Benefit Program of Entertainment on the R.M.S. Campania, Cunard Line, 3 July 1911
Program of Entertainment benefiting Seamen's Charities at Liverpool and New York held on the R.M.S. Campania of the Cunard Line, Commanded by Captain R. C. Warr.
Programme OF Entertainment IN AID OF SEAMEN’S CHARITIES
Seamen’s Orphan Institution.
WAS founded in 1869 to feed, clothe and educate the destitute 01* necessitous children of all classes of seamen or seafaring men. From that date to the 1st January, 1909, over 6,920 children have received the benefits of the Institution, and many poor widows have been enabled to keep a roof over their heads, and their little ones from the workhouse ; there are at present over 950 children upon the books,
The benefits conferred are not restricted to any Nationality or Kcligiou3 Creed, though children of seamen who have sailed five years out of the Port of Liverpool, have a preference.
A very large number of these Orphan children have lost their fathers by the perils of the sea in crossing the Atlantic, and conveying passengers and cargo to and from America. A still larger number of seamen die from diseases contracted by exposure to the weather, in all seasons and at all hours ; and no more fitting tribute of gratitude can be shown to the Almighty hand, who brings the ship in safety to her journey's end, than by helping to support the children who are left fatherless by the necessities of the seamen’s life.
The returns from the Board of Trade are appalling in their evidence of the loss of life at sea, for they show that in thirty-seven years following the establishment of this Orphanage, no less than 145,765 seamen died in English ships abroad, of whom 95,717 were drowned. This number does not include those who die in the United Kingdom.
The Orphanage is open for the inspection of Visitors every day except Saturday and Sunday, from 2 till 4 p.m. Visitors who are in Liverpool 011 Sundays can have no greater treat than by attending the Children’s Service at 11 a.m., or at 3-30 p.m., to which they are cordially invited.
A card with visitor’s name handed to the Verger will always command attention. The Green Lane and West Derby tramcars from the,Pier Head or Lime Street pass within two minutes walk of the Chapel and Orphanage.
During the year 1908, 1,278 Children received the benefits of the Institution, of this number there v/ere :—Children of
- CAPTAINS, OFFICERS, ENGINEERS, PURSERS and PILOTS. 261
- SEAMEN, including CARPENTERS and SAILMAKERS. 395
- FIREMEN and COAL TRIMMERS. 394
- STEWARDS, COOKS, and BUTCHERS. 228
PROGRAMME OF ENTERTAINMENT
IN AID OF SEAMEN’S CHARITIES AT LIVERPOOL & NEW YORK.
On Board the Royal Mail Steamer “Campania.
COMMANDER R. C. WARR.
ON MONDAY, JULY 3, 1911, AT 8-30 P.M.
CHAIRMAN - - - - B. H. CAMPBELL, ESQ.
- Selection ... “ Tonkinoise ” “Campania ” Orchestra
- Song ... ...“ Three little chestnuts ” Master C. E. Davis, jr.
- Song ... ... ... Selected ... Miss Adelaide Naftal
- Violin Solo ... ... “Air Varie ” ... Mr. P. G. Vallance
- Song ... ... ... “ Tommy lad ” ... Mr. Danl. Protheroe
- Story for children ... ... ... ... Miss Fola La Follette
- Song ... ... “ The little blush rose ” Miss Grace Carter
- Song “ The land where the best man wins ” Mr. D. B. Williams
- Reading Mrs, Bertha K. Baker
- Song ... ... ... Selected ... Mr. Danl. Protheroe
- Recitation ... “ Telephone romance” Miss Adelaide Naftal
- Cello Solo ... ... “ Berceuse ” .. ... Mr. T. Kincaid
- “GOD SAVE THE KING.”
Accompanist MR. W. WILKINSON
AEROS - - 10-30 P.M.
Back Cover, R.M.S. Campania
Prepared 2015-06-02 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist