were thoroughly appreciated and called forth unstinted applause.