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New Workmen's Hall and 1 Institute Opened in the Metropolis of the Rhondda Fach. Ferndale-the metropolis of the Rhon- dda Fach-like many of our Rhondda. towns, has at last woke to a full sense of her responsibilities, and as a result of this, on Tuesday last the Ferndale and Blaenllechau Workmen's Hall and Institute, magnificent new buildings erected on the main thoroughfare at Ferndaie, at a cost of E17,000, was opened by Mrs. Lewis Davis, Mr. Lewis Frederick Davis, and Mr. W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P.. who were each the re- cipient of a golden key to enable them to open the respective entrances. A tour of the buildings was next made by the visitors, who were charmed with the ex- quisite taste that was everywhere dis- played. Mr. DAVID WILLIAMS, the Manager of the New Workmen's Hall and Institute, Ferndaie. These new buildings have been erected partly on the site of the old Institute. and occupy a prominent position in the High Street, extending to Maxwell Street at the rear. The main facade is of Bath stone. In the centre of this front is placed the refreshment room, with main entrances to Hall and Institute on either side, fit- ted with patent collapsible gates to facili- tate easy access and egress. The refresh- ment room has a slab work dado all round, filled with a dark green "Decotex," and a screen divides it from the supper room. Contiguous to the supper room is placed the Institute Lounge, out of which rises a staircase giving access to the main Institute rooms above, and the Swimming Bath below. On the first floor1 is placed the billiard room and refreshment bar, with the necessary offices. This room pro- vides accommodation for five full- sized tables, and seating accommodation is' provided around the room lor players and spectators. In the next floor are situated the read- ing and reference rooms, which give accommodation for all members of the Institute. The third floor contains a large games room and caretaker's apartments. The large Hall is entered from High Street, and is placed behind the Insti- tute rooms, and measures 110 feet by 60 feet, providing, with the gallery, seating accommodation for fifteen hundred per- sons.. Descending from lounge in Institute, and between the swimming baths and hall floors are placed the slipper baths, com- mittee rooms, and lesser kail. This hall is capable of seating nearly 350 persons, and can be sub-divided into five commit- tee rooms by patent sliding partitions. On the same floor, but below Institute, the kitchen, cellar, stores, and additional committee rooms are placed. Descending again from this floor. the swimming bath is reached, this being immediately below large hall, and on the. level of Maxwell Street. The bath tank is 60 feet Ions by 30 feet broad, the sides being lined with white glazed bricks and the floor covered with Terrazzo marble flooring. Patent non-slipping tiles are laid round the bath floor. Along one side run the dressing boxes, and behind these the rifle range. At the entrance end are, fixed a diving stage and springboard, and at the opposite end are the shower baths and a direct exit to Maxwell Street.
The Luncheon, Subsequent to the opening ceremony, a luncheon was provided, over which Mr. H. L. Warner (one of the directors of Messrs. D. Davis and Son) presided. proposed the toast of H.M. the King." The tqajst of The. Ferndaie Workmen's Hall and Institute was proposed by Mr. J. Bell White. He wished suc- cess to the Institute, but he would remind them that it was not a success till it was free from debt; and yet the time would come when working men would come into that Institute and be able to say, "This is our very own; we have bought all this by the swat of our brow (applause). He (the speaker) hoped it would be kept clean and attrac- tive, and would be a home from home (hear, hear). Another side to success was espiritual side. He was glad to see there was no gambling allowed—(hear, hear)—and hoped there would be no facility for betting news, but provision made for the best English and Welsh books, and further, he hoped there would be no performance in the hall which their wivez and children could not witness (applause). He hoped the Institute, would prove a moral and spiritual blessing to the workmen, providing them with oppor- tunities of profitably spending their adfli-
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Presentations for Bravery. Councillor Daniel Evans nresided at a crowded public meeting held in the even- ing, supported by Sir Francis and Lady Edwards, M.P., Mr. Bell White, Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., Mr. Vivian Rees, Mr. L. F. Davis, and Mrs. Lewis Davies. A feature of the proceedings was the pre- sentation of the Royal Humane Society's medals and certificates to two Ferndaie colliers—David John Evans and David Lewis—who had saved the life of Henry Davies, of Penrhiwceiber, in a choppy sea in the Cardigan Bay. Mr. Bell White observed that the Rhondda was both noted for coal and heroism as well as for music. He offered to place a tablet in the hall bearing the young men's names, and hoped they would be the first of many to be placed thereon (applause). Referri.g to the late Mr. David Davis, Mabon remarked with pardonable pride that this gentleman gave him the greatest encouragement to enter Parliamant, while Mr. F. L. Davis, after being defeated, was the first to congratulate him upon his victory. The absence of Mr. F. L. Davis in the forthcoming struggle to main- tain peace in the Welsh coalfield would be the greatest loss imaginable. It was a loss that could not be measured, for Mr. Davis was a man who fought for peace based on justice (loud applause). A programme of music was gone through, contributed to by the following: —The Ferndaie Prize Band, Mr. W. Trevor Lewis, Ferndaie Male Voice Party, Mjr. David Thomas, Mr. David Jones, Mr. David Griffiths (Dewi Dyfed), and Mr. Abram Matthews. I The golden keys were supplied by Messrs. B. Lewis and Son, jewellers, Ferndaie.
