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BRYNAMAN. I Special preaching meetings were held at Bethania Church, Rhosamman, on Sunday week, when the Rev. Ben Morris, Brynberian (formerly of Pontyberem), preached forcible sermons to large audiences. Mr. Wm. Hicks led the singing, which was inspiring, and Mr. Tom W. Jones presided at the organ. The Lower Brynamman ladies are conduct- ing their work of providing comforts for the soldiers and sailors resident within their area with remarkable enthusiasm and grit. Despite very boisterous weather, a number of young girls, representing the' society which is known as Trysorfa Ein Bechgyn, were seen about the streets on Saturday selling rosettes to passers-by, and manifesting considerable shrewdness and ardency. Their efforts yielded the splendid sum of £ 15 3s. 3d These monies were handed in on Monday evening, and the committee wishes to thank all who helped to make the project 'such a success. The rosettes which were sold had been made by Lower Brynamman ladies, and to them also the promoters desire to express then gratitude. The secretary is Mrs. M. B. Thomas, Goleufryn. On New Year's night, another social was held at the Farmers' Arms Hotel in connec- tion with the National Federation of Dis- charged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers. The spacious chamber was packed with an enthusiastic crowd, comprised chiefly of the heroes of the Great War. Mr. T. Morris Walters (Butts) conducted the meeting, and read some English verses suitable for the occasion. Mr. Sam Williams presided at the piano. Solos were !iven by Messrs. Billy Williams, Ted Moses, W. J. Thomas, L Pia Morgan, and T. Hector Jones. Miss Gwennie Bowen gave a recitation, and Miss Alice Hargreaves gave a solo, as also did Miss Lilian Evans. Mr. Hugh Griffiths sang a solo, and Mr. Richard Morgan sang a string of penillion suitable to the occasioir. Flight Lieut. Glyn Jones sang the National Anthems tc terminate another enjoyable i A subrtartial collection was made. 1 1-e secretary was Mr. R. J. Davies, and the, treasurer Mr. Harold Rees. The .usual convivial meeting was held at the Brookside Billiard Room on New Year's Eve, when a large number assembled. Dr. ) Corkey, M.D., presided, a~ Mr.. J. Thomas conducted. Mr. Sam Williams, A.V.C.M., C.R.A.M., Mr. Ted Morgpn, A.L.C.M., and the one-armed pla"er, Mr. Gwilym M. Jones, were the accompanists. A large nvmber of local talent took- nart, among were the leading artistes o. the neigh- bourhood. A most happy evening was spent. These events have been held periodically for the last many years, and the proceeds, which I are the result of fines imposed on all who refused to participate, have invariably been handed over to charitable causes--the Soldiers and Sailors and Swansea Hospital, for in- stance. The benefit on this occasion was transferred as a little token of esteem and good wishes to our brilliant organist, Mr. Gwilym M. Jones, who will eventually leave for the Metropolis to fulfil an engagement. The proprietor of the establishment is Mr. Wallie Jones, formerly principal trombonist of the Grenadier Guards Band, to whom a debt of gratitude is due for his kindness in promoting these concerts and granting the use of his spacious room for such deserving objects. There passed away, after about a twelve- month of painful affliction, on Thursday last, Mrr. Daniel James, Llandilo Road, popularly known as Daniel y Voel," he having resided on a farm of that name on the fringe of the Black Mountain for many years. De- ceased was latterly a roadman by occupation, and was of an inoffensive and amiable op- position. His mortal remains were laid to rest at Gibea burial -ground on Saturday, in the presence of a large crowd of mourners and friends. He leaves a wife and six grown-up daughters to mourn their sad loss. It is some- i,.r h at of a co i what of a coincidence that the Rev. Penar Griffiths should have delivered a lecture in aid of Daniel James recently, and passed away a week previous to the beneficiare, who was 64 years of age. The Revs. W. D. Thomas, J. Llewelyn (Bethania), and D. J. Moses, B.A. (Tycroes). ornciated. The chief mourners included :—Mrs. James (widow) Misses Blodwen, Lizzie, and Ellen James (daughters) Mr. and Mr. J. D. Howells, Glanceri, Brynamman (son-in-law and daughter) Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Roberts, Ceinfan, Cwmamman (son-in-law and daugh- ter) Mr. and Mrs. David Hopkins, Rhos-y- coed, Cwmamman (son-in-law and daughter) Masters Danny and Wiilie Howells, Gwyn and Raymond Roberts, Geraint and Garth Hopkins (grandsons) Mr. and Mrs. R. James, Brynffynon, Mr. W. James, Pontbren, Mr. J. James, Pennant, Mr. J. James, Llan- j dilo, Mr. and Mrs. E. James, Brynamman, and Mr. and Mrs. G. James, Glanamman (brothers and sisters-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. J. James, Rockery, Mr. and Mrs. James, Carnalt, Mr. J. James, Glantowy, Mr. D. James and Miss S. James, Pontbren, Mr. C. James, and Priv. Tudor James (nephews and nieces) Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Aberdare, Mrs. James Rees, Garnant, Mr. and Mrs. Griff Rees, Garnant, Mr. and Mrs. James, Llwynon, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bowen, Glan- amman, Mr. David Hughes, Glanamfnan, Mr. James Rees, Mr. David Morgan, Miss Annie Morgan, and Miss M. M. Rees, all of Garnant (cousins) Mrs. and Miss Jones, Amanwy; Mrs. Evans, Llandebie (sister-in- law) Mr. Tom Evans, Goodwick (nephew) Mr. and Mrs. Price, Llandebie, Mrs. Jones, Llandebie, Mr. Tom Lewis and Master Jack Lewis, Llandebie, Mr. Tom Davies, Aber- dare, Mrs. Rees, Aberdare, Mr. Matthew Rees and Master Rees, Aberdare, Mr. Ted Evans, Aberdare, Mr. and Miss Thomas, Bancybryn, and Mr. D. Evans, Bancybryn (nephews and nieces) Mrs. Williams, Gellyceidrim, Mrs. Jones, Garnlwyd, Mrs. and Miss James, Hengrofft, Mr. D. Williams, Penwern, and Mrs. Bevan, Garnant (cousins). Also amongst the numerous friends were noticed:—Mrs. Jones, Manor- avon; Mr. and Miss Michael, Garnant; Lieut. W. Rees, Brynpedol; Mrs. T. Vole Jones; Mrs. (Rev.) D. J. Moses; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Neuadd; Mrs. and Miss Hopkins and Mrs. Roberts, Garnant; Mr W. Howells and Mr. D. W. Howells, London and Miss Miriam Evans, Glan- amman.









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