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+ MEMORIAL CHURCH TO TPE LATE MISS OLIVE TALBOT. BAZAAR AT MAESTEG. No parish in Glamorganshire has participted more largel V in the generous benefactions of the Talbots of Margam, and especially in the munifi- cence of the late Miss Olive Talbot, than the parish of Llangynwyd, which embraces Maesteg and other populous centres in the Llynvi Valley. The present vicar, the Rev. Stephen Jackson, was inducted to the living only about four or five years ago, but during his incumbency the old church at Llangynwyd has been entirely renovated, while new churches have also been built at Garth, Maesteg. and Abergwynfi, and all this work was carried out at the entire expense of Miss Olive Talbot. Prior to her lamented death, about two years ago, a movement was initiated for the erection of a new church at Maesteg for the English congregation, who had hitherto held their services in Maesteg Church, where the Welsh congregation also meet for worship. The inconveniences arising from two sets of worshippers using the same fabric has long been felt, and the proposal to erect a new church for the English section met with the heartiest approval both of Miss Talbot, of Margam, and Miss Olive Talbot. The former presented the committee—of which the vicar is chairman, Mr. Samuel Grice the secretary, and Mr. J. H. Thomas the treasurer- with a magnificent site on the slope of the hill behind the town of Maesteg, and when completed the new church will be a prominent feature in the landscape for many miles around. Miss Talbot further supplemented her generous gift with a cheque for the handsome sum of £1,000, and a like sum was also contributed by Miss Olive Talbot. Soon afterwards Miss Olive Talbot died, and then it was resolved that the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, as this fabric will be known, should be built as a memorial church to so generous a benefactress. The buiiding is now In course of erection, the architect being Mr. G. Halladay, of Cardiff, and the contractors Messrs. McGaul and Son, of Bridgend. It is designed to seat 600 people, and the total cost is estimated at ■ £ 6,000. In addition to the X2,000 presented by the ladies of Margam, a sum of £100 was contri- buted by Mrs. Llewellyn, of Baglan Hall while the Maesteg Churchpeople raised a sum of £ 500 among themselves. Miss Talbot has also very kindly advanced a sum of £1,600 towards de- fraying the cost of the chancel. It was with a view to help to liquidate the balance that the vicar and his Building Committee resolved to organize a bazaar, and this was opened on Wednesday at the Maesteg Town Hall, in the presence of a fashionable and distinguished gathering, by Miss Talbot, whose visit to Maesteg, with a large party, was the occasion of a good deal of rejoicing in the district. Included in the Margam party were Miss Talbot and her sister, Mrs. Fletcher, of Saltoun, Scotland; Mr. and Mrs. Leighton, MrT and Mrs. Campbell, and the Misses Campbell, Mr. E. Knox, J.P. (chief agent of the Margam Estate), aLd Mr. J. Muir. The Bishop of Landaff was also present at the head of a large body of clergy, among whom were observed the Revs. Stephen Jackson, vicar of Llangynwyd; F. W. Edmondes, M.A., rector of Coity; D. Phillips, vicar of Llangeiuor; D. Davies, B.A., vicar of Newcastle, Bridgend; Stephen Nicholl, rector of Llandough; Bangor Davies, Kenfig Hill; S. C. Hill, W. R. Roberts, and others while among the company in the hall were Mr. R. W. Llewellyn, J.P., Baglan Cottage; Councillor J. M. Smith, J.P., Aberavon; Alder- man Barrow, Maesteg; and Mrs. Jones, Coed- park. The Bazaar Committee, of whom Mr. Leake, is chairman, worked very energetically for the success of the movement, and the takings on Wednesday amounted to a very substantial sum. The hall, had been elegantly decorated by the ladies, and the stalls (of which there were seven) were well stocked with goods of a handsome and costly description. The following were THE STALL-HOLDERS. STALL A—Miss Talbot Margam, and Mrs Fletcher, Saltoun Hall, Scotland. STALL B.— Mrs Jackson, Llangynwyd Vicarage; Mrs Thomas and Mrs Barrow. STALL C (Guild of St- Agnes Stall).-Mrs Tudor, Mrs Frank Williams, Miss Popkin, Mrs D. R. Powell, Mrs J. H. Thomas, Mrs Grice, and Miss H. Davies. STALL D-—Mrs Saviors, Miss Mary Davies, Mrs T. H. Jones, Mrs E. Williams, and Miss Llewellyn. m „ STALL E.—Mrs Rutter, Mrs T. Pearce, Mrs G. Pearce. Mrs Jenkins, and Mrs France. STALL F (Flower aud Tobacco).-Miss Tre- harne., Miss Kate Thomas, Miss Minnie Morgan, Miss Annie Morgan, Miss M. Grey, and Miss Mabel Evans. STALL G (Refreshments).—Miss Sampson, Mrs Wm. Jones, Mrs James Davies, Miss Shaw, and Miss Coleman. Mr and Mrs Campbell had charge of the side- shows and entertainments. all of which were well patronised during the day. Miss Talbot was very cordially received.

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