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NEWPORT.

PONTYPOOL.

BLAENAVON.

CHEPSTOW.

ABEEGAVENNY.

CAERLEON.

VARTEG HILL.

ABERSYCHAN.

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ABERSYCHAN. BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.—Tbe annual meeting of the Abersychan Branch of this Society, was held on Friday last, at the School-room. Henry Lewis, Esq., presided, and addresses on behalf of the Society were delivered by the Rev. J. Jones (Blaenavon), Mr. Davenport, D. Jones, and J. Pritchard. The Rev. S. Price, secretary, read a report, and alluded to the loss the branch had sustained through the departure from this district of several ladies, who had zealously collected for the Society in former years, also to the loss of the late J. Vipond, Esq., of Cwmavon, a true friend to the cause, who bad left a donation ef £100 to the Parent Society. The officers were re-elected, and the customary vote of thanks to the chair- man closed the proceedings. CLUB ANNIVERSARIES.—On Saturday last, the members of the Hibernian 11 True United Brothers" Lodge, meeting at the New Inn, held their annual "feast." Headed by the Newport Factory Band, and with several elegant ban- ners, the members, numbering about 150, marched in procession to Pontypool, and attended Divine service at the Catholic Chapel, where an effective address was delivered by Father Torregiani. They then returned to their club-room, and partook of an exceedingly well-cooked dinner, for which Rost Wintle received the thanks of the members. After dinner Trustee Thomas Duggan was voted to the chair, and Brother D. Mc'Carthv to the vice. The usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given, and a pleasant evening was spent. The club is in a prosperous condition.——On Monday the annual "feast" of the "United Friends" Society, meeting at the Union Inn, was held. The members, headed by the Abersychan Brass Band, and with suitable banners and flags displayed, walked through the illnge, and visited Host Jones, of the Hanbury Arms, Garndiffaith, by whom they were hospitably received. After a capital dinner, provided by Host and Hostess Drown. Brother J. Crawcour, occupied the chair, and Brother J. E I ans the vice, and with toast and song a merry evening was spent. This club has, until latterly, been in a declining state, but during the last year it btt) greatly increased in numbers and pecuniary strength,

SKENFRITH.

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