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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items APRIL 1st to JUNE 30 th 1926. Number One-Hundredtwentynine.
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:16:49 -0800 (PST)


Western Mail Monday April 26th 1926.

A man was pushed off the platform at Wembley Station during the rush after the football match, and lay on the metal plates stunned.
Mr. John LEAKE, of Bassaleg, Newport, jumped off the platform in front of an on-coming train and pulled him to safety.
Mr. LEAKE, was brushed by the train, but got up and walked away uninjured.

At the age of 85 years, after a residence of over 50 years in Cardiff, Mr., T.H. MALLETT died on Sunday morning at 16, South Luton-place, following a brief  illness.
Mr. MALLETT came to Cardiff as the agent and manager of the Lancaster Wagon Company. He was secretary of the Cardiff Choral Society, then under the leadership of the late D.C. DAVIS, and for many years served as churchwarden of All Saint's , Cardiff, an office which his eldest son, Mr. J.H. MALLETT, now holds.

Mrs. Agnes BISS, wife of an unemployed master mariner, believes that the reported discovery of a will may release to her a valuable estate in Somerset and London.
The estate forms the property of William HAYMAN, who died in 1740 at Buckland, St. Mary, Somerset. It has been lying dormant in Chancery owing to the absence of HAYMAN'S will.
So far as Mrs. BISS is aware, there is only one rival claimant, a retired painter, last located in Taunton. At present all efforts to trace him have failed.

Colwyn Bay Bench were inform on Saturday that Idris JOSEPH, alias Allan Arthur Ainsley, a sailor belonging to Trebanog, South Wales, "wanted" in connection with the theft of a motor-cycle at Barry Dock and other charges, was ill in Walton Gaol, Liverpool, having swallowed a teaspoon and some pins.
An X-ray examination confirmed prisoner's statement.
When arrested he had a loaded revolver in his possession.

The wedding has been arranged, and will take place on June 3rd, between Miss Ceinwen DAVIES, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DAVIES, St. Quinton-avenue, London, and Dr. Ben THOMAS, son of Mr. and Mrs. William THOMAS, The Promenade, Swansea.

Failure of the lubrication system of his motor-cycle is believed to have led to the death of Sidney WALL 26, steelworker, 2, Staffordshire-row, Griffithstown.
WALL was ridfing his motor-cycle on the main Pontypool to Newport road on Saturday evening and when between New Inn and Croesyceiliog the engine "seized," so that the rear wheel became locked. After skidding for some distance WALL crashed into a telegraph pole, receiving a fracture of the base of the skull and other injuries, to which he succumbed at the Pontypool and District Hospital on Sunday evening.

Mr. Evan PHILLIPS, of Tongwnlais, and Mr. Willie MILLWARD, of Taff's Well (the ex-amateur champion light-weight boxer), while on their milk-round on the Viaduct-road, Taff's Well, on Sunday morning, heard cries of women for help. When they reached the spot they saw a man huurying away, but they caught him, and after a short struggle were able to hand  to the police.
A young girl, accompanied by her mother, alleged that the man had assaulted her.

Mr. Alfred MORRIS, who years ago was one of the best-known malsters in South Wales, died at his residence at Caerleon on Sunday at the advanced age age of 86. On retiring from his business as malster he founded with his wife-the late Mrs. A. MORRIS, L.R.A.M., who was well known in the Cardiff music circles-thge well-known Lulworth College of Music. Mr. MORRIS was keenly interested in church work, especially church music.

John Patrick


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