Temperance Fete and Demonstration

Announcement Date: 3rd August 1892

The August Bank Holiday (1st August 1892) at Chesham was utilised, in former years, by Chesham Temperance Society at the holding of their annual fete and demonstration. The proceedings of the day began with a procession of temperance friends representative of several Societies in the town, and the principal streets were paraded by the juveniles and their seniors. The Chesham Brass and Drum and Fife Bands, and the Amersham Temperance Brass Band were present, their services being engaged for the day. The procession was a long one, and was enlivened by flags and banners and the regalia worn by several of those taking part in it. The scene of the gathering was the Cricket Meadow, where, during the afternoon and evening, a series of athletic sports took place: and the delivery of addresses by several able advocates of the temperance cause. The attendance of the public was very satisfactory, considering the unsettled state of the weather; and the promoters have every reason to be satisfied with the success of the gathering, which was as orderly and well-behaved a one as might anywhere be found on August Bank Holiday.