June 1856: Peace Rejoicings
On Thursday, the 5th inst., upwards of 400 of
the residents of Lower Yeadon partook of a substantial tea, including an
abundant supply of roast beef and ham &c, in the National School-room,
provided for them through the subscriptions from the wealthier portion of the
inhabitants in that locality.
The assembly was presided over by the
Rev. W Metcalf, incumbent of St Johns Church, Yeadon.
The old band attended and
played with great taste select airs; Joseph Booth also sang a few good old melodies
and altogether it was a day long to be remembered in the neighbourhood.
On the day following, nearly 300
Sunday and day school scholars belonging to the National and Church schools
were regaled with tea and buns, plum cake &c., after which they formed a
procession and walked round the gardens of Low Hall, the residence of Mr Richd
Barwick, Esq. and also the gardens of Mawcroft House the residence of Wm.
Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling