Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

14 articles on this Page




AMMANFORD. The members of the Ammanford and Dis- trict Chamber of Trade will close their shops the whole of St. David's Day (lst March, 1917), in honour of the Patron Saint and also of our illustrious Prime Minister.—Advt. As the result of a fall of stone, at Tirydail Colliery, on Wednesday, Mr. Wm. Allen, Margaret Street, sus- tained an injury to his back, necessi- tating confinement to bed. The marriage toop place at the Registry Office, Llandilo, on Satur- day last, of Mr. Elwyn Thomas Davies, 70, College Street, Amman- ford, to Elizabeth Davies, Evans Terrace, Glanamman. Priv. R. Williams, 11th R.W.F., of 33, Heol Las, Ammanford, came home on Wednesday, 13th inst., after an absence of eighteen months. He was invalided home from Salonica, suffering from dysentery and malaria. He returns on Friday. On Monday, at Dolau House, Colonel Road, Bettws, the death took place of Mrs. N. A. Davies, wife of Mr. David Davies, the widower and *e children being left to mourn k loss. Deceased was always to help in any good cause, and lield in high respect. he Council of the Ammanford "Ilber of Trade met on Tuesday ing, Mr J. Carruthers, chairman, ding, when it was resolved, in of the elevation of Mr. D. Lloyd ge to the Premiership, and also David's Day, to close the shops members throughout Thursday, h 1st. ole's.-For the entertainment of patrons, Poole's have this week ited The Romance of David I George," which was viewed much interest by good audiences, vas followed by the usual excel- niscellaneous films. The end of eek has for an attraction a strong' The Sins of Men," and good pictures. Tanks.- To-night (Thursday), >n Friday and Saturday, there e shewn at the Palace, Amman- that great official war film, :Ie of the Ancre, and Advance Tanks. This is considered by bo have seen it a much better than 1- The Battle of the 5, and as it has been secured it expense at the earliest moment release for the district, it is ated that large audiences will be :d to witness its projection on een. a special sitting of Ammanford Court, on Tuesday, before Mr. .ewis, Bryn-Rhug, a discharged named Jno. Williams, of Ash- 11 Road, Pembrey, was charged cing found helplessly drunk at "dail Railway Station on Mon- ming. Defendant said he had a job, and came to Ammanford lothes. The day was wet, and i a drop too much. The magis- advising him to get on with his discharged him under the Proba- yf Offenders Act. t Christian Temple, on Friday .ng last, a reception meeting was to welcome Priv. D. Morgan jmas, who was made the recipient the usual gift from the church by ne Rev. Tegfan Davies, pastor (in the c hair), and also a cheque on behalf of the Urban Council fund. An excellent "ogramme was Ranged. A ladies' arty, under the leadership of Mrs. T. Harries, sang; also a male choir led by Mr. David Evans. Miss Annie Davies and Miss Maud £' ns contri- buted songs. Penillion were readi by Mr. John Evans, and an address given V Mr. V. W. Lloyd. Attempted Suicide .-A determined effort to commit suicide by the wife of a man for whom a substitute has been found in civil occupation was disclosed to the Ammanford; magistrates on Wed- nesday. The woman, Mrs. Naylor. of Quay Street, it is stated, was found by a neighbour with a rope round her neck, and in a few minutes would have been dead. Her mind is believed to have become unhinged through fear that her husband would have to join the Army. She had previously made an attempt on her life the night before, by opening the gas taps in the house. She was remanded to the Asylum. Much sympathy has been aroused in Ammanford with Mr. D. Thomas, surveyor, of Bryngwyn, and Mrs. Thomas, on the very sad death of their little six-year-old daughter, Margaret Evelyn. The child was apparently in good health up to a few days ago, and then suddenly became unconscious. Specialists diagnosed spinal nerve trouble, the result, probably, of a fall, which, however, was unknown and un- suspected by the parents. Death took place on Saturday last. The funeral was on Wednesday, at Ebenezer, when a considerable attendance of the public marked the intense sympathy of the townspeople with the parents in their great bereavement. The Rev. Corris Davies, Llandilo, and the Rev. H. Owen, Tirydail, officiated. A complimentary concert in honour of Sergt. Emlyn Vaughan, Tirydail, was held at Ebenezer on Monday evening, when Mr. Joseph Griffiths, Tirydail, presided, and Mr. Willie Leyshon, T.C.L., Tirydail, accom- panied the vocalists, who were:—Mr. D. Thomas, Hopkinstown; Madame Price- Jones, Ammanford; Mr. Henry Jenkins, Ammanford; and Mr. Dan Jones, Tirydail. Miss Lottie Rees, Penybank; Miss Edith Davies, Hop- kinstown; Master Spencer Jones, Tiry- dail; and Mr. Percy James, Amman- foid, gave/recitations. Mr. Henry Jen- kins presented the hero, on behalf of the church, with the usual gift, and Madame Price-Jones sang the National Anthem to close the proceedings. A reception concert was given at Bethany (C.M.) Chapel, Amman- ford, to Priv. W. J. Evans and Priv. Richard Williams, who were members of the church. The Rev. W. Nantlais Williams presided, and both men were presented with useful gifts on behalf of the church by Mr. John John. An admirable miscellaneous programme was contributed to by Misses E. A. Morris, Mary Walters, Enid Williams, and Rachel Griffiths, who gave recitations, while Misses Rhianydd Hopkins and Essie Davies, Messrs. J. L. Rees, Jenkyn Mathews, Alfred Jones, and Miss Ceinwen James, R.A.M., "sang solos. Duets were also rendered by Misses M. H. Hopkins and K. Wil- liams, and Ceinwen James and Blod- wen Thomas. The Bethany Male Voice Party, under the leadership of Mr. Harry Williams, A.L.C.M., gave a splendid rendering of Harlech." The following bards gave their services: Messrs. Joseph Waters, D1. James and W. Popkins, Rev. W Naitlais Wil- liams, and Mrs. Cooper Davies. Messrs. Harry *Wl!!Iamis, D. J. Lewis, and Trevor Jenkins were accompanists. Eisteddfod.-An excellently carried out eisteddfod was held on Saturday last, at Ebenezer, under the presi- dency of Mr. T. W. Lewis, M.E., Tirydail. The adjudicators were:— Literature, Mr. D. R. Griffiths, Bettws; music, Mr. Stephen Rogerson, Gianarrrran. The accompanist was Mr. Willie Leyshon, T.C.L., Tiry- dail; Mr. John Phillips, hon. secre- tary; and Mr. W. Lamb Thomas, hon. treasurer. The following awards were made:-Solo for boys under 14: Alfred John Wilkins, Ammanford. Solo for boys under 12: Ernest Jones, Glanamman. Solo for girls under 14: Mary Hughes, Cwmgorse. Solo for girls under 12: Mary Hughes, Cwm- gorse. Solo for those over 45 years of age: Mr. David Thomas, Hopkins- town. Soprano solo: Miss Louisa Davies, Bettws. Tenor solo: Mr. Jones, Tawe, Felindre. Baritone solo: Mr. J. Glyn Davies, Cwmllynfell. Violin solo: Master Meyer Cohen, Ammanford. Chief choral: Tirydail United Choir (conductor, Mr. Tom Evans, Tirydail). Recitation under 14: Nancy Jones, Glanamman. Reci tation under 12: Dilys Thomas, Bettws. Chief recitation: Mr. Trefor Roberts, Glanamman. Best wit: Divided between Mr. Davies, Panty- ffynnon, G. Aman Bassett, and May- bery Thomas.











Brynamman Doctor's Illness