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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items APRIL 1st to JUNE 30th 1926. Number One-Hundredtwentyeight.
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:50:30 -0800 (PST)


Western Mail Monday April 26th 1926.

BOXING.
Tonypandy Pavillion, Saturday April 24th.
Ginger JONES Ferndale gained a points verdict over 15 rounds over Johnny ALAOPP (Trealaw), and Noel BAKER (Trealaw) K.O. Ivor DAVIES (Cwmparc) in the fourth of a six round bout.

Wattstown Athletic Club also on Saturday. Chief event was 12 rounder between Kid SHEPPARD (Ferndale) and Joe FRY (Tylorstown), FRY winning on points. Six rounds supporting contests Young Evan LANE (Treorky) defeated Ivor DAVIES (Pentre), on points, while Kid EVANS (Clydach Vale) and Jack CURTIS (Tonypandy) fought a draw.

Contests at Bridgend, chief one 10, rounds between Young Freddy WELSH (Pontypridd) and Ginger PIERCE (Abertridwr). A closely contested bout saw the Ponypridd man shade eight of the ten rounds, and he was a comfortable winner on points.
The six-round bout between Stan JEHU (Maesteg) and Young JONES (Porthcawl) was crowded with thrills. The Maesteg youth, despite the fact that he was conceding weight to a bigger and stronger opponent, put up a good fight, and although he lost the decision he was far from disgraced.

Drill-hall Tredegar also on Saturday.
Seth PHILLIPS (Argoed), beat George ANDREWS (Aberbargoed), in a pretty six-round bout.
Shoeing-smith Fred DAVIES, middleweight champion of Wales, went over four splendidly-contested rounds with Dick POWER, heavy-weight champion of Wales in an exhibition item.
Young Garland (Crumlin) got the decisions on points over Evan EDWARDS (Tredegar) after 10 spirited rounds.
The chief contest was between Alby KESTRELL (Cardiff) and Tommy PRICE (Tredegar) over fifteen three-minute rounds. PRICE, boxed better than in any previous contest, and secured the verdict.

Several motoring cases were heard at Bridgend on Saturday.
Alfred B. WARE, Pontycymmer, was fined £1 for driving to the danger of the public at Blaengarw.
William T. ROSSER, Pontypridd, mining engineer, was fined £2 for driving to the danger of the public and £1 for failing to stop when requested to by a constable. Police-constable WALTERS said defendant turned the Marine Corner at Porthcawl at a speed of 20-25 miles an hour.
Albert BEER,clerk, of Cardiff, was fined £2 for driving a motor-cycle
at Newton to the danger of the public. It was stated that he travelled at 30 miles an hour. He was also fined 10s. for having no driving license.

FIFTY YEARS AGO. Western Mail, April 26, 1876.

Execution at Cardiff.- On Tuesday John WEBBER was privately executed within the walls of Cardiff Prison for the murder of Edward STELFOX.  MARWOOD acted as hangman, and the culprit died almost instantaneously. Ample precautions were taken that the execution should be witnessed by no persons other than those authorised to be present. It having to come to the knowledge of the gaol authorities that certain portions of the Taff Vale Railway and Rhymney Railways overlooked the yard where the scaffold stood, the managers of the two companies were communicated with, and the consequence was an order that at the time of the execution no train should pass over those parts of the line. Policemen were further stationed on the sloping banks and a timber parapet was raised above the courtyard to make assurance doubly sure.

The Conservative cause in the Barry district has lost one of its most active members by the sudden death on Saturday of Mr. Robert Charles BUTCHER, of 8, Pontypridd-street, Cadoxton-Barry, cashier
for about 25 years at the Great Western Railway goods department, Barry. He experienced a seizure at Maidenhead whilst on his way to witness the Cup final at Wembley with his son, Mr. William BUTCHER and two fellow-directors of the Cadoxton Conservative Club- Mr. W. QUAYLE and Mr. W.J. COCK, both of them teachers at Holton-road Boys' Council School. Mr. BUTCHER had been resident in the Barry district for close upon 40 years. He was on the point of retiring from the railway company's service, and his tragic visit to London was on the last day of a fortnight's holiday. Mr. BUTCHER, who was 65 years of age, leaves a widow and five children.

John Patrick


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