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PONTARDAWE BOARD OF GUARDIANS

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PONTARDAWE BOARD OF GUARDIANS PROPOSED NEW PHTHISIS WARD I A meeting of the Pontardawe Board of I Guardians took place last Thursday at t:16 Workhouse, Mr H. J. Powell (Ys- taJyfera), presiding. A vote of sympathy with Mr W. D. Walters, Abercrave, in the death of his father, was carried by all the members rising in their places. LOCAL BREAD STATIONS The Clerk reported that the Joint Vagrancy Committee proposed the erec- tion of bread stations at G.C.G. and Abercrave, but were in the unfortunate position of being unable to get anyone .to tender for supplying commodities, tradesmen obviously thanking that it would be undesirable to have gentlemen of the road near their premises. He therefore felt that the locaJ members from the two places named should be asked to endeavour to get grocers in the villages to try the proposal as an experiment. Mr D. R. Morgan suggested the pre- mises of Mr Joseph Parsons, Abercrave. Mr W. D. Walters There's no need for one in Abercrave. We're all a gener- ous people! (Laughter). Mr Morgan said they could not expect honest self respecting labourers to trust to private charity, and the Guardians had I to comply with the orders of the L.G.B. The Clerk explained that men leaving the workhouses would get a ticket, and on presenting this at the shops would get a supply of bread and cheese. Trades- men would then have to send their ac- counts to the Board. The recommendation was agreed to. DELEGATES TO CONFERENCE I Messrs. Dd. Lewis (Colbren), David Lewis (G.C.G.), and Wyndham Lewis (clerk), were appointed to represent the Board at the Central Poor Law Confer- ence to be held at the Guildhall, Lon-I don, on the 17th and 18th inet. PROPOSED IMPORTANT ALTERA-I TIONS. The Clerk read the report of the House Management Committee which stated that the architect had prepared draft plans for the conversion of the Isolation Hospital into a phthisical ward, completely fitted for males and females, providing for eight patients under ordinary con- ditions, and in emergency cases, 12. The cost was vary roughly estimated at 91,050. The committee also discussed the conversion of the coach house into a mortuary,, and the existing stable into a wood shed at an estimated cost of 2100. They recommended that both schemes should be submitted to the L.G.B. in draft form, so as to get their views on the matter before detailed plans and esti- mates were drawn up. The Committee was also considering feiies for scattered homes at Trebanos, Ynismeudwy, and elsewhere, and a re- port would be submitted later. It was recommended that the tender of Mr D. Isaac Thomas for ten bedsteads and ten mattresses at respective costs of 22s.6d. and 12s.9d. each, be accepted. This was agreed to without discussion. —————— ntn

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