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GLAMORGAN COUNTY SURVEYOR.

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GLAMORGAN COUNTY SURVEYOR. It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr. T. Lloyd Edwards, Bryngwyn, Bridgend, surveyor to the Glamorgan County Council, which occurred at his residence on Tuesday morning in his sixty-fourth year. Mr. Edwards had been ill for'several months, suffering from cardiac dropsy and heart failure. The course of his illness fluctuated several times within the past few weeks he seemed on the point of death, but each time he rallied, and hopes were beginning to be entertained thai, he might yet recover at least a portion of his former health. Finally the end came-quite unexpectedly. In the earlier stages of his illness he was attended by Dr. Wyndham Randall. who has recently been indisposed himself, and subsequently by Dr. E. M. Spencer and Dr. Howells. Mr. Edwards leaves a widow, two daughters, and three sons, the eldest son being Mr. Arthur Edwards, architect and surveyor, Bridgend. The second son, Mr. Tom Edwards, is em- ployed in the county surveyor's office, Bridg- end. Mr. Lloyd Edwards belonged to a well- known North Wales family, his mother being the famous Maid of Llangollen. He was a brother of Mr. Frank Edwards. M.P for Radnorshire, and a brother-in-law of the Bishop of St. Asaph. His late sister, whose death occurred some months ago, was the owner and proprietress of the Hand Inn, in North Wales, a famous hostelry, where up to the present a harpist plays in the hall. Mr. Edwards served his articles as an engineer at the Great Western Railway Company's Works at Swindon. and Mrs. Edwards, the widow, is a lady from that neighbourhood, being the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Appleby. The first public appointment held by Mr. Edwards was that of surveyor to the Bangor Local Board, and he was subse- quently appointed surveyor to the town of Aberdare, which position he retained until his appointment under the Glamorgan County Council seventeen years ago on the creation of that body. While at Aberdare. Mr Edwards discharged his duties with great credit to himself, and he supervised numerous important schemes, including an extensive sewerage scheme and a water scheme. He became highly esteemed in that district, and the greatest regret was manifested by the in- habitants when he left to take up his new duties as county surveyor. He held this position until the time of his death, perform- ing his duties in an exceedingly painstaking and conscientious manner. He had the en- gineering charge of an extensive and popu- lous area, and supervised an immense amount of public improvements, especially in the widening of the main roads, and .gave close personal attention to details. He became a highly valued official of the county, and shortly after the commencment of his ill- ness the County Council passed a vote of con- dolence with him, and in the speeches then delivered by the chairman (Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins) and vice-chairman (Alderman T. J. Hughes), it was recognised that the break- down in the health of Mr. Edwards was largely due to the close and strenuous appli- cation to his important office. He was a member of the Municipal and County En- gineers' Association and of the Association of County tourveyors. Personally he was the most genial and kindly of men. and he was held in high respect by the public throughout the county, and was beloved by a large circle of friends throughout the Principality. He took a deep interest in Church matters, and his death involves a great loss to St. Illtyd's Church. Newcastle, of which he had held the office of Churchwarden for many years. He was always ready to extend support to any deserving cause.

MAESTEG.

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----.--BRIDGEND ATHLETIC SPORTS.…

2nd V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT.

LALESTON.

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TWO MEN KILLED OK THE RAILWAY.

GREAT MAJORITY FOR AFFILIATION.

PENYBONT DISTRICT COUNCIL.

GARW .....VERS' DEMONSTRATION.

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