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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)

Annual Railways Ball

Annual Railways Ball.

The annual railways ball at Howrah is quite an important function. Vice-Regal and Gubernatorial parties being in attendance, together with all classes of Anglo-Indian society. The ballrooms present a varied and kaleidoscopic scene, one peculiar to India, the conventional evening dress serving to set off and emphasise the glitter of uniforms, ambassadorial insignia, and the gorgeous be-jewelled costumes of the Indian nobility. No expense is spared that can make the function a complete success. Everything is done in the best of style, the music being provided by Regimental, Railway and De Souza's Bands.