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The Elusive Lydia (Arrow Jay)
(1st Bath (YMCA) Wolf Cubs)
January 18: The YMCA Boys’ Centre, Bath

Concert and Presentations at Boys' Centre.

The Wolf Cubs of the 1st Bath (Y.M.C.A.) Group held their annual concert on Saturday, at the Y.M.C.A. Boys' Centre. There was large and appreciative audience of parents and friends.

Mr A. E. Mayer, for many years scoutmaster of the lst Bath Troop, presided. There were also present, Group and Scoutmaster E. M. Brown, Scoutmaster Gredley, Group Scoutmaster A. J. H. O'Hara (Association secretary), Cubmaster Miss Scudamore, Assistant-Cubmaster Mrs Mason, and cubs of the 22nd Bath (Beechen Cliff) Pack.

The Chairman, on behalf of the Troop Committee, presented Mr F. March and District Cubmaster H. D. Sleigh with thanks badges in appreciation of their services to the scouts and cubs.

The St. Saviour's Ladies' Orchestra, conducted by Mrs Skrine, and accompanied on the piano by Miss Dorothy Alexander, opened the programme with the Marche Militaire (Schubert) and during the interval delighted the audience their rendering of Martial Moments (Aubrey Winter) Heart and Flowers Melodie D'Amour (Engelmann) and Londonderry Air (G. O'Connor Morris).

Mrs Woodham (soprano) sang with great feeling, and her interpretation of "The Hills of Donegal" was particularly applauded. Mr E. Martin, accompanied by Miss Martin, gave monologues in a pleasing manner and was persistently encored.

The following boys of the Pack then gave items: —Pianoforte solo, Ronald Cole; song, "My Bonnie," Charles Wilkins, Ronald Morris and Harold Lane; recitations, Douglas Byles, Harold Lane and Albert Palmer.

During the interval Mr Brown (Group Scoutmaster and Y.M.C.A. boys' work secretary) told the audience of a plot organised by cubs, who had bought a present for their cubmaster, and he would call on Pack-Leader Jack Lewis to present it.

The Pack Leader, on behalf of the cubs, asked Mr Sleigh to accept, as an appreciation of their esteem, and thanks for his work during the past year, a handsome clock and a tin of tobacco.

Mr Sleigh, who was entirely taken by surprise, thanked the boys very much indeed for their kind gift and expressed the hope that he would be able to continue the work and wish success to the Pack in 1930.

The evening's entertainment closed with a sketch entitled "The Elusive Lydia" (Arrow Jay), the cast being:— Sergeant Lessergrade, Jack Lewis; P.C. Heavysides, Maurice Worrell; Sheerluck Coombe, George Arlett; Dr Whatson, Harold Lane; Percy Softleigh, Jack Skirton; Arthur Cholmondley, Richard Head; Professor Mortuary, Charles Wilkins; Lydia Perkins, Ronald Coles.

At the end, District Cubmaster Sleigh thanked the Chairman for presiding, the artistes for their kind services, and the parents and friends for their continued support.

Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette, Saturday 25 January 1930
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk