Western Mail Friday November 26. 1926. No. 251.
Glanyllyn (Taff's Well) Cricket and Athletic Club held a whist-drive and dance.
The following were the winners:- Mrs. FROST (Tongwynlais) and Mr.Trevor PHILLIPS
A whist-drive and dance, under the auspices of the Brynmawr Rugby Football Club,
took place at the Church House. The prize-winners in the whist competition were
Mrs. WILLIAMS and Mr. J. LANGFORD.
Over 200 people attended the Barry Island Radio Club whist-drive and dance. The
prize-winners were Mrs. SAWYER and Mr. T. PARRY.
SICK MOTHER-Why Cardiff Porter Stole Whisky.
James George YENDOLL (22), Great Western Railway goods porter, pleaded guilty at
Cardiff on Thursday of stealing a bottle of whisky from his employers. He told a
detective that he took the bottle home to his mother who was ill, and who had
been ordered by the doctor to take a small dose of whisky four times a day.
The statement was found to be correct.
YENDOLL was bound over and ordered to pay costs.
NEWPORT WOMAN'S FATAL FALL.
A verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded by Mr. W. Lyndon MOORE, J.P., D.L.,
coroner for Newport, at an inquest on Thursday on Maria WHITE (69), wife of
Joseph WHITE, an ironworker, of 18, Oakley-street, Newport, who died on Sunday
morning following a fall downstairs on the previous night.
PORTHCAWL WOMAN'S END-Death On Reaching Home From Evening Service.
Mrs. T. B. BEVAN, who for many years lived at Danynant Farm, Newton, and was
about 60 years of age, died suddenly at her home, Ty-Talbot, Nottage, Porthcawl.
She and her husband had attended at the Gospel-hall during the evening, and
on their way home Mrs. BEVAN seemed in excellent spirits. As soon as she entered
the house, however, she collapsed and died almost immediately.
Mr. BEVAN has for many years been well known in South Wales as an horse
ABERBARGOED YOUNG MAN DROWNED.
An open verdict of "Found drowned" was recorded at the inquest on Thursday on
Vivian Rodney JONES (21), of 6, Tredegar-terrace, Aberbargoed, whose body was
found in the river at Llanbradach.
The father, Edwin JONES, said he last saw his son at twelve midnight on
Thursday last. When witness got up on the following morning his son was missing.
The door was also standing open. His son left no message behind him. There had
been no unpleasantness between them.
The coroner, in summing up, said the body was seen floating down the river at
Tiryberth, Pengam, but the effort to recover it failed. It was exceedingly
probable that the young man had fallen over the bridge into the river in the
WELSH PIT TRAGEDIES.
John PHILLIPS (52), haulier, Ash Grove, Nelson, was found dead at Penallta
Colliery on Monday. At the inquest at Hengoed on Thursday Ralph JENKINS said he
found the man's body with horse beside him.
It was stated that it was the first day for the man to work since the coal
A verdict of "Death due to heart failure" was recorded.
William Morgan REES (43), a miner working at Cwmgwineu Colliery, near Port
Talbot, was killed by a fall of stone. He only started work on Monday, and was
coming out of the pit after finishing his day's work when the fall caught him.
KILLED ON RAILWAY-Trespassed On Line Near Tirphil.
The body of Alfred LEWIS (52), bachelor, badly mangled, was found on a railway
crossing near Tirphil on Saturday, and at the inquest on Thursday Dr. MAUNZELL
said it was possible the man had been knocked down by one train and rendered
unconscious and afterwards run over by another train.
The Coroner returned a verdict that "The man was killed by being run over by
railway traffic." The Coroner added that LEWIS was a trespasser. He had a right
to use the crossing, but had no right to go above or below it.