Treorchy. A presentation meeting and concert was held at the Boar's Head Hotel on Saturday evening in honour of Mr. Edward Davies, mechanic of the Aber- gorchy Collieries, who was made the re- cipient of a magnificent walnut cabinet and a silver tea and coffee service by the Abergorchv officials, enginemen and craftsmen, to mark the occasion of his marriage. The spacious Assembly Room, which was crowded by an appreciative audience, under the able chairmanship of Councillor W. T. Jones, J.P., sunnorted by Mr. Geo. Newman, was tastefully decorated for the occasion. The presen- tations were made by Messrs. John Wil- liams (engineman) and William Protheroe (foreman smith), two of jthe oldest sur- face workmen at the colliery. Mr. Davies suitably acknowledged the gifts. The fol- lowing contributed towards the musical portion of the evening: -Messrs. Gomer Jones (R.W.M.C.), Tom Williams, David Evans, Gwilym Jones, Idris Davies, Jas. Jennings, John Davies, and Mr, Fred Major accompanied. At the close, a cor- dial vote of thanks was accorded the host and hostess, to which Mr. Griffiths re- sponded. Votes of thanks were also accorded to all who contributed towards the evening's success. The second of a series of competitive, meetings was held at Ramah Vestry on Wednesday evening, when Mr. William Evans (Bethania Cottage) presided. The adjudicators were: -Music, Mr. navid Miles (Bethania); litex-citTu-o, TAr. 'vid Ernest Richards (Ramah). The fom;ng; were the successful competitors —Lizzie May Salathiel, Rachel May Thomas, Arianwen Richards, May Thomas, Tom Williams, Llewellyn Williams, and W. H, Williams. The Treorchy Minstrels, under the baton of Miss Arianwen Richards, captured the juvenile choir competition prize. Mr. Oaradog Jones discharged the secretarial duties, and Mr. Isaac Jones was treasurer. TI-ie Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. W. D. Evans) introduced his Budget n for the year 1910 at the Tre- orchy Literary Society last week. The gathering was representative, Mr. R. C. Austin having previously drawn up the constituencies with considerable, skill. Mr. R. C. Austin was Mr. Speaker," and assumed the distinguished title" of the "Right Hon. Richard Cobden." Mr. W. H. Owen (Ynyswen) acted as the Leader of the Opposition Mr. Evan Jones (Ton), Home Secretary Mr. Alfred Boulton (Gelli), Secretary for War and Mr. T. D. Griffiths was Secretary for the Board of Trade." Mr. J. Davies- Evans (L. Ynyswen) moved the closure at 11.30 p.m., and on the division, the Budget," which contained numerous Tariff Reform features, was ruth- lessly rejected by a majority of one! In the" lohby," Mr. W. D. Evans was highly commended for his skill. At St. Matthew's Church on Sunday last, prizes were distributed for Scrip- tural efficiency. Mr. J. Piele, M.E., who distributed the prizes, emphasised the im- portance of Sunday School work, and hoped the recipients would continue to make progress next year. The following received prizes:-Class 1: 1st, Mr. A. Bailey; 2nd, Mr. John White. Class 2: 1st Miss Winnie Tamplin; 2nd, Miss Doris Miles. Class 3: 1st, A. G. Horton 2nd. E. G. White; 3rd, Harold Griffiths. Class 4: 1st, Gwladys Griffiths; 2nd, Dorothy Prickctt. The prizes given hy Mr. L. Miles for efficiency in home work on the Parables were awarded to Misses Winnie Tamplin, Louise Horton, and Joyce Hogben; while Misses Flossie New- man and Emily Hurford received ti/es for learning the Collects. The J. itsses Netta Griffiths and Edith Newman ..vere awarded the prizes given by Mrs. 'e', E.' Phipps, and certificates were pie nted j to Misses Winnie Francis and "ertie Newman, and Messrs. Frank Holl ,way, D. T. Perkins, George Long, and W. L. Griffiths. We regret to record the death oi Miss Gertrude Mary (7), daughter of M s. J. 0, Evans, Herbert Street, who massed awTay last week, after a prolonged i'lness. Deceased had distinguished herself musi- cally, and possessed considerable calent as a reciter. The funeral, which took place on Saturday, was largely att, nded. The Rev. T. Davies (Bethlehem) offk iated. There was a lor" train of mourner,. The xvev. Daniel Hughes, Pom rpool, gave a commendable recital of The Christmas Carol to a fair ither- ing at Horeb on Thursday even in last. Mr. J. T. Shorfr, B.A., presided.
