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CHURCH BAZAAR AT PRESTATYN. SPEECHES BY LORD AND LADY MOSTYN. A two days' bazaar was opened at the National Schools,Prestatyn, on Tuesday the proceeds of which are to be devoted in aid of the fund for enlarging the Paiish Church. This has been rendered necessary owing to the rapid growth of the parish and the great infiux of visitors during the summer months. I The scheme is estimated to cost ,f23co and towards this there is a sum of 130 in the Bank, and the St. Asaph Diocesan Building Society have voted £100 towards the fund as an expression of their sympathy. The arrangements for the bazaar were carried out by a Committee of which the Vicar (Rev. O. J. Davies) was chairman, Mr Churchwarden Scott, the hon secretary, assisted by his Co-warden, Mr W. H. Coward, J.P., and their arrangements were of the most complete and satisfactory deicription. Mr. Hughes, N. & S. W. Bank was the hon. treasurer. Valuable assistance as stewards was rendered by Messrs. E. H Parry, J. O. Clarke, J. B. Linnel, Robert Hughes, A. Parish, C. Haworth, R. J. Tickle, J Davies, Joseph Jones, Edwards, AV. Glass, and Smith. There was an exceptionally large and attractive collection of saleable goods on the various stalls embracing a variety of useful and ornamental articles,as well as refreshment, flower and fruit stalls. The alls were all temptingly laid out and the roomst most tastefully decoratedr The following is a list of the stallholders:- Fancy Stall-Mrs Scott. Mrs E. Wimberly, Miss Davies, Vicarage, Misses Livesey, Misses Jones, Fern Bank, Miss Davies, Fern Bank, Mrs E. Williams, Miss A. Radley, Miss Warfolk, Mrs Gratton, Miss Howe, Mrs. E G. Bradley. Fruit, Flower, and Produce Stall—Mrs Morgan, Misses Lyne, Miss A. Thornton, Misses Marlow. Fish Pond —Mrs. Broad, Miss Wimberley, Miss Coulthard. Goods Stall—Mrs. Jones, Freelands. China Stall—Miss Edith Coward, Miss Hilda l Marlow. Sweets Stall—Miss L Coward, Miss Ettie Coward. Refreshment Stall —Mrs Coward, Mrs Linnell, I MGs Jones, Ashdown, Miss Gorbett Jones, Plas, Miss Higgins, Irs. Richards, Miss Healey, Aliss Skelton, Airs. Tickle, Airs. David Hughes, Miss Foden, Alisses Swift, Airs. Alarlow, Alisses Afinton, Alisses Sheffield, Miss Jones, Boswell House, Airs. Hewitt, Miss Hewitt, Miss J. Will- iams, and Miss Bracegirdle. Palmistry—Aliss Hughes and Miss Wood, Newcastle. Bran Tub—Aliss Summerskill, Miss Hughes. Among the supplemental attractions were Alin- strel entertainments by Mr. Jimmy Charters' minstrels, a confetti battle, and competitions in hat trimming, home-made cake, home-made bread, best hand-knitted socks, best pincushion, and best dressed doll, the adjudicators being Airs. Owen, Dyrerth N'icarage Irs. Williams, Aleliden Vicarage Mrs. Switham, Willow Cot- tage Mrs. Tindall, Wylfa and Airs. Cunning- ham, Liverpool. Musical items were contri- buted at intervals by Miss Howe, Miss Alarjory Dunning, the Rev. T. Jenkins, Rhvl; Miss Bibby, ihyl; Miss l'ochin, Airs. Redman, and Miss Huye^. There was a large and fashionable gathering at the opening ceremony on Wednesday, which was gracefully performed by Lady Alostyn, of Mostyn Hall, who was accompanied by Lord Afostvn. Among those, present were Dr. Durant, the Rev. John and Airs. Uwen, The icarage, Dyserth; the Rev. and Airs. Williams, The Vicarage, Aleliden; Mrs. Broad, Miss Jones, 1, las Airs, and Aliss Sheffield, Airs. Thorn- ton, Mrs. Tindall, Dr. Wimberley, Airs, and Aliss Wimberley, Airs. Coward and family. Miss Jones, Gronant Road Mrs. and Aliss Hewitt, Miss Man-nix, Rhyl Aliss Vizard, do Aliss Oldham, Airs. Hunt, Airs. Griffiths, Leyton; Air. S. and Miss Perks, Rhyl It .D. Ro- berts, do. Airs. Pritchard, do., &c. The Vicar, who was heartily received, thanked Lord and Lady Mostyn for their kindness in coming there that day, and for the interest and sympathy they had always shown with Church work at Prestatyn. People were under the impression that Prestatvn was a very modern place. It no doubt was a place of modern development, but it was a fact that in the year 1167 it possessed a castle. A'isitors at Pres- tatyn would find it an interesting occupation to try and discover where that castle was. But the Welsh people did build a castle there, and they had an English invasion, and they took it away from them as they had taken most things. The English invasion still continued, though not with the sound of the hoofs of hor- ses and the clashing of arms. It was an invasion which they were glad to welcome, and that day they were engaged in a work which was to help them to provide accommodation for the English visitors who come into their midst. The fact that an enlargement of the Parish Church was rendered necessarv was almost en- tirely due to the invasion of the English people, and it was a work which would entail an ex- penditure of about £ 2,300. They were not very rich in l'restatyn. They had no rich people living in the parish with the exception of one or two. But they were trying in Prestafyn to as far as thev could contribute their share towards the cost. They had now in the bank a sum of £ 130. and the St. Asaph Diocesan Building Society had kindly promised a sum of £100, so that they required a further sum -of £ 2,070 to defray the cost of the work which they had decided to carry out. As the result of that bazaar they hoped to be a little nearer the goal (applause). Miss E. H. I'ari,N-, at the close of the Vicar's speech, presented Ladv Alostyn with a basket of flowers. Lady Alostyn, who had a very cordial wel- come, expressed her pleasure at seeing so many present. She hoped that the company inclu- ded a large