Papurau Newydd Cymru

Chwiliwch 15 miliwn o erthyglau papurau newydd Cymru

Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

9 erthygl ar y dudalen hon


Rhestrau Manwl, Canlyniadau a Chanllawiau

r CLYDACH NOTES A sacred concert, promoted under tho auspices of the Calfaria Brass Band, in aid of the wounded soldiers at the local Quarr Hospital, was held II ••at Calfaria Chapel after service on Sunday eveningj last. Mr. J. J. Wil- liams (Trehanos) presided over a very largo attendance. The programme, which had been arranged by Messrs. -lohn T. Jones and Dan S. Davies, was of a varied description ,-i;id was much .appreciated. Those who contributed were the Calfaria Brass Band (con- ducted by Mr. J. T. Jones), assisted by Master Morgan Lloyd, a. brilliant young Treboeth violinist who, dthough not yet 15 years of age, has already won over no prizes in succession; and Messrs. Willie Griffiths, the clever Olydach flautist, and Harry Wickham, also of Clydaeh, whose efficiency as a clarionet soloist came as a pleasant sur- prise to quite a number of those pre- sent. Mr. David Williams, L.R.A.M., was the accompanist. The band gave excellent interpretations of "Eventide" "Excelsior," and "Comrades in Arms." The artistes who assisted contributed in a style which won the warmest appreciation. During the evening the large audience rose to their feet as a mark of silent Sympathy with this widow and children of the late Pte. Bert Lane (Welsh Regt.), of Bethania- road, Clydaeh, of whose death in ac- tion in France unofficial information was received in the neighbourhood on Sunday morning, and the Calfaria, Band, of which the deceased soldier 'was an active member, impressively played Cliopir's "Fnneral March." On the motion of the Rev. T. Valentine Evans. the chairman, artistes band and organisers of the concert were warmly thanked for their services. The collec- tion made realised a Mim of about £ 4 10e. Unofficial information in the form of sympathetic 't.'lter from an officer was received on Sunday morning con- veying the tragic intelligence that Pte. Bert Lane, of Bethania-road, Clydaeh, <■ had quite recently been killed in ac- tion in France. The deceased soldier, n. quiet and unassuming man, who was held in warm regard by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, had tx-en on the western front for many months past, having soon aiter the outbreak of hostilities enlisted as a volunteer in a local battalion. Prior to joining up he was employed at Messrs. Players' Tinplate Works, and was an active member of the Calfaria Brass Band. He was a married man and leaves a widow and five little children to mourn their sad loss, with whom widespread sym- pathy is felt. The Clydach Parish Council probably hold an easy lead in the Ponta- lawe .Union of Parishes in the important matter of providing allotment land for the people. When the appeal came for intensive land cultivation as a result of the shortage in the national food supply, they quickly realised their duty to the people, and last year they pro- vided 97 H llotrrwn ts, while this year they have provided an additional 116 i allotments. For this purpose suitable fields conveniently situated in the neighbourhood have, with the appre- ciable assistance of the Pontardawe District Council, heen taken over, and the Clydaeh Parish Council, who are entitled to the warmest thanks for the efforts made in order to respond as far as possible to the needs of the people have appointed Councillors Ben Davies (chairman) Theophilus Morgan, Joseph Davies, Evan Lloyd and Llew. Davies to act as Allotment and Seed Potato Committee in order promptly and more effectively to deal with matters aris- ing therefrom.. The committee met en Saturday when allotments was the sub- ject of discussion. The Clydach Parish Council have this year ordered 26 tons of see d potatoes in response to applications made. A "J!rirs bf -weekly bill i .-ml matches have been arranged t-o lie played he- tween teams representing the local a-,nd the Clydach In- stitute. Two of these games have al- ready been played, and proved inter- esting gamiCR. The, fir-st, "offensive, which i • ik place at the Quarr lios- pltal la-t week, resulted in a victory for the soldier <"ueist$ br 97 p.)n.t- Ittad ,) tlie aggregate scores. The re- turn match, was played at the Clyd- ach r.?titute ?) T'uesda- ?'?nin? lad. ¡ whe? th? Institute representatives j nmna?'d to i-?.-?rse the previous d('íS-1 ion hy the narrow margin of a three- p??t lead in th" ag?re?? soons. The I ( ?"?'fts were M follows: First Match (played at th? h?pi-?l). 1 4 Hf?spitaL Institute. 143—&crgt. Enis y. Ben Davi? 81 174 Pto. t. v. D. Lt,;iVin- 134 174- [-)t(,.v. D. 134 107-Pt'\ KlHot v. John D?vie?—140 533 436 Second Match (played at the Institute) Institute- Hospital. 164— n. j 134- Davios v. Pte. Morris—112 { O?- t{?n. D?vi? ?'- Pte. N(q,*n- 124 110 \V. Jack?'n v. ??. EHiot- 73 j 512 5Û9 H(,,i i (-)ii c,, are. tii^rcioi^, aoout i equally divided so far. H0t.h sides are -"consolidating thei.r pftsi'toons. and who knows what will 'ha FT}t',ll]On. the next "hig pii-sli"? At present a ealin prevails on booth fronts! TSie Sister-in-Charge of the Quarr Hospital, wishts to acknowledge grate- fully the following gifts made to the hospital dairing the .month of Febru- ary: Mond Nickel Works, 3,000 c gar- ettJes and tobacco; Trebanos S. and S. Reception Committee, 1,500 cigar- ettes; Mr Johi Player, J.P. (Chelten- ham), billiard table; Mr W. J. P. Player, J.P (Wernfadog), eggs, butter .and vegtables; Messrs. H. N. Miers, J.P. H. R. Jones iroTimvonge-r), M. Morgan, Sybil teriace; T. B. Thome-s, Oi-wok's cottage; R. Davies, chemist, Hebron rold W. Mavhery, butcher; and Fred Robin; gro-cer, prizes for whist drive. '"Welsh LkT/elyn.


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