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  • Belfast Between The Wars

“ABSENT FRIENDS”: VOICE FROM 6,000 MILES SPEAKS AT BELFAST DINNER

Belfast Telegraph, Thursday 11th February 1937


Members attending a dinner in Thompson’s Restaurant, Belfast, had the unique experience of listening to a response to one of the principal toasts delivered by a person who was separated from the company by 6,000 miles of land and ocean.


The toast was proposed in the customary manner, and its acknowledgement came from a familiar voice, though the gentleman speaking was at the moment in Johannesburg.


The speaker was Mr. Alec Brown, a director of the Sircocco Works, and well known as an International bowler, who is at present on a business and sporting mission in South Africa.


The speech was reproduced through the medium of a gramophone record. The company enjoyed not only the sentiments of acknowledgement, but the novel manner in which the response was made.




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