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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

17 erthygl ar y dudalen hon



Aberystwyth. For the first time in the history of the town the Queen's birthday was celebrated in a public manner at Aberystwyth on Thursday last. A communica- tion from the Prime Minister had, a few days pre- viously, been published inviting all towns to cele- brate the event:; and that the National Anthem and Soldiers of the Queen" should be sung. Owing to the indisposition of the Mayor, the chief movers in the matter were Councillors R. J. Jones and E. P. Wynne. These gentlemen, in conjunction with the Town Clerk, placed themselves in com- munication with Mr Peter Jones (chairman of the School Board), and the Managers of the National School, with the result that the schools were closed for the day and the children given a holiday. ideal weather prevailed, and the children of the two schools to the number of about 800, assembled in the afternoon outside the Town Hall. Having formed into a procession they then marched, headed by the Town Band, along Queen's- road, Marine-terrace, Pier-street, Great Dark- gate-street, North-parade, and back to the starting point. Amongst those in the procession were the Mayor (Alderman C. M. Williams)', the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes), Archdeacon Protheroe, Councillors R. J. Jones, E. P. Wynne, and Isaac Hopkins, Mr. G. Eyre Evans, Mr. Edward Evans, etc. The National Anthem was heartily sung by the large concourse, accompanied by the Band, after returning to the Town Hall. The Mayor being prevented, through his indisposition, from speaking, Archdeacon Protheroe in his stead, delivered an appropriate address, this being followed by three cheers for the Queen. The children then marched to the Royal Pier Pavilion, the use of which bad been gratuit- ously secured through the kind offices of Mr. Eden, the A.I.C. manager. Mr. Gilbert Rogers, with his accustomed generosity, likewise consented to give the children a free entertainment, and had prepared for the occasion an excellent and suitable programme. This gave unbounded delight to the children, and each item was rapturously applauded by the juvenile audience. Councillors R. J. Jones and E. P. Wynne are to be complimented on the active interest they displayed in the whole affair, and for the successful issue to which they brought the demonstration. We may add that Thursday afternoon was recognised as a general holiday in the town, and at the request of the Mayor all tradesmen closed their premises.



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