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I ====== WESLEYAN CENTENARY AT HOLYHEAD INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. In celebration of the centenary of the Welsh Wesleyan cause at liolyhead, a public meeting was held in Bethel Chapel, Land's End, on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of the 11-ev. H., Meirion Davies, superintendent of the circuit. The service was opened by Mr. Rich- ard Beard, after which the Chairman addressed ard Beard, after which the Chairman addressed the meeting,. He said that the past 100 years had been eventful ones for the Wesleyan cause, but throughout the whole period there were remarkable signs of the Divine leadership. He thought that their past history should provide inspiration for the future. He referred to the fact that in August-, 1747, John Wesley visited Eolyhead and preached there in 1748, coming afterwards in 1760, the last time on which he preached in Holyhead. In August, 1789, when a very old man, he visited Holyhead, on a journey across the sea, but did not preach there. It was in 1800 that the mission for the spread of W7elsh W'esleyanism, and in 1802 Bryan Bach preached in the open air in Holyhead, the first sermon. The society was established in a room in Stanley-street, pro- bably next door to the shop of Mr. W. S. Owen, the first meeting being held at the Sign of the Feathers, in Boston-street., Then they went to the house of Elizabeth Lewis, sister of Robert Lewis, the almanacker. The small, struggling cause was for some time unable to find a home, owing to annoyance and inter- ruptions. Alfter meeting at the house of a man named Powell, they had a meeting place at the back of the Market Tavern, where they had a pulpit and. se-at«, though most of the services were held in the open air. One of the notables in the cause in those days was Robert Hughes, who came to Holyhead in 1806 to hold a school, which Mr. William Lewis, Mr. E. D. Jones, and Mr. John Roberts, The Pines, at- tended, so that two of his scholars,were in the big pew that evening. In 1808 a chapel was opened on the site of iBetheI. The Rev. Owen Davies went to Ireland, with the inten- tion of collecting £500, and came back with R45 (laughter). He was more fortunate in Eng- land, where he got JB200. -One of the first trustees was a licensed victualler, and another was William Hughes, the parish clerk. One of the trustees, Owen Thomas, worked most energetically in the cause, and was an ancestor of Mr. David Rowlands, Boston-street. The sneaker proceeded to trace the history of the church, giving many interesting items of in- formation as to the persons who took a pro- minent part in the growth of the cause, and tracing their present descendants. Mr. E. D. Jones gave some interesting re- miniscences of the early days of Wesleyanism in Holyhead.. In those days the women used to take a leadincr nart in the services, a custom which he feared had now fallen intto disuse, the more the pity. It was in the small old chapel on the present site that, in 1843, he be- came first a member of a Sunday School. The speaker related that one absent-minded elder often entered the chapel wearing his hat. The preacher on one occasion went towards him, and saying. Why don't you take your hat off? saved the elder the trouble of doing so. Unfortunately, the elder wore a wig, which was removed at the seme time by the preacher, who was much surprised at the occurrence as the congregation was amused. Interesting reminiscences were also given tby -trr. William Morris, one of the two oldest trustees living in Holyhead, and Councillor W. S. Owen.

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