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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items of 1924 Number Two-Hundred eighteen
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 17:44:41 +0000 (GMT)
Western Mail Monday May 26 1924.
The disappearance of a police-constable's bicycle, its speedy recovery, and the arrest of a man carrying a huge service revolver were incidents described at Cardiff Police-court on Saturday, when John Edward BIGGS 52, was charged with the theft of a bicycle, valued at £3, and with carrying a six-chamber revolver without a firearms certificate. Police-constable George WOOKEY said that on Friday night he left his machine outsid the Cross Inn, North-road, and walked up the road. When he returned the machine was missing. William HOWELLS, a market gardener, said that when the constable was walking away after placing the machine against a trough BIGGS, who had just left the public house, said"Where's that copper? I'm going to steal his bike and give him a run for it." Defendant's version of the affair was that he intended having a bit of fun with the constable. He wheeled the machine down the road and pushed it into the ditch. He had no intention of stealing
it. The charge of stealing was dismissed, and the charge of having a revolver was proceeded with. The revolver was found in defendant's possession at the police-station. His plea was that he found it in Heath Wood on Wednesday and was trying to sell it. A fine of 40s. or a month was imposed.
Abergavenny Eisteddfod Saturday May 24th 1924. Some awards.
Tenor Solo, "Walter's Prize Song- Meistersingers" (Wagner): Herbert CORNFIELD, Pontnewynydd.
Baritone Solo, "The Wounded Cavalier" (R.S. HUGHES): Sam LUCAS, Pontypool.
Soprano Solo, "Let the Bright Seraphim" (Handel's "Samson"): Madame Alicia COVE, Abercynon.
Contralto Solo, "Ingeborg" (T. Hopkin EVANS): Madame Grove MORGAN, Cwmbran.
Violin Solo. (open), "Barcarolle" (Spohr): Miss Jessie CHARD, Pontypool.
Pianoforte Solo. (under fifteen), "Gavotte, G minor" (Bach): Frank CLEATON, Abertillery.
Boys Solo (under fifteen), recit and air, "Angels ever bright and fair" (Handel): 1st. J. BARBER, Talywain: 2nd, Frank CLEATON, Abertillery.
Girls Solo (under fifteen), "Cherry Ripe" (C.E. HORN): 1st Sybil ASHILL, Abersychan; 2nd, divided between Violet RUMSUM, Cardiff, and Enid GAY, Abersychan.
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