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PONTARDAWE and ALLTWEN GLEANINGSI

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I BRYNAMMAN NOTES. I

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I BRYNAMMAN NOTES. I MISHAP AT LOCAL COLLIERY J r a I I I j-iic miyiwsvuenueu ruji 01 steady work, that has for some considerable time past been characteristic of operations at the Rhcsamman Colliary came to an abrupt finish on Friday morning since when the I colliery has lain idle. The stoppage, which fortunately will only be a temporary one, resulted'from a mishap that occurred to the pit-head standards. Winding operations were proceeding as usual on Friday morning, when suddenly, while the up-coming cage with its compliment of loaded trams., was approaching the landing stage, a break down occurred amongst the beams sup- porting the sheave, causing it to become dislodged, and to damage the structure supporting it. Piompt action on the part of the work- men and officials prevented the cage fall- ing down the shait, and causing further damage. A number of planks and iron rails were quickly placed over the open shaft, to support the suspended cage. In this way the delay usually consequent on occurrences of similar nature was pre- vented. ¡ It is not expected that a restart will bs made this week, as the whole pit-head standard is being renewed, and a new winding sheave fixed up. A larger and thoroughly tested sheave has already been obtained, and will be in position within a few days. It is indeed fortunate that the acci- dent occurred in this particular pit, else the toll might have been more serious. As it happens the workmen proceed to work through the horse-way, and return to the surface in the like manner. I AT HYMEN'S ALTAR i This is decidedly Cupid's week, "Aisle," "Altar," "Hymn," are again become the reigning favourites. Three weddings in the sanie week is most cii- couraging, a record which we hope to see maintained. There are a- certain num- ber of old fogies in Brynamman whose "haltering" it would do my heart good. to chronicle. I ATLLAN I I DILO I- a pretty weciaing ceremony was per- formed at Llandilo on Monday, when Miss Dinah Richards, daughter of Mr W. Ebenezer Richards, Llandilo road, was urited in wedlock to Mr Jack Johns. The bride was attended! bv Miss Bessie Wil- liams, Mountain road, and the bride- groom by Mr Daniel Williams, Cwm- garw road. After the honeymoon the young couple will take up their residence in Bryn Avenue. AT PONTARDAWE. I Mrs. Hopkin Hopkin, Glyn road, son of Mr John Hopkin, and Miss M. Llewelyn, daughter of Mr Joseph Llew- elyn, Glyn road, were the- contracting parties in a quiet wedding ceremony that took place at Pontardawe on Wednesday. LOCAL ENTERPRISES I Speculation in cinemas has become the ordier of the day. With the local new cinema in the course of erection, a similar enterprise has been launched into the competing arena this w-eek- at Cwm- gorse. Under the control of Mr W. J. Barnes, of "Glanamman Picture House fame, the New Gaiety Theatre, Cwmgorse, starts its career. Needless to say a. num- ber of local patronisers of Mr. Barnes were present at the opening. With all this competition in the district, we may look forward to being well fed with good things in the future. BRYNAMMAN BOY.. I Brynammanites will fee glad to learn of the progress made by Mr Johnny Lewis, son of Mr Edwin Lewis, Moun- tain road, and formerly- employed at the local electric station. Mr Lewis has re- oently been appointed engineer in charge of the Ystradgynlais Ptnver Station. GWYNFE EISTEDDFOD I We understand that Mr TEd Morgan, Banwen, is at present training a choir in preparation for the coming Gwynfe eis- teddfod. We wish the young conductor success in his enterprise. AMBULANCE CLASS REVIVED ¡ I- I Thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic promoters of the good cause, there is strong reason to believe that an ambulance class will shortly be re-started, probably on Wednesday evening next. It has been felt that so useful a class should not be allowed to fall through, especially when such a large number of young men maintained all interest in the work. A meeting was called' n;t the Upp?r Schools last Wednesday, when it was made known that Dr. J. W. Lewis was to deliver a course of of 10 lessons. These however, will not he under the control of the County Education Committee, b-at will be due to the doctor's own initiative. The classes were discontinued it seems, owing to the parsimonious treatment of the teachers by the County Education Committee, and to all intents and pur- poses it seems that the Education Com- mittee quite content to let the public suffer, rather than quit this stingy atti- tude, which seems to be it3 adopted policy whenever expense on education is in question. We admire the stand that has been made, but to a still greater extent do we cherish the public-hearted; spirit- of the doctor in ensuring that the cause shall not be sacrified, while waiting the time when: the epuoatiOIli shall come to its own. ».»«»«

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