MR. DAVID PENNANT'S MAJORITY.|1888-04-21|Rhyl Record and Advertiser - Welsh Newspapers Online
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SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A CHILD;

MR. DAVID PENNANT'S MAJORITY.

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MR. DAVID PENNANT'S MAJORITY. REJOICINGS AT NANTLLYS. On Monday, the heir of Nantllys, Mr David Pennant, attained his majoriy, and the auspicious event was made one for general rejoicings by the inhabitants of the neighbourhoods of Bodfary and Tremeirchion. At a meeting of friends and neigh- bours of the family, held on the 26th ult., it was I resolved that a general fund be formed for the nur- I pose of celebrating the [event at the two paeishes. r Local subscriptions only to be used to defray the ( cost of the tea parties to the children and rejoicings ( the outside subscriptions, supplemented by any balance that might remain after defraying the costs -A of the festivities, to be used for making a suitable presentation to Mr David Pennant to mark his coming of age. In response to the appeals sent, subscriptions came in freely, and on Monday the local celebrations of the event took place. At the meeting referred to the Rev. T. B. Browne, Vicar of Bodfary, expressed his intention of giving a treat tc the children of Bodfary parish, at his own expense, Although several gentlemen present endeavoured to persuade him to amalgamate with Tremeirchion, he declined to do so, and on Monday he carried out his intention, that is, of giving tea to the children and teachers attending the Church Sunday School. The Nonconformist children of the palish joined those of the other parish at Nantllys. The event was celebrated after the usual village fashion. Arches of evergreens, bearing inscriptions wishing long life to Mr David Pennant, spanned the roads at different points of the villpge, several I cottages also displayed flags. The Ffynnon Beuno Arms was gaily decorated, and the approaches to Nantllys were gracefully embellished with flags, bannerettes, &c., the motto, "Hir oes i Mr Pennant," occupying a prominent position. Canons were fired at frequent intervals, and everything tended to show that the rejoicings were hearty and spontaneous. Almost the whole of the inhabitants of the villages had adjourned to Nantllys, the resi- I' dence of Mr Pennant. At 2 o'clock the children and adults to the number of 700, marched, headed by the Denbigh Volunteer Brass Band, and afterwards were supplied with tea. The following gentle- men paid a visit to Nantllys M. A. 3j»IK Esq., Brynbella Colonel Humberston, the Prin- cipal of St. Beuno's College; Col. Mesham, Pontruffydd Rev. Father Huggins; the Vicar of Tremeirchion, Ac. The children having done ample justice to the repast, the adnlts were also treated to tea. After tea the children indulged in various sports and games, whilst the older people amused themselves in dancing, &c. Unfortunately Mr Pennant and Mi David Pennant were unable to be present on Monday, and their absence was the only 1 drawback to the day's proceedings. I Colonel Humberston, before leaving the ground j was asked to say a few words to the assembly. He I said that the event which they had met to celebrate was a very gratifying one, viz., that the son of I their neighbour, and his relative, Mr Pennant, had that day attained his 21st year (annlause^ and presented himself now, as they might say, to the f world, a very promising subject, to take his place in the proper position he was to occupy (cheers), a position which he believed he would fill with credit to his name and station (hear, hear). A proof of the kindly feeling evinced in that neigh. bourhood towards Mr Pennant, was found in the cordial messages that had passed that morn- | ing between that part of the country and I Mr Pennant. The following telegram, in answer I to one that had been sent, had been received from Mr David Pennant by Mr John Roberts, Geinas To my kind friends and neighbours in Wales,— I Accept my most aincere and warmest thanks for I your good wishes and congratulations on my birth- day. I wish I could be with you." Mr Thomas Edwards had also received the following telegram: "Please convey to the workmen of Nantllys my sincere and warmest thanks for their kind congra- tulations received this morning (cheers). As re- presenting Mr Pennant and his son, he was sure they would feel highly grateful to those gentl6men who had taken steps to mark this very important event in their family (hear, hear). He hoped and trusted that Mr David Pennant would long live to be a support and assistance to his family, and when he was put in possession of the property, that he would bear in mind the interest of others as well as of himself. He would convey to Mr Pennant the expressions of good feeling that had been shown to him and his family by those present that day, and felt sure they would be highly gratified by them. He once more thanked them for their kindness. Cheers were then called for and heartilv eiven for g- Mr and Mrs Pennant, Mr David Pennant and the Misses Pennant. The school children having sung I very sweetly a song that had been composed for the occasion, the sports and games were resumed, and carried on until about 8 o'clock. In the evening bonfires were lit on the mountains, and canons fired I until a late hour. Every one seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and well pleased with everything. The arrangements were admir- ably carried out by the energetic secretary, Mr R. Lloyd, Ffynnon Beuno. Material assistance being also rendered by Messrs Edwin Morgan, Cae Gwyn, John Roberts, Geinas. the schoolmasters of Rhuallt and Bodfary, Mr McCarte, T. Mathews, Bryn Ibbot, Roberts, Hendre, J. Roberts, Geinas, D. Williams, Pistyll, John Hilditch, Edwin Rees Owen Griffith, W. Parry, W. Humphreys, E. Morgan, and William Jones, Nantowilym. f°llowin^ ladies were the tea makers: — MM Mesham, Mrs Ralli, Mrs Morgan, Miss Old- field, Miss Roberts (Geinas), Mrs Roberts (Hendre), Mrs Llovd (Ffynon Beuno), Mrs Mathews (Bryn t Ibbot), Mrs Erving, Miss Williams (Pistylli, Mrs j' Jones (Tanyfallen), Mw Hughes (Adwywynt), Mioi j