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MARRIAGE OF THE REV J. H. A. GRIFFITHS AND MISS BEATRICE A. M. JENKINS. There have been few events which have taken place in oar midst recently that have created so much c interest among a large section of the community as the marriage which was celebrated at St. Padarn's Church, Llanbadarn, on Tuesday morning, in which the contracting parties were Miss Beatrice A. M Jenkins (sister to the f.ev D. W. Jenkins, curate of Trinity Church) and the Rev J. H. A. Griffiths, M A., vicar of Llanwrthwl, Breconshire. The bride and her relatives are comparative strangers in Aberystwyth, having not yet resided here a year, but during the few months that have intervened since the Rev Pre- bendary Williams, his family, the Rev D. W. Jenkins, and his sister, have come amongst us, their lives have been spent in one continued round of activity and good works, so that there names are already known and respected in every household. And thus it came about that when it became whispered that Miss Jenkins was -after an acquaint- ance of so short duration—going to leave us to become the wife of a clergyman in Breconshire, the intelligence was received with mixed feelings of regret and joy-regret that her newly-formed associates and friends in the Sunday school and choir of Trinity were so soon to bid farewell to one whom they had learned to love aLd respect, and joy that she was going to fill a positi n for which she is eminently fitted, viz., that of a clergyman's wife. The fact of her having been located among us for so short a period renders it necessary, perhaps, that we should at once mention that the bride is the daughter of the late Rev D. R. Jenkins, B.D., vicar of Llanllwch and Llangain, near Carmarthen, sister of the Rev D. W. Jenkins, M.A., curate of Trinity, cousin and ward of the Rev Prebendary Williams, vicar of Trinity, and also cousin to the Rev John Pugh, R.D., vicar of Llanbadarn-fawr, so that she is rather closely allied by ties of relationship to this neighbourhood. The bridegroom is the Rev J. H. A. Griffiths, M.A. (Jesus College, Oxford), youngest son of the late Thomas Griffiths, of Broadmoor, near Haverford- west; he was formerly curate of Tenby, but has recently been appointed to the vicarage of Llan- wrthwl, Breconshire. We have already stated that the bride had not resided among us quite a year, but during that time she displayed an activity in Church work, and especially in connection with the Sunday school and choir, which marked her out as an especial favourite quiet and unostentatious she has been to a degree which almost amounted to taciturnity; but, nevertheless, she quickly drew around her a circle of friends who would warmly second all her efforts, and when it became known that separation must take place it was at once determined that Miss Jenkins should not leave Trinity and Aberystwyth without some fitting token of the love and respect in which she was held. The choir of Trinity started a subscrip- tion list-which was no sooner opened than it was handsomely responded to-in order to make her a presentation worthy of the momentous epoch of her marriage, and also worthy of the church with which she was so eminently connected. At the close of the service on Friday evening, July 22nd, the presenta- tion was made, in the presence of the choir, and many of the teachers and congregation, although it was intended that the proceedings should be of a private character. The articles, which had been procured through Messrs M. H. Davis and Sons, consisted of a handsome silver tea caddy, inlaid with plush, silver sugar scuttle, and silver hot water jug, all of which bore the following inscription :— Presented by Holy Trinity Church Choir to BEATRICE A. M. JENKINS, On the occasion of her Marriage. July, 1887. The Rev "Prebendary Williams presided, and said that Miss Jenkins had been a Sunday school teacher ever since she was thirteen years of age, and he thought she was well fitted to be a clergyman's wife. They were all sorry to lose her, but wished her every success in her new career. Mr Lovell, organist, then made the presentation, and he remarked that this was the first marriage of any member of the choir, and he hoped it would not be the last pre- sent the choir would have to give on similar occasions. The Rev D. W. Jenkins replied on behalf of nis sister, but in thanking the subscribers for their kind- ness his emotional feelings got the better of him, and it was with difficulty that he was able to proceed. He expressed his regret that Mr Griffiths (the bride- groom) was not present to thank them. Mr Richard James (the choirmaster) also made a few remarks. The morning on which the connubial knot was to be tied (Tuesday) dawned bright and clear, and in the vicinity of Llanbadarn-fawr, as well as in various parts of Aberystwyth, it soon became evident that some event of general interest was about to be celebrated. Joy bells were rung from the splendid peal which are hung above the Church, and between the hour of nine and ten scores of people (chiefly ladies of course) were to be seen wending their way from Aberystwyth to Llanbadarn. Here and there on the Terrace flags were flying from the windows of the residences of the bride's friends, and the general public were on the tiptoe of expectation to see the happy couple and their friends emerge from Evelyn house (the residence of the Rev Preben- dary Williams). In Great Darkgate-street flags were festooned across the street from Mr Felix's (Messrs Stead and Sons) shop to Mr Ellis, gunsmith's; Mr John Watkins, wine vaults,, Mr F. Baker, butcher, North Parade, had also flags suspended from their windows, while in Queen's-road flags bridged the street from Mrs Captain Harlow's residence to the English Wesleyan chapel.' In Vaenor-place P.C. Lewis man- ifested his respect to the young conple by flying a flag, and from thence we come to the Coopers' Arms, where there was a profusion of bunting extending across the road to Penglais-road. Again in Llan- badarn-road, where a large number of adherents to Trinity church reside, D.C.C. John Lloyd (one of the churchwardens), and Captain K. R. Jones displayed a number of flags extending the width of the roadway, while Mr Thomas Jones, Caeffynon, Mr Thomas Richards, Pantyderri, and Mr E. O. Wynne displayed coloured flags from their windows, while the Northgate toll- house, occupied by an old veteran (Mr Arnold) who has merited and obtained medals of distinction for the ser. vices which he has rendered in behalf of his country, also displayed a flag in honour of the event. Mr Mills, Llangawsai, also displayed flags the whole width of the road. The wedding party were expected to arrive at the church at ten o'clock, but long before this hour the spacious edifice had begun to fill, the seats best calculated to give a view of the imposing ceremony being rapidly taken up, and by the time the bride, bridegroom, and friends had arrived the body of the nave was thickly peopled. In the meantime Mr Cashmore, the organist, played a voluntary. The first party to arrive were the Rev Prebendary Williams, Mrs Williams, and Masters Archie and Herbert Williams. Mrs Williams was attired in a dark heliotrope silk dress with bonnet and gloves to match. They were quickly followed by the Rev J. H. A. Griffiths (the bridegroom) and Mr J. Rowlands, of Tenby, the best man. After a short interval Mrs Williams, of Weymouth, who wore a slate satin dress with bonnet and gloves to match, Mrs Fothergill (sister of the bridegroom), dressed in grey velvet, with bonnet and gloves to match, both guests carry- ing handsome bouquets, the