number of buyers, and that they Avould secure the beautiful articles which were so profusely and tastefully arranged on the various stalls. That bazaar was being held for a very excellent object, viz., the enlarge- ment of their Parish Church. The necessity for that enlargement proved that not only were Church wwrkers increasing, and especially since their present Bicar had come to their midst, but it proved also that Prestatyn was making rapid strides and was becuming a most popular seaside resort (applause). She hoped that that bazaar would be very successful, and result in a good round sum towards the object in view (applause!. It had given both Lord Mostyn and herself great pleasure to come there that afternoon. She had a very pleasant task to perform, and that was to declare that bazaar open (applause). Air. T. J. Scott proposed a vote of thanks to T.c)rd and Lady Alostyn for their presence. All knew the interest which they took in Church work in the diocese. He had been present at many meetings in which Lord Alostvn took part, and could testify to his interest in Church work. He thought they were specially in- debted to Lady Alostyn for the graceful way in which she had performed the ceremony that day (applause). Air. J. B. Linnell. J.P., said he had great pleasure in seconding the proposition, which was heartily carried. Lord Mostyn, in acknowledging, said it Had given Lady Alostyn and himself great pleasure to come to Prestatyn. He congratulated the promoters on the tine day they had had for the bazaar, and upon the large gathering that had assembled at the opening ceremony. He thought that gathering testified to the fact that Church work in Prestatyn was progressing in a most satisfactory manner. He was reading their Parish Magazine as coming along, as he was anxious to see what was being done in Prestatyn. He was glad to find that their pre- sent Church was too small, and that they were endeavouring to enlarge it in order to provide accommodation for the great influx of visitors that came to Prestatyn. As one having some property in l'reetatyn, and therefore as one interested in its material welfare, he rejoiced at the evident progress it was making. He noticed that the Vicar in the Parish Magazine made the remark that if every visitor that came to Prestatyn would only, give a shilling towards the fund they would very soon be able to en- large the Church. He believed that Prestatyn had a great future before it, for with the pos- sible exception of Llandudno—(laughter)—he thought it had the finest air on the North Wales coast (applause). He thanked them sincerely for their kind vote of thanks. He hoped they would make that bazaar a big success, and support in every way the excellent work which the Vicar was, and had been doing ever since he had come to reside amongst them (applause)'. Business then immediately proceeded with, and briskly carried on to the close of the bazaar. The bazaar on Wednesday was opened by Mrs. Walton Evans, wife of Archdeacon Evans, The Canonrv, St. Asaph. In introducing ATrs. Evans, the Rev. O. J. Davies, vicar, announced that the takings of the first day, exclusive of subscriptions and ticket money, was £ 70 (ap- plause). He had also received a letter from Lord Mostyn enclosing a cheque far JB5 towards j the funds (applause). In acknowledging a vote of thanks to Airs. Evans, Archdeacon Evans delivered an interest- ing speech on church building in the diocese. He remembered Prestatyn without a church, school, or parsonage. He also remembered Colwyn Bay without a church, and Old Cohvyn with but one. At present church building in the diocese was quite fashionable, and no doubt a good deal of it was due to the great influx of what he always called the Saxon invaders (laughterj. In connection with that invasion they experienced a difficulty of which their English friends knew nothing, namely the bilingual difficulty. They had two languages, Welsh and English, and whilst possessing, ample accommodation for the Welsh population, it was becoming year aftere year a mere difficult question to know what to do with the influx, which was growing greater every year, of Eng- lish visitors. At Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, and Llandudno they had built additional churches for those invaders, and at Old Colwyn last week they opened one of the most beautiful churches in the diocese. They must have a go-od Church of England service for visitors. Thev were ac- customed to hearty services at home, and they expected them when they came to Wales. If the people were anxious for the temporal welfare of Prestatayn they must build a nice church and provide good musical services. Tn- glish people would not go to a badly ventilated church or schoolroom where they were packed together like sardines (laughter.) They liked plenty of light and fresh air. English people as a lule were not so hot headed as their Welsh neighbours, but they possessed deep religious convictions, and the father of I a family would not go to Prestatyn or anywhere else if his family could not have the privilege of attending good church services. The major- ity of the upper classes who came into AVales were church people, and if Prestatvn wished to succeed as a watering place let them build a good roomy church as soon as possible(applause) Lodging-house keepers and tradesmen should assist the movement to the uttermost, and if Sir Charles AlcLaren had the welfare of the residents at heart he would—as he (the speaker) hoped he reallv would—come out and build a semi- cathedral. He wished the bazaar every success.

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