|Rushden Echo & Argus, 25th June 1948, transcribed by Kay Collins
Old Folks Get Treat
At the old folks' annual treat held in the school at Hargrave, an excellent meat tea was provided by members of the Women's Institute, and about fifty-five elderly folk throughly enjoyed themselves. The president of the Women's Institute (Mrs. A. Gore) welcomed the party, which included Mr. L. G. H. Lee, of Raunds, Canon P. G. Tibbs, of Hargrave, and Mr. Edmund Smith, the farmer.
After tea songs were given by Mr. G. Slope, of Shelton, accompanied by his wife at the piano. Miss Gill Cox also gave songs at the piano, and a duet was given by Gill Cox and Janet York. Mr. C. Berwick played a number of old songs for the old folks to join in.
A beetle drive gave much pleasure and interest, at which Mr. L. G. H. Lee proved an adept, and the champion.
Cigarettes and refreshments were handed round, and after more old songs, one of which was sung by Mr. Blanchard, and "Smiling Through," by Mrs. Blanchard, the party broke up.