gift of Master Robert i Jones, Caeffynon Cottige, Llanbadarn-road, Misa Hancocke, Carmarthen, and Mr Pryce Jenkins, Bartholomew's Hospital, London (brother of the bride), walked up tue ai*le, a:;d i'ok their places. The fourth and fifth carriages contained the brides- maids-Miss Williams, Evelyn House (cousin of the bride), Miss Gwon Hoarder and Miss Lizzie Hearder, Carmarthen, Miss Fothergill (niece of the bride- groom), Miss Evelyn 'Wi.iiams. Weymouth, Misa Beatrice Williams, Mi^s Edi h Williams, nnd Miss Janet W lliams, H velyn Hou-e, cousins of the bride. The sixth carriage contained ivirs Pugh, Llanbadarn, who was dressed in velvet and heliotrope. AlissTrixie Hancocke, Carmarthen, Mr D. H. Williams. Wey- mouth (cousin of the bride), Hev J. Fotbergrill, (brother-iu-law of the bridegroom), and Mr t'd. Pugh (cousin of the bridei and the seventh carriage con- tained the bride-Miss Beatrice A. M. Jenkins and h<:r brother (the Rev D. W. ,feI.k;ns) The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her brother. Sti was attired in an ivory wliite-cord hand- somely trimmed with rich valeucennifs luce and orange blossoms, a tulle veil and wreai.1. of r re blossoms. She also wore a gold monogram Nroocn, the gift of the bridegroom, and a goid ti-a gift of Dr and Mrs J. M. Jones, North-parade (churchwarden) and c'irricd a handsome bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. Stie was followed by her eight bridesmaids, who wore dresses of white em- broidered muslin, four of them having sashes of amber urah silk, and the other fou- sashes of blue Surah silk, with wreaths, bonnets, aud gloves to correspond. Kacn of the bridesmaids also wore a gold monogram star brooch, anf: cariied handsome bou- quets, the git',s of the bridegroom. Before the bride, her brother, and the bridesmaids entered the church, the choir commenced singing the hymn- The voice that breathed o'er Eden," which was continued until all the parties had taken their placts, after which the Rev Frebendary Williams commenced the marriage ceremony. The service was fully choral, and the choir having chanted the Psalm, the Kev J. Pugh, H.D., read the prayers, and the Rev J. Fothergill (Oxford) concluded the service, the choir singing, How welcome was the call," while the party retired to the vestry to sign the register. On leaving the church Mr Cashmore played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March," and the newly-married couple met with the usual ovation, being well bespattered, from the church doors to the I gates, with rice, which fell upon them thickly and continuously. The wedding party afte^W irds drove tq Evelyn House, the Terrace, wnere about 30 sat down to a splendid breakfast. The newly.married pair left by the 12 30 train to spend their honeymoon. There was a large crowd of friends at the railway station to see them off, and they left amid the hearty good wishes of all. The following is the list of presents :—Gold watch and chain, and monogram brooch, Rev J. H. A. Griffiths; cheque, Rev Prebendary Williams cheque and antique bowl. Rev D. W. Jenkins cheque, Mr Pryce Jenkins handmade wool mat, Miss Jiynes and Miss Watkins, 53, The Terrace: sofa cushion, Mrs Coram, Queen's-road; Macrame brackets and Chinese vase, Mrs Harlow, Queen's-road glass boat on plush stand, Miss Howell Thomas, Carmarthen book, "Fulness of Joy," Mrs Prince, Leamington; Japanese tray, Mademoiselle Kirchner handpainied tray, Miss Ethel Jenkins, Carmarthen hand-painted terra cotta plates, Miss Lizzie Jenkins, Swansea; antimacassars, Miss Mary Jenkins case of sugar tongs, Miss Mary Jones, Carmarthen; butter bowl, the Misses Llewelyn, Caerphilly vase, Mrs Lewis, Carmarthen; vase, Mrs Jones, Carmarthen crystal brooch, Mrs White, Terrace-road water jug and glasses, Miss Nellie Owen Macauiay's Ancient Rome," MissCrowder