1897 – William Smith visit

The visit of Sir William A Smith to Enfield takes place. He visits the Enfield headquarters (30th January) and inspects the comfortable reading rooms and the printing press. He also visits the 1st Enfield drill evening.

On 31st January Smith speaks at a Bible class of the three United Enfield Companies. In the evening he attends a lantern service for boys only (220 were present).

On 1st February a parade from the Market Place is held in the slush. The 3rd Enfield Drum and Fife Band plays outside the Bycullah Athenaeum. The evening involves a sword drill exercise by the 3rd.

The below shows an article in the BB Gazette about Smith’s visit to Enfield.