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YSTRADGYNLAIS NOTES Miss J a roe Lcwi:, daughter of Mr. Atnd Mrs. David Leu is. College row, -has been hoinc ej) a vvit from London, where s lie is stationed with the W.A.A.C. Mis.- Maggie Johns, of Glanley tor- the W. A.A.C.. who ÍJ st.ationed at Kliyl, lias also been on furlough. young ladies, who aro attached to an ofifcer's staff, lookocd At in their uniform- At Liftanus Forward Movement Church, GlanrhVd, on New Year's eve, the annual Xmas tree was provided for the children. TIte chapel was beauti- fully decorated, and about GO children were presented by Father X maR. The Rev. J. B. Thompson, pastor, was in <barge, and the children, who were well prepared by Miss Vera. Green, .gave ini.-cellaneons items and historic- j al sketches. Refreshments, consisting j of a bun and cocoa, owing to the -shortage of tea, were provided. Refreshments being over a. pirti, loii was opened disclosing the Xmas tree laden with good things. The presents were packed in crackers, and distri- buted by Santa Claus. The meeting ended with the singing of the Dox- ology. Much praise >i,s due to tho ladies for the. useful articles' in the fonn of shirts, pinofores, etc., which they provided. A wedding of local interest took place at Swansea last week, the con- traotmg prirtios M iss' Mary Thomas, daiigliter of Mr and Mrs. DL Thoimaw, 4 G-lyn Villas, Brecoll road, and Fir>t Air-.Mechanic G. L. Martin, j of the R.F.C. Mr Mai •tin, who joined I at the outbreak of war, returns for the third time to France. The happy | couple have the be-t wishes -cf a host of friends. We were glad tc see Machine Guntner j Danny Thomas attached: to the S.W.B., son of Mr and Mrs. Daniel j Thomas, of 4. Glvn villas, Brecon rd., home again cm a short leave. He has -now returned to his training at Liver- JKJOI with the best wishes of a large circle of friends. It will be from another eoltiiiiii that the Council have made very com- mendablo progress in the matter of -the provision of a burial ground for the district. We feel sure our readers will agree that it is most painful that burial space was found with difficul-, ty for a respected inhabitant who had devoted the best years of his life to -educate the young. On Monday even- ing a public meeting will be held at the Church schoolroom at 7.30 to fur- "ther discuss the question, when all are earnestly requested to attend. Mrs. J. Ware and family; Broil CVn- his, desire to thank through the medium of these columns th 'ir nnmer- ous friends for letters of sympathy and lor the lwautiful floral tributes seiit in their recent bereavement. The death took place on December I 29th of 11-iii. John Jones, son of Pte. \Y. D..Tones, who liwith the Brock- nocks in India, and Mrs. Jones, I on- trebont. The child was five years of age, and died from whooping cough and bronchitis. The funeral took place on the Wednesday following, gentle- men only attending. The Kev. James Jones, B.A., officiated, and Mr. Win. Jones was the undertaker. Mr. C. 1). Lake, newsagent, has re- ceivod a letter from New Zealand, which goes to show that the world is not so large after all. The letter re- quests that Mr. Lake will quote for Welsh books and music, etc., that would assist the gentleman in ques- tion in acquiring a knowledge of the vernacular. It seems that Mr. Lake's address was obtained by the New Zea- land gentleman having the loan of a book on which was Mr. Lake's address —hence the communication. At the Penyhont Inn on Friday,. Mr J. E. Willaims offered for sale 'Manor- ¡fon,' formerly in the occupation of Mr. T. E. Slater, M.E., and 'Bryn- j mair.' Bidding for 'Manorafon' was brisk up to a point when the lot was withdrawn. 