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IXANGYNIDR. Sacred Concert. — On Whit Sunday evening a sacred concert was held in the Public Hall. Mr Wilfrid Watkins pre- presided and there was a full attendance and an excellent programme. The col- lection. amounting to over £ -0. was in aid of the Recognition Fund, on behalf of which the Rev. W. Llewelyn made an effective appeal. The following ladies and gentlemen took part :—Solos, Miss Fitton. illi-s T. Jones, Mrs Morgan (Bargoed), Mrs Roberts and Messrs. Will Pugh and R. Fitton duet, Mrs Roberts and W. Pugh; the Cynidr Quartette (Mrs Jones. Mrs Roberts, Messrs. T. Pugh and C. UaviesJ trie Llangynidr Glee party, under the leadership of Mr J. Wynter, who sang very sweetly. Mr Luther Davies, of Talgarth, also gave two recitations in his usual excellent style Master Wilfrid Davies also sang very nicely. The accompanists were Mr John Wynter. Mrs Llewelyn and Miss Jones. Bwlch. The Late Miss Doris Simmonds.— We regret to announce the death of Miss Doris Simmonds, of the Red Lion," at the early age of 24. The deceased who was only ill for a very short time. passed away on the 1,th inst. She was a bright, vivacious young lady and held in the highest esteem by her many friends. She will be greatly missed in the Church choir, of which she was a faithful and capable member. Ofl the 11th inst, her remains were taken to the Parish Church, where the first part of the Burial Service was gone through, the Rev. R. W. Jones officiating. The coffin, which was covered with the floral tributes from friends and relatives, was borne to and from the church by four members of the choir. Favourite hymns of the deceased were snng and the organist. Mr J. Wyntr. played the Dead March in Saul." Afterwards the body was taken to Blaiua for interment in the family vault in Blaiua Cemetery, the Rev. D. L. Griffiths officiating. The chief mourners J were Mr nuu Mrs Simmonds, Lamb and Jlasr." Atergavenny, father j mother; Mr and Mrs Q-nudern, "Redj Lion." brother-in-law and sister MRIN, i H. Simmonds, junr., brother Lieut. and Mrs Moon, brother-in-law and sister Mrs Edwards, Gilwern Mr Alec Edwards, Messrs. Albert and Thomas Simmonds, uncles. The following is a list of wreaths sent :-From father and mother, in fond remembrance Vi, Jim, Willie and Tom. South Africa, in mem- ory of dear Doris Harold and Evelyn, in memory of our dear sister in affec- tionate memory, from jmoi j. and rude Albert in affectionate memory, from Uncle Tom and"Aunt Maggie in loving remembrance of dear Aunty, from her little nephews Ken and Billy in loving memory, from Grandma in loving memory, from Aunt Di in fond re- membrance, from the members of the Llangynidr Parish Church; in loving remembrance, from her friends at Bwlch; in loving memory of dear Doris, from Gertie in memory of many happy hours, from Miss .Jennie Powell, Ysgubor- newydd in loving memory. Mr and Mrs J. S. Bond, Blaina in fond memory. Miss J. Farr. The coffin, of oak with heavy brass fittings, was supplied by Messrs. Watkins and Bevan. Employees' Outing.—The annual out- ing of the employees of Messrs. A. Jones and Sons, timber merchants, of Llan- gynidr and Abergavenny, took place on Saturday last. This year it took the form of a motor char-a-banc trip to Hereford. Two cars conveyed a merry: party of about fifty, the route selected being through Abergavenny and Pon- trilas. The party put up at the Grey- hound." Hereford, and after seeing the sights sat down to an excellent repast, Mr D. Powell Jones and Mr Gapp joining them.—After the toast of 'The King." The Firm was proposed by Mr Lilwall. — The toast having been drunk with enthusiasm, Mr D. Powell* Jones responded. He said that the last time he was with them his brother Mr Percy was with him. Having lost two brothers, he felt he could not join in any festivity. He was proud of the part the firm had played in the war, in comparison with the number of employees. A very large proportion had gone to serve King and Country and he was pleased to see some of them there that day. Those who were .still away he had written to and would send them a present to com- pensate them for their absence. He also wished to introduce to them Mr Gapp, his brother-in-law, who had joined the firm. He thanked Mr Lilwall and the emptoyees for the way they had helped to carry on the difficult times experienced. He was also glad to see the veterans of the firlll present. He hoped the firm would prosper, and pros- i>= 1l NY'\I"1f., .f(' all. He asked them to fill their glasses and drink to the absent ones.—Mr Lilwall then proposed the health of Mr Jones and Mr Gapp and thanked them for their presence.—Mr D. H. Roberts supported and alluded to the generosity of Mr Jones towards any movement for the benefit of Llangynidr. This toast was drunk with musical honouirs.I,lr Gapp responded. He said that he had known My-Jones for over twenty years they had been boys together in school. He hoped to follow in the same foot- steps as Mr Jones in business and out of business. He mentioned Mr Percy Jones as the finest li:tle chap that ever lived." and though he died, he died in the noblest of causes. He (Mr Gapp) meant to do his utmost for the benefit of the firm and its employees.—Mr Pritchard, a veteran who has been with the firm 31 years, spoke eulogising Mr Jones as a master.—Mr J. Wynter and Mr W. Pugh also spoke.—The health of Mrs Jones and Mrs Gapp having been drunk, Mrs ) Lilwall gave a recitation and Mrs Isaac I Jones sang.—In addition to a liberal supply of wine for the men, Mr Jones had a special supply of chocolates and strawberries brought in for the ladies, and the men also had cigars and cigar- ettes. The journey back was through Hay, tea being partaken of at the Swan Hotel. The party got back in nice time, after one of the finest trips of a long series.















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