Peckham Pension Society

One article concerning the annual banquet organised by the Peckham Pension Society. The author notes that Mr F. J. Horniman was “presiding” as well as giving a list of some of the reputable guests who attended the event which took place in the Venetian Chamber of the Holborn Restaurant. Issues concerning the Houses of Lords and Commons were discussed at the event, and toasts were also made. The author notes the aim of the Peckham Pension Society, “its object was to grant monthly pensions to aged and necessitous ratepayers who had been in business in the district of Peckham” including acknowledging the fact that the society had been present for sixty years. Additionally the financial status of the society is discussed, including the sums of money which are paid monthly to the pensioners. Other members of the society gave their own individual speeches, and other toasts were made in honour of the society’s members. Additionally, it is noted that an “excellent” programme of music was performed by members of the Guildhall School.

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