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Llandilo Rural District I…







[ BRYNAMMAN. I A series of evangelical meetings were held at the Gospel Hall during the past week, when the Rev. J. Evans, Llantrisant, delivered effective spiritual discourses to crowded assemblies. He was assisted by the Rev. Griffith P. Hughes, another popular ad- ministrator of the Gospel. Mr. J. Panty- celyn Jones presided at the organ, while Mr. J. T. Howells led the praise. There passed away rather suddenly on Christmas evening Mrs. John Lewis, Station Road, better, known to Brynammanites from home as the daughter of the deceased original character, Rees yr Halier." Mrs. Lewis was 62 years of age, and had been a life-long resident of the village. She was of a kind and industrious disposition. There are left to mourn their sad loss a husband and tour children-Mrs. Tom Samuel Williams, Moun- tain Road Mr. Rhys Thomas, penillion singer, Bryn Avenue; Mrs. Griffith J. Jones, Cwmgarw Road and ex-Priv. Willie Lewis. Priv. Johnny Thomas, of the Welsh Guards, who fell in the great war. was also a son of hers. On Christmas Eve, at the Farmers' Arms Hotel, a most enjoyable social and smoker was held under the auspices of the Bryn- amman Branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers. The happiness of the event was greatly enhanced by the fact that there were present, on leave and for good, a large num- ber of local lads in khaki and blue. It was a most joyful re-union of our gallant heroes and old friends. The atmosphere was laden with that geniality which is unknown on ordi- nary occasions. Dr. Corkey, M.D., in his usual original and piquant manner, presided over a very animated throng. -Mr. Sam Williams, A.V.C.M., A.R.A.M., presided At the pianoforte, and gave a selection. Mr. Willie Llewelyn gave a cornet solo in his usual style. Sailor Jonah Evans gave one of his favourite selections on the clarionette, and was at his best. Mr.* Gwilym M. Jones, the one-armed player, accompanied the latter, and had a rousing reception. Solos were ren- dered by Messrs. W. J. Thomas, Jack Lewis, Dan Moses, Priv. A. W. Jones, Messrs. Ted Moses, Sam Evans, Comrade Griff Davies (encored), Messrs. Griff J. Jones, Jonah Jones, and Flight Lieut. Glyndwr Jones in good style. A comic recitation by Mr. Oliver Edwards was hailed with side-splitting laugh- ter. Mr. A. R. Williams, Gem Confec- tionery, a great favourite in the district, gave a couple of patriotic songs in that excep- tional'ly effective style of his, and the audi- ence's appreciation was unbounded. Always welcome is an instrumental quartette by the s of the Brynamman Band, and so it was on this evening. A substantial collection to- wards the branch' s administrative fund was made. Sailor D. J. Isaac Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davies, writes an interesting letter home describing his voyages o'er many seas and his experiences on many coasts. His latters news is directed to Brynhafod, Bryn- amman, and deals with his experiences whi at Malta. Being now," he continues, allowed to write a more detailed account of my travels, I might refer to my leaving Falmouth on September I st, arriving at Gibraltar on the following Sunday. We spent four days here, where there 'are very fine sights. After a five days' voyage we reached Bioesta, on the African coast. The dresses they wore here gave us quite a shock. We sailed again to Malta, and got there in five days. From here we went to Alexandria. On the way we were attacked by a sub- marine, and the torpedo only missed us by a few feet. That' s the only thing in the way of a fight I have seen. We reached Alex- andria the next day, and stayed there for three weeks. We travelled then to Mudros, in Greece, stopped here a day, and left for Dedigatch, Bulgaria. While there we swept about 25 mines. Then back to Mudros, and waited here for four days. By then, Turkey had declared peace. So we started up to Imros, in the entrance of the Dardanelles, sweeping all the way to Cape Helles. In a few days we were at Jerack, in Turkey, and soon at Constantinople. Things were very dear here, bread being six shillings per lb. Tke natives were on the point of starving. As you can see, I have seen a bit of the world in a few months." Sailor Davies, in another descriptive letter home, sends a chip of the elusive German battleship "rflioeben home as a curio. To the writer it seems to be in a state of decomposition, signifying that the evasive ship is far from middle l age.

I Eisteddfod at Llandebie.…


I Brynamman War Prisoner.…



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