WHILE driving home from the Show yesterday, Mr. C. E. Bright, Deputy Postmaster-General, who was accompanied by Mrs. Bright, met with an accident which, fortunately, was attended with no serious results.
It appears that while proceeding up Oliver’s Hill, the bolt connecting the shaft and the buggy broke, causing the shaft to drop.
Mrs. Bright was thrown out, and the horse breaking the trace, ran into the fence. Mr. Bright, who was driving, held on to the reins until the horse got clear of the harness, was also thrown out.
Luckily both Mr. and Mrs. Bright escaped without any serious injury, a few minor bruises on the arms and face, sustained by Mr. Bright, being all.
Their daughter, Miss C. Bright, a successful competitor in the Show, who was riding home, leading another horse, caught the runaway, her prompt action probably averting disaster.
AT the opening of the Long Island Tennis club last week, Cr. Mason, in congratulating the members upon their success in obtaining a suitable site for their pavilion and courts, referred to the fact that on a previous occasion an application, similar in its purpose, for a site for a bowling green had been “turned down.”
The recent Carnivals are fresh in everyone’s mind. And so are the citizens who so successfully brought about their consummation.
At the risk of being criticised as leaning, perhaps, too much to the side of sport, we think it is a suitable time to suggest that the application be renewed.
There are those among the residents of Frankston who have sacrificed time and money to further general sport.
Why should not a little of their enterprise and unselfishness be in some measure returned?
A bowling green would give many a chance to renew on spare afternoons acquaintances which possibly are only renewed in business hours.
Apart from that aspect, however, Frankston, for its importance and population, is unique in that it does not possess a green.
None of our old “sports” are growing younger, and the responsibility of sharing the responsibility of the “heat and burden” of the day could gradually be left to the younger generation.
It should be a duty cheerfully undertaken, and in its execution the main idea should be to emulate the spirit and ability of the present workers.
Moreover, interchanges of visits from neighbouring shires and towns, and the closer acquaintance of citizen and ratepayers could not but be productive of good.
WARM appreciation was expressed by the Frankston New Year’s Day Sports Committee at the record put up by “The Standard” Printing Works in connection with the publication of the 64-page sports programme issued by the club.
Only two days were allowed for the production of the programme, owing to late declaration of the handicaps.
Thanks to “The Standard’s” well-equipped plant, and the readiness of the staff to work overtime during the holiday period, the job was produced on time to the satisfaction of all concerned.
We venture to say that in no other office during the period named could the job have been executed.
HIS many friends will regret to learn that Mr. D. Dodd is on the sick list, and is likely to be confined to his home for some days.
WE regret to learn that Mr. W. A. Korner, of the firm of Brody and Korner, is rather seriously indisposed, and under the advice of his medical attendant is taking things very quietly.
MR. F. W. Bartlett, with his brother-in-law, Mr. Hyland, returned from a motor trip to the Lakes last Saturday. They had a very enjoyable time and en route inspected the wonders of Yallourn, and also dipped into the forests around Neerim for a few hours.
MR. Charles Bell, “Bell for Boots,” met with a nasty accident on Friday last. While proceeding along Melbourne Road on his motor bike, he was thrown, and sustained severe bruises on his arm and legs.
Fortunately nothing more serious happened.
MR. Reg. Coxall, a noted Frankston footballer, recently met with a serious accident. While proceeding home on his motor bicycle, he collided with a jinker, which was not carrying a light, on Hastings Road.
The force of the impact was so great that, in the collision, Mr. Coxall was thrown to the ground, and sustained a fractured arm.
Dr. Maxwell attended the sufferer.
AT the conclusion of service at the Frankston Presbyterian Church, on Sunday morning last, the Minister, Mr. W. E. Watkins presented Miss Olive Prosser with a New Year’s Gift on behalf of the congregation.
He spoke in highly appreciative terms of the valuable services rendered by Miss Prosser, as church organist, and expressed the hope that she would regard the congregation’s present as a token of the high regard in which she was held by all.
LITTLE Ray Benson, son of Mrs. F. Benson, Cranbourne-Road, Frankston, had the misfortune, while playing, to fall off his grandmother’s verandah and fracture his arm.
The little sufferer is not progressing as well as should be expected, and was X-rayed with no definite result.
Mrs. Benson’s other son, Jack, was also the victim of an unfortunate occurrence, luckily with only local results.
Jack (while getting a drink of water at a tap in his uncle’s, Mr. H. Scarborough, garage), received a severe electric shock as he turned the tap off.
REYNOLDS — CULLEN
A very pretty wedding was celebrated at St. John’s Church of England, East Malvern, on December 31, by the Rev. H. B. Hewitt, the contracting parties being Edwin F. (“Teddy”), son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. Reynolds, of Cranbourne Road, Frankston, and Jeanette Isobel, daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. Cullen, of East Malvern.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Stan Cullen, was charmingly attired in ivory georgette with the customary wreath and veil, and was attended by her bridesmaids Miss R. Cullen who wore a pale blue morocain costume, with black hat, and Miss Holgate, in pale pink morocain, with black hat, each of the bridesmaids wearing a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom.
Mr. George Sanderson, of “Glenaladale,” Lindenow, acted as best man.
The wedding breakfast was held at the residence of the bride’s brother, the room being tastefully decorated in the bridegroom’s old battalion colors, red and white.
During the breakfast the usual toasts were honored, and little Miss Kathleen Holgate placed a silver horse-shoe on the bride’s arm as a token of good luck.
Mr. W. Burrell acted as organist at the church.
The happy couple left for their honeymoon by motor car, amidst showers of confetti.
Mr. Reynolds is very well known in Peninsula football circles, being a very prominent player with the Frankston Club.
Our hearty wishes for a long and happy life are extended to the young couple.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 9 & 11 Jan 1924