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I SILVER WEDDING OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN WILLIAMS, BARRY. By way of celebrating the silver wedding of Mr and Mrs John Williams, of East View, Windsor- road, Barry, an interesting gathering was held at the Barry Hotel on Saturday evening last, when Mr Williams was made the recipient of a very handsome silver tray, subscribed for by the older hands of the boilermaking department of the Barry Graving Dock Company's works, of which Mr Williams has been the foreman from the out- set. A noteworthy incident in connection with the testimonial was the fact that only those were allowed to subscribe who had been employed by Mr Williams for a number of years, so that all the greater significance and value was attached to the presentation, which was preceded by a compli- mentary dinner, to which about fifty sat down under the presidency of Mr F. W. Chattock, assistant foreman of the boilermakers, who was supported by Mr John Williams (the guest of the evening), Messrs F. A. Fox (district delegate of the Boilermakers' and Shipbuilders' Society), J. H. Jose, H. McLeich (assistant foreman), Morris Jones, E. Jenkins, W. Fowler, W. Howell (secretary of the society), R. Griffiths, &c. After dinner, a suitable toast and music list was gone through, songs being contributed by Messrs Cockram, Dutton, Griffiths, Richards, Winn, E. Jenkins, J. Williams (No. 3), W. Ashbury, Shepherd, C. Blow, Ewart, &c., Mr Rees Jones being the accompanist. During the evening the presentation of the silver tray was made by Mr Morris Jones, the article being of an extremely handsome description, weighing nearly 22oz., and bore the following inscription — •' Presented to Mr and Mrs John Williams on the occasion of their silver wedding, by the boilermakers employed at the Barry Graving Dock. February 28th, 1894. Speeches were delivered by Messrs Morris Jones, J. H. Jose, E. Jenkins, H. McLeich, F. A. Fox, W. Fowler, and the chairman, each speaker referring in the highest possible terms to the rare degree of esteem and popularity in which Mr Williams is held amongst the workmen generally, and expres- sing the best wishes of all present for a long life and continued happiness to Mr and Mrs Williams. Mr Williams acknowledged the kindness of the company in suitable terms, amid the hearty enthusiasm of those present. Other toasts were submitted, that of The Press being acknow- ledged by the representative of the Barry Dock News. On the previous evening Mr and Mrs Williams held an At Home" at East View, and an enjoy- able evening was spent, Mr and Mrs Williams being made on the occasion the recipients of several handsome and costly presents from their friends in honour of the occasion of their silver marriage.

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