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NEATH AND BRITON FERRY I t A conference was held at Aooravon 011 Saturday of' all the Labour Associa- tions and Trades and Labour Councils of the new Aberavon Parliamentary Division. There were 109 different or- ganisations represented. Mr. Joseph Branch was appointed chairman of the Labour Party for the division; Mr. Ivor ll. Thomas (Briton Ferry) secre- tary. The question of the final selec- tion of a Labour candidate was ad- [ journed for a fortnight. The follow- ing are to go to a final ballot: Mr. R.olwrt Williams (Transport Workers' j Feneration), and Mr. Wm. Jenkins (,ini;>Ts' agent). 1- ,th.—The death has occurred of M;. Jack Fream, Cwtn-yr-Eglwys Farm (Briton Ferry), son of Mr Frea.m. j gamekeeper. Deceased was 23 years of | age. He was very popular among all classes. The interment took placo on Tuesday at Ynysmaerdy Home on Leave.—The following Ferry boys, who have seen a long period of active service, are now homo on leave from France. Pte. Dick Wil- liams, R. W;.F., Lowtlio-street, and Qr.-master-sergt. F. Bond, R.W.F., Middleton-street. They were among tho first to volunteer from the Ferry and have been through many heavy en- gagements. They were heartily wel- comed home by their many friends. Pte. WTillie Adams, of Lowther-street, has also been home from training quar- ters. New Medico.—Dr. Godfrey; recently appointed its successor to Dr. White, under the Briton Ferry Medical Aid Scheme, entered upon his duties during the course of last week. Music.—Mr. David Mathias, a rising young baritone from Briton Ferry, is reoeiving lessons in voice training from Prof. Dyfed Lewis, Swansea. Mr. Mathias, who has a voice of remarkable power, is making excellent progress, and is in great request at all local i concerts. --r-- Agriculture.—Under the auspices of the Glamorgan Women's War Agricul- ture Committee, Miss Wordsworth, the organiser for the county, is addressing a series of public meetings in this dis- trict. On Tuesday evening she was at the Gwyn Hall, Neath, and addressed a large gathering on "The necessity for increased food production." The mayor (Aid. Hopkin Morgan, C.B.E.) presided. On Wednesday evening she addressed a meeting at the Minor Hall, Briton Ferry on "Food prob- lems. War Aims.—On Monday evening an open air meeting was held before the Dock Hotel, when Mr. Sandford, of Brighton, adressed a large crowd on "'Var Aims." On Thursday evening the Tine-Moto arrived here, and exhibited an excel- lent selection of war pictures in the open air by the Dock Hotel, while the large crowd who had assembled were treated to a rousing address by Mr. G. H. Bibbings, Sheffield. Mr. Bibbings is well used to Ferry crowds, as years mo he nddressfd numerous meetings lieic when he was connected with I.L.P. Football.—A large crowd attended I the Qiant's Grave football ground on Saturday last when the Ferry Blues entertained Port Talbot (Wesleys). The first half of the game was all in favour, of the Blues, and after a splendid run L. Rees scored, but during the second half the Wesleys were pressed in 't heir own goal mouth, and the Wesleys equalised by getting through from a Kcrhumage. The result was a draw of one goal ea<Ji. On TyLsha neld, Ba blan, Park Junrs. met the Me)vn Hovers and there the result was also a draw of one each. The outstanding player was C. Roberts of Melyn—easily the best of a poor bunch. Cymanfa Undebol—On Sunday alter- noon last, in connection with the joint > singing festival whieh will bo bid u t, tiie Public Hall, Briton Ferry on (rood Friday, a rehearsal for the children I was held at the Weslevan Chapel. Mr. John Evans, A.C., conducted. In the evening the rehearsal for adults was lwld a.t T,k.t.hu,:da,Cong. Chapel, under she leadership of Mr. Dd. Thomas, j The singing was excellent, and reflects great credit upon the precentors of the various chapels. Mr. Glasiyn Jones presided at the organ. j Warrior's Return.—Lce.-corpl. Evans R.E., returned to his home at Giant's Grave during the week-end on a four weeks' leave from Italy, where he has been serving with the Italian E.F. j Marriage.—On Tuesday Lho marriago j was solemnised of Mr. Wn. Pickerell, Lo wether-street, Briton Ferry, and Miss Sarah Sims, Aberavon, at Neath. English Cong.-Largo crowds attend- ed the anniversary services in connec- tion with the above church on Sunday. The special preacher was Mr. J. Hugh Edwards, M.P. for the constituency. On Monday evening Mr. Edwards de- live red an ■interesting lecture on "Parliament, its men, and its ways," in which he gave an excellent portray- al of the characteristics of well-known statesmen, and political leaders. His character sketch of the Prime Minister was very good. The large crowd spent an enjoya ble evening. ) Sunday School.—A public meeting j was held on Thursday evening at Or- chard-plaoe Baptist Church, Neath, when an address was delivered by Mr. j T. Vivian Rees, London, president of the National Sunday School Union, on j the work of the Sunday-schools. I Lady's Walk—The Lady's Walk is well-known throughout South Wales as one of the prettiest walks imaginable, and crowds of people are to be seen there in the spring and summer seasons. It is situated at a high .altitude be- tween Baglan and Ynysmardy, and on a clear day in summer the Devonshire, coast is to be seen plainly. Last week one of the principal drapers of Briton Ferry was walking through and picked up a lady's handbag there. He adver- tised the fact, and quite a number of young ladies called to claim it, but strange to say the owner did not know she had lost it, and it was only through a friend who recognised the bag that it was restored to the rightful owner. Choral Society.—Briton Ferry Choral Society has passed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Sergt. Evan Morgan, of the Birmingham Police Force. When the choral socie-ty were at the Midland Musical Competi- tion Festival in March, 1914, the genial "Welsh consul" (as Supt. Morgan was generally known) gave them a warm welcome, and conducted the party through the municipal buildings, sub- sequently entertaining a number of the members at his home. Hockey.—A good crowd attended the Briton Ferry Cricket Ground on Satur- day afternoon to witness a hockey match between the staff of the 3rd Western (Neatlh) War Hospital mixed team versus the Briton Ferry Ladies Team. The "bully-off" was performed by lads dressed as "John Bull" and "Uncle Sam." The result was a victory Tor the Ferry ladies by 4-3. The out- standing feature of the contest was the magnificent play of Miss Meta Roberts (who used to play so well for the Glam- organ Ladies) who herself scored 3 goals out of the 4 scored by the ladies team.

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