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BRYNAMMAN. Lieut. J. Henry Jones, who a little time since visited home, is in hospital suffering from a severe cold. He is slowly recovering. The tuition of Mr. Johnny Wilkins, who recently gained his Second Class Colliery Manager's Certificate, was conducted entirely by Mr. Richard T. Howells, Frondeg, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, formerly of Brynamman, teacher of the Brynamman (Upper) Mining Class, of which Mr. Wilkins was a faithful member. Under the presidency of .Mr. Jenkin Jones, headmaster, Upper Council Schools, a cordia l welcome was given to Priv. W. J. Jones, Belle Vue Ter- race, who was on his last leave before going to the Front. A capital pro- gramme was arranged. The Chairman gave a speech, and the accompanist, Mr. Tom Davies, Belle Vue Terrace, gave a selection on the pianoforte. Songs were rendered by Master Myrddin Evans, Miss Lilian Evans, Mr. D. J. Evans, Mr/J. Pia Morgan, Madame Esther Nedhall, and a glee 'by Madame W. J. WiUiams and party. Miss Ethel May Rees and Master Horace Jones gave recitations; Mr. David John Evans gave a solo on the clarionette; and Miss Mary Eurfron Williams a violin solo. Speeches were made by the Rev. W. D. Thomas, Sergt. Roberts, Welsh Regiment, and Mr. Morgan Davies. The hero of the evening was made the recipient of the usual sum of money, which he acknow- ledged briefly but feelingly. The National Anthem was sung to termi- nate a good event. I At Bethania, Rhosamman, the same evening, a capital programme was en- joyed by a good audience on the occa- sion of the departure of Bombardier Pritchard Jones, Rose and Crown, back to the trenches. Mr. Dan Harries occupied the chair, and gave a speech. Mr. Tom W. Jones ably accompanied. Songs were well sung by Miss Dora Evans, Master Jacob Williams, Miss Bessie Jones (who also gave a recita- tion), Miss Doris Jones (who had to re-appear) Mr. Griffith Williams, Mr. David Roderick (who gave a recitation also on his being recalled), M Wm. Hicks, and Miss Lilian Evans. Messrs. Willie Llewelyn and Levi Griffiths gave a fine instrumental duet. Miss Myfanwy Davies gave a recitation. Mr. T. Morris Walters recited; a few verses composed for the occasion, which verses appear by re- quest in our Welsh columns. The Rev. John Llewelyn, pastor, conferred upon the hero the usual monetary gift, which he acknowledged by giving a display with his gas helmet, and even- tually a brief but comprehensive speech. Mr. T. B. Williams sang the Welsh National Anthem to close the pro- gramme.









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