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Cilfach Coch.


Cilfach Coch. Last, Wednesday evening, at the Glamorgan Hotel, Mr Gomer Eians presided over a din- ner held in honour of St. David, it being the first meeting of the kind held at Gilfach. Over 50 people sat down to a repast, well worthy I oi the host and hostess. After the Royal toast had been given, Mr E. Thomas sang. Off to Philadelphia.. Mr E. Edmunds gave the toast to "The Clergy and Ministers." Mr J. Edwards. responding, said he was very sony that there were no ministers present. I but he was pleased to say that England would not be the England she now is were it not Tor her ministers of the Gospel. Mr W. Davies sang -An Revoir." Then came the toast of the evening, "St. David," given by Mr Enoch Jones, who aid that there is not the slightest doubt now that such a person as St. David did exist. Mr Robert Rees sang a WcHI song. Mr Councillor Jenkins, in a lengthy speech, confirmed what Mr Jones had said regarding the existence of our venerable Saint. he having lived somewhere about the early jart of the fifth century. The early and more active part of his life was spent at. Caerleon, from thence he removed to St. David's. Pem- brokeshire. where, it is generally believed, he ended his noble career. Being a great scholar and a devout Christian, he devoted his whole life to the furtherance of Christianity in both England and Wales. Mr J. Caniff and Mr D. T. Jones spoke a few words each on the mat- ter. Mr J. 0. Pearert sang 'Hiraeth." Mr Cc-sslett. 11l giving the feast, to "The Trade and Tradespeople, promised better times for Gilfach m the- near future than it bad enjoved for some years since. Indeed, things have been so dull here that a little revival will be received with welcome. The /Speaker here read out a piece of poetry that was composed by his father—the evergreen Gwilym Elian— for an Eisteddfod held at Bristol twenty-nine years ago. It was entitled "Dydd Gwyl Dewi Saut." Mr D. Rowlands sang "Mentra Gwen." M ■ H. P. Davies (chemist) and Mr J. Hopkins (draper') on behalf of the tradespeople, said it afforded them great pleasure in responding to such a worthy toast, particularly so after what Mr Coslett had promised them. Messrs T. M. Jones, N. Salmon". D. Gregory, and J. Griffith;; also contributed towards the musical part of the programme. Mr Jones simply bringing the room down with his inimitable rendering of Killaloo. The toast, "Host and Hostess" having been given by Mr D. Gregory in a most appropriate speech, and ably respon- ded to by Mr J. Edwards on behalf of his parents, a most enjoyable evening was brought to a close by singing "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.'

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