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Wedding at Cefnpennar.

Aberdare Education ICommittee.



Mountain Ash.

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IDeath of Mr John Bucknell.


Death of Mr John Bucknell. An Appreciation. At Klondyke Villa, Llantwit Major, on the 5th of November, at 2.30 p.m., there passed into the unseen world the soul of Mr. John Bucknell, of the King's Head Inn, Aberaman. Forty-eight years of his life were spent in his native village, during eleven of which he served as Churchwarden, being re-elected annually by the Parishioners, whose confidence and respect he retained to the last. For over twenty years he sang in the Church Choir, and while not brilliant in musical talent, there was no voice with a truer ring of sincerity than his. He sang from the heart, and not mechanically. For regular attendance on Sunday mornings and evenings he held the record of the choristers conjoint- ly with the organist, Mr. S. Sage, for at least 18 years, and never failed, as long MR JOHN BUCKNELL. as his health permitted to communicate on the first Sunday in the month. His was a record worthy of emulation. As Councillor on the Aberdare District Coun- cil he commanded the respect of his col- eagues, and if his speeches were few, they were generally to the point. I ear- less in the discharge of his duties, honest in his transactions, liberal but secret in his gifts, and trusted by all, he followed the occupation of a publican with credit to himself and example to the fraternity. His many acts of kindness were known to none save himself-the recipient and the Supreme Being. Literally, the "left hand knew not what the right was do- ing." With the friendly societies his. name was ai power, and the offices served by him were many .and important. Quiet in disposition, firlit in action, charitable at heart, patient in suffering, conscien- tious in faith, and faithful to duty, he will be missed by numerous friends and the community at large. He was in word a good, honest, straightforward Britisher. May be rest in peace. The funeral took place on Wednesday. A very large concourse of people had gathered in front of the house at 2 o'clock. Shortly after 2 the procession wended its way to St. Margaret's Church, where a. brief service was conducted by the Rev. M. Powell, B.A., Vicar. The "Dead March" in "Saul" was very impressively played by Mr. S. Sage, the organist. The procession was afterwards re-formed. After the general public, came the Aber- aman Church Lads' Brigade, followed by the Ancient Welshmen Lodge of the Ancient Britons, with Mr. Thos. Hughes, the district secretary. Other lodges re- presented were the St. David's Lodge of Oddfellows, and a local' lodge of the R.A.O.B. Amongst the general public were Messrs Benjamin Jones (ex-High Constable), T. Prosser, M. Parr, B. Turner, H. Hopkin, Councillor John Davies, J. H. Powell, John Lake,, John Howell, G. V. Jones, W. J. Durbin, E. Jones (Co-op.), Evan Mor- gan (Nixon's, Mountain Ash), Taliesin James, John Lake, Daniel Hughes (Bay- ron), W. Morgan, George Harris, T. Prestwood, etc. At the graveside the R.A.O.B. cere- mony was performed bV the Vicar of Aberaman, who is the local chaplain of the order. At a meeting of the Aberdare District of Ancient Britons a vote of condolence was passed with the relatives of the late Ir. John Bucknell. Brother John James, Teilo House, the respected treasurer of the district, and Brother David Evans, Past Unity President, spoke of the good qualities of the departed brother, who had been very active in connection- with the unity and district for many years. All the brethren present keenly felt the loss sustained.

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