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Gloddaeth Habitation of the…


Gloddaeth Habitation of the Primrose League. The annual meeting of this Habitation, was held, on Saturday, April 25th, at Llanrhos, the chair being occupied by the Dame President (the Right Hon. the Lady Augusta Mostyn), in the absencr. of the Ruling Councillor (Alderman the Hon. H. Lloyd-Mostyn). There were also present the Hon. Mrs H. Lloyd-Mostyn, Mr and Mrs Fincham, Miss Dutton, Mrs Humphrey Lewis (Mayoress of Conway), Mrs Pollit, Mrs Lee, Rev. W. and Mrs Davies (Llangwstenin), Miss Brittain, Miss B. Brittain, Mrs Tritton, Miss Tritton, Miss Roberts, Miss Smyth, Rev. F. Griffith Jones, Mr Lee, Councillor A. W. Jones (Hon. Treasurer), Mr Williams, Mr Wood, Mr Dearden, etc. The Executive Council, Wardens, and other officers were re-elected, viz. :—Ruling Councillor, Alderman the Hon H. Lloyd Mostyn Dame President, the Lady Augusta Mostyn Hon. Sec., Mrs Fincham Hon. Treasurer, Councillor A. W. Jones Hon. Auditor, Mr Owen Rowland. Mr Fincham announced that lie had recommen- ded the Hon. H. Mostyn for the Grand Star, and this announcement gave universal approbation. The Hon. Secretary (Mrs Fincham) presented her report, which was as follows :—" It is a great pleasure to me to announce that the Gloddaeth Habitation is in a flourishing and growing condi- tion. I will briefly give an account of what has been done during the past year. Fifty-seven Associates, three Knights, and one Dame, have been enrolled, making our membership between 700 and 800. The Hon. Treasurer will present the accounts duly audited, and you will see that they are in a most satisfactory state. Seven Executive Coun- cils and two sub-Committees have been held during the year, and all were particularly well- attended. Owing to the General Election, not so many Executive Councils were held as usual this year, but the Wardens were busy canvassing and otherwise doing their utmost for the Conservative candidate. It is a matter of great regret that the result of the General Election in the Carnarvon Boroughs and the Arvon Division resulted in the return of the Radical candidates, but this should not dishearten the members of the Gloddaeth Habitation, but rather prove an incentive to further work and energy in altering this state of affairs at the next election. On September 14th, a grand fete was held at Gloddaeth, by kind permission of Lady Augusta Mostyn, at which about 800 were present. The Gloddaeth Silver Band played during the afternoon. The Sports were a great attraction, and were admirably managed by our Hon. Treasurer, Mr A. W. Jones. There was also a football match during the after- noon between Penrhynside and Tywyn P. L. Members. Speeches were delivered by Lord Mostyn, Hon H. Lloyd Mostyn(Ruling Councillor), Mr Fincham, Mr Kneeshaw, and Mr Barron, and were listened-to with great attention. Lady Augusta Mostyn presented the prizes to the winners of the sports and the singing of the National Anthem brought a most enjoyable day to a close. A concert was held at Conway on April 8th in connexion with the Gloddaeth Hab- itation Choral Society, Dr. Roland Rogers conducting, and it proved a great success. The Hon. H. Mostyn presided, and there was a large attendance. Selections from the "Messiah" formed the first part of the programme, and a miscellaneous selection the second part. Dr. Rogers had given the Choir 15 practices, and the difficult parts of the "Messiah" were gone through most satisfactorily. I regret that illness has prevented me from getting up more meetings during last winter, and I suggest that Working Committees of four persons in each Ward should be appointed to get up entertainments and meet- ings in their Wards—subject, of course, to the approval of the Executive Council, so that the» Hon. Secretary be relieved of a great deal of anxiety in working so many different Wards properly. There are six Wards Conway, Pen- maenmawr, Llanrhos, Penrhynside, Tywyn and Deganwy, and Glanconway. I have the greatest pleasure in thanking our Dame President, Lady Augusta Mostyn, for her kindness in attending the meeting and helping us in every way. It is such a great encouragement to have her kind advice and presence at our meetings. Great thanks are also due to our Ruling Councillor, the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn, for the interest he takes in the progress of the Habitation. I must also say how greatly the Wardeus and Executive Council have helped in making the organisation of the Primrose League a living thing in our midst, as by their untiring energy and devotion the good work is continually kept alive." After the meeting, a very enjoyable concert was held in the School, Llanrhos, Alderman the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn presiding. It is rare indeed to find so much musical talent at a village concert, and great thanks are due to the performers and to Mr Vincent Walker, who so kindly gave two of his enjoyable musical and comical sketches. Mr Williams (Llanrhos) sang Land of my Fathers in Welsh, and the whole audience at Mr Fincham's request rose and joined in the chorus. Miss Helen Tritton sang admirably, and was deservedly encored. The Deganwy Glee Party, under the tuition of Messrs Warner and Evans, sang some glees in a very able manner, the duett of Messrs Warner and Davies being very good. Mr Davies gave" Noble Boy of Truth" with great feeling and power. Miss Compton delighted everyone with her artistic performance on the violin, which was a great treat. "Three Fishers" (by kind permission of Dr. Rogers) was rendered in a first-rate manner by Mrs Float, Miss Edith Lees, and Messrs Webb and Petch. Such a musical treat as this has rarely been heard in this neighbourhood, and, of course, an encore was insisted upon. Mr Petch, of Conway, gave one of his capital comic songs, which was greatly appreciated. The singing of God Save the Queen brought a really good concert to a close. During the interval Mr Fincham congratulated the members on the flourishing condition of the Gloddaeth Habitation, and, after speaking on the increased number and organisation of the Primrose League, called for three cheers for the Lady Augusta Mostyn, Alderman Mostyn, and the officers of the Gloddaeth Habitation, which was responded-to with enthusiasm.

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