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w_ .u_ POUTARDAWE ALLTWER GLEAttiNGS. On -Saturday last at the Registry Office. Seaman Reggie Thomas, Rhyd- •fro. was married to Miss Gwen Jones, daughter of Mr Jones, blacksmith, iihvdy fro. Seaman ThCuï13.<; is on 'thydyi ro. SG-aima.u Th'Mn.aa is en fluty v cut the North. Sea. and is now j hoiTito on a short furlough.. I On, Sunday evening at Alltwen f Chapel, a presentation meeting was held, when Sub. -Lieut. T. P. Francis, of the Royal Naval Air Service, whose home is at Bronyrallt( was tho guost of the evening. The Rev. W. J. Rees presided, and the following ar- tistes contributed to the programme: Organ solo, Mr D. J. Rees, F.RC.O solo, Miss Rachel Roberts; so-lo, Mr W. J. Morgan; solo, Miss Gei-tic Francis; recitation. Miss Rachel Roberts: so lo. Ma!d-,in-te Ben Thtomias. j Mr Lewis Jones made the presentation in a suitable s peech, .and the recipient fui aWy responded. Mr IX J. llc-yn, F.'I.C.O., was the organist. r to joining the Naval Air Scr- V, • ■ Lieut. Jones was employed at M iliers' office, Clydach. He is now I engaged on patrol duty in the Engliish Channel. At Alltwen Chapel on Tuesday even- ing, Ptes. Daniel Howells and Willie Sutton were the guests of the eyening at a presentation meeting, when tho I Rev. W. J. again presided- A I pi.anoforte duett was given by Miss M Jenkihs, and Mactame E. Hugbes- Davies; solo, Mr David Thomas solo, Mr Lewis Jones (Skewen); recitation, MiBs M. Tymll: duett, Messrs. D. Thomas and W. R. Le", sob, Miss Sarah A. Jenkins; solo, Mr W. R. Lewis. The presentations were made by Messrs. T. W. Lewis and Davi,? M?ddock, both the recipients return- ing thanks. Messrs. Lewis Jo.nes and Jos. Harries sang penillion, and Mr D. Isaac Hopkin spoke. Mr E. Hughes Daviee presided i\X the piano. Amidst manifestation of general re- gret, the ftineral of Miss Annie Jane Thomas, eldes-t daughter of Mr Dd. Thomas, caretaker at the Higher Ele- ,nikmtary Schools, took place -on Tues- day, when the remains were interred at A lit won grjfreyard. Amongst th ose present at the funeral were deceased's fellow scholars of the Ystalyfera C'euhty School. Miss Davies was 17: t.?a'rs of a.ge, and had been in failing !h?th &rv some time. She IwA b-p-en u-odet treatment for fo-Lir months at Derubigh sanatorium. She was held in high esteem, and this was proved at the funeral, which was a very large t:«•?. The Revs. H. Seiriol Williams, R. O. HughM, L. G. Lewis, Adulam, and W. D. Thomas, Gibea, officiated, whilst the Revs Joel J. Davies (vicar) W. G. Jenkyns, and Llow. Bowyer were also present. The chief mourners were: Father, sisters mid airnt, and cousins; Mr. « r m,mi in m —mwiiiii ■■ and Mh. Darnel Morgan (grand paren ts); Mr David Thomas (grand- father) Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Thomas, Brynamman; Mrs. David Davies, Tredeg Farm, Cwmtwrch Mr and Mrs. Stephen Davies, Uplands; Mr and Mrs. William Davies, Brecon mad; Rev. «.nd Mrs. John Allen, Garth, M:10st.egl, Mr and Mi's. Dan M-u'gan, Mr and Mrs. Emlyn Morgan, Mr and Mrs- John Morgan. Ynis- ineudwy; Mr ?md Mrs. John Hopkins, George street; Miss BeS6e Mergac, Herbert stiwt? Mrs. Rachel Morgan, Mr and Mrs. Thomas Williams, Ynis- meudwy {uncle); Mr Eynon Jones, CiL maengwyn farm; Mrs. David Davies, Cwtatwrch; Miss Mary and Jane Jen- kins, Cwmtwroh; Tommy Davies, Breoon road; Mr and Mrs M. David Davies, Trobanos; Mr Win. John Wil- liams, Ynysmeudwy. 1 9 The floral tributes were from:- Father, Sister and Aunt; Grandfather and Grandmother; Staff and Pupils, H. E. School, Pontardawe; Staff, Ys- talyfena County School; Pupils Ystal- yfera County School; shade. Bethcsda Sunday School; wreath from Neigh- bours Miss Tweedy, ex-toachor Llan- gujcke, School: Children of Bryny- iva-Nvr, Smithfield; Miss Esther Jane Morgan., Ynysaiieudwy; Miis-os Mary M'0'r?a.n, YTty&mieud.y; Mjss-?: Marv and Bpssfo BaWes. 