Tycroes is about 2 km southwest of Ammanford. It includes a street named
Heol Brown, so it is clearly the place referred to in the funeral report.
I can see three chapels in Tycroes, named Bethesda, Caersalem and Moriah.
However Tycroes is less than 2 km south of the village of Saron, which has a
Baptist chapel named Saron with its own burial yard.
My guess is that the burial took place at Saron Chapel - see
on Google maps.
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From: Rob Vaughan
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 11:45 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] Saron burial ground
Hi I doing some research into my ggg grandmother and would any one know the
1) Saron burial ground - Tycroes - where it is ?
2) which newspaper this article would most like be from (see blow)
any assistance would be welcome
*Thursday MArch 12 1925*
*Tycroes Centenarian laid to rest*
The funeral of the late Mrs Mary Davies, (nee Price) Heol Brown, Tycroes
took place on Saturday last, the remains being interred in the Saron burial
ground. the funeral was an exceptionally large one with numerous friends
form the district gathering together to pay their regrets on having lost
the oldest inhabitant of the district. The deceased lady celebrated her
100th birthday last December and was wonderfully able and strong till
within a few days of her death, retaining her faculties to the end. The
service at the house was conducted by the Rev A Grant (Moriah) and the Revs
T R Roberts (Pisgah), L G Lewis (Pontardawe) and Glasnant Young (Cwmtwrch)
officiated at the Chapel and graveside. The favourite hymns of the deceased
, "Yn y dyforedd" and "O Fryniau Caersalem" were sung at the Chapel.
Revs L G Lewis and T R Roberts paid high tributes to the deceased, she
being a very faithful member at Bethesda. Many of those present remember
the day she took part in the opening ceremony of the new Chapel at Bethesda
about 10 years ago. Beautiful floral tributes were sent form Ardwyn House
and Mr & Mrs D Thomas. The deepest sympathy is extended to all the family.
Robert Vaughan B.Sc (Hons) MIMMM C.Eng
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