Big Crowds at the Beach on Civic Holiday

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Over Six Thousand Amusement Seekers Visited This Beautiful Spot.

Macassa Carried Over Three Thousand.

Hardy, Gave Performance On Tight Wire. Vaudeville Show in Auditorium a Real Classy One.

While Civic Holiday passed off quietly in Grimsby, it was by no means a quiet day at Grimsby Beach, this beautiful resort having the biggest Civic, holiday crowd that it has ever had.

Close to six thousand people spent the day picnicing and enjoying rest and amusement and the H. G. & B. and the Macassa had all they could do to handle the traffic.

The Macassa made four trips between Toronto and the Beach and each time was loaded to her capacity both ways. On her first trip out of Toronto in the morning, over five hundred people were left on the Toronto dock,being unable to get aboard, and about three hundred were left behind on the first afternoon trip. On her midnight trip out of the Beach, she was loaded from stern to bow, but managed to get all on board and land them safely in Toronto right on time.

Over a thousand meals were served at dinner and supper at the Park House and close to five hun- dred at the Lake View.

Hardy, the man who walks the tigh twire, forty feet up in the air, gave two performances during the day, to enormous crowds.

In the auditorium, eight vaudeville acts were on the bill and they play- ed to good houses at both the mati- nee and night performances.

Miss Billie Breen, a singer with a beautiful voice and a charming man- ner, was the star of the bill, close- ly followed by Vedmore and Wallace, rube comedians.

The other acts that made up the bill were Morrison & Clifton, sketch artists; Musical Thomas, Elliott and Fawcett, Operatic Duo; Lillian Lorrel, English commedienne and Voight & Voight, comedy jugglers.

This fine bill will be presented for the balance of the week, with all seats twenty-five cents on Satur- day night.

Hardy, the man who put the "Falls" in Niagara Falls, will give a performance daily at 5 o'clock and two performances on Saturday, at 12.30 and 7 o'clock.


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Date of Original:
c. July 1905
Personal Name(s):
Breen, Billie ; Vedmore ; Wallace ; Morrison ; Clifton ; Elliot ; Fawcett ; Lorrel, Lillian ; Voight ; Hardy, James
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Grimsby Historical Society Archives
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Grimsby Historical Society Archives
Grimsby Chautauqua
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Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1

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Big Crowds at the Beach on Civic Holiday