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Glamorgan Quarter Sessions.



Liwynypia Baths and Institute,


Liwynypia Baths and Institute, Application for Music and Dancing License. At Ystrad Police Court on Monday, Mr. James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, applied for a music and dancing license in respect of the Llwynypia Workmen's Institute and Baths. The application was opposed by Mr. T. Millward, on behalf of certain members who were not on the Workmen's Committee and also several reverend gentlemen in the district. Mr. Phillips said that the Baths were situated at Tonypandy, and within a few miles there was a population of 40,000. The District Council had thought that the population of the district was so enormous that they granted a license to the New Empire, although the application was closed by a solicitor on behalf of the owner of the local theatre. He (Mr. Phillips) did not think there was a serious objection to the license except by his friends the preachers (laughter). A pro- test meeting was held on Friday evening last, and although it had been adver- tised, only 53 attended. The Stipendiary What was the weather like that evening? (Laughter). Mr. Phillips: I don't know, sir. I generally spend my nights at home. Continuing, Mr. Phillips said that out of the 53 who attended the protest meet- ing, 42 voted for1 the license and 11 against, and not one of the ministers present had the courage to speak against it. The Institute, said Mr. Phillips, had a membership of 4,000, and shooting and other attractions had been tried at a loss. David Ambrose Thomas, secretary of the Institute and Baths, gave evidence, and in reply to Mr. Millward, admitted that at the protest meeting 42 out of the 53 voted against the license. Mr. Millward commented on the fact that the matter had not really been placed before the workmen. The Stipendiary said that without pre- judicing the application, he believed it would be better that it should be made 1 at the Special Sessions. In the mean- j time, the matter should be put before the workmen generally, and if they were in favour of granting the license, he would i suggest that they should bring forward 1 a scheme showing how the duty of look- 1 ing after the place night by night was to i be done by the committee. i Mr. Phillips said that he would take ( steps to call a meeting of the workmen. The Special Sessions will be held at Pontypridd on 10th November next. j

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What Tonypandy is Tempted…