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BRITON FERRY. I The death has taken place at Briton- ferry after a short illness of Mr. Herbert Jones, eldest eon of Mrs. T. Jones, Neo th- road, at the early ago of 21 years. Deceased, who was well-known in the town, was engaged as inspector of muni- tions at the Steel Works. The annual meeting of the Britonferry urban District Council was held on Tues- day evening. Mr. Gwyn Davies was re- olected chairman, and Mr. M. G. Robert6 vice-chairman, for the ensuing 12 months. The estimates for the year were brought forward, and it was decided to make & rate of 2.5. &d. in the t for the ensuing s ix months, this being an increase, of 4-d. on the rev-ious rate. Mr. Tom Davies, the old 'Fern foot- baller, while digging up his allotment at Baglan last week, dug up an old English penny dated 3707 in a state of good pre- servation. County Councillor T. Gwynne, Briton- ferry, who has been ill for some time, is gradually improving in health. There was such a Isrge number who were unable to obtain admission to the performance of the operetta Princess Ju Ju," by the Neath-road School chil- dren at the Public Hall, Britonferry, on Thursday evening, that it was repeated on Saturday evening to another largo audience. On Sunday evening, at Wesley Church, Britonferry, after church service, an organ recital was given by Mr. Edgar Lewis, Britonferry, the proceeds of which were to supply comforts for the wounded soldiers at the Neath and District War Hospitals. Half-yearly services in connection with Jerusalem English Baptist Church, Brit- onferry, were held on Sunday, when the special preachers were the Rev. Herbert Dunnioo (Liverpool) in the morning and evening, and the Rev. Thomas Morgan (Skewen) in the afternoon. Mr. Leslie Williams, who has just left the office of the Ferry Tinplate Co., Ltd., Britonferry, to take up another appoint. ment, has been presented with a cheque by the firm and a silver wrist watch from the office staff as a mark of esteem. The Japanese operetta Princess Ju Ju was performed at the Picture Hall. Britonferry, on Monday evening to a crowded audience by the children of the Neath-road Schools, under the leadership of Mr. T. Morris, and was successfully acted and carried out by the several young artistes. A paragraph in a contemporary re- cently referord to Capt. Noble H. Flem- ing having been appointed welfare super- visor to the Britonferry Steel CIO. It Britonferry. By a curious coincidence another gentleman named Captain Noel Fleming recently held a position at Swan iea, byt has e11}ce left the district. It now appears that the coincidence ?n names has been the eak. of a number of mistakes heing made. as many acquaint- ances of Capt. Noel Fleming have come to the conclusion that he is now at Briton- ferry, which is not so, and Capt. Nable H. Fleming of Britonferry has only been resident in Wales just over a month. The death has taken place at Briton- ferry of Mr. William Aubrey. Neath-road, one of the oldest newsagents in the town, at the age of 73 years. His Wrfe pre- deceased him some years ago. He leaves one son (Sergt. Brinley Aubrey, now in France), and two daughters. The death took place on Friday of Mre. Catherine Vigors, relict of the late Capt. Lewis Vigors, the Neath pilot. Deceased was an old inhabitant of the town. She leaves'several sons and daughters, the widest son being Capt. D. Wood Vigors. There was a large attendance of women at the Minor Hall, Britonferry, on Friday afternoon, in connection with a meeting of the Women's Party." Miss Phyllis Ayrton presided, and outlined the work of the Party during the war. An address followed by Miisa Annie Tvenxiev. The death occurred, after a short ill- ness, on Friday, of the Rev. Samlet Williams, pattor of Graig (C.M.) Chapel, Britonferry. Deceased, who was. 72 years of age, was a very popular figure in the district, and had held a pastorate pre- viously at Skewen. He had held the Britonferry pastorate for eight years, and he took a prominent part in local affairs. Ho was a hard worker on the Free Church Council. He resided at 13, Shelone-terraco, and leaves a widow, one daughter and son, the former being a school mistress and the latter serving v.-ith the Colours- W

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