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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items APRIL 1st to JUNE 30th 1926. Number One-Hundredfortysix.
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 17:25:58 +0000 (GMT)


Western Mail Thursday April 29th 1926.

RICHARDS - OWEN.

The wedding took place at Frogmore-street Baptist Church, Abergavenny, on Wednesday of Mr. F. W. RICHARDS, of Hazeldine, Abergavenny, and Miss Dorothy OWEN, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles OWEN, of Langstone, Abergavenny. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. B.W. ROBERTS, B.A. (minister).
The bride, who was attired in a gown of nattier blue georgette with godets and train effect in silver lace, underlined with shell-pink, and wore a hat to match, was attended by two little bridemaids, Miss Marjorie BURDEN and Miss Betty Trevor JONES. The best man was Mr. Stanley FLOYD, of Minehead, Somerset.
After the ceremony a reception was held at Langstone, and subsequently Mr. and Mrs. RICHARDS left for London and Bournemouth, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride travelled in a two-piece suit of navy and sandalwood charmeline hat to match.

JONES - JEFFREYS.

Mr. William Rees JONES, eldest son of the late Mr. Edward JONES, D.L., and of Mrs. JONES, of Snatchwood Park, Pontypool, was married at Llywel Church, Trecastle, on Wednesday to Miss Elizabeth Sibil Powell JEFFREYS, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. D.T. JEFFREYS, Neuadd, Trecastle. The church was effectively decorated with lilies and foilage plants. The bride who was met at the door by the clergy and choir, the latter singing, "Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us" as the processional hymn, was given away by her uncle (Mr. R.J. Brychan JEFFREYS). She was attired in ivory georgette embroidered with silver and with train to match trimmed with chiffon and old lace veil held in place by a wreath of orange blossom. Among the few ornaments worn as a string of pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. There were five bridemaids, Miss Mary JEFFREYS (sister of the bride), Miss Margaret POWELL (cousin of the bride), Miss Irene PATON, and Miss Denys GUNTER-JONES
(nieces of the bridegroom), and Miss Kathleen HANSELL. They wore dresses of deep champagne lace and georgette, with silk straw hats to match trimmed with flowers in a pink copper shade, Miss Cynthia JONES, niece of the bridegroom, who was the train-bearer, wore an organdie lace frock of the same shade as the bridemaids' frock. Mr. W.H.P. REES, M.F.H., Pantyscallog, was the best man. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Canon M. Jones POWELL (uncle of the bride), the Rev. W. Ogwen DAVIES (vicar of the parish), the Rev. W. WILLIAMS (cousin of the bridegroom), and the Rev. D.J. TEAGUE. The marriage service was followed by a celebration of the Holy Communion.
The choristers, who for the last few years have been trained by the bride, formed a guard of honour outside the church and many arches were erected across the road between Neuadd and Llywel.
Mr. Gwyn JEFFREYS and Miss JEFFREYS received a large number of guests at Neuadd, the home of the bride, where the reception was held.
Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Rees JONES, left by car for a tour in the South of England, the bride travelling in a biege two-piece suit, with hat to match trimmed with flowers.

Recent Wills.

Mr. Samuel LEWIS, of 76, Bryn-road, Swansea, retired builder, who died on December 14, left estate of the gross value of £30,034, with net personalty £22,170. Probate of the will dated March 2, 1923, has been granted to the Rev. John LOOSEMORE, of Littlebank, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Lancs., and Mr. Frederick Arnold JAMES, of 6, Rosehill-terrace, Swansea, electrical engineer. The testator left £156. per annum to Emily Jane TERRY, and the residue of his property as to one-sixth in trust for half-sister Emily JAMES for life , with remainder to her son Francis, one-sixth in trust for his half-brother John LOOSEMORE for life, with remainder to his children, one-sixth in trust for his half-brother Charles LOOSEMORE for life, with remainder to his children, one-sixth in trust for his half-sister Elizabeth Jane JONES for life, with remainder to her children, one-sixth in trust for his half-brother Edward LOOSEMORE for life, and then for his children, and
one-sixth in trust for Frederick Arnold JAMES, for life, with remainder to his children.

Mr. Phillip William BANNER, of 60, Cathedral-road, Cardiff, late salesman to Naval Collieries and well known on the Cardiff Exchange, who died on January 120, left estate of the gross value £10,622 with net personalty £7, 787. Probate of the will dated July 7, 1912, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Catherine BANNER. Testator left all his property to his wife absolutely, stating,"and, having perfect confidence that she will do what is right and just with regard to my mother should she survive me, I make no provision for my mother."

Ben MARSHALL, of Newport, the Welsh welter-weight champion, won the British amateur title at that weight at the Royal Albert-hall, London, on Wednesday.
MARSHALL took part in three contests.? In the first series he defeated J. KENT (St. Pancras) on points, in the second series he beat stopped H.A. SHAWYER (Old Goldsmiths B.C.) in the third round, in the semi-final he beat H. BONE (Metropolitan Police) on points, and in the final he secured the verdict over H. NIELSEN (Denmark) on points.
Police-constable Rhys HOWELL, of the Glamorgan Police, the Welsh middle-weight champion was beaten on points by D.D. McCORKINDALE (South Africa) in semi-final of the Light heavy-weights.
F.M.PERRY, the Roath boxer and holder of the Welsh feather-weight championship was disqualified in the third round for holding, in the first series against Sergt. BEAL (Buffs).
The biggest of the early surprises was the defeat of Archie RULE (Amman Valley Boxing Club), the Welsh fly-weight and European title-holder, who was beaten by W.E. BLASON (Birmingham) on points in the Bantam-weight division.
Evan WHEELER, of Roath A.A.C. was beaten by J.S. HILL (Leith Victoria B.C.), he was beaten on points in the semi-final of the fly-weights.
A. BARTLETT (Central A.C., Cardiff) was beaten in the semi-final of light-weight division by Scottish champion H. DINGLEY (GlasgowA.A.C.) on points.

Fashions at Cowbridge the Penllyn course.(Horse racing)

Some of the ladies whose fashions were described by (Our Woman Correspondent)

Mrs H.C.R. HOMFRAY- dark stone-coloured tailleur in Saxony suiting, with a brown felt hat and fur wrap.

Mrs. Douglas HEARD- long dark green wrap coat trimmed with fur, and a small mastic-coloured felt hat.

Mrs William JOHN (Marlborough Grange)- a graceful long black coat, collared and cuffed with black and silver fitch, with a black hat trimmed with shaded velvet ribbon.

Miss Nancy JOHN- girlish tailleur of navy blue, with a chic little hat of navy blue trimmed with embroideries, with a stone marten fur.

If members would like some more of the many names listed and what they wore let me know and I can go back now and again and send them to the List.

John Patrick


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