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: The Dansant

relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Prof. W. J. Gruffydd

'Modern Welsh Writers - Y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar bymtheg a'i pharatoad.' (The Nineteenth Century and its Preparation) (Part I)


Speaker: Prof. W.J. Gruffydd

: Mid-Somerset Musical Competitions: Community Singing Concert

Relayed from the Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-Super-Mare.
The 20th Annual Festival of these Competitions is being held this year, for the first time, at Weston-super-Mare, from May 26 to June 2. The entries constitute a record, 6,000 competitors taking part. Mr. Hugh S. Roberton, one of the Festival Adjudicators, and Conductor of the famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir, is the Conductor of tonight's Community Singing in the Grand Pier Pavilion.

Community Singing
Here's a Health unto His Majesty Shenandoah

Pianoforte Solos

Community Singing
John Brown's Body
Loch Lomond
Song (Title to be announced). The Winner (Male Vocalist) of the Orpheus Challenge Cup

Community Singing
London's Burning A-Roving

Community Singing
The Animals Went in Two by Two
Billy Boy

Recitation (Title to be announced). The outstanding Junior Competitor

Community Singing
Jolly Waggoner Easter Hymn


Conductor: Hugh S. Roberton

: Speeches at the Banquet

given by the Right Worshipful The Mayor of Portsmouth to the Officers and Men of the French Naval Squadron visiting the City.
Relayed from the Guildhall, Portsmouth.

Toast List:
The King. Proposed by the Mayor (Councillor Frank J. Privett), followed by 'God Save the King'
The President of the Republic of France
Proposed by The Mayor, followed by 'The Marseillaise'
Our Guests. Proposed by The Mayor
Responded to by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of France (Monsieur de Fleuriau, G.C.V.O., Commandeur Legion d'Honneur), and by Rear-Admiral Pirot, D.S.O., Commanding the French Naval Squadron.


Speaker: Councillor Frank J. Privett
Speaker: Monsieur de Fleuriau
Speaker: Rear-Admiral Pirot

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local Announcements)

: The West Countree

Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
Relayed to Daventry
'It's the white road westwards is the road I must tread,
To the green grass, the cool grass, and rest for the heart and head,
To the violets and the brown brooks and the thrushes' song,
In the fine land, the west land, the land where I belong'.
Speaker: Fred E. Weatherly, K.C.
Mr. Fred E. Weatherly, K.C., has a peculiarly intimate knowledge of the West Country. He was born at Portishead; after some years of exile he joined the Western Circuit, and now lives at Bath.
Introduction by Fred E. Weatherly.

The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

A Short Story by Fred E. Weatherly

A Short Story by Fred E. Weatherly


Speaker/storyteller: Fred E. Weatherly
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite

: A Story in Dance Music

by Lionel Falkman and The Capitol Dance Band.
(to 23.00)


Musicians: Lionel Falkman and The Capitol Dance Band

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