Isle of Wight Observer January 8, 1887
Miss Brigstocke treats the choirboys….
AN AGREEABLE REUNION – Ryde society is waking up. Quite a number of reunions have taken place lately, and on Monday the Mayor gave the second of a series of parties in the Town Hall. These can best be described as “garden parties indoors”. The Volunteer Band played a nice selection of music during the afternoon, and those who attended amused themselves by playing Badminton and other games. Light refreshments were provided.
CHOIR TREAT – Miss Brigstocke, with her usual kindness invited the junior members of the choir of St Thomas’ Church to tea at Stone Pitts. some 18 or 20 of the lads assembled there on Friday evening, and heartily enjoyed the meat tea which was so thoughtfully provided. After tea a Christmas tree, loaded with presents, was stripped. The Rev H Jones, curate of St Thomas’, presented, on behalf of Miss Brigstocke, those boys who had made the largest number of attendances during the year, with useful books &c. A very enjoyable evening was spent by all who attended, and Miss Brigstocke was most heartily greeted on all sides with many good wishes for that “Happy New Year”, which those who try to make others happy are tolerably certain to secure.
Miss Brigstocke’s kindness was repaid by the choirboys’ grafitti in the church stalls!