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LOCAL WEDDINGS THOMAS-BOWEN. An interesting wedding took place at the Parish Church, Llandefeilog, on Tuesday afternoon, when the contracting parties were Mr. Thomas Thomas, Conservative agent for Mid-Glamorgan, a son of Mrs. Thomas, Neath Abbey, and a brother of the Rev. Griffith Thomas, vicar of St. David's, Carmar- then, and Miss Elizabeth Bowen, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Bowen, J.P., and of Mrs. Bowen, Lan Houso, Cwmffrwd, near Carmarthen. A large number of friends and well-wishers were present at the church, which had been prettily decorated. The oeremony was performed by Rev. T. Jonea, vicar of Llandefeilog, assisted by the Rev. Griffith Thomas, brother of the bridegroom. There were no bridesmaids, and the bride was given away by her brother, Mr. George Bowen, M.A., of Framlingham College, Suffolk. As best man, the bridegroom had attending upon him his brother, Mr. Edmund Thomas, manager of the Gloucester Waggon Co., Swansea. After the oeremony, a reception was held at Lan House, and later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left for Bristol and Torquay for the honey- moon. There was a large collection of magnificent presents. LIST OF PRESENTS. Bride to bridegroom, silver-fitted dressing-case; bridegroom to bride, diamond and opal ring and ivory-bound Prayer-Book; mother of bride, house- hold linen and cheque; Mr. George Bowen, M.A., cheque; Mr. W. Bowen, cheque; Private Dai Bowen, cheque; Miss Mia Bowen, pictures; Miss M. Bowen, cheque; Miss H. Bowen, afternoon tea- cloth; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Thomas, cheque; mother of bridegroom, silver entree dish; Rev. and Mrs. Griffith Thomas, dining-room clock; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Thomas, dinner cruet; Councillor W. Rosser Thomas, carvers; Mr. Sebastian Williams, China, cheque; Mr. D. James, Neath, cheque; Rev. and Mrs. T. Jones, Llandefeilog, cheque; Miss Wil- liams, Bank House, cheque; Miss Phillips, Bank House, cheque; Mrs. Jeremy, Gelly-ddu, silver tea- pot stand; Rev. and Mrs. Roberts, St. Anne's, silver crumb scoup; Mrs. Evans, Francis-terrace, butter knife; Mrs. tvilliams, Cwmffrwd, set of jugs; Mr. and.Mrs. Evans, Glantowy, cheque; Mrs. Parry, Cwmffrwd, teapot; Mrs. Evans, Forest, silver- mounted flower vase; Miss A. Parry David, cushion cover; Mrs. Evans, Pengay, oheque; Mrs. and Miss Thomas, Pantybrwyn, table cloth; Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, pair of horns; Mr. J. O. Jones, blaok antique Delhi tea-pot; Mr. George Richards, Canada, foreign rugs; Mr. John Williams, Carmarthen, silver hot-water jug; Mr. George Bowen Jones, pickle jar; Nurse Aitsens, afternoon cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Bryngwanws, cutlery; Mr. Will Jones, photo; Miss David, Port Talbot, hand-made crochet; Mrs. L. P. Jones, Bank House, cheque: Miss A. M. Thomas, salad bowl and servers; Miss Beryl and Reggie David, afternoon tray; Mr. and Mrs, J. :11. Smith, cut-glass biscuit barrel; Councillor Albert Huglies susrar sifter; Mrs. Hughes, Black Lion, silver cake knife; Misses Marks, Abercover, cut-glass marma- lade pot: Nurse Jones, silver-mounted salt-cellars; Mrs. Nicholas, drawing-room clock; Nurse Phillips, London, silver photo frames: Mr. Ll. R. Jones, Market Hall, silver muffin dish: Mr. D. P. Jones, egg frame; Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas, fruit bowl; Mr. Jones, Cwm, cutlery; Mr. E. J. Jates, cyt-glass sugar basin; Mr. Jones, surveyor, butter knife; Misses Evans, Capel, flower stand; Misses Williams, Bank Capel, jam dish; Misses Davies. Towy Castle, crumb tray and brush; Mr. Harry Morris, marma- lade jar: Mr. Ivan Davies, table cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Digoed, carvers-in-case: Mr. ,and Mrs. Bowen. Nantyrolchfa. butter dish; Miss Jones, Black Lion, marmalade jar: Mrs. Griffiths, Idole, jam dish; Mr. John Bowen, Lammas-street, fruit stand; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Roberts, Llanelly, fish knives and .forks; Mr. Lewis Evans, fish carvers; Mrs. T. W. Barker, afternoon tea knives; Misses Hodges, tea cosy; Rev. and Mrs. Gwynfe Jones, afternoon