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Record originated from Felicity Halse
- [S2594] eGGSA Library, Queenstown Free Press 1890 1 January - Marc.
Tuesday, February 4, 1890
On Thursday, the 30th January, Tennyson Settlement was the scene of very protracted and enjoyable festivity. Sister Enid, who has only just recovered from a dangerous illness, marked her sense of thankfulness by providing the Settlers a holiday which was full of amusement and good things. The morning was spent in viewing the gay wedding of Miss HALSE, of Carnarvon, with Mr H.H, ANDREWS, of Burghersdorp, which took place in the Tennyson School Church. In the afternoon the children were entertained to tea in te most sumptuous manner, cakes of every description, fruits, tea, coffee, cocoa, were supplied in perfectly dangerous abundance, though we are happy to state that none of the children, in spite of the gastronomic miracles they performed, have been incapacited from similar feats when next they get the chance. Athletic Sports was the next item. The excitement was immense and the handsome money prizes kindly given by Mr TURNER, the very popular Superintendent, were keenly contested. Good humour prevailed everywhere and some really good running and jumping was exhibited. At seven o'clock the grown up people assembled for tea. We have never seen anything better done. The tables were beautifully laid out and hot joints, sweets, cakes and tea were provided with an elegance and abundance which would have opened the eyes of any English village or town. Full justice was done to the feast and when the tables were cleared a Variety Entertainment was given. The performers were Mr BOURNE, of Capetown, who has gained such an excellent reputation in these parts as a pianoforte tuner, Mr TURNER, the Rev. J. GORDON, and Messrs LILLEY, TALBOT and BOLTON, Tennyson Settlers. Mr BOLTON sang his comic son "The Grecian Bend" with a humorous and sprightliness which brought down the house, and the amorous ditties of Messrs LILLEY and TALBOT were highly appreciated.
A very delightful evening was brought to a close by the singing of Auld Lang Syne and the National Anthem. Before leaving, cups of hot coffee were handed round and the guests thus fortified went home with happy and kindly feelings.
DEATH of Mr. George IMPEY of the "E.P.Herald."
The Telegraph announces the death of Mr. George IMPEY Editor of the Herald, which took place at Port Elizabeth on the 1st instant. Mr. IMPEY edited that paper for upwards of thirty years, his articles being characterized by manly vigour of thought and clear powers of reasoning. We question whether his superior in leader writing was to be found in the Colony. Associated at times with several business partners, the name of George IMPEY and the title of the Herald were almost indissoluble. He was a close reasoned, a deep thinker, and a vigorous writer. In private life he was a sincere friend and a consistent Christian man. In domestic life he was beloved by all his numerous family connections and friends. He was one of those men who when they leave us by death are "missed at every turn." We question whether Mr. George IMPEY had an enemy in the world. If in the heat of controversy he met with antagonism he was ever the first to promote reconciliation. He could not harbour bitterness. He was one of the most confiding men – a man the least given to suspicion of unworthy motives or actions on the part of other men – that we ever knew. Or sterling integrity himself, he could not readily believe that others were less so than he. Our long personal and intimate acquaintance with the deceased gentleman entitles us to write with more decision and with greater emphasis relative to the many other noble traits in his character than many other persons would feel qualified for doing. We knew him thoroughly, and respected him sincerely. Our acquaintance with Mr.IMPEY extended over thirty years, and we never knew – never even heard – of one ungenerous action being connected with his name.
Friday February 7, 1890
MARRIED,- At Tennyson Settlement Church, Carnarvon Farm, by the Rev. Alex. GRANT, Rural Dean, Henry Hardwicke ANDREWS, second son of the late Rev. William ANDREWS, M.D., M.R.C.P., Rector of Knysna, and afterwards of Postwick, Norfold, to Alicia Annie, only daughter of the late Frederic HALSE, of Carnarvon Farm.
- [S2243] Halse, Christopher, 15 Feb 2021 (Reliability: 2).