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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP.

OPENING OF A CONVALESCENT…

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OPENING OF A CONVALESCENT HOME AT LLANFAJBFECHAN. Last Friday in glorious weather, and in the presence of a large company of ladies and gentlemen from North Staffordshire, the anclsome new buildings erected (in a splendid position at Llanfairfechan, over- looking Conway Bay) as a memorial of the late Mr. Robert Heath, North Staffordshire, ironmonger, which are to be known as the Heath Memorial Convalescent Home was formally opened and handed over to a Com- mittee, by Mr. Robert Heath, one of the sons of th defeased, who, together with his brothers James and Arthur, have founded the home for the benefit of North Stafford shire patients. It is proposed to partially endow the home, and that a local committee should be asked to make the best use of the beds, but the management for the current year, as well as the financial responsibility, is undertaken by the founders The build- ing comprises a three-storey block contain- ing accommodation for 50 patients, a.nd suitable offices for the officials. It is fitted up with every modern convenience, and is in appearance and every other respect a credit to the architect (Mr. Thomas Bower, of Nantwich) and the builder (Mr. John Gallimore, of Newcastle, Staffordshire). Among the bye-laws enacted for the ma- nagement of the institution may be men- tioned the following That a, committee of eight will be appointed each two weeks by the patients themselves out of their number, with a preside t, who will assist the matron in the management, The following have consented to act as a com mittce for the current year:—Messrs. F. Geen, Stoke J. Cole, Corigleton A. E. Brownfield, Barlaston G, Wilkes, Tunstall; and H, M. William son, Longton the gene- ral se Tetary behg Mr. S. Barker, St oke. At the of the founders, essrs. Robert, James, and Arthur Heath, some 120 ladies and gentlemen sat down to lunch at the Castle Hotel, Llanfairfechan. Mr. Ro- bert Heath presided. Amongst those pre- sent ere the Bishop Suffragan of Shrews- bury and Lady Stainer. The Chairman expressed gratification at the expressions of approval of the building rnacle by the visitors. He hoped the build- ing would prove a blessing to many a poor fellow in the future (hear, hear). He con- cluded by proposing the health of the guests, which was responded to by the Bishop of Shrewsbury, wh*- said that the deceased, to whos»* the was erected, was a man » 1 -0 relations with his workpeople were always most satisfactory, and to who e personal energies the development of North Staffordshire was largely due. The founders 1 »\ <u»lv n the selection ot a site f ■ V( >i • a' Home. He mentioned -o ri e d with approval the good work' done' in pre vis. -,s .t.a y ip the same direction by Miss BntJer. The Flame was a noble testimony to the high qualities of the father of the founders, and it was to their credit that their wish to commemorate their father's memory-should have taken that form. Mr. Godfrey Wedgwood also responded on behalf of the guests as representing the North Staffordshire Infirmary. Sir Thomas Wardle proposed the health of the founders of the Home, and the toast having been duly acknowledged, the com- pany left at 4 p.m. by a special train for the Potteries.

/ CARNARVONSHIRE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION.

DISASTROUS FIRE AT CHESTER…

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