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Jubilee Banquet at Tylorstowl1


Jubilee Banquet at Tylorstowl1 On Thursday evening a grand banquet was held at the Queen's Hotel, Tvlorstown, by the "Queen's Clothing Club," founded by Mr David Thomas. The large assmbly room of Host W. T. Bevan was very prettily decorated with draperies and ferns, while the tables were set off with lovely and sweet-scented flowers. About 60 sat down to a sumptuous repast. The cater- ing was admirable, while the waiting was without reproach, reflecting great credit upon Mr Bevan and his staff. Among the guests were Messrs Fenwick, Bevan (Ferndale), Griffiths (manager), W. Davies (Ferndale), D. Jones, D. Daniels (Y Dryw), D. L. Bowen ( ree Press"), Morgans (grocer), Sergeant Poyntz, Charles Powell, and Wells (checkweighers). The postprandial pro- ceedings were of an interesting character. Mr Fenwick was voted to the chair. A galaxy of talent had been engaged, so all settled down to a good concert. Amongst the artistes en- gaged were the famous trio from Ferndale, David Griffiths, D. Selby Morris, and J. Glyn- tewi Jones, also the well-known Brothers Rees, Ferndale, were present, while Mr Griff. Thomas was accompanist. Mr Fenwick, amidst cheers, rose to propose the toast of "The Queen," which was drunk amidst the greatest enthusiasm and with musical honours. Mr David Griffiths sang "Baner ein Gwlad," and was encored, and Mr Jack Rees followed with "One of the Boys." Mr D. L. Bowen proposed the toast of "The Public Bodies," coupling with it the name sof Mr Fenwick and Mr Bevan (chairman of the Ystradyfodwg School Board). Song, "Hen gadair freichiau fy mam," by J. Glyntewi Jones (encored). Mr Fenwick in responding to the toast, said lie was more proud of being a member of the Guardians than any other Board, for it was the oldest Board in existence, and their work was to help the poor and needy. (Loud cheers). He knew their work was not so hard as that of the School Board and others, but he was. lad the toast was received so je lithusiastiaally. Mr Bevan, in responding, said he was pleased to be amongst the people of Tylorstown, for Tylorstown and Ferndale were now nearly one. He naturally felt more interested in his own neighbourhood than in any other, for all the members naturally fought for their districts. They had a tough fight in getting infants' schools for Tylorstown; still, although the fight was so keen, they were still the best of friends, and the Board always worked harmoniously. He eloquently treated upon the departure of his Board in connection to introducing manual instruction in Board Schools,giving children tools etc., to learn a trade. He dwelt with the pro- gress made by the Board of which he felt it an honour to be a member. He mentioned that when the Queen was crowned, the Government only gave a grant of £20,000 for education; now, the Ystradyfodwg Board alone received as much as the whole country did then. (Cheers). He next showed the difference between the educational facilities of the time when he was a boy compared with those at the present day. Then very few colliers knew the way to read, now nearly every one had his evening, daily, 01 weekly paper, as a result of the School Board. (Loud applause). Mr Ebeo. Hees sang "The Soldiers of the Queen," which was splendidly received. Mr Wells proposed "The Trade of the Dis- trict," coupling the names of Messrs Jones and Powell. Mr D. Selby Morris frendered "Gwlad y Bryniau Mwynion." This song reached the climax. Air Jones briefly responded, and Mr Powell dealt shortly with the Compensation Bill and with the restriction of output of coal, mentioning with pleasure the good feeling that subsisted in this district between masters and men. (Loud applause). Mr Edwin Rees gave "There's a quiet little homestead by the sea." (Encored). Y Dryw proposed the toast of the "Clothing Club." in Welsh, in a most humorous speech, which convulsed the audience, finishing up with some impromptu verses. Messrs Wells and Phillips suitably responded. Mr Jack Rees sang "Ours is a happy home," in character, and responued with "He wore a worried look." Mr David Griffiths song "Mona," Mr Fenwick, in proposing the "Host and Hotess," spoke eloquently of the urbanity and kindness of Mr and Miss Bevan, and the way in which his remarks were received proved the popularly in which they were held. The toast was drunk with musical honours, and was also extended to their worthy father. Mr Griffiths and Mr J. Glyntewi Jones sang a duet that brought down the house. Mr Willie Bevan, in a most appropriate speech responded. With a most grateful vote of thanks to the chairman and artistes, a thoroughly enjovable evening was brought to a close with Mr David Griffiths singing the National Anthem. The Dryw's mirth-provoking stanzas were as follow: Peth hoff yw cwrdd yn nghyd I wir fwynhau danteithion, 0 flasus benthau'r byd. A drefnwyd gan gyfeillion; Er coflo'r Jiwbili, Ben blwyddyn y gymdeithas, Mae'r giniaw gyda bri Yn glod i'r mudiad addas. Os ydych chwi am fod Yn gynhes a thrwsiadus, A chwenych cyrhaedd nod, Gwnewcli wisgo'n weddol drefnus; Ac er bod yn gytun, A theimlo'n ber/Faith ddedwydd, Gwnewch uno'r clwb bob un Er mwyn cael dillad newydd. Mae Thomas, medde nhw, Y teiliwr goreu feddwn, A chymer ar ei lw Wneyd dillad wrth y ffasiwn; Mae croesaw i wr gwraig Fel bachgen ieuanc dedwydd, Neu orwych ysgolhaig I fesur am suit newydd. Rhyw 4s y mis A Ie. am y gwrw Yw hyn, fel codiad pris, Yn dwyn y dyn isylw; w Mae pawb yn derbyn Hog Bob deuddeg mis fel rheol, A chofiwch, nid ryw rog Yw'n teiliwr gwych, urddasol; A dedwydd iawn yw'r llu 'Nol derbyn gworth ei harian, A chiniaw jiwbili Yn deilwng o. Miss Bevan.