Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 22, 2012

All Those Years Ago: Andover news items from this week in town history

100 Years Ago

Nov. 22, 1912

Frank H. Watson of Walnut Avenue, while traveling towards Boston in his touring car late Sunday, collided with a car, the property of Henry W. Cook of Danvers. The accident occurred in Peabody. No one was seriously hurt.

At a recent meeting of the Punchard Athletic association, Everett Collins was elected captain of the baseball team for the next season.

Many local people attended the Harvard-Dartmouth game in Cambridge last Saturday.

Miss Alice Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bell, is seriously ill at the Salem General Hospital.

Seats for the performance of the “Barnstormers” may be reserved at the Bookstore beginning next Tuesday, Nov. 26.

An interesting meeting is expected this evening when the Andover C.E. Union gathers in Grange Hall, West Andover. For the convenience of those near the center of the town, a barge will leave the post office at 7:10. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance.

75 Years Ago

Nov. 19, 1937

The annual firemen’s entertainment and ball will be held on Wednesday evening in the town hall. At 8 the entertainment program will start, and at 9 general dancing will follow. The entertainment will include: Claude and Marion, singing duo; Anne McCarmack, fancy dancer; Wee Willie Dee Co., magic; Robert sisters, singing and dancing; Whirlwind skaters, roller skating.

The Lawrence Gas and Electric company has asked for permission to analyze the Central School lighting system, and this request has been granted. The School Committee has been considering the possibility of installing a diesel engine to generate light and power in order to effect a saving.

Principal Nathan Hamblin yesterday announced the speakers to take part in the Goldsmith prize speaking on Dec. 17. They are: Seniors -Mary Bailey, William Hannon; Juniors - Ruth Holt, Samuel Simpson, Sophomores - Joanne O’Riordan and William Ferguson.

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