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LLANDUDNO. \> PUBLIC NEWS ROOM AND LIBRARY. THE MUSEUM QUESTION. DR. LAWSON TAIT'S OFFER. The annual meeting was held on Satur- day, Mr. W. Bevan (chairman) presiding over a good attendance. Mr. H. Bellis (hon. secretary) submitted the annual report, which set forth that a sum of R200 has, during the past two years, been expended in enlarging and, improving the recreation room, but it is found that as it is enlarged, the demand increases so rapidly that during the present winter months, between the hours of seven and ten p.m., it is frequently mucn overcrowded; unfortunately, it cannot be further enlarged on the'ground floor, and your committee fael that the only way of fully meeting this demand for indoor re-creation.free from dan- gerous influences, during the long winter evenings, is to add another storey to the present building. The consideration of this matter brings to the front another subject of the utmost importance to that section of our community which recognises the value of intellectual pursuits, namely, the provision of a museum. With, this object in view, your committee has recently purchased, for the sum of £ 120, the whole of the coins, fossils, curioes, &c.f belonging to the late Mr. Thomas Kendrick, of this town. At the present time there is no available space in the existing building for that purpose; but if another floor were added, ample provision would be made for a museum and other conveniences. A surn of about Xi,ooo is required to carry out the the suggested additions to the buildings.' The Chairman moved the adoption of the report, and was pleased to say that, so far as the receipts were concerned, the in- stitution had done better than ever (hear, hear). The recreation room showed an in- crease of £90. The magazine society was the least encouraging, there being a de- crease of S5 16s. The question of continu- ing this department would have to be seriously considered. The Rev. D. Davies seconded the adop- tion of the report. Councillor R. Roberts would like to see the institution more useful from an educa- tional standpoint. The Education Depart- meat now enabled committees similar to the committee of that institution, to take in hand the establishment of continuation classes, and Llandudno was not in the race at present with neighbouring towns in edu- cational matters. Dr Lawson Tait hoped the magazine so ciety would not collapse, as that was one of the chief reasons why he bad joined the institution. But his main object in speak ing was to support the museum question. He considered that an exceedingly wise suggestion. Not that he wanted to see them having a county museum in which to shoot rubbish that could not be disposed of in any other .way—(laughter).—bjit, with their sur roundings in the immediate neighbourhood, they had abundant opportunity of forming a museum that would be really educational. The Great Orme alone was a vast museum but everybody could not go botanising and geologising on the old headland. It was, however, a fact thatcomprensive samples could be found which would constitute a museum in themselves (applause). He pro- posed to offer them a contribution of £10 ,O. to wards the object in question; but he proposed to do something better than that. He would give another £ 10 10s. in prizes to young men who would procure good products and relics to the museum, things representative of local history, past and present (applause). He further sug- gested that the committee should secure the late Mr. Kendrick's geological cave on the Orme, a spot known to thousands of visi- tors, and which abounded in priceless trea- sures, if only properly investigated. Mr. Bellis moved that a committee be ap. pointed to see Lord Mostyn with the object of securing the cave at a nominal rental to prevent its falling into the hands of a private individual. Urgent steps should be taken, as he believed the land surrounding the cave would soon be'disposed of. Dr. Tait seconded, and it was unani- mously carried. The deputation will consist of the chair- man, Messrs Elias Jones, J.P., R. Bellis, R. Roberts, and Dr. Tait. The report was then adopted, the chair- man remarking that be had not lost sight of Councillor R. Roberts' remarks. If the building was enlarged, there would be room not only for a museum,, but for a school of art. On the motion of Mr. Lucking, seconded, by the Rev. R. Peris Williams, the Rev. D. Davies and Mr. J. Winter, were re elected on the committee.

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