• 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.


To read an article about Sirocco Works on the Belfast News Letter website click here.


To listen to a podcast about Sirocco Works and its founder Samuel Davidson on the Best of Belfast website click here.


Click here to see photographs relating to Sirocco Works via National Museums NI's website.