1930 Free Press

January 17th – Golden Wedding

Mr & Mrs Stinchcombe of Goytrey.
Never Missed Pontypool Market, Mr & Mrs William Stinchcombe of Goytre who celebrated their Golden Wedding on December 29th last, are a remarkable couple.
They have lived in the same house for 47 years and Mrs Stinchcombe has not missed being at Pontypool provision market one Saturday since the market house has been built.
William Stinchcombe was born at Monkswood on September 21st 1854 and his wife Annie at Llantilio near Abergavenny on June 21st 1859.
They were married at Frogmore Street Church, Abergavenny on December 29th 1879 and they have three daughters, two sons and ten grandchildren. A daughter is Mrs Evans, a sub-postmistress at Brynwern, Pontypool.
Mr Stinchcombe has a remarkable memory and a wonderful knowledge of the bible.

February 14th – Women’s Unionist Association

The annual meeting of Goytrey Women’s Association was held at Goytrey Hall on Thursday by the kind permission of Mrs L D Whitehead O.B.E.
Tea was provided by Mrs Whitehead to whom a hearty vote of thanks was accorded.

February 28th – Mr Edward Owen

An Old Inhabitant of Goytrey, at the Gables Goytre the death took place of Mr Edward Owen aged 83 years.
Deceased, who was one of the oldest inhabitants of Goytrey, was very well known, having lived in Pontypool and Goytrey for well nigh 80 years.  He was born in Cwm Ddu Radnorshire and came to Pontypool as a boy where he learnt his trade as a bootmaker at which he worked until a few years ago.   In his young days he belonged to the Pontypool volunteers.
His wife pre-deceased him eight years ago, and he leaves four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. The second son David went to live in Los Angeles, California from Griffithstown seven years ago.
The funeral took place on Thursday last at St Peter’s Church Goytrey, the Rev. H C P Belcher officiating.
The chief mourners were, Mrs Prowse and Mr and Mrs F. Averill, [daughters and son in law]; Mr A. Owen, Mr & Mrs J. Owen, Mr & Mrs H. Owen, [sons and daughters in law]; Mr & Mrs E. Owen, Mr & Mrs Ivor Jones, Messrs W. Owen, and K. Averill, Misses, E. Bishop, W. Owen, A. Owen, G. Owen and E. Owen, [grandchildren]; Mr John Harding, Nantyderry, [brother in law]; Mrs Rosser, Mr & Mrs George Phillips, Mr H. Harding and Mr. R. Bowen, nieces and nephews; Mr & Mrs George Evans, Lanfoist; and Mr. Llewellyn, Abergavenny.
The bearers were; Messrs: J. Rosser, H. Gwatkin, L. Prosser and W. Summers.
Floral tributes were sent by the following: Sons and daughters; Grandchildren; Herbert and family, Pontypool; Vi and Wilf, Stoke Gabriel; John and family, Nantyderry; Mr, Mrs and Miss Jackson; Mr and Mrs H. Gwatkin and family; Miss Weeks; Mr and Mrs Llywellen, Abergavenny; Mrs Mathews and daughters.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr W. Jackson.

March 7th – The Gables Cottage

Thursday next March 13th, commencing at 1pm prompt.
Sale of Furniture of the late Mr E Owen.
Bow-fronted mahogany 4ft chest of drawers; 3ft x 3ft table; good mangle; good tone piano; oval table; oak bevel plate sideboard; 6ft settee; four kitchen chairs; long table ?ft 8″ x 2ft 2″; Maple chest of drawers; black and brass bedstead; feather bed; three mill puff beds; rugs,; dressing pairs; chamber ware; mirrors; lamps; saucepans; kettle; fire-irons; Lino, oak washstand; picture; china; sewing machine; arm chairs and a number of varied lots.
Sale will be over in good time for removal same evening.

March 14th – Mrs E. Davies

Funeral of Goytrey Benefactress
The death of Mrs Elizabeth Davies, wife of Mr Evan Davies, the Wern, Goytrey, took place on Friday, at the age of 73.  The funeral took place at Saron on Wednesday and the officiating ministers were the Revs: O.C. Morgan [Llanover], W. Jones [Mozerah], E. Symmons, [Goytrey], A. Rees, [Saron] and L.H. Davies, [Hanover].
The chief mourners were; Messrs Evan Davies [husband]; Hugh Davies [son]; Mr & Mrs Theo Davies [daughter and son in law]; Mr and Mrs J. Latham, [daughter and son in law]; Mrs T. Davies, [daughter]; Mr and Mrs W.J. Lloyd, [daughter and son in law]; Mrs H. Davies [daughter in law]; Evan, Thomas, Blodwen, Sally and Alf, [grandchildren]; Mr David Davies, Aberystwyth, [brother in law]; Mrs Roberts and Mrs M Jones, [sisters in law]; Mr Hugh J Roberts and Mr H. Bennett [nephews].
The bearers were: R.M. James, Glanusk, J. James, Greencourt, W. James, Cochran and E. Jones, Church Farm Llanarth.
Touching references were made by the Rev. O.C. Morgan in his address to the Chapel to the life and work of the deceased and it is interesting to note that the interment took place in the new part of the burial ground, which was the gift of Mr and Mrs Evan Davies to Saron Baptist Church upon their purchase of the Wern Farm and their coming to reside there in 1921.

