Gronant. Council School Conce t. On the evening of July 31st the children of the above school gave a very interesting concert. The way they executed their work was highly creditable to themselves and their teachers, Mr Fidler, Miss Thomas, Miss Edwards. The school was crowded, the meeting being considered a farewell to Mr Fidler, who has been appointed Headmaster of Trelogan New School. During the meeting speeches were made by the Chairman (Mr Jones, the Farm), Mr W. Evans, Mr J. W. Luke, Mr Hughes (Pentre), Mr Thomas Jones and Captain Job Bowen, emphasising the distinguished place Mr Fidler has made for himself during his two years' stay, in the estimation and heart of the children, their parents, and the inhabi- tants of the district, and wishiug him similar success in his new sphere of labour. He also received a nice token of the affection of the children in the form of an inkstand, which was gracefully presented on their behalf by Miss A. M. Edwards. Mr Fidler in returning his thanks in an emotional speech betrayed the attachment still surviving in his heart to the neighbour- hood. His brother (Mr Fidler, Flint), also ack- nowledged the courtesy shown to him as well as his brother and the appreciation of their services in connection with the evening classes. A humorous speech was also given by Mr William Humphreys, the newly-appointed Headmaster of Gronant School. We may also say that the childl en enjoyed a tea party in the afternoon, the management of which was in the hands of the following ladies Miss Thomas, Miss A. M. Edwards, Miss Gwladys Hughes, Miss Gwladys Oweu, Miss Mary Anne Jones and Miss Ada Jones. II1J" r-I
TRELOGAN NEW SCHOOL. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." Sir, It is satisfactory that the above school, which was started in the early part of last September, is now bordering on com- pletion. The work has made steady progress, although during the winter months very little could be done owing to the severe weather. The fence between the roadway and playground is made of perpendicular W°5if?ht-ircm hars of a-light and scanty nature, and, seeuas to me to be a draw-back to the smartness and stability of the building. A remark was made by a farmer who was passing the other day to one of the employees, Why did you not put the smaller building square \yith the school ?" A prompt answer was:gfven, are in Ifeme; you must do as ffiiVme'&oes.; -this is the style in which the residential abodes have been erected at Bertbengam, which have been built by our ancestors, Meyrick ap Gwynne ap Didymus, Llwydd ap Edward, Llewellyn ap Calvin ap Forddfain." Well," says the farmer in a hoity-toity way, "when I make my cornstacks and haystacks in the stack-yard, I always endeavour to make them as square as possible with my old barn."—Yours etc., TURNIP WEEDEK.
Christian Endeavour. A rally of Endeavourers was held on Bank Holiday, on the foreshore in the morning and on the hillside in the afternoon, when addresses of much interest were ielivered by several gentlemen.
The Congregational Church. Sunday is to be the occasion of the anni- versary services at this place of worship, when the Rev E. D. Braimbridge, Kidder- minster, will preach English sermons at 10-45 a.m. and 6-30 p.m.
Christ Church. On Sunday last the new order of services (which are to be continued during August) commenced, there being an additional English service at 10 a.m. The preachers were Rev. R. Hughes, B.A., Carnarvon, and Rev. T. Storey-Bates, M.A., Manchester. A children's service was also held in the afternoon, and this is to be continued throughout the month instead of the usual Sunday school. In the evening of last Sunday, Mr W. Nuttall, n (organist of Mostyn Parish Church) gave an 0 organ recital, and the vocalist was Miss Gaynor Roberts. Another recital is to be given on Sunday, when Mr T. L. Ford, of Stockport, will preside at the organ, and Mr Frank Nicholson will be the special vocalist. Rev Canon Fletcher, M.A., is to preach at the evening English service. The arrangements are now well in hand for the bazaar to be held on the 20th and 21at inst. The Hhyl Orchestral Society (under the leadership of Mr Horace Haselden) will play selections of music during the bazaar.
THE JEWISH LADS CAMP At this camp the fatigue party had every- thing quite ready for the arrival of the main body on Friday. Dublin arrived in the morning (having crossed overnight), Man- chester companies, Liverpool and Birmingham. during the afternoon. All were in by 6-30, and as they arrived the)' were detailed to their tentsj 4inti they fell "in for a substaii- tial tea. On Saturday cricket matches were played for the inter company cup, and Manchester A and C companies are left in the final, which will be played to-morrow (Sat.) afternoon. From Sunday onwards the usual time table was adhered to. Several morning bathing parades have been held during the week. Wednesday morning Major H. A. Fielding C, of East Lanes. Royal Engineers judged the physical drill competition, and awarded the cup to Birmingham. The sports were held on Wednesday afternoon. The battalion will be inspected by General Fry this (Friday) afternoon, and on Sunday camp will be struck. Both officers and lads find Prestatyn a very pretty camping place, the position of this camp being specially admired, and being quite a change from Lytham, their previous camping grounds. The interchange of visits between the officers and lads of this corps and the C.L.B. have been mutually agreeable, and with the-delightful weather experienced, this promises to be one of the best camps the brigade has ever held. The "Goldsmid" Memorial Cup for the best company (in, all respects) in camp, and the Military Drill Cup for the best drilled company will be awarded on Saturday after- noon, when all cups and prizes will be distributed.