wine decanter, Master orchard Williams afternoon tea cloth, pair of water colours, Miss Fanny Williams; marmalade stand, Miss Richards, Carmarthen china tea pot, Miss Davies, Carmarthen plush blotting book, Miss Trubshaw handkerchief case, Mrs Williams, 54, The Terrace case of carving knivea and fork-, Mr Rowlands, Tenby fruit dish with Tenby Arms. Miss Jones, Tenby breakfast cruet stand, Mr F. Brown, Tenby; pair of vases, Mrs Hannah Jones; painted splasher, Miss Tompson; toast rack. Mrs Williams, GO, The Terrace water jug and glasses, Miss Jones, Coach Builders' Arms fish slice and fork, and pair of drinking horns Rev T. Jenkins, Caerphilly; claret jug, Kev Mr and Mrs t'arry; flower pot on stand, Miss Bessie Thomas, Carmarthen afternoon tea cloth, Mrs Pugh, Llan- badarn Vicarage hot water jug, Mr and Mrs Thomas, Carmarthen silver ink stand, Miss Davies, North-parade jewel casket, Mr Morgan, "Observer toilet set Miss Anne Thomas. pair of vases, Miss Margaret Joseph; book, Miss Charlotte Williams, Llanfynydd old Worcester cup and saucer, Mr and Mrs Nowell; hand-painted mirror for wall, Air and Mrs Watkins, North-parade; framed views of Aber- ystwyth, Mr and Mrs Wynne glass flower stand, Miss Hoffman hot water jug, tea caddy, and sugar scuttle, Holy Trinity Church choir gold bangle with crescent of pearls, Dr and Mrs J. M. Jones; case of carving knifes and forks, D.C.C. Lloyd crumb brush and tray, Mr and Mrs Felix pin- cushion, the Misses Felix; Primrose League pin- cushion, Miss Richards, Carmarthen; antimacassar, the Misses Osmotherly brush and comb bag, Miss Doyle; water colour in frame, Mr and Mrs Sheraton; fish slice and fork, Mrs Hancocke, Carmarthen gold arrow brooch, with crescent of pearls, the Misses Hancocke, Carmarthen; toasting fork, Miss Wilmore, Carmarthen; table cloth, Mr and Mrs Jones, Cae- ffynon; dinner gong, Mr T. H. Williams, Weymouth; case of salt cellars, Mrs Williams, do. salad bowl, Mr H. Williams, do. napkin rings, Mr Herbert Williams, do.; knife rests, Mr T Williams, do.; pre- serve stand, Mr R. Williams, do.; case with butter knife, &c., Miss Evelyn Williams, do.; teapot, cream jug, and sugar basin, Mrs Williams, Evelyn House butter knife, Miss Edith Williams, Evelyn Honse handbag and purse, Miss Perry; platter, Mrs Henry Dodd; pickle forks, the Misses Collins glass flower basket. Miss Elizabeth Rowe; silver button hook and pickle fork, Mrs W. A. Young; silver kettle and stand, Mr Lewis, Tenby mantle border, Miss Griffiths, Queen's-road; glass dish, Miss A. B. Dodd; flower vases, Miss Evans, Craigydon glass vases, Miss Rees; pair of vases, Miss Catherine Hughes; photograph, Miss Mary Mills: old china cups and saucers, Miss M. Y. Williams; pair of photographs in frames, Miss Jeffries; teapot, Qiss Annie Brown; silver salver, MrsBeale; dinner gong, Mr Laugharne, book marker and paper knife, Miss Goosey cheque, Mr Graham Clarke; tea kettle, spirit lamp, and fairy lUmp, Mrs Wynter, Tenby afternoon tea set, Mrs Laugharne pair of candlesticks, Mrs Wyndham Lloyd; glass dishes, Miss Sarah Harrios; mitre extinguisher, Miss Davies; fender and fire irons, Miss Daisy Fothergill; writing table, Mr and Mrs Fothergill tobacco pouch, Miss Laugharne old china, Mrs Nellie Rees, Tenby silver gravy spoon, Miss Griffiths, Great Darkgate-street; 3 dozen wine, Mr Gibson-Watt, Llanwrthwl hive of bees, Mr Bromfield, Llanwrthwl silver nut cracker, Miss Evans, Carmarthen; half dozen egg spoons, Dr Bowen Jones, Carmarthen; flower stand, Mrs W. H. Kensit; brooch, Mr Hawkins; silver sugar sifter, Mr James Davies, Carmarthen; jug, Miss Elizabeth Jones; vase, Mrs Howell; silver grape scissors, Miss Heardes, Carmarthen handkerchief satchet, h'ev E. M. Roderick, Carmarthen; salad bowl and ladles, Miss Lewis, 2, Terrace.

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