Llwynypia A Band of Hope entertainmen was held at the Wesleyan Chapel, Lhw <vpja on Monday night last, the 20th ins*, -Dr. Alfred Jones, Tonypandy, presidine. The chapel band played a march coi posed by the conductor, Mr. J. H. T dball, A.Mus.L.O.M., and also a at ection arranged from "II Trovatore." Some excellent pianoforte solos were gii en by Miss F. J. Tudball and Miss "iwiifiie,
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tional leisure time which they now obtained under the Eight Hours Act (applause). Councillor Tom George.. in responding, said he was glad to see they had a build- I ing worthy of the Metropolis of the Rhondda Fach (hear, hea They had been contemplating abou twenty years ago for a hall like that, and at last they had got it, although they had had many difficulties to contend with. The speaker characterised drink as the curse of the working class, and he hoped they would enjoy prosperity in the coalfield for years to come, so that they could appreciate the benefits of the Institute (hear, hear). Mr. T. E. Richards, the architect, and Mr. E. R. Evans, contractor, also re- sponded. At this juncture Mr. Horatio Phillips, solicitor to the Institute, read out the balance sheet of the Institute, during the course of which he stated that the com- pany, Messrs. David Davis and Son, had agreed to contribute the magnificent sum of £ 2,500 towards liquidating the debt on the building (applause). The health of Mrs. Lewis Davis, Mr. Lewis Frederick Davis, and Mabon was proposed by Mr. Abel Jacob. Mr. L. F. Davis, in responding, said it was a matter of very great disappoint- ment to his father (Mr. F. L. Davis) that he was unable to be present on that occa- sion. He had desired him to express the hope that the institution would be a means of instruction and helpful recrea- tion to the workmen' of Ferndale. He (the speaker) loved Ferndaie as his ancestors had always done (applause). Mr. W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., re- marked that it was a great disappoint- ment to him that they did not have Mr. F. L. Davis amongst them, to lose whom would mean a sad loss to South Wales. It was gratifying to find that the son was following in his father's footsteps, and in the coming days it was to be hoped that he would be worthy of his father and of his grandfather (applause). Mr. T. Samuel, C.O., proposed The Visitors," which was responded to by Sir Francis Edwards, Bart., M.P., and Mr. W. P. Nicholas (clerk to the Rhondda District Council). Sir Francis thanked them heartily for coupling his name with that toast, and he congratulated Mr. Lewis Frederick Davis upon the admirable address which he had given them. Surely, he was a chip of the old block. It was a great pleasure for him (the speaker) to be there, and his memory went back forty years ago, when he and his wife went fishing in the river. He didn't think they could catch fish there now (laughter). He thanked those present for the cordial manner in which they had received this toast (hear, hear). Mr. W. P. Nicholas said it gave him great pleasure to be there at that open- ing, and if the old inhabitants of that district could see that magnificent build- ing erected there, they would be very much astonished. Mr. Nicholas hoped the Hall would be a source of considerable influence in that Valley, and stated the company which had supported them had never made a better investment (ap- plause). There was not a finer Institute in the coalfield to-day—(hear, hear)—and he was prepared to give them a, substan- tial subscription (applause). He thanked them for coupling his name with the toast of the visitors," but he resented being termed a visitor anywhere in the Rhondda Valley (cheers).
Meredith, while Mrs. Hearne, Tony- pandy, gave a creditable rendering of The Eternal Song." Two very soulful renderings of old hymns were given by Miss J. Tudball. A violin solo was given by Mr. J. H. Tudball, whilst Misses Florrie Hathway and Lizzie Tudball gave a very good account of themselves in an action song, entitled "The Blackbirds." An action song, en- titled Grandmothers Old," by a party of the Band of Hope children, was heartily encored. The meeting terminated with the usual vote of thanks to chairman and artistes.