Western Mail Saturday May 29th 1926.
Ernest Albert DUMAYNE, 26, Baily-street, Newport, who sustained a broken neck and a
dislocated spine as the result of a motor accident eight months ago, and who is now
recovered and restarts work next Thursday. (Photograph on page 3 along with the News
The Cardiff City Coroner (Dr.R.J. SMITH) condemned pillion riding as a very dangerous
pastime, when returning a verdict of "Accidental death" on Friday in the case of
Phillip Edward RAFFERTY 28, a railway fireman, of Havelock-street, Cardiff, who died after
an accident in Lansdowne-road, on the night of May 8.
The coroner added:"Had RAFFERTY been riding solo, I think he might have been able to
recover himself. When a person with a pillion rider gets into difficulties and tries to
recover himself, he is often in a hopeless position."
Wilfred JONES, a bricklayer, said he saw a motor-cycle, with a girl on the pillion,
driving at a very fast rate along Lansdowne-road. The machine ran into rough part of the
roadway, and the rider apparently lost control. He seemed to recover himself and went out
to the middle of the road where, however, the back wheel skidded in a pool. The rider fell
forward with the machine across his legs, whilst the girl was thrown over him and lay a
few yards ahead. Both were unconscious.
The girl who was riding on the pillion, Lilian Mary HILL, of Court-road, Grangetown, a
domestic servant, gave evidence, and the coroner said to her: "You yourself might
have been killed. I hope this will be a lesson for you."
Dr. H.M. THOMAS, of the Infirmary staff, said that RAFFERTY remained in an unconscious
state until May 13, when death took place. The primary cause of death was laceration of
GAZETTE NOTICES.-Receiving Orders in Bankruptcy.
Ellwood Charles PARKER, of Green-lane Farm, Sealand, near Chester, farmer. (court
David George DAVIES, 45, Fabian-street, St. Thomas, Swansea, grocer, (court Swansea).
Notices of Dividends.
Edward SHIELEY, residing at 99, Pomeroy-street, and Daniel Francis MILES, 101,
Poweroy-street, carrying on business in co-partnership as SHIELEY and MILES, at 24,
George-street, Docks, Cardiff, shipping and family butchers. (court Cardiff)-Amount per
1s. 9 1/2d., first and final.
Daniel Francis MILES, seperate estate. (court Cardiff). Amount per £. 5d., first and
Francis James M. COAKLEY, trading as COAKLEY and Sons, 12, Quay-street, Ammanford, fish
and fruit salesman. (court Carmarthen). Amount per £, 5s., supplemental.
At the Dovey Hotel, Aberdovey, Mr. Emlyn ABRAHAM (A.A.I.), Aberystwyth, offered for sale
the free-hold residence. "Melrose" which was withdrawn at £700. Mr. R.W. BELL.
Longtown, was the solicitor.