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NEW YEAR RE-UNION.

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NEW YEAR RE-UNION. Pembrokeshire Mea in London. On Saturday the members of the Pembroke County Club attended in large numbers their annual New Year re-union held at Head- quarters, the Council-chamber of the Holborn Restaurant. The Chairman of the evening was Mr A Clifton Kelway, F.R.Hist.S., Editor of Goodwill." As is usual at these county meetings, there floated over the Chair- mall's throne the club's large banner em- blazoned with the motto Loyal to Pem- broke," w^hile on the high table stood county bannerettes—splendid examples of artistic embroidery and emblematical of several county towns. The concert itself was under the direction of Mr P S Mason, a genial and typical Pembrokian, who has for years rendered yeoraan service to the club in musical matters,and whose smiling enthusiasm. has always indicated that there would be an excellent programme. Considered as as assembly of the Anglo- Flemish race" this re-union easily beat the record of its predecessors for bonhomie and joviality. The only regret of the Company was that the popular Chairman of Committee (Mr G A James-Pollen) was unavoidably pre- vented from being present. Among the assembly were representatives of every part of the Premier County, including Messrs W H Allen, Haverfordwest Griffith Evans, Pen- ffordd J H Griffiths, Lawrenny H G Griffiths, Saundersfoot T Williams, New- port J G W Barker, Eglwyswrw 0 Flutter Griffiths, Pembroke W H Savage, Tenby Ronald Francis, Tom Mathias, Neyland Tom Morns, J H Anderson, Harry Thomas, J M Robertson, W G Mathews, Inland Revenue W H Sanders, T W Ornnston, P 0 Bonniwell, Ben Thomas, Admiraltv. The conversation of friends revealed the fact that some few had just returned from a Christmas visit to the fair grey hills of their native shirs and the hurrahs in response to Mr Kelway s speech proved the truth of the judgment of a recent traveller, who in his published des- cription of his tour through Pembrokeshire, wrote that it was the Unique County "— A land unto itself, which of the other counties excels them all." The members of the County Club celebrating the New Year in London at their club house last Saturday showed themselves the sturdy sons of a sturdy race, accompanied, too, by daughters of the mountains and fair women of the valleys. The north county members could be heard enthusing familiarly over the Mont Angelorm of their beloved Carningli, and mingling therewith many a native reference From Cilgenan's ruined stronghold From Boncath's fair domain From where Newport's old-tims Castle Frowns o'er the Westward main From the peaks where the tall Cwmcerwyn 8 On Preselly's range looks down From the black hills of Llanfvrnach, And from Narberth's ancient town. From the fair cliffs where Tenby lifts Her beauty 'bove the waves From Manorbier's famed Castle, And from Lydstep's wondrous Caves; From old Pembroke's crumbling bulwarks From Stackpole's mere and lea From Angle's sandy burrows And from Milford's inland sea. Greybeards loquated with loyal feeling of Peninglas, Treffgarn Owen and Castlemartm as they espied friends passing along the salon's foyer, friends who were Sons of the Storm from St Gowan's Head or natives of the Cleddau Valley.. Ah, this Pembrokeshire Company showed the lusty freshmen and buxom lasses from the land of Dyfed. Possibly, some ladies might have been descendants of the heroines of Goodwick Bay, who paraded to that French Invasion on Pencaer. But of all it could be said that they were pilgrims joining happy memories of the Homeland—the sweet land of their fathers, so far away. All had met once again at the threshold of 1910 to com- memorate the passing of another milestone down the Corridor of Time to honour and celebrate Pembrokeshire, hand to hand and heart to heart in the inspiration of their own National Hymn. The ever-courteous librarian, Mr A Macken, and Assistant Secretary Mr Evan J Evans, did much for the comfort and arrangement of those attending. It must be mentioned of the artists that their performances were of unusually good merit and evoked much appreciation. A Pem- brokeshire lady, Miss Mildred Macken, B.A., by her exquisite soprano singing, established her- self in the hearts of the audience, which greatly enjoyed the charm with which she rendered her songs. Miss Ella Allen (mezzo-soprano) and Miss Tina Martin are gifted vocalists who were also heard to advantage and drew admiring applause. A very popular later feature was "The Human Marionettes" performance bv Master Willie T 0 Bonnell, whose humorous ditties gave considerable pleasure. Taking advantage of the interval, Mr Fred Sanders (The Admiralty), vice-chairman of committee, announced that he had the pleasant duty of proposing a vote of thanks to Mr Kel- way for presiding. Musical honours having been accorded, Mr Kelway, in reply, urged members to be loyal to their club, and ex- pressed the delight which it gave him to be present, mentioning that it was twelve vears ago since he presided at a similar function. Unity among the county men, he declared, would ensure their club continuing an import- ant factor in the Welsh life of London.

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