This Day in History: 1909-05-24

The Newcastle Volunteer Fire Brigade Sports were held on Empire Day (a Monday) on the Recreation Ground in North Newcastle followed by a Grand Ball in the Newcastle Mechanics’ Institute. Oswald L. de Mamiel and Victor G.C. Riseley were the Secretaries for the event. Attendance wasn’t as large as was hoped.  A fund-raiser for the brigade, it suffered a £2 loss.

Newcastle herald, 1 May 1909, p.5; 29 May 1909, p.3; 31 July 1909, p.6.