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From: J GRIFFITHS <griffiths780(a)btinternet.com>
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Subject: [GLA] News Items October 1st to December 31st 1926. No. 132.
Western Mail Saturday October 30 1926. No. 132.
MAN AND LAD MISSING.
Albert Edward ROBERTS 30, single, labourer, who resided at 2, Oak Cottages,
Cwmtillery, and John George CORDY 19, single, collier's helper, of 16,
Gray-street, Abertillery, are both reported missing. Although they disappeared
within a couple of days of one another it is not thought that they were
ROBERTS, who left home on October 21, is 5ft.9in. in height,of slight build,
fresh complexion, light brown hair, and grey eyes. He was wearing dark and vest,
navy blue trousers, dark cap, low shoes, and a pair of green socks.
CORDY is 5ft.5in. in height, of slight build, fresh complexion, brown hair, and
blue eyes. He was last seen at Ynysbwl at a friend's house. He was wearing a
black serge suit, white scarf, fawn coloured cap, black lace-up boots, and dark
blue ribbed socks.
Mr. John DAVIES, J.P., of Ebbw House, Abercarn, builder and contractor, who died
on July 24, aged 72 years, left estate of the gross value of £26,826, with net
personalty £26,139. Probate of the will dated May 1, 1925, has been granted to
his brother Mr. Edwin DAVIES, merchant, and his nephew, Mr. Percy DAVIES,
builder, both of Islwyn House, Abercarn. Testator left to his nephew Percy
DAVIES his freehold stable and carpenter's shop in Ebbw-terrace, Abercarn, with
the stock-in-trade plant. &c.; £100 to his niece Ethel Lavinia DAVIES; £156 per
annum to Catherine DAVIES for life, and the residue of the property to his
nephews Percy DAVIES, John William DAVIES, and Leslie DAVIES in equal shares.
Mr. Thomas Henry RADCLIFT, of 111, Tewksbury-street, Cardiff, master plumber,
who died on October 16, left estate of the gross value of £1,947, with net
personalty £1,496. Probate of the will, dated September 29, 1922, has been
granted to his widow, Mrs. Eva Norman RADCLIFT, OF 111, Tewksbury-street,
Cardiff, to whom he left all the property absoutely.
William JONES 15, of Rosser-row, Neath Abbey was received into the Swansea
Hospital in a serious condition suffering from the effects of falling on a spike
railing, which penerated one of his lungs.
One of the oldest inhabitants of Pentyrch has passed away in the person Mrs. A.
GRIFFITHS, Top of the Hill, Pentyrch at the ripe age of 91 years. Mrs. GRIFFITHS
was well known in the district for her charitable and philanthropic efforts. She
had a wonderfully retentive memory. She is survived by a grown-up family.
WOMAN'S THROAT CUT.
A woman, bleeding profusely from a wound in the throat, dashed into the Moors
Police-station early on Friday morning, and pointing a finger at a man who had
followed her in, exclaimed, "Look what he has done."
There was a sequel later at Cardiff Police-court when William CONWAY 38,
labourer was charged with cutting and wounding Mrs. Winifred THOMAS, a
middle-aged woman of Kerrycroy-street, with a razor, with intent to do bodily
Police-constable Alexander TRIGG said the woman entered the Moors
Police-station, followed closely by CONWAY, at 6.45 a.m.
Having rendered first-aid, Police-constable TRIGG said to CONWAY:"I shall charge
you with cutting and wounding this woman."
Accused was cautioned, and, in reply said: "I done it with this" and handed the
constable a razor, which he took from his right hand coat pocket.
Prisoner was remanded in custody till next Thursday.
Mrs. THOMAS is a widow with four children. Her husband, who served in the
Cardiff Pals during the war, was drowned at sea.
CONWAY had been lodging with her at 11, Kerrycroy-street, for about two years
and a half. He was married in March last and went to live next door. His wife
died in July.
According to Mrs. THOMAS'S story, it appears that CONWAY had been endeavouring
to get back to her house to lodge. About 6.30 on Friday morning she left home to
go to her work as a cleaner at the Moorland-road School. She had seen CONWAY
outside her own door, but went on her way.
As she was nearing the corner of Janet-street and Habershon-street she was
caught by the shoulder. When she felt blood coming from her throat she screamed
and ran into the Police-station.
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