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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items of 1924 Number One Hundred-eightysix
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:04:19 +0000 (GMT)
Western Mail Monday May 19th 1924.
Mr. D. Penry DAVIES, only son of Mr. Sam DAVIES, Glanyrafon, Rhymney, has been successful in the final mining examination under the auspices of the Surveyors' Institution, London. He is 23 years of age.
There has been no change in the respective positions of Cardiff and Swansea, who head the list of towns for whom the votes of local authorities have been cast in the endeavour to find the location of the capital of Wales in public opinion. Carnarvon, however occupies a strengthened third place. Latest figures are as follows. Cardiff-983,853. votes, Swansea-271,938, Carnarvon-196,000, Wrexham-116,277, Aberystwyth-62,137, Llandridod Wells-17,501, Carmarthen-11,383, Machynlleth, 1,870.
The generous tribute paid to W.J. OLIVER, manager of Nos. 1 and 2 Waunlwyd Collieries, Ebbw Vale, by Mr. Jack GRIFFITHS, miners agent, at the inquest on the unfortunate man who was buried under a 40-ton fall, brings to the foreground one of the "men of mark" in the South Wales coalfield. Born 44 years ago in Merthyr, and a contemporary of Mr. Seymour BERRY, at the Merthyr Higher Grade School, Mr. OLIVER migrated to Cwmaman, Aberdare, when in his teens. Passing through various phases of colliery work, under the late Mr. W.J. HEPPELL and Mr. R.R. DAVIES, he rose to the position of under-manager in a comparatively short time at the Cwmaman Collieries. In 1917 he became manager of Pyman and Watson's Collieries in the Garw Valley, and at once identified himself with ambulance and rescue work. He became manager of Nos 1 and 2 Waunlwyd Collieries, Ebbw Vale, in 1921, and his old friends in the Aberdare and Garw Valleys will be pleased at a further recognition
of the qualities of a practical man, combined with acedemic distinction of no mean order.
Mr William EVANS, of 3, Tramway, Hirwain, Aberdare, who died on April 14, left estate of the gross value of £734, with net personalty £428. Probate of the will has been granted to his son. Mr. Theophilus EVANS, of 91, Brecon-road, Hirwain, collier, and Mr Richard BUXTON, of Parc Uchaf, Cwmdare, Aberdare, colliery agent.
Mr Joseph Butler JONES, of 19, Woodville-road, Cardiff, who owned the horse "Cabin Boy" died on January 14, leaving property of the gross value of £1,776, with net personalty £1,577. Probate of the will dated April 16 1923, has been granted to Mr. Morgan Llewellyn GROVER, of 30, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, and Mr. Edward WILLIAMSON, of 26, Charles-street, Cardiff, solicitor. The testator left £100 to Leonora LAWRIE, £50 each to Gwladys Nightingale EDWARDS, Caroline HARRIS, and Mary WILLIAMS, £50 to Julia GANE, £50 each to Margaret MORGAN, Margaret LEWIS, Mary THOMAS, and Evan JONES, £50 each to the executors of the will, £30 for the upkeep of certain family graves in Cardiff Churchyard, and residue of the property to Christopher PRIDE of Canton, Cardiff.
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