BRENTFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The second annual outing of the Brentford Chamber of Commerce took place on Thursday afternoon. Four motor-coaches left the Butts promptly at 2 p.m., and arrived home about 10 o'clock. The weather, unfortunately, was not so warm and ﬁne as last year. The beauty spots of Surrey which were visited however were looking, perhaps because of the rain, more delightful than ever. The route taken to Boxhill was via Bushey Park, Esher, Oxshott Common and Leatherhead. Tea was provided by the Burford Bridge Hotel. The Chairman of the Chamber expressed his pleasure at seeing many members and friends of the Association present. Last year, in extending a welcome to the ladies that were present, he was criticised by a well-known gentleman in the local Press. (Laughter.) Anyhow, that would not deter him from saying how pleased he was in seeing so many present on this occasion.(Hear, hear.) The Vice-Chairman also spoke. The Chamber was, in this opinion, doing very useful work. It had now gone into recess for three months. He was sorry for that; it meant that he would not be able to go out at nights. (Laughter) He would have to look round for some other likely excuse.
Councillor Bolton, in proposing a vote of thanks, said that no effort or pains were spared by the officials in the organisation of the Chamber's social events. As far as the weather was concerned they were “ in the lap of the gods." He had already been on Boxhill. The view stretched from South Downs to Windsor, and was one that he should never forget.
Responding to this vote of thanks, the Secretary said that he was delighted when the Committee decided to go into Surrey again for their annual outing. He had travelled in most counties from Land's End to John-O'-Groats, and was of the same opinion as a writer in a newspaper, who stated, only last week, that Surrey was the “ ﬁnestcounty in the ﬁnest country in the world.”
Before the party left Boxhill the weather permitted the hoods being removed from the coaches, and the run to Guildford via Dorking, Abinger Jammer, Shere and Newlands Corner was most enjoyable. At the latter place a halt was made for a quarter of an hour. The visibility being good, the company enjoyed what is perhaps one of the finest bits of distant scenery in the South of England After a ramble round the county town of Surrey the party returned home through Woking, Chertsey and Walton.
The Secretary asks us to state that he has received many requests for the members to organise a similar tour again this season, but that this, of course, is a matter for the society as a whole to decide.
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