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TREGYNON. CONCERT.—The Council Schoolroom was occupied by a large audience on Friday evening last, the occasion being a benefit concert for the widow and family of the late Mr Richard Thomas. The concert was or- ganised by an influential committee, of which Mr J. Jackson was the chairman and Mr A. R. C. Hall the hon. secretary. From the outset so deserving a cause was sure of a successful issue, and no stone was left unturned by Mr Hall and the many willing helpers to realise a substantial sum for the widow and children. Where so many did their utmost, it is almost invidious to make distinction, but the success of the venture was due in no small degree to the wide- spread and indefatigable efforts of Mr Jackson. Always ready to assist any move- ment for the assistance of those placed in unfortunate circumstances, a contingent of Wa Newtown Wesleyan Choir (through the medium of Mr David W. Oliver) spontan- eously offered to provide the programme, an offer which was gladly accepted. The committee were assisted by the ready assent of Mr W. Scott Owen in taking the chair. In prefacing the programme, Mr Scott Owen referred to the fact that the late Mr Thomas was a native of Tregynon, and to the useful service which he had rendered during his lifetime. He was desired to say that Mrs Thomas very deeply appreciated the action which had been taken on behalf of herself and her little children, and read a letter from Mrs Thomas: The Shop, Tregynon, November 11th, 1910. Dear Siri-Will you please convey my deep sense of gratitude to fhe kind friends who have done so much to help me and my family in this our time of need. I should also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the many kindnesses towards my late husband in his long illness. It is a great comfort to know we have so many good friends, and I find it impossible to S8.y how thankful we feel, but sincerely trust you will all accept this very imperfect expression of gratitude.—I am, sir, yours most gratefully, To W. Scott Owen, Esq. MARGARET THOMAS. The choir (under the able conductorship of Mr Oliver D. S. Taylor) most effectively rendered an inspiring programme of first- class music, the rapt attention of the large audience to each item being most marked. The soloists throughout delighted the 4 audience, and Mr Morley Hughes (" The Lord is my Shepherd ") and Mr George M. Evans (" The noble boy of Truth") were 1..By encored. Solos were also rendered by Miss Taylor, Miss Winnie Edwards, Miss Connie Whittaker, Miss Doreen Taylor, Mr Norman Edwards, and Mrs C. T. M. Taylor, and anthems and part-songs by the choir. To Mr David W. Oliver and Mr O. D. S. Taylor (the organist and choirmaster re- spectively) is due all praise, the former for his skilful accompaniments (quite a feature of a masterly programme), and the latter for the excellence of his training. The singing of the National Anthem and votes of thanks to the artistes and Chairman concluded the concert. After the concert, Mr and Mrs, Hudson Phillips very kindly extended a cordial invitation to the choir to partake of supper, over which the Rev Mark Martin presided. The thanks of all were accorded J to Mr and Mrs* Phillips for their generosity and kindly thought by the Rev Mr Martin and Mr Oliver Taylor.



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