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I BRIDGEND PROTEST MEETING.

PENCOED. I

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PENCOED. I Preaching Services. The -Christmas Day preaching services in connection with Salem C.M. Church were held this year as usual. The young people of the church, who have instituted these services, secured Revs. T. C. Lewis, Llwyn- brwydran, and Wilson Roberts, Ynyshir, as offi- ciating ministers. The collections were towards the expenses of the meetings and the St. Dun- stan's Hostel for Wounded Blind Soldiers. Bi-Centenary Celebrations.-DIlTing the pre- sent year Wales is celebrating the bi-centenary of its great hymn writer, Rev. W. Williams, of Pantycelyn. The only effort in the village in this direction has been made by Salem C.M. Church. The young people of the church are to be congratulated upon securing for the occa- sion the services of two such distinguished men as Rev. E. Rees, M.A., known throughout Wales as Dyfed, and Rev. J. Hughes, M.A., late of Liverpool, now of Bridgend. Those who atten- ded were well rewarded in listening to two ex- cellent addresses. Mr. J. Edwards-Evans pre- sided, and discharged his duties admirably. Reception.—A public reception was given on Christmas Eve to two local soldiers. Mr. J. Edwards-Evans presided over the meeting, which was held at the Public Hall. An excel- lent programme of music was gone through, to which Misses S. J. Lewis and Olwen Pearce con- tributed a. duet; Miss J. O. Pearce a recitation, and Miss Blodwen Jones, Mr. Evan Samuel, and Mr. Tom Jones "o los. In addition to the open- ing address of the chairm-in, addresses were de- livered by Mr R. Roberts and Rev. R. Williams, B.A. The presentation to Cadet D. R. Williams and Pte. 1. Wooloff was made by Miss Susie Evans, who prefaced the presentation by a ftir appropriate remarks. Both soldiers replied in suitable terms. The proceedings terminated with the sinking of the Welsh and English" National Anthems.

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