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CLYDACH NOTES1 The dpath took place on Thursday, under tragic circumstance, of Mr. Phillip Morgan, bookseller, Twyny- bedw-road, Clvdach. Deceased, who was about, 67 wars of nge, had been in failing health for some tune past, and on Thursday morning, while on lus way home from a J oca J surgery he suddenly fell dead in the street with- in a few yards of his residence. His (teatJi in attributed tu all affection of the heart. The deceased was a trustee of Hcbrcn Chapel, w hcn- IK- had been SB est<?mcd d?'con for cv?r 33 years, and thus year would also hare com- pleted 25 years' efficient services aa its secretory. He had been H faithful, deeply conscientious, and, being a studious and widely road man, a high- er intelligent Sunday-school teacher for about; 40 years. He was one of the most faithful and serviceable, members of the c h urch, for a. never absented himself from either a Sunday or week- flight servioe except when at work or when in ill-health. In addition to other fforts he had made, and other public offiees he had held during life, he was (IDe of the founders of the R-echabite cause in Clydach, and was present trustee of the "Hope of Clydach" Tant. He was widely known and much ftsteemed in the Swansea Valley. Much sympathy is felt with 4iie bereaved widow, three daughters, two of whom ftre engaged on the teaching staffs a.t tile Clydach Council Schools, an d three I sons, one of whom is serving in the Arpy. At a, recent literary meeting of the Young lVople' held at C\ilfnria school room, Mr. E. C. Jones, Waver- Uiy-stre»'t, read a thoughtful nnd in- teresting paper in Welsh on the sub- ject of "Cann" (Singing). The Rev. f T. Valentine Fvaiis presided over an appreciative gathering, a.nd at the <5loee Mr. Jone* was warmly thanked for his splendid contribution to the programme for the session. Thanks to her kindly and consider- ate thought for the comfort and hap- Pes8 of Chdach'H oonvalescent sol- diers and nurst« of the Quarr Hospi- i tal, about 70 in number, were enter- Gained by Mrs. Herbert Gibbon, Park- toad, to an enjoyable social tea and whiat drive at the Public Hall on Wednesday evening last* Potty-offioer Johnstone and Sergt. Rayner, D.C.M. a-eWd ns M.C. 's for the evening. Ample justice was done by all to the excellent spread provided. The whist drive pro- duced keen and interesting play, about fiffceou tables being engaged. The prize-winners were: Ladies, 1, Nurse Kat.i.. Stephens, Ynistawe; 2 Nurse Flo. Da vid, Glais; consolation, Miss Gibbon. Clydach. Gentlemen: 1, Sap- per J. Honeyman; 2. Cpt. D. Murch; oousolalions, Ptes. Large and Mar- shall. Other forms of entertainment were also provided, the music being c?ntrtbuted by members of the Mond Orchestra. The evening proved a de- cided success, and, needless to add, the guests, who were in charge of Sister Astlev, spent a happy time. P.O. Johns!on'1 moved a hearty vote of Uiarika t<: };'rs and Councillor Herbert Gibbon, ,nd all wh< assisted, for the exce llent manner in which they had been entertai i» d. Councillor Gib- bon acknowledged, after which An en- j.;yat. ) e iiing ?s .?''<t;  h t ?u a. dose joy able ev« ning as V< i;ght 10 a close with hearty cheers for Mrs. Gibb=. and the singing of "God Save Uie King. A miscellaneous concert promoted in connectio i with the Clydach branch of the Naval and Military War Pensions and Welfare League at the Public HaH ca Thursday evejiing proved a strong attraction, th6 hall being packed with people, and quite a large number failing to gain admission. The League is an organisation which has come into existence as a product of the war, and the Clydach branch, which has already done some good work in the interests of the widows, wives and dependents of sailors and soldiers of the neighbourhood, is en- titled to the warmest congratulations upon the decided success attained in ita first public effort. Amongst the members of the branch are to be found men who have fought and bled for their country on all parts of the battle- fronts, and quite a number of them are entitled to the 1914 "Stal" dis- tinction as having belonged to the "Old Contemptibles. Mr. W. J. Percy Player, J.P., who presided over the evening's proceed- ings, emphasised