Percy Spiller, M.B.E.
Was one of the original members who formed the Napier Frivolity Minstrels and during the time acted in various capacities as performer, secretary and producer, until his death in January, 1950
It was largely due to his efforts that the “Frivs” are held in such high esteem and that the “Frivs” continue to follow the ideal oi helping worthwhile organisations; a foundation so firmly based in those early days.
Percy Spiller was also a widely known and respected personality ion the Hawkes Bay province and beyond. For thirty years he was also secretary of the Napier Thirty Thousand Club and the Napier Competition Society and many kindred organisations. After the 1931 Earthquake he became secretary of the Napier Reconstruction Committee.
PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS – 1897.
Left to Right: Charlie Wilson, Jack Fraser, J.H. Edmundson, Bill Robinson, Jim Gillespie, W.A. Wilkie, Percy Spiller.
Middle Row: Bert Wilkie, Wattie Allan, Ted Taylor, Peter Drummond, Harry Bull.
Front Row: Jim Holmes, Lou Freedman.