0!? Road? ?' ?i?. mentdwy; Misses Doris xxnd I/efwis, Smithfield road Miss Winnie James, 8mithfield read Mies Vida Jaeksoji, •Chxku h. A presentation too'k place in the Gwyn .Hall, Alltwen, OIl Thursday, Feb. 14th, to First-Chiss Gunner Geo. Benmett, on his departure ;;Or foreign service. Gunner Hennctt was a mem- ber of the St. John's Church Choir prior to enlistment, and several cf his choiV friends with oUi«t-, met to wisth him God speed. Madam Francis Powell, Misses Mills ar.d Lewis and Mr D. J. Morgan contributed to the pro- granime, and a most enjoyable even- ing wais spent. The presentation was made uaid-en* tho auspices of the Pont- ardawe and District S. aaid S. As- socilatron. Rev. G. Jcnas presided We regret to state that Mr A. S. Mills, painter and decorator, Railway terrace, Alltwwn, met with a rather serious accident last week-end, while oarying out a contract • at the Old Reading Room, Pontardawe. Mr Mills fell from the top of a ladder, a dis- taraoe of about 30 feet, breaking his cright ann and left anklc-. We hope he will have a speedy recovery. I CVmsid-eralble interest is belng taken in the sacred concert to be held next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock, under the auspes of the. Dr. Logan Dahne Lodge of the R. A. O. B., with the ob- ject of -swelling the war memorial fund established by the Gran d Lodge of England. The concert will take I place et tihe Pavilion, which has been kindly lent by Councillor L W Francis and Mr Steele Parry. The District j Council has granted permission to hold the affair. The artistes are: Miss Hannah WiQ- liam, Yniatawe (National Winner); Miss Olwen Morgan, Pontardawe, the wpular contralto; Mr D. C. Jones, the, well-known South Wales tenor; Mr Erasmus Morgan; bass. Alltwen; Mr Joe Morgan violinist; Mr Tom Jorie6, Alltwen, flautist; and Miss Elate Bibbs (Eluned Meudwy), elocutionist By kind pertmission of Capt. V. R. Phillips, the band of the 3rd G.V.R. will play selections. Mr Hy. Jenki'ns w ill be the accompanist. The butter and mjargarine depositacd at tho "dump" last week, ha« been distributed to the grocers of the dis1 trick -who for th;s week will rotadi these commodities on the sugar card basis. It is hoped that the ration card); will soon be ready, so that cus- tomers might register with whom they choose. The Lenten preachers at St. Peter's during this week have been the Revs. J. Secundus Jones, Ystalyfera; and J C.C Bey ncrn, Skew an.; wh:lst next weok tho Rev. D. M. Jones, Landore, will preach on March 6th. and the Rev. J W Jones, Cockett. on March 7th. The sei"vi.ces up to the present have been well attended. The funeral of the late Mrs. Alie.e Lowis, All-tvcl-taini road, who died last week at the age of 54, after a long and painful illness', took place on Saturday at St. Peter's churchyard. The funeral was attended by gentle- men only, and the Revs. Joel J. Davies and J. Williams officiated. A presemtatibn m-eeting to Sapper Robert Preece, R. E., of Swansea road who recently came home from France, took place at St. Peter's Schoolroom on Tuesday, ,the 19tll ult., when the Rev. J. Williams presided. On Wednesday evening at Alltwen Chapel, the Rev. Ben Davies, Pajit- teg, lectured on "Barddoniaeth Wat- cyn Wyn," under the auspices of the Young People's Society. The Rev. W J. Rees presided, and Mr Davies' lec- ture, which was ably delivered, was thoroughly enjoyed. A lecture will be given shortly at Alltwen in aid of Mr Morgan Rees, when the Rev. J. J. Williams, Morris, ton, will speak on "Williams Panty- cel yn. A presentation meeting was held at St. Peter's Schoolroom on Tuesday night, when Corpl. James S-iimne-tt, S. W. B., Lance-Corpl. Roger Thomas, R.W.F., Gunner A. Davies, R.G.A, and ex-Gunner A. Thomas, R.G.A. were the guests of the evening. Mr. Ohas. G. Gilbertson presided, and the presentations were made by Mr Dd. Rees, supper!ed by .Mr W. A. Madge, Rev. Joel J. Davies. anid the chairm-nn. The programme irrluded solos by Miss Edith Thomas, Mr David Daniel, Mr Lucas M'oro-an. and Mr W. J. Mor- gan, violin solo, Mr M- Davies; piano, forte solo, Miss Edna Wood. Mr. E. Hopkin was the accompanist. Under the i-Lispioes of the Ministry of Pensions, in connectiom with the Pontardawe District War Pensions Committee, Mr Arthur D. Maiden, F.R.G.S., gave a. cinema lecture M the Pavilion, entitled, "Recalled to Life," or the training of disabled Sailors and Soldiers. The various training centre* at Brighton. Rne- hamnton, the Dia-mond Cutting and Polishing Classes, tho Polytechnics ,and Technical Schools. St. Dunstan's the Orthropaedic hospital, the visit cf the Kiner and Queen t,6 Golder's Green home of re: to very, were illustrated. The lecture was thoroughly enjoyed, and a large number of disabled sold- iers and sailors attended. A highly interesting lantern lecture was given at the Mission Hall on Wedne^dav evening, when Mr B. Lion?! ttolf. Board of Agriculture Inspector, lectured- on. "Wart Disease and Potato Swaying. "The leeture was most educative." Mr J. Ernest Leiris presided. v

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