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Llandiio Board of Guardians

Military Notes and Queries


Daniel Rowlands



KIDWELLY. The Town Hall was crowded on Boxing night, when the Capel Sul Band of Hope Choir gave a performance of the musical drama, "The Rescue of Harry Grey." The piece was splendidly staged, and the various parts were well sustained. Mr. W. L. Wil- liams, as Harry Grey, was a decided suc- cess, and Miss Blodwen Davies, as Alice Grey, his wife, did her part very creditably. Mr. Evan Gravell and Miss Gretta Morgan, as Mr. and Mrs. Leith, were quite equal to their task. The part of the Rev. Howard Vane was taken by Mr. D. Jones, who made an ideal parson, while Miss Gretta Evans as Dora Vane, was vary good. Miss Sarah Beynon as Miss Sharpe showed histrionic and rnuaioal ability and Mr. Harry Harries played the part of Mr. Jinks with much suc- cess. The minor characters were also clever- ly impersonated, the chorus (conducted by Mr. W. J. Rees) had been well trained. Master Henry J. Owen was the accompanist. The Mayor, Mr. W. J. Loosmore, presided. The proceeds were devoted to the "Welcome Home Fund, which the Chairman an- nounced had already paid over £ 80 to the boys" who had been home from the fight- ing area Special praise is due to Mrs. D. Davies, Park House, who is heart and soul in the work of temperance. A repeat per- formance was given on Sunday evening. "Sir Arthur Pearson's anpeal on behalf of the Blinded Soldiers' Children Fund has met with a very satisfactory response locally. A total of £1<7 19s. 8d. was realised. The collection took the form of a Christmas table envelope appeal. After the opening of the envelopes, which took place on Saturday evening at the Castle School, the Mayor proposed a hearty vote of thanks to those who had assisted with the arrangements. Mr. Wm. Harries, seconded. Mr. H. E. Smart added a few words of congratulation and Mrs. Greenwood briefly responded. The funeral of the late Master Tom Bev- non, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Beynon, Muddlescwm, who passed away on the 14th ult., after an illness which necessi- tated an operation, took plaoe on the follow- ing Tuesday interment being in Carrnel t' Chapel burial ground, Burry Port. A short service. was conducted at the house by the Rev. W. C. Jenkins and the Rev. J. H. Rees, Carmel, who also officiated at the chapel, being assisted by the Rev. H. R. Jones (B), Kidwelly. The committal rites were performed by the Rev. W. C. Jenkins. The chief mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. DL Beynon (parents). Ei, Willie and Gwvnfor Beynon (sisters and brothers). Nurse Powlson, who had nursed the little fellow in his long illness; Mrs. Beynon. Brynmorfa (grandmother); Mr. Mervyn Beynon (uncle); Misses Bessie and Sarah Beynon (aunts); Mrs. Williams, Penyback; Mr. and Mrs. Beynon, Tynewydd (uncle and aunt): Messrs. Beynon Penallt (uncles); Mr. and Mrs. Beynon, Cilddewi, Llajion (uncle and aunt); Mrs. Thomas, Tymawr, Llansaint (aunt): Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Rogerley; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Park House; Mr. and Mrs. Harries, Castle Farm; Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Gardde; Mr. ?nd Mrs. Daviee, Mill Lands; and Mis. Beynon, Broadford (uncles and aunts); Mrs. Jones, Greenfield Cottage (aunt); Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Cwm Eynon (uncle and aunt); Mr. D. Beynon, Pontyates 'uncle): prtr. and Mrs. D Anthony, Llansaint (uncle and aunt). Beaiutiful uoral tributes were sent. The scholars of Kidwelly National School lined the road as the cortege passed the school en route to Burry Port. The family I have received numerous letters of sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Bevnon desire to thank their friends for the kind consideration shown them. The Mayor presided at a meeting of the Food Control Committee at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening. The Chairman re- ported having received complaints of but- chers charging higher prices for meat than those fixed by the committee. After dis- cussion it was resolved to issue notices in- structing aggrieved persons to lodge their complaints, either with the police rJ the secretary of the committee. The macinium price of butter was fixed at 2s. 6d. per lb. Two members were appointed to serve on the new Market Committee. The quietest Christmas on record. Such is the unanimous opinion regarding the 191 ¡. festival of peace and goodwill. Divine service was held in the Parish Church at 8. 10, and 11.30 a.m., but the time-honoured Plygain was discontinued. In the Morfte C.M. Chapel, however, the ancient servico was held in the early morning and was well attended, while in the evening, at the same place), addresses on Williams 'Pantycelyrc were delivered by the Rev. W. J. Arter an,j the Rev. E. J. Herbert. A number of our fighting lads were home for Christmas. Among them was Lieut. w J. Phillips, Wilts Regiment, who has not recovered from wounds sustained on the battlefield. He is the second son of Mrs. John Phillips, Oxford House, and a brother of Councillor Dd. Phillips. In his honour a social was given at the Morfa Chapel Vestry on Boxing night. There was a large attendance. The ladies had provided a nice spread, and a good programme of musio and recitations was gone through, the Rev. E. J. Herbert, pastor, presiding. Others home on leave included Lieut. Engineer- Commander M. O. Davies, son of Mrs. E. V. Davies, Riverside: Pte. Willie Lloyd. M.G.C., son of Mrs. John Lloyd, Gwen- draeth Town; Cadet Tudor Jones, son of Mrs. James Jones, Hillside; Corpl. W. E. Anthony, S.W. Borderers, eldest son of i n -^rs- J- G. Anthony Paris H°l'se. and 2nd A.M. Percy Jones, R.F.