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Double Wedding at Merthyr Vale. A unique event took place on Thursday last It the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Merthyr Vale, two weddings being solemnised at Ule lame time. The contracting parties wore 5Jr. Herbert Bertram Dobbs, second son of the (ate Mr. George Dobbs, Cardiff, engineer to the Rhjmney Railway Company, and Miss Ann ilames Myfanwy Rees, eldest daughter of the ■.to Mr. Evan Rees, Hong Kong Stores, and Thistlecroft, Aberfan; also Mr. Gomer Llew- ellyn Rees, youngest son of the lat6 Mr. Evan Rees, of Hong Kong Stores and Thistlecroft, Aberfan, to Miss Gertrude Annie Llewellyn, third daughter of Mr. Llewellyn, Brooklands, Troedyrhiw, under manager at the Castle Pi;s. It is interesting to note that one of the bride- groom's (Mr. G. L. Rees) also on the same day reached his majority Great interest was taken in the event, all the famiiics being well known and highly respected in the neighbourhood. A large number of friends assembled outside' the brides' homes early, endeavouring to ob- tain a view of the brides and their maids. The wedding parties were conveyed to the chapel by seven cabs, decorated for the occasion. Mr. Sam Dix, with Mr. Wilson, did the posting. The chapel was prettily decorated, the approach being carpeted, and a bower of flowers forming an arch over the gateway. Inside, a suitable motto was prominent in front of the pulpit ("Welcome to the brides") Miss Hannah Ed. wards, Merthyr. played the "Wedding March" on the organ as the parties entered and left the chapel. A very large congregation assem- bled to witness the ceremony. The brides wer,e handsomely attired. Miss Rees wore a dress of white silk and lace, also a bridal veil of silk, with a wreath of orange blossoms. Miss Rees, Bister of bride; wore a white princess gown, worked with silk flowers, a white picture hat (rimmed with a wreath of pink roses. The Misses Dolly and Elsie Andrews (cousins of the bride) wore silk embroidered dresses, with wreaths of roses in hair, and carried baskets of beautiful flowers. The bride carried a bou- quet of lilies, roses, and tulips. Miss Llewellyn wore a white silk Empire gown, trimmed with Maltese lace and insertion, ornamented with tabs of pink silk roses, also a bridal veil and a wreath of orange blossoms. Miss Evelyn Llew- ellyn (sister of bride) wore a white Empire silk gown, with white picture hat trimmed with tea roses. Miss Gwen Llewellyn wore a white hand-made embroidered dress, and wore a wreath of roses in her hair. The Rev. W Andrews (pastor) conducted the marriage ceramony of the first pair, viz., Mr. H. B. Dobbs to Miss A. J. M. Rees. The bride was given away by her grandfather, Mr. W. Andrews, of Cefn Mawr, Newtown, Mon., who, by the way, is 84 years of age, and is en- joying good health. The bridegroom was at- tended by Mr. Archie Parry, Quakers' Yard. The Rev J. M. Davies, Aberfan, assisted by the Rev. Redmond, Llanbradacb, conducted the marriage service of Mr. G. L. Rees and Miss G. A. Llewellyn. The bride in this case was given away by her father, while the bride- groom was attended by Mr. T. Edmund Rees, architect, Gernant, The Walk, Merthyr. After the service, the party were entertained to the wedding breakfast at the Central Hotel, Merthyr, about 50 guests being present. The tables were most artistically laid out, and the decorations were much admired, and the Host. (Mr. Marshall) is to be congratulated upon the arrangements. The Rev. W. Andrews offered prayer, and the party afterwards did ample justice to the good thmgs provided. The toast list which was gone through included "The health of Brides and Bridegrooms," "The families," "The clergy," "The guests," etc. The party were photographed in the breakfast room by Mr. Owen, the Arcade, Merthyr. After the breakfast the wedding party proceeded to Thistlecroft, Aberfan, where a home reception was held. Mr. Gomer Llewellyn Rees, with his wife, left for Sketrv to spend the honey- moon amid the best wishes of all. The travel- ling costume of the bride was biscuit cloth. Both parties received a large number of pres- ents. The following is a list of presents received by Mr. and Mrs. Rees:—Bridegroom to bride, srold bajigle; bride to bridegroom, gold ring; Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn (parents of bride), cheque and silver kettle with stand; Misses Evelyn and Elsie Llewellyn (sisters of bride), silver butter dish; Mrs. Rees (bridegroom's mother), cheque and silver tea and coffee ser- vice, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Dobbs (sister and brother-in-law), silver cruet and sugar scuttle; Mr and MJrs. Dan Llewellyn, Pentrebach, marble clock; Misses Nancy and Vera Llew- ellyn Pentrebach, silver button hook; Mr. and Mrs. T. Richards, Troedyrhiw. silver tea pot; Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, Troedyrhiw, flower stand Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Penrhiwceiber, fancy cushion; Mr. and Mrs. Davies. Troedy- rhiw, pickle jar; Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones, (Troedyrhiw, tea cosy; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Troedyrhiw, golden silk toa cosy Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Llanbradach, silver sugar scuttle: Coun. and Mrs. Charles, Llanbra- dach, silver jam dish Dr. Lloyd. Llanbradn-ch, silver hand mirror Mr. and Mrs. Lanps (den- tist), Bargoed, half-dozen silver spoons and tongs; Mr. T Edmund Rees, Merthyr, flower tta-nd Nurse Charles, Abertillerv, bed spread Miss Bessie Parry, Aberfan, silver cigaretre holder: Mr. Archie Parry, Quakers' Yard, fruit dish on silver stand; Miss A. Cooks: Troedyrhiw. table centre: Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrews, Llanfair-road, Newtown, silver jam spoon and butter knife; Mr. and Mr,. J An- drews, Bovs' Colen, Newtown, silver-mounted sugar bowl; Mr. and Mrs. D. Andrews, Post- office, Newtown, pair of blankets; Miss L. J^idrew1,, Cefn Mawr, Newtown, bronze tea ir*.v and bread fork Mr. I'-i Andrews. Holv- *?*d, Newtown, silver sugar sifter; Mr. arid I.^ W. E. Andrews, Aberfan. table linen; v.1"- Fred Carter, Llanbradach, silver egg stand; Ernest Jones, Aberfan, serviettes; Mr. nir\ ^rs- Sergeant Smith, Mountain Ash, silver j.Unted jam dish; Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands, &°V cheque.. CouP'es have the best wishes of a large „ of friends. been ^°.TH*R8.-Mrs. Winslow's Soothin* Syrnp has their rikM over yean? bv millions of mothers for It, «'iii £ ren while teething, with perfect, success. pleasinw i"eve 'he ponr sufferer immediately. It is relieve 7; 0 >*■ Produces natural quiet sleep, by nwak-e« child from pain, and the little cherub Is lid ,bris'|t as a button, Of all chemists, :<1' Per



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