SEFTON R.F.C. CARNIVAL 3rd July
Written and researched by David
Echo 1st July 1931]
Daily Post 5th July 1931]
The annual carnival of the Sefton R.F.C. was held at Leyfield
–road, West Derby.Alderman Herbert J. Davies performing the
opening ceremony. An interesting programme included a mock Rugby match
between Lady Godiva’s Fashion Rangers and the Vin Ordinaires. The
“Ladies” triumphed by two tries to one. The match provided
many humorous incidents. A thrilling display was given by a member of
the Liverpool and District Aero Club,
held an Air Pageant at Hooton as part of its Civic Week, this lead to
the formation of the Liverpool & District Aero Club.
1928 to 1939, Hooton
Park became the centre for civil aviation in the north of England. For
three years it was also Liverpool's airport, being the first civic
aerodrome in the North.
Corporation opened Speke Airfield as Liverpool Airport and the Aero
Club moved there.[ControlTowers.co.uk]
Comper C.L.A.7 Swift
while exhibition boxing bouts were given by some of Mr. John
Best’s exponents, who included Dom Volante, Nel Tarleton, and
Tommy Rose, while Dom Leo’s Youngsters, two little boys, neither
of them of 3ft. in height, gave a remarkable exhibition.
Dicky Burke, Nel Tarleton, Dom Volante [boxingbiographies.co.uk]
A motor gymkhana provoked great excitement, especially the blindfold
driving and surfboard riding events. The gala finished very
successfully with dancing on the green to the accompaniment of the
Aigburth Silver Prime Band.
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