SOUTHERN REPORTER THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 1889
Mr William Priestley, who has just been appointed to the post of manager of the Waverley Hydropathic Establishment, was recently presented with a pair of gold eye-glasses and a purse of forty sovereigns, on the occasion of him leaving the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment.
The Rev. Hugh Miller, of Shandon Free Church, who presided at the presentation, testified to the readiness with which Mr Priestley had given his services in times of sickness, and also to his good work in connection with the Free Church, especially in the young men’s association, of which he had been an office-bearer from the beginning.
He had also been associated from its start with the penny savings bank, and it was largely due to his attention and enthusiasm that it has been such a marked success.