Bucks History

Slough - Concert & Race

Below is an advert for an entertainment and race for boys.

Music and dance played a great part in the lives of people.

The race is interesting as it is for all ages of boy. There is a handicap system where the slower and younger boys get a head start. This race is one of many over a season for boys, There are no adverts for girls races..

Dolphin Ground, Slough
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A Promenade Concert Will be held
On Wednesday July 15th 1896,
Commencing at 7 p.m., when the
Slough & Chalvey Brass Band
Will Perform a Selection of Music

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A Boy's Race of 120 yards open to boys of 16 years and under at 7.30 p.m. Entrance Free for this race. There will be three prizes to those obtaining most points at the end of the season. First prize being a Gold Medal. Names of boys already entered for Wednesday next, are as follows:
H. Brooker (16 years) .. .. Scratch
T. Sharp (14 years) .. .. 14 yards
P. Bubb (14 years .. .. 15 yards
__ Nichols (13 years) .. .. 20 yards
__ Maynard (13 years) .. .. 21 yards
__ Delany (12 years) .. .. 18 yards
__ Haskins (12 years) .. .. 23 yards
__ Mawby (10 years) .. .. 22 yards
__ Watson (9 years) .. .. 28 yards
F. Field (6 years) .. .. 40 yards
Other entries can be made on the Ground.


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Programme of Dancing from 7.30 p.m.
1. Polka 2. Valse 3. Quadrille 4. Schottische 5. Lancers 6. Polka 7. Alberts 8. Valse 9. Schottische

The following Gentlemen will kindly act as M.C.'s:- Mr Ludlow, Windsor; Mr Lilly, Slough; Mr Hugh HAvelley, Eton Wick; Mr Dobson, Burnham; and Mr Turner, Stoke.
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Admission to the Ground, Threepence