Topic: Z: A thousand guineas raised by the sale of a flag

Topic type:

Newspaper clipping of 1915

A THOUSAND GUINEAS RAISED BY SALE OF A FLAG
A sum of one thousand guineas was raised by the "snowball' auctioning of a flag, presented by Mr G Witty, M.P, at a patriotic concert given by the Christchurch Scottish Society at Darfield last evening. During an interval in a very enjoyable concert Mr Witty made a patriotic speech, and then Mr H. S. Bourn auctioned the flag. Bidding was brisk, the principle sums being: H.A. Knight £100, D. Mulholland £100, D. Gillanders £100, H.H. Reed £100, R. and J. Reed £50, W. Broughton £50, Allister Deans £50, Jarman's Estate £50, John Deans £50. Mr James Deans finally bought the flag for £150, making the Total £1050. Subsequently a picture, representing the landing at Anzac presented by Sergeant J. W. Woodhouse, was anctioned, and was bought by Mrs Knight for £10, and an oil painting presented by Mrs Simpson, senr., was purchased by Mr Peter Clinton at 11 guineas.

Discuss This Topic

There are 0 comments in this discussion.

join this discussion

Tags

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License
Z: A thousand guineas raised by the sale of a flag by Selwyn Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License