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BOUGHROOD FETE. On Wednesday last a grand fete took place in a field at Boughrood, near the banks of the beautiful river Wye, where there were some hundreds of visitors. The preparations were good, there being a bountiful supply for the inner man at the booth erected by Mrs. Turner, of the Swan Hotel, Brecon, at moderate charges. The fete was in connection with and for the benefit of the Brecon Reading Room and Literary Institution. The Band of the 1st Brecknockshire Volunteers was present, playing at intervals, which added much to the sports of the day. We annex the programme and the names of the successful competitors, viz.:— 1st. 2nd. 3rd. £ s. d. £ s. d. s. d. 1. A Flat Race of 100 yards 0 10 0026 00 Faber First, Goodwin Second. 2. Ditto 200 yards 0 15 0 0 5 0 Morgan First, Davies Second. 3. High Jump 0 7 6 02 6 Skea and Liddell divided the prizes, and Liddell handed the whole over to Skea. 4. Long Jump o 7 6 0 2 6 Cheese First, Goodwin Second. S. Hop, Step, and Jump 0 7 6 0 2 6 Martin First, Evans Second. 6. Throwing the Hammer 0 7 6 0 2 6 Morgans First, Shaw Second. Mr. Morgans'style of throwing the hammer was beautiful, he "yas the only ligitimate thrower on the ground. 7. Putting the Ball 0 7 6 02 6 Morgans First, Shaw Second. 8. Race, 300 yards, over 6 flights of Hurdles 1 0 0 0 10 0 Morgans First, Davies Second, Goodwin 3rd. Mr. Morgans was disqualified, in consequence of hot leaping over the six flights of hurdles, through some misunderstanding, or he would have won. 9. The mile Steeple Chase did not come off. 10. Pipe Race O 7 6 0 2 6 Goodwin First, Thomas Second. This race caused some excitement, as they had to start from one field, cross two hedges and a road, ind arrive at the winning post in another field, with the pipes, about half-a-yard long, unbroken, to commence smoking before they started, and arrive with a light in their pipes. 11. Welsh Jig or "Step," to the tune of Sailor's Hornpipe" 0 15 0 0 5 0 Lloyd First, Skea Second. 12. Sack Race, with two Jumps 10 0 0 10 0 0 5 0 Thomas First, Faber Second, Jones 3rd. 13. Throwing a Cricket Ball o 7 6 0' 2 6 Davies First, Thomas Second. 14. The Consolation Race of 300 yards did not come off. 15. A Couple Dance, Polka; for the best Couple, endurance and style 1 0 0 0 0 v Thomas First, Lewis Second. This concluded the day's recreation, and all who were present appeared to be highly delighted, everything1 passing off remarkably well under the stewardship of Captain Conway Lloyd, assisted by Doctor James Williams and Mr. Je'bb. The cricket match was brought to a close with one innings, in favoi; of the Wye-side club, and the bat was awarded to Mr. Faber, who made the 4iow score.




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