Western Mail Saturday November 27. 1926. No. 260.
MERTHYR SILVER WEDDING.
Mr. Charles A. HARRIS, photographer, and Mrs. HARRIS of Wesley House,
High-street, Merthyr, celebrated their silver wedding on Friday.
Mr. HARRIS is a son of the late Mr. C. HARRIS, a Somerset man, who established
himself in business as a photographer at Merthyr in 1864, and his two brothers
became artists of considerable repute-the late Mr. G. F. HARRIS (Cardiff), who
was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Accademy, and Mr. A. E. HARRIS, who has
long been resident in India.
Mr. Charles HARRIS is also producer for the Cyfarthfa Operatic Society and
several other amateur theatrical organisations. Mrs. HARRIS is a daughter of the
late Mr. James HOWFIELD and a sister to Mr. A. J. HOWFIELD, J.P., of Merthyr.
JONES - DAVIES.
The marriage took place on Friday at Llandaff Cathedral of Lieut. G. Victor
JONES, M.C., 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment, younger son of Superintendent Charles
S. JONES, Cardiff City Police, and of Mrs. JONES, of Talymaes, St. Michael's
-road, Llandaff, to Miss Gwyneth DAVIES, youngest daughter of Councillor Henry
DAVIES, O.B.E., and of Mrs. DAVIES, 63, Connaught-road, Cardiff.
The ceremony was of a very quiet character owing to the serious illness of the
brides father, and the reception was cancelled.
The Rev. Canon D. AKRILL-JONES, M.A.,vicar of Llandaff, officiated, assisted
by the Rev. D. John THOMAS, rector of Canton, Cardiff.
A gown of cream Chantilly lace over shell-pink georgette, with a train of
Chantilly lace lined with pink, was worn by the bride, who was given away by her
elder brother, Major H. Tudor DAVIES.
The bridemaids were Miss Pamela Kaye JONES, niece of the bridegroom, and the
Misses Jean and Eryl Terry THOMAS, nieces of the bride.
Mr. W. Harold JONES, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and Mr. Horace
A. DAVIES, solicitor, Cardiff, brother of the bride, was groomsman.
The honeymoon is being spent on the South Coast. To travel, the bride wore a
claret-coloured velour cloth coat, trimmed with chinchilla, over a gown of
claret coloured marocain, with hat to match. (photograph on picture page).
PRICE - HOWELLS.
The marriage took place at the Registry Office Llandilo, of Mr. Thomas James
PRICE, licensee of the Canon Arms Hotel, Trapp, Llandilo, to Miss Margaret
HOWELLS, of Craigyrodin, Trapp, Llandilo.
BRITHIDIR SCHOOLMASTER-Retirement After 43 Years Service.
Mr. Samuel DAVIES, until recently headmaster of Brithidir Boys' School, has
retired after having spent 43 years of his life in the scholastic profession.
For the last 30 years he has been in Brithidir. He started work at the age of
ten years in a coal mine, but fortunately returned to school. During his long
period of teaching he has served in different capacities in Nantyglo, Altwalis
(Carmarthen), (Georgetown, Tredegar), Pentwyn and Brithidir. He has been
president and treasurer of the Gelligaer, N.U.T. He also sat on the Merthyr
Board of Guardians for fifteen years, being unopposed at each election.
From the letters section.
LIGHT! MORE LIGHT!-To Make Night Work At The Docks Safer.
Sir,- Your Engineering Supplement this week deserves many thanks from us rank
and file who, not having a big education, can have engineering facts placed
before us so easy to understand. We tippers at Cardiff Docks may have to work
nights. If you sir, were to try and walk along the docks in the dark. I am
afraid you would fall in. We fellows who work on the capstans and running coal
from machine to tip are dreading this night shift, not so much because of
working nights, as the danger there is in working practically in the dark.
Now, sir, it seems that the Evening Express and Western Mail are both pushing
papers, and as I am a Conservative, and want to put my back into things when we
start work again, will you please, sir, try and get the powers that be to put
more electric light around our machines.
We could do our work more cheerful like, and at the same time it would not be
If there was more light on the dock there would not be so much grumbling about
the working this night shift. Will you do your best, sir, to get us this light
from the Grest Western Railway.- I am, &c., (JOHN MADDOCKS-A tipper on the