The Buglers are Legion, and their lungs are as sound as their instilments. Shortly after 5 a.m., these early birds are astir, and then the fun begins. Their first business is to wake the camp, which they do with a will, and generously include in the wakening process the whole country- side. The combined bugle bands of the camp now get to work, rehearsing an infinite variety of calls, and aided by drums, big, little, and middlesized, all in full blast at one time, a sound is produced such as would wake the mythical seven sleepers. The whole camp is now alive, and, with an interval for breakfast, drilling, parading, and inspecting go on all morning. Meanwhile
A Popular Institution is the canteen, within the precincts of irhich is stored everything eatable that lad's heart could wish. The ice-cream barrow is well patronised, while harmonious and other strains are produced from the piano. The inspection is being held to-day (Friday), Brigadier-General W. Fry, C.B., who is in command of the East Lancashire Territorial Division being the inspecting officer. A number of photographs have been taken of the various evolutions during the week. Proofs of these are now to be seen at the office of this paper (next Post Office).
RICHARDS, Drapers, etc., Prestatyn.
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LOCAL TIDE TABLE. AUGUST. a.m. p.m. Height 8 Saturday 6 54 7 31 .13 1 9 Sunday. 8 3 8 33 14 7 10 Monday 9 2 9 27 .1G 5 11 Tuesday 9 54 .10 19 .18 0 12 Wednesday. 10 45 .11 9 .19 3 13 Thursday .11 33 .12 0 .19 5 14 Friday —— 0 24 .20 2
TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN One Night Only. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12TH, 1908, AT 8 P.M. Messrs. BAKING BRos. present Mr. BRANDON THOMAS' COMPANY in the World's Funniest Play ^CHARLEY'S AUNT "ENOUGH TO MAKE A CAT LAUGH." + Doors Open 7-30, Early Doors at 7 p.m., 6d. extra. Prices: 3/ 2/ I/- Box Office at J. LLOYD JONES, Town Hall Buildings. Town Hall, Prestatyn ONE NIGHT ONLY. Saturday, August 15th, 1908. Messrs. BARING Bnos. present Mr CHAS CONSTANT'S PRINCIPAL COMPANY in the Famous Musical Play "FLORO DORA" FULL COMPANY and CHORUS, as Played in the No. 1 Theatres. Doors Open at 7-30 p.m. Early Doors at 7 p.m. 6d. extra. Prices 3/ 2/ 1/ Box Office, J. LLOYD JONES, Town Hall Buildings. TOWN HALL, PRESTATYN Tuesday, Aug. 18th, 1908, AT 8 P.M. Madame Ella Russell AND BACKHAUS THE RENOWNED PIANIST. SEATS, 3 Z and 1 Plftn at Mr. J. LLOYD JOXES, Chemist. _e WHITFORD-MOSTYN GARDEN AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. A Cottagers' Garden and Agrciuttural WILL BE HBLD IN HOST iDOWisriisro- PARK (by kind permission of Sir Wm. H. Tate, Bart.), On Wednesday, August 26th, 7908. The Agricultural Section will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p. tit. ADMISSION ONE SHILLING. The Horticultural Section will be open to the Public on payment of One Shilling each from Two to Four p.m Sixpence after Four. The Baud will play Selections during the afternoon, and for Dancing in the evening. ATHLETIC SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS. List of Prizes and other particulars may be had on application to J. BARNARD, Hon Secretary. MOSTYN. The Prizes will be distributed on the same evening in front of Downing Hall by Lady Tate. l.b..J!J WESLEYAN SCHOOLROOM FFYNNONGROEW Test Concert SATURDAY, AUG. 29th, 1908. 1. Challenge Solo, own choice. Pl-izotl I/- 2. Solo (males only)., Prize 10/6 3. Solo (females only) Prize 10/6 4. Solo for children under 14 years of age (own choice). First Prize Silver Medal. Second Prize 2/6. 6. Opert Recitation (own choice). Prize 10/6 6. Recitation for children under 14 years of age. Hymn 848 out of the Wesleyan Hymn Book. First Prize Silver Medal. Second Prize 2/. Adjudicators— Music: Mr JOHN EVANS (Cynogfab), Manchester. Recitation: HUWCO PENMAEN and Rev J. LLOYD HUGHES. Accompanist: Mr. JOSEPH SPENCER, Ffynnongroew. Entries to be in by the 18th August. Secretary J. HERITAGE, Gwynfor, Ffynnongroew.
