1926 Free Press

January 8th- Stranded Taxi-Driver

Fredk. Rosser, bus proprietor, Llanover was summoned for driving a motor taxi on the highway after hours without a light at Goytre on Dec. 22nd.
Pleading in mitigation of the offence, he said he was unable to light his lamps owing to the roughness of the weather, and that he was stuck for three hours owing to the snowstorm.
A formidable list of previous convictions for various offences were proved against him, after which a fine of 30s was imposed.

January 15th – Stakes and Tinet Watling, etc.,

in Coed-will Gutta and Wharf Woods, Goytrey, adjoining good roads. Few loads of rough untied tinet, cheap. – D H Morgan, Goytrey, Pontypool

January 15th – Mrs Lucy M. Wilks, Penpellenny

To the general regret of all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance for very many years, Mrs Lucy M. Wilks, widow of the late Mr William Wilks passed away after only a day’s illness at Hawthorn Cottage, Penpellenny on Sunday last.
Well known in the life of the district, her sudden demise caused quite a shock to the residents, amongst whom she will be sadly missed. Having continued the business of her husband in the building trade since his death, Mrs Wilks was a popular figure, and was to be seen carrying out her daily rounds in her familiar pony and trap.
She was a very capable business woman, beloved by her employees and was of an amiable and loveable disposition. She will be missed at Goytrey Parish Church where she was a faithful and loyal member.
The funeral, which took place at Goytrey on Wednesday, was largely attended, bearing testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased had been held throughout the neighbourhood.
The officiating minister was the Rev H.C.P. Belcher, M.A. rector. The coffin, of plain elm bore the inscription “Lucy Maria Wilks, died Jan 10th1926 aged 64 years.”
Six employees acted as bearers, and among the principal mourners were Miss Robbins (niece); messrs Philip and Joshua Robbins (brothers); Miss R Wilks (niece); Mrs Merrick (sister in law); Mr W Jackson, manager; together with several nephews and nieces. The coffin was covered with a large number of floral tributes.

January 29th – Lucy Maria Wilks, Goytrey, deceased

Notice is hereby given that all debts due to the estate should be paid to the executor as below, and that all claims due from the estate should be forwarded to him without delay. – W Jackson, The Laburnums, Goytrey, near Pontypool. Jan. 18th1926.

March 12th 1926 – The First Time

At Abergavenny of Wednesday, Joseph Edgar Goytre, was summoned for using a motor-car without a road fund license.
P.C. Griffiths said that when he asked the witness about the license, the defendant replied “this is the first time I have let her out this year. I was going to the Post Office for the license this morning”.
Witness then asked for his driving license, and he replied that he had left it at home. Later he showed witness a driving license that had expired on December 31stlast year. Defendant was fined £2 for the car without a road fund license.
He was not summoned for not having a driving license.


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