THE PROPOSED FAIR FOR PONTYEATES.|1897-04-01|The Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser - Welsh Newspapers Online
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THE PROPOSED FAIR FOR PONTYEATES.

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THE PROPOSED FAIR FOR PONTYEATES. A MEETING OF RATEPAYERS. A meeting of the Committee of the above fair was held on Monday evening last at the Bridge End Inn, Pontyeates. Amongst others present were Messrs. Thomas Gravell, Plasbach, (chairman), John Davies, Ynysfawr, David Thomas, J. Job, Dyffryti Farm, G. Roberts, grocer and draper, W. Jones, Herberdy Farm, David Evans, Edward Jones, Gellyglynog Farm, Isaac Jones, Macnamara, Thomas Rowlands, Herbert Walters, Gwndwnbach, William White, Councillor, and Gomer Davies, together with the honorary secretary, David Davies, Caercanvas. Councillor Gomer Davies, Contractor, was first called upon to address the meeting and said he was sorry to see such a small number of farmers present. Surely this fair was to their advantage. They needed parish meetings to be held more oftener to discuss matters relating to the parish. Too many of them seemed quite contented to know that, that they were farmers, paying rates and taxes but caring not to make enquiries bow or where the money was spent. He would suggest that a Debating Society be established in the place and their parliamentary representatives invited to be present. They had a railway in the valley since 1871; this, however, could not carry passengers. He hoped the farmers and others would be alive to their duties, and not be satisfied as Parcels." He hoped one and all would do their utmost to make the approaching fair a complete success (loud cheers), Mr. David Davies quite agreed with the sentiments of the last speaker, and dwelt further upon the necess- ity of light railways. Mr. Herbert Walters promised to do all in his power to make the fair a success. The Chairman also addressed the meeting, and said the Land Commissioners in their report recommended light railways. He quite agreed with Councillor Davies that we should hold meetings of this kind oftener. We had a Post Office here in name, and name only, as it was not a Money Order Office, nor Telegraph Office. He hoped this fair would be the first of a series of improvements in the valley. Messrs. David Thomas and George Roberts also spoke. Altogether, the meeting was a very interesting and enthusiastic one. The following were selected to distribute the posters: Daniel Thomas, (butcher), Councillor Davies, George Roberts, W. Jones (Herberdeg), W. White and the Chairman. After the usual vote of thanks the meeting terminated. The next meeting will be held on Monday evening, April 12th, at the Gwendraeth Arms, when all inter- ested are cordially invited to attend.

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