April 25th – Oak Tree Cottage

For sale with vacant possession, the above desirable freehold dwelling house with walled garden and about 4 acres of land.
The property is in excellent condition and very suitable for use as a poultry farm or market garden.
The house contains 3 rooms on the ground floor, four bedrooms and usual offices.
Further details apply: D W Jones, solicitors, Merthyr Tydfil.

June 6th – Pontypool Police Court

A Goytre woman was summoned for not sending her son to school.
“They have torn his coat to pieces” she said and I cannot work to get money to buy him another. I only get 17s 6d a week and I have enough to do to find food. The children are badly treated at school.
The Chairman: You told us that last time. It is no use being stubborn.
Defendant: I am not stubborn.
When told she would be fined 5s the defendant said, “He will have to stay at home more now.”

June 20th – Monkswood Lad and Stolen Rug

Mrs Annie Elizabeth Jones of “The Haven”, Nantyderry, at 11 pm on April 26th, left her motor car unattended outside “The Birches,” Goytrey.
When she returned to it ten minutes later the lights had been switched off and a travelling rug, which she valued at 10s was missing.
On Monday last PC Taylor, of Little Mill, on inquiry work, visited the house of Sidney Arthur Payne, Rumble Street and saw the rug on the back of an armchair.
The lad, a twenty year old labourer, was interviewed at his uncle’s farm where he is employed. He admitted taking it, “I had been drinking cider and the devil must have got hold of me.”
Defendant was lectured and ordered to pay 5s costs and bound over to be of good behaviour.

June 20th – A Goytre Claim

At Pontypool Court on Wednesday, before his Honour Judge L C Thomas, a claim was brought by Joseph Edmund Edgar, garage proprietor, Goytrey, against the All Weather Mechanical Grouting Company, London, for good supplied and work done, amounting to £23 8s 6d.
Mr Isca Bowen appeared for plaintiff and Mr R Basset Spencer, Tredegar for the respondent.
The work was authorised by Mr Bland, a former foreman of the Company.
Defendant denied authority and stated that their practice was to pay plaintiff from time to time such amounts as were due for petrol and oil used by Bland for his motor cycle in carrying out the work of the Company. The accounts had never been sent to the Company until after the foreman had left the district.
Plaintiff said that Mr Frederick Smith, a director of the Company, had stated to him that plaintiff was to have authority.
Mr Smith stated that he had no recollection of that but he could not definitely deny it.
The judge said that it appeared that Bland had been obtaining credit from Edgar, had been receiving payment from the Company but had not paid over to the plaintiff.
Judgement for the amount claimed was given.

September 26th – Mr Edward Lloyd, Resident of Pengroesoped

An old and esteemed inhabitant of Pengroesoped passed away on Wednesday in the person of Mr Edward Lloyd aged 78 of Lapstone Cottage. He leaves a widow and children.
The funeral took place at Mamhilad Church on Saturday.
Amongst the mourners present were: The widow; Mr E A Lloyd, son; Mr & Mrs D J Morgan, son-in-law and daughter; Mr & Mrs F H Lloyd, son and daughter- in- law; Miss E and Master B Lloyd, daughter and son; Mr Oliver Jenkins, son-in-law; Mrs E George, sister; Messrs, Tom, George, Fred and Charles Kennard, brothers-in-law; Mrs Jones, niece; Misses I and R Morgan, grand-daughters; Mr R Morgan, grandson; Mr T Tucker and Mr James, (Pengroesoped.)
The bearers were Messrs David Jones, Fred Griffiths, Jack Jones and Richard Bowen.
Floral tributes were sent by:-
Widow, Else and Billy; Ted, Annie, David, John and family Fred, Gladys and Cyril; Fanny and family, Monmouth; Jim, (brother) London; Tom, Fred and Chas Kennedy; Mr & Mrs R Bowen; Mr & Mrs James and family; Mr & Mrs Wixey, Llanhilleth; Mrs Thomas, Old Stores Goytre; Mrs Val Morris, Old Stores, Goytre.
Arrangements were carried out by Mr W F Evans, Little Mill.


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