THE February magazine for Holy Trinity Parish calls attention to the London Mission, which the Bishop of London proposes to conduct in his diocese. His lordship is to preach at Holy Trinity Church on the evening of Palm Sunday and on the following Wednesday.
The vicar, the Reverend CA Robbins, proposes to inaugurate a Sunday school festival to be held at the church annually, in which the children will take a prominent part, and also to have choral celebrations of holy communion at intervals.
The children of the Sunday school have made a gift to the church of a mother of pearl and silver shell for use at baptisms. It is also announced that a parochial tea and entertainment will be held in the Baths Hall, which will take the place of the old folks supper.
The annual distribution of Sunday school prizes took place at the hall and was well attended, with many parents, teachers and friends present.
THE old Oddfellows Hall in Hanworth Road, which has
done duty as a masonic temple and a place of variety entertainment under the title of Hounslow Hippodrome, is to undergo another transformation.
It has been let to a well-known London syndicate by Mr H Poulton for a cinematograph exhibition. The plans for the alteration are now prepared by Mr EC Hodkinson of Hounslow. They show considerable alterations are to be made to the inside of the building.
The ground floor will be carried through to the extreme end of the new building and utilised as the pit. Part of the first floor will be used as a balcony.
The floors will be carpeted and upholstered tip-up seats will be installed. The promise is that the pictures will be of the most-improved and up-to-date style, the new proprietors being one of the biggest syndicates of this description in London. Another feature will be high-class music supplied by an orchestra.
THE international rugby match between England and France attracted a crowd of about 20,000 to the Twickenham enclosure on Saturday and a pleasant game was witnessed in the welcome sunshine.
Much disappointment, however, was felt when it became known that three of the players in the French team, including the redoubtable Faillot, were unable to take part.
The band of the 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers enlivened the period of waiting and played a few bars of each national anthem as the teams made their appearance.
The visitors came first with their spic and span blue shirts, white knickers and red stockings, then the English, in soiled white with a rose as their badge. At the beginning the Frenchmen played well but were decidedly lacking in finish, frequently kicking for touch.
The English pack asserted themselves and did pretty well what they liked and there was never any doubt in the result. The final score was England 37 points, France nil, England opening their account within five minutes of the start.