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Death of Mr. Richard Martyn,…

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Death of Mr. Richard Martyn, Barry (lata of Porth). With deep and profound regret we chronicle the death of an old and much- respected inhabitant of Porth, iif the person of Mr. Richard Martyn, 29, Park Crescent. Barry. Mr. Ivlartyn, though advanced in years, having attained his three-score and ten, was suffering from a slight cold, and died quite unexpectedly on Friday last, leaving a widow and si £ children to mourn his loss. Deceased, though a native of Cornwall, had spent a considerable portion of his life in Wales. He came to Porth from Llan trisant as bandmaster of the Cymmef Collierly Brass Band, a position he most efficiently filled for over 23 years, and which he retired from, and was by his brother, Mr. G, F. Martyn, abon* five years ago, when he took up his resi- dence at Barry. During his sojourn at Porth, deceased Kacl won an immero number of friends and his marked ability as a conductor—having captured many prizes in brass band competitions in former days—had gained for him quite j* popularity throughout South Wales an<* Monmouthshire. The funeral took on Whit-Tuesday, leaving Barry at 12.3" for Llantrisant Parish Churchyard, where* amid every manifestation of sorrow regret, the interment took place. The burial rites were performed by the David Davies, curate of Llantrisafl* Parish Church, and the following hynjnf were sung:— Jesu, Lover of My Soul and Lead, Kindly Light." The mourners present were:—Mr. P. • Martyn, Porth (son); Mr. ST. B'. MartyOf Porth (brother); Mr. R. Martyn, Porv, (grandson); Mr. W. W. Ash, Barry (s0 a in-law): Mr. J. Williams, BlaengwYji, (son-in-law); Mr. vv. C. Baker, P°rJ;4 (son-in-law): Mr. D. Bern. Cardiff; Mr. Buttle, Barry. The following men represented the Cymmer official staff:—Mr. E. S.'Williams, M-J' Mr. Ed. Rees Griffiths, M.É. CymxoJJ; Mr. David Diavies (under-manager), J. John Samuels (mechanic), Mr. Thomas, Mr. G. Yorath, and M*'ete James. The Cymmer Brass Band w represented by:-Messrs Meyrick kins, J. Jenkins, Lewis Lewis, <1. Woolly, P. J. Phillips, Wm. Samo £ i. Parlour, J. Noble, T. Pearce, John W. G. Davies, J. Thomas, R. Croker, D. Jones, T. Davies, and Jones, each wearing a black and w p. rosette. The bearers were Messrs* Cook, Uriah Thomas (Kenfig Jenkins, and Lewis Lewis (Porth).

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