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HIRWAIN. A. J. PADDOCK wishes to an- nounce that he has a branch shop in Cross Street with a fine selection of Baths, Lavatories, Gasfittings, and all Sanitary Goods, an'd where all otders for repairs, etc., may be sent. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. FOUR VISITORS. On Sunday last hundreds of persons were at- tracted to the Hirwain Pond by the advent of four beautiful swans. It appears they arrived early the same morning. It is many years since Hirwain was visited bv swans before. ee MILITARY. Private W. D. Wat- kins, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, High Street, Hirwain, departed for India on Tuesday last. He has only been with the colours five weeks.—Private Alexander (Sandy) Davies, of Harris Street, on his way to Mesopotamia, met Seaman Ivor Edmunds, Bute Place, at Bomoay on May 15th. Ed- munds was bound for China. ON FURLOUGH. Private Vin- cent George, of the Machine Gun Corps, brother of Lieut. Fred George, arid grandson of the late Mr. David Evans, J.P., arrived home from France on Thursday last. Vincent, a former student at the Higher Stand- ard School, has served in the Dar- danelles and in France. He was at the battle of Messines. Vincent was accorded a right royal welcome.— Private Ithel Jones, only son of the late Mr. Emrys Jones, schoolmaster, returned from France on Monday morning. Private Jones, who was a bank assistant prior to enlisting, was abroad when his father suddenly passed aw^iy. His many friends ex- tend their sympathy to him in his sad loss. A PRETTY WEDDING took place on Monday at St. Lleurwg's Church, the contracting parties being Miss Doris (Dolly) Webber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webber, Station Road, and Mr. Alfred Davies, of 11 Bond Street. Aberdare. The Rev. J. R. D. Williams, Vicar, officiated.. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Glyn Webber, wore a dreadnought grey costume with hat to match. The bridesmaids, Misses Lizzie Davies and Hopkins, Aberdare, and Jennie Vaughan, Hirwain, wore (awn and blue dresses, and large pic- ture hats. Mr. Jack Davies, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. After the reception at the bride's residence. Mr. and Mrs. Davies left for Mumbles for their honeymoon. WEDDING BELLS. St. Lleu- rwg's Church was the scene of an interesting military wedding on Wednesday, when Nurse Leah (Lille) Evans, the youngest daughter of Mr. -and Mrs. David Evans. The Bun- galow, Bute Place, Hirwain, was married to Lance-Corporal William Rees Kendrick, of Llanelly. The bridegroom served in the Dardanelles Campaign, and prior to enlisting was engaged as electrical engineer at the Cwmg»rse Collieries. This was the -first military wedding solemnised at the vfllafr\ and it attracted a large number < f people en route. The Rev. J. R. Devi Williams, Vicar, per- formed the ceremony. The bride, r who wns given away by her father, wore an indoor nursing uniform. She was attended by two brides- maids, Misses Kathleen Evans. Hir- wain, and Doris Griffiths, Gwaun- caegurwen, nieces of the bride ana bridegroom. They wore dresses of cussore silk, trimmed with blue and cream hats to match. Master Graham Phillips, Swansea, acted as page boy. Naval Officer Kendrick, Llanelly (brother of the bridegroom) under- took the duties of best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's residence. Among the tniests were: Mrs. Ann Daniels, Mr. John, Maesteg; Mrs. Wintle, Mrs. Bovnes, Mrs. Uriah Rees, Mrs. Brockway, Court Lodge; Mr. Johns, Maesteg; Mrs. Jones, Llanelly; Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick, Llanelly; Miss Marks, Cardiff Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, Miss Audrey Evans, Gelii Tarw Cottages; Mr. Bevan, Cardiff; Mrs. Phillips, Mumbles; Master ..Graham Phillips, Misses Beatie and Kathleen Evans, Mrs. Griffiths, Gwauncaegurwen; Miss Doris Griffiths, Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Evans, Cardiff. Later in the day the happy couple left by motor for West Wales.

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