Rushden Echo, 26th February 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Factory Supper At Rushden
Annual Social Gathering
Mr. Joseph Knight’s Employees
The annual supper of the employees of Mr. Joseph Knight, boot manufacturer, Rushden, was held at the Public Hall on Friday last, the company numbering about 130. Mr. Joseph Knight presided, and each department was fully represented. The Waverley Hotel Co. catered very satisfactorily, under the efficient supervision of Miss James, the manageress. The whole of the cost was defrayed by Mr. Knight.
At the conclusion of the supper, Mr. Swannell moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Knight for his generous hospitality and said that all had enjoyed the bountiful spread. With a good programme to follow, he was sure they would all have a very pleasant time.
Mr. Pettitt seconded, and said they had had an excellent supper, and all appreciated Mr. Knight’s hospitality.
The proposition was carried with cheers, and in response Mr. Knight expressed the hope that they would all enjoy themselves. If that had been a temperance meeting he would have known how to make a speech to them (Laughter.) He was exceedingly pleased that they had all met together. This was a very nice way of enjoying themselves. It was very good of the ladies and gentlemen who had promised to entertain them in the programme. (Applause).
The committee making the arrangements comprised Messrs. A. Adams (secretary), F. S. Knight, O. Thompson, and J. Jones, and Miss L. Rice.
An enjoyable social evening followed the speeches, a good programme being interspersed with dancing, Mr. W. Craddock being the M.C.