Bank Holiday. Never has Prestatyn been so crowded as during the past week, and the thousands of people who have visited us have been able to enjoy favourable climatic conditions. The town has presented a very animated appear- ance daily, and crowds have gathered on the foreshore. especially during bathing hours. The hillside aiso has had its quota of visitors, pic-nic parties being much in evidence, and the view to be obtaiued from bete has been very much admired. The railway officials have had an exceptionally bUfY time, nearly 20,000 passengers being dealt with on the main and branch lines between Saturday morning and Monday night, and tho staff had to be considerably augmented in order to cope with the enormous traffic. The number of people using the motor train on Monday exceeded 2,000, and the excursionists arriving here each day has exceeded any previous occasion.
THE RAILWAY BRIDGE. To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." Sir.- Will you permit me through the medium of your paper to call the attention of the railway authorities to the filthy condition of the steps and bridge over the railway station. The accumulation of dust, paper, peel, &c., from Bank Holiday is still there, although an attempt was made this (Thurs- day) morning to sweep it away. Credit is due to our surveyor for the clean condition of our streets each day, an example the railway people might well emulate with advantage. Yours, etc., 6th August, 1908. A RESIDENT.
Record of Coming Events. August 20th and 21st.—Christ Church Bazaar at the Town Hall. Nov. 1st and 2nd.—Annual Preaching Meetings at Horeb Chapal.
A Stroll Round the Camp. During this week much interest has been centred on the big camp of the C.L.B., where since Saturday last 8,000 lads and officers, drawn from the midlands of England, have been spending a holiday under conditions which are a complete change from their everyday home life. The British youth is a tireless, enthusiastic mor- tal. In and out of tent and field like a swarm of bees, drilling and marching and bathing, perpetual motion is here personified. Even the lazy ones, if any there are, must perforce rally to the bugle call.
The Cookery Department is busy preparing the mid-day meal, and the climax is reached at one o'clock, when the hot-pot (or what- ever the dinner may be) is served on the grass in front of the ovens. A deputation from each hungry battalion appears, carry off their several portions, and in less than five minutes the 2,000 mouths are fed. Within the limits of the ground is to be found the ambulance tent, and the doctor reports this year an unusually large number of cases to treat. One of the chaplains (Rev. W. Kingsbury, of Wigan) has been obliged to return home seriously ill. The lads' faith in the efficiency of this department is un- limited. One boy cut his finger with a piece of glass, and another promptly advised him to "go and have it x-rayed."
PRESTATYN SPORTS. Delightful weather favoured this event, which was held on Thursday afternoon in aid of the local cricket and football clubs. There was a very good attendance, and some excel- lent races run. The judging was carried out by Mr J. A. Mackinnon, Mr Frankenburg (of the Jewish Camp), and Mr Pennington (Colwyn Bay), the starter being Mr Councillor Inglefield. During the afternoon the band of the Church Lads' Brigade were present and played selections of music. The first event was a walking match over a course of nearly six miles (around Meliden) and finishing on the sports ground. The winners were 1, F. C. Selkirk, Prestatyn 2, W. Archer; 3, J. Williams, Prestatyn. The races resulted as follows, many of the prizes going to the camp lads :—100 yards for boys: 1 J. Grose, 2 W. Vee. ,120. yards for camp boys (run in three heats). Final: 1 M. Joseph, 2 J. Whitehead. Half-mile cycle 1 E. Williams (Ffynnon- groew), 2 R. Edwards (Denbigh). 120 yards open race (two heats). Final 1 J. Brightmore, 2, R. Jones (Prestatyn). Boot and lace race 1 E. Holbrook (Pres- tatyn). 120 yards (confined to residents): 1 Alf Jones 440 yards flat race 1 J. Whitehead, 2 J. Brightmore. Mile cycle race 1 E. Williams (Ffynnon- groew). 2 R. Edwards (Denbigh). Later in the evening a football match was played between Prestatyn and the C.L.B. club for a silver cup presented by Captain Macdonald. The greatest excitement pre- vailed throughout the game, there being a tremendous crowd present. After a keenly contested game, the brigade lads won with a score of two goals to nil. In the evening a whist drive and dance was held in the Town Hall. Tha M.C.s were Capt. Macdonald and Mr J. R. Tickle, Mr Inglefield taking charge of the whist. The winners of the latter were—ladies: 1, Mrs Aiston, 2, Miss F. E. Hughes; gents E. Charlton, 2, G. S. Coward. The arrangements were carried out by a committee of which Capt. Macdonald was chairman. Messrs D. J. Davies and J. P. Linnell hon. secretaries, and J. W. Williama treasurer. Considerable assistance was lenfc1 by a large number of stewards. I
THE BUGLE BLAST. To the Editor of the Prestatyn a' eddy. SIR,-I should like to know if the resi^ent^. of Prestatyn generally enjoy the delightflit- music (?) discoursed to us at all hours of the day and night by the bugles and drums of the boys' camps. I for one think that some action should be taken on our behalf to stop what is becoming a serious nuisance, and a menace to the health even of some, by the loss of sleep resulting from the untimely bugle calls which wake us up at very early hours, and continue at intervals to prevent its going to sleep again. They can get the boys up as early as they like, or keep them up all night, but they have no right to be such a confounded nuisance to other people.—Yours, etc., Lingards," Prestatyn. F. GARSIDE.