smoking concert of the Kingston-on-Thames Association F.C. at the Cricketers'
Inn on Monday evening was a decided success, the attendance being good
and the programme interesting. Besides this the Mayor of Kingston (Councillor
W. Allard) occupied the chair in a most happy manner, and was supported
by other members of the Corporation. Although his worship's experience
of football is limited to one match, from which he retired with "a
sore ankle and a sad heart," he is evidently, judging from his remarks,
anxious and willing to do all he can to promote in the town not only football,
but all other manly sports, and his expressions were fully endorsed by
the other members of the Corporation present; those who were not already
subscribers to the Kingston-on-Thames Club at once showed their practical
interest by adding their names. Altogether the gathering should do the
club much good, and although they have lost their chance of winning the
Surrey Junior Cup this season, they should gain strength by next autumn,
and we hope be able to do better.
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