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The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Cardiff at Porth. i The visit of the Lord and Lady Mayorses of Cardiff to Porth on Thursday evening, was attended with much enthusiasm, and although the weather was far from being favourable, this did not prevent a large number from assembling at the local station for the purpose of welcoming the distinguished visitors. His lordship gave a promise a couple of months ago to dis- tribute the prizes to the scholars attend- ing St. Paul's Sunday School, numbering in all close upon 200. and to those attend- ing St. James' Welsh Church, Cymmer. Every preparation was made for their reception, and on their arrival they were escorted to a carriage provided by Dr. and Mrs. Joyce, Glynrhondda. The fol- lowing companies of the Church Lads Bri- gade were in attendance and formed a guard of honour outside the station —- Cymmer anu Porth (Captain 0. E. Wat- kins), Dinas and Penygraig (Captain L. A. Jones), Pontypridd (Sergt.-Major H. Smith), and Llwynypia. The Porth Fire Brigade, under Captain Joseph Brooks, were also in attendance. Very little time was wasted in preliminaries, and, headed by the Cymmer Colliery Brass Band, under the conductorship of Mr. George F. Martyn. the whole of the brigades turned their attention in the direction of St. Paul's Schoolroom. Here the Rev. W. Thomas and Mrs. Thomas, together with the clergy and churchwardens, held a formal reception. This was subset quently followed by the introduction. of officers and Sunday School teachers in the sub-room. The proceedings proper com- menced about 7.30 o'clock, and amongst those who supported the Vicar were the Lord and Lady Mayoress, Mrs. Thomas (Vicarage), Mrs. R. Conway Joyce, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Williams, Cymmer (church- warden), Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Jones (churchwarden) and Miss Olwen Jones, Rev. Gwilym Francis, B.A., and Rev. Arthur Williams, Mrs. W. T. Davies (Brynbedw), Mr. Joseph Jones (lay reader), Mrs. W. Lewis (Pontypridd), Mr. Richard M. Bishop (secretary of St. Paul's Sunday School), and the superintendent of the Sunday School (Inspector- Hutch- ings). After a prayer by the Rev. Gwilym Francis, the Vicar addressed the large assembly, and in so doing he heartily wel- comed the Lord and Lady Mayoress to Porth. Their attendance that evening would no doubt further stimulate Church work in the parish. Mr. Alf. Jenkins then gave an artistic rendering of "Eternal Love (T'. D. Edwards). The distribution of prizes was then proceeded with, the distinguished visitors being assisted in this department by Mrs. E. S. Williams. His Lordship afterwards addressed the meeting, and in the course of his remarks he alluded to the fact that he had been a Sunday School teacher for upwards of 25 years. He also threw out some very useful hints as to the best system to be adopted by the teachers in the marking of the registers. On behalf of the Sunday School, the Lady Mayoress was presented with a beau- tiful boquet- by. Miss Ethel Evans. On the proposition of Mr. D. M. Jones, Gladstone House, seconded by Mr. E. S. Williams, the Lord and Lady Mayoress were given a most cordial vote of thanks, a similar vote being accorded to the Vicar and the artistes. During the evening, songs were ren- dered bv Mr. Alfred Jenkins, Mr. David P. Howells. whilst Miss Maggie Bevan, in addition to a Welsh song in character, gave an admirable and effective rendition of The Gambler's Wife." The proceed- ings throughout, which were marked with much enthusiasm, turned out to be a dis- tinct success. Dr. and Mrs. Joyce subsequently enter- tained the distinguished visitors at Glyn- rhondda House.

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