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HEOLYCYW. Allotments and Gardening.—As the Coy- church Higher Parish Council failed last spring to meet the local demand for allotments, the Board of Agriculture requested the Penybont Rural District Council to do so. The latter did so with commendable promptness( and the 70 allotments provided and managed by them will probably have to be considerably increased next spring by the acquisition of additional land. The Dunraven Estate authorities, with the kind permission of Mr. Evan James, Bryn- with Farm, the occupier, have placed a plot of land adjacent to the Council School Heolycyw, at the disposal of the County Education author- ity, and on that plot the school boys will help to increase the food produce of this country Gifts to School Children.—On Friday, the 21st inst., Mr. Morgan Weeks, the genial and gener- ous host of the Plough Inn, Heolycyw, visited Heolycyw Council School, and presented each of its 246 pupils and their 122 younger brothers and sisters, with two pennies now from the mint. Mr. Weeks, who will be remembered by many as a former and much esteemed miners' agent for the Pontypridd District, also handed the pupils similar gifts to be given to all their little brothers and sisters under school age, and was heartily thanked, and wished the compliments of the season for himself and family, for his considerate generosity, by pupils and staff. Mr Weeks made similar gifts last year, and previ- ously did so at Pontycymmer Schools while pro- prietor of the Ffaldau Hotel at that place. Treating Soldiers' Wives and Children.-Of the 100 odd soldiers Heolycyw and Heol-Laethog- have given to the colours since August, 1914, about 20 were married men, and most of them were fathers of from eight children down to one. Some of these families have subsequently re- moved to Cinderford, Little Dean, Oxford, Somersetshire, and elsewhere; two of the mar- ried men have also been discharged, so that at present we have 12 soldiers' wives, with an ag- gregate of 40 soldiers' children, in the two vill- ages, and our brave heroes at the various fronts- will rejoice to know that their near and dear ones at home were net forgotten during the fes- tive season. The local Soldiere Reception Com- mittee regaled all with tea at Old Bethel Chapel (kindly lent for the occasion), on Friday, the- 21st inst., supplied one ton of coal each to th& wives, and distributed X8 worth of clothing among the children. Rhiewceiliog ReceptioJl Committee, like that of Heolycyw, sends fort- nightly parcels of smokes, or some alternative, to the 17 soldiers who have gone forth from that part of the parish of Coychurch Higher, tach of whom was also this year made the recipient of a the shilling loaf of Christmas cake-teisen frae felus yn llawn o bob spices—and not de- void of those now rare delicacies, currants an& raisins.