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WOUNDED SOLDIERS EX I 'TERTATNEP AT CTUR?S Oa Saturday afternoon wounded sol diers from Glanrhyd hospital and the Pontardawe Infirmary, to tho number of U.) were entertained bv Mr and Mrs. G. H. Strick, of Cefneithin, at the Guiuios School, Lower Cwm- twrfi). The men arrived by the 1.30 tr?m at YKt?lyfM'a station, where brakes were waiting to convey those who were enable to walk to the school, and he? they were ret?lved by Mr, Mrs., and Miss Striok. Mr Striek in a few well chosen words gave the men a hearty welcome, and they at once settled down to en- iov the afternoon. A piano had been obtained for the occasion, and Miss j Striek, Miss Elsie King, and Mr Briht, of the Gurnos works office, acted as pianiists. After a free anci easy time el)ent in chatter and smoke, a substantial tea wa,s di.spos-ed of, then a programme of sengs. recita- t.:on. etc.. was contributed by the soldiers, with Mr J. P. Lee as chair- i man. The programme was as follows: Patter and song, Corporal Morgan aikl Pte. Is 'Homeland" and | "Thora, Ptc. Linley; son? "Never j Mi-iid," i'to. Ha?: recitation "Police- i man," Corpl. Pnnt:tn; recitation, I "The Old Grey Coat," Pte. Hope: re- citation, "Valley of Death," Sapper i Eldiridge; SOllg, "Land of Hope and Glory," Pte. tlunt; song, "Grey Home in the West. Pte. Coley; song "I want to be somebody's baby, Pte. Weaver: song, "Break the news to mother," Sergt. Ben.net. Then a number of games organised by Sergt. Jien.net (who it will l)e remembered) was recently awarded the Military Medal), and these were entered into vm heartily. Miss fallen Mose-; FIleii of CwTntwreh, and D J Hopkins, Spencer terrace, ■added to the evening's enjoyment by the- following songs:, Mr Hopkins, I come back to vou," a.nd "The Bandolero," and Miss Moses. 1 -Somewhere in France," "Garden of Roses," aud "Lad(l^o in Khaki." The last of these met with a great recep- tion, and wis sung the seoond time by spociat request. A faw of tlia Glanrhyd men had to return to Pontardawe by the .),20 1 train, but the m.aj'ority were ,a.hb to i-entain until H o'clock, aud spent a most enjoyable tin>e. At the de Mr 1.00 projxwed, anl Councillor Best Wil- I Hams. secondfsd a Ile-art V, vote of thunk,, t8 Mr amd Mrs. Striek for their kindness, and this was heartily sup- porte.d bv Sergt. Bonnet and Gunner WiJiams. and received with ehet^rs by the men. j'resents of flowers, fruiu crae.k-ftrs. et(- were sent by friends, and Mr". Striek desires especially to thank Mrs. King, of Bryneithm, for a eontrrbutioa of n'iee beetroot, and Mr K. C. Ambridipe for a fine hamper of lovely apples, which were much ap- preeiatei. j

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