tea knives; Rev. M. Gelly, pickle jar; Miss A. Davies, butter dish; Mrs. and Miss Jones, Rama, cheque; Miss A. M. Evans, tea service; Mr. J. Wild, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas, rug: Mrs. Morgans, Bryncoch, cheque: Rev. S. Bowen, Treorohv. gong; Councillor D. Phillips, silver cake basket; Miss S. Harries, fruit stand: Miss G. Davies, breaMast cruet: Miss Hnrries, Pilroath. silver cress dish; Mr. Davies, Llwynhelig, cheque. MORRIS-BROCKIE. A pretty wedding was solemnized at the English Baptist Chapel, Carmarthen, on Saturday morning last, between Lieutenant Spencer Morris (solicitor), of the 15th Service (Carmarthenshire) Battalion of the Welsh Army Corps, stationed at Rhyl, son ol Mr. J .F. Morris, solicitor, Carmarthen, and Miss Constance Brockie, eldest daughter of Mr. R. A. Brockie, manager of the London and Provincial Bank, Carmarthen. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a dark navy blue costume, with a dark hat trimmed with white ostrich feathers to match. The Rev. Gwilym Davies, M.A. (pastor), assisted by the Revs. Arthur Hughes, B.A., and Vincent Taylor, B.D., officiated. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Beatrice Brockie. The best man was Mr. William Crossman. Officers of the Reserve Battalion 4th Welsh Regi- ment and of the Pembroke Imperial Yeomanry Re- serve, stationed at Carmarthen. formed a guard of honour outside the church, and the bridal party left the edifice under an archway of swords. A reception was afterwards held at the bride's parents' home, after which Lieut. and Mrs. Morris left by car for Tenby for the honeymoon. JONES-RICHARDS. An interesting wedding was solemnized at Elim Congregational Chapel, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, the 8th inst., the contracting parties being Miss Blodwen Richards, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Brynmefus, Talog Hoad, Carmarthen, and Mr. T. S. Jones, a member of the staff of the Joint Counties' Mental Hospital, and who is now serving with the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Welsh Regiment. The Rev. David Roberts (pastor) officiated. The bride, who was prettily attired, was given away by her father. Miss Ray Richards (sister of the bride) acted as bridesmaid. The brother of the bridegroom (Mr. Jones, blacksmith, Capel Dewi) carried out the duties of best man. Among those present at the wedding were: Misses Nellie, Emily and Olive Rich- arys, Mr. Tudor Richards, ajid Masters Bertie and Egryn Richards; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Llangain; Mrs. Jones, Capel Dewi; Miss Fisher, Narberth, and Mr. W. D. Griffiths, County Education Offices. A wed- ding breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home prior to Mr. and Mrs. Jones's departure for Swansea, where the honeymoon is being spent. The happy couple were the recipients of numerous presentk and the high regard in which they are held was mani- fest in the manner in which they were greeted after leaving the sacred edifioe. EVANS-GRIFFITHS. A very pretty wedding took place at Lammas- street Chapel, Carmarthen, on Tuesday morning, when Mr. Tom Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Penycoed, Llangain, was married to Miss Lizzie Gri- ffiths, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Griffiths, Pwntan Farm, near Carmarthen. The Rev. J. John, Llanstepban, officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, was neatly attired in a navy costume ad tegal hat prettily trimmed; while Miss Mary Griffiths (sister of the bride), who acted as bridesmaid, was dressed in a navy costume and hat to match. Mr. Vincent Thomas, St. David's-street, Carmarthen, carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony the party motored to the bride's home, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. Mr. and Mrs. Evans left by the one o'clock train for their new home at Blaenavon. The presents were both numerous and costly. BASKER-CLAY. The wedding took place at St. Paul's Church, Finohley, London, on Wednesday last, of Dr. C. A. Basker, Carmarthen, to Miss Dorothy Clay, of 64, Princes' Avenue, Church End, Finchley.

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