the country's indebt- edness to the men who had been in- I valided out of the Army, and inii.?? upon their interests being properly safeguarded. The secretary of the League also addressed the gathering in the course of which he explained some essential matters which the audienoe were probably not fully oog- nisant of. A varied and entertaining programme was provided, which was ably contributed to by Madam A. Wil- liams (contralto), Madam Evelyn Parker (songs at the piano), Sisters Irene and Eunice Doherty (in song and danGe) Misses Irene and Frances Davies (instrumentalists), Master L. Dennis Rowlands (boy soprano), Messrs Mines and Davies (society entertainers) Rees Williams (pianist), Willie Grif- fiths (flautist) and "Ted" Broome (comedian). The proceedings conclud- ed with the production of a farcical sketch, entitled "Smiffy" or "Dug in a Dug-out," composed and directed by Mr. Will Mines, which was responsible for roars of laughter. The performan- ces given by the artistes were much appreciated and enoored. Mr. Rees W Illiams and Miss Ethel Doherty were the accompanists. Mr. Rees Lewis, grocer, High-street and Mrs. Lewis, were recently unoffi- cially advised that their youngest son, Lieutenant David A. Lewis, who is serving in a machine-gun company at- tached to the Royal Engineers in France, has been awarded the Mili- tary Cress. Lieut. Lewis has served in France for many months, and was wounded whilst attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, in oonsequenoo of which he spent a few weeks in this oountry. On his return to the front he became attached to the Royal En- gineers. Prior to joining the colours he was a student at oollege. He has two brothers in the Army, both of whom have served in France. Con- gratulations to Lieut. Lewis upon his distinction. Seoond-Lieut. T." P. Jones, only son of Dr. and Mrs. John Jones, Peny- bank, Clydach, is lying ill in a base hospital. Lieut. Jones has served with the Welsh Regiment in France for several months. The wounded soldiers and nurses of the Quarr Hospital were entertained by Mrs. (Rev.) Thomas Morris (The Vicarage), to a social tea, whist drive and dance at the Church Hall on Thursday evening last. Mr. W. J. Lewis acted as M.C. A few games of whist were played, resulting in Pte. Brown being awarded the prize. Whist was followed by tea, and quite a hap- py company sat round the tastefully laid tables, which were presided over by Mrs. Morris and lady friends, as- sisted by the soldier guests. The re- mainder of the evening was devoted to danoing, the music for which was pro- vided by members of the Mond Orches- tra. Mias Theodora. Summerhayes act- ed as aooompanist. Three cheers were heartily aooorded Mrs. Morris, and a happy evening closed with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne." Thanks to a stroke of enterprise on the part¡ of a local trader, quite a stir was created at Clydach on Saturday morning, and for a time some animat- ed scenes were witnessed along the main street. He had succeeded in ob- taining a considerable consignment of jam, which he proceeded to sell at la.41d. per 21b. pot en route whilst hauling the stock away to his home. Needless to explain the people of the neighbourhood swarmed around his cart like flies round a sugar basin. Mr. H. B. Newbery, Clydach, and concert party, visited the Quarr Hos- pital on Friday, when they entertained the soldiers and nureing staff to a varied programme, which waa contri- buted to by Madam Evelyn Parker, Misses Ruth Lloyd, Irene and Frances Davies, Messrs. Mines and Davies, "Ted" Broome, Griff. James and Bees Williams. The party were warmly thanked by Sergt. L. Hillen for their kindly visit. An interesting wedding was solem- nised by the Rev. T. Valentine Evans (pastor) at Calfaria Chapel on Satur- day. The contracting parties were Mr. David J. Lewis, Pontardawe, and Miss Rachel A. Francis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Francis, Aberclydach- place, Clydach. The bride was given away by her father. She was attended by Miss Hettie Lewis (sister of bride- groom) as bridesmaid, while Mr. Rd. Jeffreys (brother-in-law of bride) act- ed as best man. I —Welsh Llewelyn. I

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