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Full Celebrations. I nc, ENTHUSIASTIC PROCEEDINGS ON SATURDAY AND TUESDAY. Not the least interesting portion of the welcome home proceedings on Saturday was that in which the Pwll people were concerned. As might have been expected, the village rose to the occasion, there be- ing a unanimous desire to show honour to one who had brought honour to the village. The whole neighbourhood was one mass of colour, the display of bunt- ing being remarkable from one end of the little hamlet to the other. Pwll even in normal times is picturesque enough, but on Saturday, when it wa,s robed ill. gala Idress, the effect was most impressive and i showed what the neighbours of the. V.C. and his family thought of the great achievement. AN IMPOSING PROCESSION. What may he described as the Llanelly part of the demonstration finished up on Sandy Bridge when the Mayor left, and it was then that the Pwll friends came into the picture. An imposing procession was at once formed and this made its way along Pwll road up to the Yard Bridge, where the Burry Port Town Band was in attendance, with the children of Pwli School—where the hero received his edu- cation-were drawn up on either side of the road. What caught one's eye here was a fine triumphal motto bearing the words.—"Pwll greets her Gallant Son." This was the work of Mr. Williamson, painter, and attracted general admir- ation. A circuit was made of the village and then the dense crowd assembled be- fore the platform which had been erected near the car terminus. [ Congratulatory Speeches. The meeting which followed was marked by the greatest enthusiasm, the speeches being interspersed with renderings by the Pwll Male Voice Party which gave an admirable account of itself under the ex- perienced baton of Mr. Thomas Brazell. The selections included "On the Ramp- arts" and "The Soldiers Chorus," which were given with fine military effect. Lady Howard was in the chair, and in her well- phrased opening remarks she paid a glow- ing tribute to the fine heroism of the man whom they were that day receiving to his native village. Appropriately enough, the next to face the audience was another Pwll boy in the person of Lieut. Jack Evans, who is the proud wearer of the Military Cross. Fol- lowing, came a characteristic speech from that splendid veteran—himself a V.C. j hero—Sir James Hiils-J chnes. who came in for a great ovation. The other speakers included "Towyn Bach," M.P.. Rev. P. R. Thomas, Curate of Pwll, and Mr. Griff J. Thomas, M.A. The great crowd then went wild with delight when Mr. Dd. Brazell, A.R.A.M., sang pennillion specially composed by Gwilym Elli. Presentations. I The presentation from the inhabitants took the form of a handsome gold watch suitably inscribed. This was handed over on behalf of the subscribers by Marged Fach, the charming little daughter of the Lady of C'ilymaenllwyd. A second pre- sentation was the workmanship of Mr. Blackmore, Stepney road, Pwll. and con- sisted of a beautifully executed oaken case for holding the much-coveted Cross. This was presented by Master Stafford Howard amid loud cheering. TUESDAY'S PROCEEDINCS. Pw!I was once again en fcc on Tuesday when a social tea was held at Bethlehem Chapel. Of course, the V.C. and his newly-wedded wife were the centres of < attraction, and they came in for renewed congratulations from their numerous friends and admirers. Lady Howard was again in the president's chair and had Sergt. Pees sitting en her right hand After tea had been enjoyed, a miscel- laneous programme was gone through, each item being appreciated to the full. This part of the proceedings was under the direetion of Mr. David Brazell, and it ¡ Wt nothinp: to be desired. During the i evening an illuminated address, executed by Mr. T. Rhys Davies, the text of which appeared in last week's "Star, was pre- I sented to Sergt. Rees by Lady Howard I on behalf of the subscribers. Accompany- ing the gift was a wallet containing the substantial sum of £40. The gifts were I gratefully acknowledged by the recipient, who seemed to be overcome by the kind- ness extended towards him. A memor- able evening closed with a warm vote of thanks to Lady Howard and the Com- mittee, with special mention of the secre- tary of the committee, Mr. Waiter Hoskin, who were largely responsible for the success of the demonstration on both days.

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