In consequence of the new Masters not being Old Westminsters and having so many things to learn about the school there was no Latin play this Xmas and as myself and Turle (a home boarder) were the only Sixth TBB. of course no dinner could be held.
C F L West
I wished very much that the Sixth Dinner should not be forgotten, & therefore proposed that it should be held as nearly as usual as circumstances would permit which was agreed to. It was held on the 2d Play Night Decr 12th /44 at Gingers. Six Town Boys only attended. And although I fear it will prove of little use, except observing it as a custom, yet if managed with care it certainly can do no harm. On account of the death of the Princess Sophia the first Play Night (of the Eunuchus) was postponed from Monday the 9th to Wednesday the 11th the 2d Night being on the Thursday.
J. Preston O.P.
I may here observe that this Play was a very good one, & brought a very fair cap also several ambassadors & persons of that description.
There has been no Sixth Dinner for several years owing as was stated above to the paucity of the Sixth Town Boys but this I hope will not prevent its being carried out hereafter if practicable & I sincerely hope it may be.
J. Preston OP.
This Christmas (1840) the Sixth Dinner was again omitted from the same lamentable cause as the preceding year. And indeed in the present aspect of things it seems probably that this obstacle will last for some time.
This year, Xmas, 1839, the Sixth Dinner was unavoidably postponed on account of their being so few fellows in the Sixth, only “5” and because the upper shell were most of them Home-boarders.
Added by M.F. Osborn Prin. Opp.
On the 12th of December, being the 2nd play night, the annual sixth dinner was held, after a lapse of 2 years, at the Café de L’Europe in the Haymarket. It was very well served up and pretty moderate as to price, so as to give general satisfaction. So few were the sixth numbers that it was found desirable to dine with the Upper Shell of whom 2 attended viz Curteis and Smith
F. Byron was President
A. Pollock (Home Boarder) vice-President
Added by F Byron
This year in consequence of the death of his Majesty King William the 4th there being no college play the Sixth dinner (according to custom) was not held.
G.F. Bentinck Prin: Opp.
It was thought best on account of the very few boarders in the sixth and for several other reasons, to stop the usual practice of having a 6th dinner this year, which should have been held on the second play night. It is to be hoped however that this custom may at some future day be again revived.
On the 9th of December being the 2d play night, the annual 6th Dinner was held at the Café de L’Europe in the Haymarket where it was held last year. It was very inferior and exorbitantly dear. So few fellows were in the 6th it was found necessary to ask of the Upper Shell
The list of the 6th at Christmas 1835
*J R Turner
* F Turner
* H Lee
* A McKenzie
Those marked * are Homeboarders
C.D. Osborn HB
On Wednesday Dec. 10th the annual sixth dinner took place as usual, but in consequence of the threats denounced against it by Williamson it was through proper to leave the place when it had been lately held, both in consequence of its proximity to Westminster and its being known as the usual place for the dinner it was this year held at the Café de L’Europe on the Haymarket where it was served at in a manner to give universal satisfaction. It was kept up till half nine with great spirit.
R.H. Hurst President
C. Bewicke Vice President
All the Boarders attended.