Pembroke County Guardian Sat Mar 8th 1884 page 4 col 3
A man named BENJAMIN DAVIES, living at Rhosygors [St Davids] attended to
explain why 2 of his children did not attend school regularly. The eldest
girl was kept at home because 'his old woman' was daily expected 'to go to
bed' and if she were not in regular attendance there would be no-one about
to ' sound an alarm'. The other child whose attendance had been complained
of had recently lost an eye, through his brother pushing a fork into it, but
he hoped this child would be able to go to school next week, Mr.
H.B.WILLIAMS pointed out --- [I have then put dashes and written] ------- on
a boy named ALEXANDER DAVIES.
I had noted this article as my RAYMOND family lived at 'Rhos-y-Gors', which
is quite lonely, and I can quite understand why the parents wanted someone
to be about the house prior to the mothers labour. Losing an eye sounds
horrendous but the RAYMOND family had two boys, one of whom shot out the eye
of the other with a shotgun.
How times change!
Bye for now, Jill
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