'Brynmair' was knocked Alcjwn to Mr. J. Harris, Maj.Ph., M.P.S.. chemist, of JB470. Lanee-corpl. Dan Williams, of the Welsh Cyclists, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Williams, Glanley-terrace, re- < turned home on furhmgh from France 011 Thursday. He was at one time wounded in France, and this is his second furlough. i Interest will undoubtedly be taken by local gardening enthusiasts in the advertisement on another page con- cerning the Land Cultivation Order. The Pon tarda we Council have acquired rights by which ground can be seized if necessary for cultivation. Mr Lewis Thomas, .J .F., moved at the Council on Thursday that the Ystradgynlais Council take steps to have the same powers, and it has been decided to take the matter up immediately. j felt, -,b Ystradgyn- dais on Wednesday when it became known that Mr. Thos. Thomas, Cil- uwyn, formerly headmaster of the Yniscedwyn Schools, had passed away in his 02nd ye-u-. Deceased had been wiling for about two years, and about 12 months ago had to "relinquish his position r\& schoolmaster. Mr. Thomas had been in Ystradgynlais for thirty- five years, and during the whole of that time had been headmaster at the Yniscedwvn Schools. He was a native of Neweastlo-Emlyn, being the son of the late Mr. James Thomas, merchant, and a short, time ago lie visited his native place to see if he would re- cuperat". but to no avail. About 25 years ago he married Mrs. Thomas, j who is a daughter of the lute Mr. Wm Thomas, colliery proprietor, Brynam- man. His only son is Lieut. Tudor Thongs. M.B. (Lorn!.). B.Ch. (Wales), j M.R.C.S..L.R.C.P. (Eng.), B.Sc., is now on his way to the East Coast of Africa with his unit, after having been in charge of a hospital at Sierra Leone. Prior to joining in April last Lieut. Thomas, who has had a bril- liant career, and who is the first B.Ch. in Wales, was house surgeon at Swan- I Sin Hospital. Mr. Thomas, the de- ceased gentleman, was of a reserved and quiet disposition, and well liked by all who same into contact with I him. He was a member at Sardis Chapel, and had also been secretary of the Breconshire Liberal Association for manv years. The funeral takes place on Monday at 3.30 o'clock at Ystrad- gvnlais churchyard. Much sympathy is felt with Mrs. Thomas and her son in their bereavement. On Friday evening last the Rev. R. M. Rhys, Sardis, presided at a recep- tion concert held at Sardis Chapel vestry, when Ptes. Sam Jones and D. J. Davie,-? were the guests of the even- ing. Mr. J. D. Morgan, J.P., made the presentations, and he was support- ed by the Revs. Jns. Jones, B.A., and J. Emlyn Jones,. and the fbllowing items were contributed to the pro- gramme Pianoforte duet, Miss Eliz. Williams and Mr. E. H. Hughson, A.R.C.O. solo, Miss Bessie Jeffreys; j recitation, Master Cynlai.s Daviesj J solo, Miss Bess Jones; recitation, Miss Doschia Lewis; solo, Miss Maria Phil- lips; solo, Mr. Jack "W alters, who sang "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" at the eon- elusion. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Thomas, Crown Cottages, widow of the late Mr. Llewelyn Thomas, took,place at Cwmgiedd, when a large concourse of sympathisers were present. De- ceased, who was Highly respected in the neighbourhood, passed away on Friday last at the age of 70. The fol- lowing were the officiating ministers, Revs. J. Emlyn Jones, W. L. Grif- fiths, and D. J. Davies, Ainon. The chief- mourners were, Misses Beatrice Gwen and Jennet Thomas (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. John Williams (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. John Richards (daughter and son-in-law), j Mrs. Richards (datigliter), IlrA Mrs. Thos. Levi (son and daughter-in- j law), Mrs. Morgan Thomas (daughter- in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Jones (brother- in-law and sister). The following floral tributes were sent, from all the child- ren, J. Humphrey Jones, all -it Glan- eamlns. Mr. and Mrs. Owen Powell. Mr. E. n. Morgan was the under- taker.

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