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Jones, Castle School. Tlic, three last-named are undergoing train- ing in the homeland. AMMANFORD. John Jenkins, bachelor, 41 years of age, lodging at Penrhiw House Penybank- road, was found to be dead on the side of the railway line between Tirydail and u-'1] -'011 Stations, near the Parke bridge, in the early morning of Sunday, tie w'as accompanied by John Jenkins, arn.e Mill, and tlie tv,-o men, a-fter con- suming a bottle of whiskv, slept for several ,Wherl Jeilk*n* a»-<k-e at 2 a.m. he ceased infill a"'V resP°nse from the de- x i anc* then wrent for assistance to t W kmfn to his Agings, as he foim^ A, 11911 aM>stance arrived it was V a" a I16 i_ma? ^lat^ been, tie -ad about t'm-tt AT* f on Tuesday, be- tnrneJi r* Icholas, the jury re- m- a V6r<h°t of dteath from alcoholic acrejeralte'! by exposure to the jfcc°rdance with the testimony of ^L,• tewart. David Main waring' (bro- C'r""l-r> sal1' tll« deceased was a regu- • oilier, m good health, and only some- t £ ]fS IT'S ^rijlk- J°hn Jenkinsf Parke seated that he and the deceased drank various t luora at three public-houses in Ammanford on Saturday night afterwards going homewards through the fields. De- ceased picked out of the hedge a bottle of ;sky ne had concealed there, and this ny a ^ril* under the railway bri3ge and ifIeepI> though the night was bitterly; cold. Witness, shivering all over awoke at 2 a.m., but, failed to get an djiswjjr from the deceased, who was later round to have been dead about three hours. Witness told the coroner that thev used generally to consume a bottle r JJ lsn,t much to drink these day8 » he added. "It was very much like water/' f.-v- L>. J. Griffiths said the witness Jel, kins was under the influence of drink and drowsy The Coroner commented that it tortunate there were not two inquests be held. s w Although missing from his ihome since i-hursday last, no trace has been found of John Daniels, aged 70, Brynhvfryd, Peny- bank. He had about £ 20 m his possession l- eil7. borne. The circumstances of his disappearance have caused a sensation in the district. A competitive concert at Ebenezer Unapel, in aid of the church's reception fund, drew into the arena some of the best talent in # West Wales, substantial money prizes being offered. Mrs. H. Pol land, Glanamman, was the president, and Mr. J. Lewis, J.P, Bryn Rhujg, conducted t'he proceedings. The music adjudicator was Mr. Arthur Davies, F.R.C.O., A.R.G.Y., Cwansea, and the recitations were adjudi- cated upon by Mr D. R. Griffiths (Amanwvi, Bettws- The harpist was Mr, Geo. Arfryn Thomas, L.L.C.M., and the 'accompanist, Mtf. J. Hai'ries-'l'homas, A.R.C.M.; secretaries, Meisers. E. D. Bassett and J. Phillips treasurer, Mr. Wm Davies. Awards:—Open champion solo (females): Madame Bessie Moms, Amman- ford. Open champion solo (males): Mr. Griff Williams, Ponthenry. Soprano or tenor solo: Mr. John Thomas, Dunvant. Contralto or baritone solo: Mr- Harry Roberts, Gorseinon Solo (under 16): Divi- ded between Miss Susie Williams, Glan- amman, and Master A. J. Wilkins, Am- manford. Penillion singing: 1, Mr. Thos. William Rees, Caerbi-yn; 2, Miss Eva. Co>oke, Gamiant. Cnid|f (recitation: Mir. John Bvans. Garnant. Recitation (under 16): Divided between Miss Dilys Thomas, Bettws, and' Miss Edith Williams, Ty- croes. The ohhir at the Brynamman eisteddfod; for an in mcmoriam"' poiem to Gwy- ddgrig, was won by Gwilym Myrddin, Bettws, out of eight competitors. The death ocurred on Monday of Mr. John Jones-Jenkiiis, Villiars-road, Am- manford, after a.* sever attack of pneu- nonia and pleurisy, and sympathy goes out to the family in their bereavement, which has come quickly after the death of & daughter. COTHI BRIDGE. Mr. T. Lewis, J.P., Brynglas, has with his usual custom extended his seasonable benevolencet to the deserving poor of Cothi Bridge and district, and the recipients aro most grateful to him for his great kind- ness. Mrs Maybery Williams, Pontypridd, distributed the gifts The many friends of Corpl. W. Lloyd, of Green Hall, Cothi Bridge, extended him a cordial welcome whilst on lerve from France, and were delighted to see him look- ing so well and fit. GORSLAS. On Saturday morning, at Moriah Chapel; Llanelly, a wedding of much interest took place, when Mr. Gwilym Lewis, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Dugoed Farm, Drefach, was married to Miss Nellie Evans, youngest daughter of Mrs. Evans, Green, Cottage, Drefach. The bride was taste- fully attired in a tailor-made costlime of nitrger brown, with hat to match. Her niece Miss Sarah Ann Davies). who wore a brown costume, accompanied her as brides- maid. The best man was Mr. Tom Lewis, the bridegroom's brother. Breakfast was partaken of at. the bride's sister's home. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Lewis motored to the bride's home. The pre- sents were numerous and oostly. At Ebenezer, Crwbin, the Sunday School held its annual "cymanfia" on Christmas, day, when they were catechised by ttia ReV. J. T. Gregory, Peniel.