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KIDWELLY NOTES SCOUTS SPLENDID CAMP. During the week end, August 9th, the Kidwelly Troop of Boy Scouts were encamped by kind im i tation of Capt. E. C. Jennings, on a field near Llwyncrion, Llandefoilog. Scoutmaster E. Furm aux and his energetic assistant, Ivor James, were in command. A great deal of interest was taken :n the troop by Capt. and Mrs. Jennings, and on more than one occasion the Scouts were invited up to Gellydeg and entertained to tea, etc. On one evening Capt. Jennings took part in a fast and furious game of football with them. Tiie lads were greatly delighted with these visits, and very much appreciated the kindly interest taken in them. From past erperience they know they have very warm friends in Capt. and Mrs. Jennings, who are heart and soul in the movement, who they do all in their power to promote. Friday last, however, was the red letter day in the history of the troop, for on this day at the invitation of Capt. Jennings, that distinguished hero Lieut.-General Sr James Hilis-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., Dolaucothi, proceeded to the camp and inspected the troop, much to their delight. Sir James arrived at the camp at about 12.30 o'olock, and was received with a bugle fan-fare. The toys were drawn up in two lines to receive him. The gallant officer was all kindness und spoke to each boy, paying special attention to the younger members. He did not lose sight of Scout James James, who was invalided by reason of an accident received to his hand whilst in camp, and to whom he spoke a few sympathetic and encouraging words. Afterwards the troop marched up to Gellydeg and on the lawn, before Sir James, Capt. and Mrs. Jennings went through various evolutions very smartly. They performed some ambulance work, bridge building, and signalling to the entire satis faction of the Commissioner. Afterwards Capt. Jennings took photographs of the Scouts together with Sir James Hills-J ohnes, and Mrs. Jennings. Mr. J. Morgans proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Sir James Hills-Johnes for the honour he had done the Kidwelly troop in coming to inspect them, and to Capt. and Mrs. Jennings for the many kind- nesses they had shown to the boys whilst at camp. The troop, needless to say, heartily cheered their approval in true Scout fashion. Sir James HiE-s- Johnes in responding said he had been very pleased with the work shown, and the eagerness of the troop in the work. He hoped that they would endeavour to enlist others to join the troop, as the movement was a very excellent one, and calculated to build up character by bringing out all that was best in the boy. It was a fine training for toys, teaching them to be manly, and fitting them to be true and loyal citizens. It inculcated a love for King and country, and was a movement the country was proud of. He heartily thanked Capt. and Mrs. Jennings for their great kindness to, and their deep and sincere interest in the troop. After iunch Sir James inspected the camp and was gratified to find everything there in perfect order. In the afternoon the boys visited Llande- feilog show at the expense of Capt. Jennings. Camp was broken on Saturday evening, everyone of the Scouts having thoroughly enjoyed and bene- fited -by the week's outdoor life. It is hoped that the local committee will back Capt. Jennings up in his endeavour to augment the Kidwelly Troop. The committee should certainly meet more than once a year. Some grass on the top of one of the towers of Kidwelly Castle took fire probably through a visitor's throw away match or a cigarette, on Friday night, and for some time there was a large blaze. Fortunately no damage at all was done to the structure. Lot visitors and others take this as a warning to be careful to see that they blow out their matches and cigarettes before throwing them away. Alderman Wm. Wilkins. who has for the last forty years acted as precentor at Capel Sul, Kidwelly, was on Sunday evening last, on his retirement from the office, made the recipient of a handsomely illuminated address from the congregation. Mr. Wilkins has also been treasurer of the church for the last thirty-seven years. Mrs. Wilkins was pre- sented with a silver hot-water jug from the mem- bers of tho chapel. On Monday last a very pretty wedding was solem- nizod at St. Marys Church, Swansea, when Miss Selina Ann Grey, daughter of Mr. Thomas Grey, Lincolnshire, was married to Mr. Thomas Henry Williams, son of Mr. Henry Williams, Anthony's Hotel, Kidwelly. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. G. Grey, B.A., rector of Peterstone, Cardiff. The best man was Mr. D. J. Williams (brother of the bridegroom). The bridesmaid was Miss Williams (sister of tho bridegroom). The wed- ding breakfast" was partaken of at the bride's tem- porary home. Both the bride and bridegroom were employed at Messrs. Ben. Evans', Swansea. Mr. Williams being bead salesman and Mrs. Williams head milliner. They were the recipients of numerous and useful presents.


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