1933 Free Press

August 5th – Motor-Cyclists Injuries

Charles Shepherdson, 22, Twyn Cecil, Goytre, was admitted to Pontypool and District Hospital on Sunday, suffering from shock, abrasions and cuts.
Whilst riding a motor-cycle he came into a collision with a car.

August 5th – Williams-James, pretty Goytre wedding at Goytre

The marriage was solemnised at Saron Church Goytre on Monday of Mr R J Williams, eldest son of Mr & Mrs J Williams, High Cottage, Goytre and Miss Irene Elizabeth James of Elm Tree Cottage, Goytre. The Rev. C Aubry Rees was the officiating minister, Mrs R Prosser present at the organ.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr A James, wore an ankle length dress of pale blue satin with a black picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and maidenhair fern.

She was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss E M Williams, sister of the bridegroom, who wore an ankle length dress of lemon crepe-de-chine, with a white picture hat and Miss Eva Pardoe, cousin of the bride, who also wore an ankle length dress indicated, both carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and maidenhair fern.

Little Misses Sylvia Jones and Molly James, the flower girls, wore dresses in blue silk and carried flower baskets of blue scabious.

The best man was Mr J Williams, brother of the groom.

After the ceremony a reception at the parental home of the bride was attended by some 50 guests. There were a number of valuable presents including one from the Sunday school of which the bride had been superintendent for some time.

August 19th – In Pontypool Hospital

William Morris aged 7, of Ash Cottage, Goytre was on Wednesday evening admitted to Pontypool hospital suffering from abrasions to the head, right arm and left leg. His condition is reported as satisfactory.
He was knocked down by a motor car.

September 9th – Mrs H Jenkins aged 93 (in obituaries)

September 9th – Goytre Couple

Mr & Mrs Thomas Morgan of Pwllmeyric Goytre celebrated their Golden wedding on Sunday having been married at Goytre Church on September 4th 1882.

Mr Morgan is in his 80th year and his wife a year or so older. Both are in splendid health and are spending a week at Barry with friends to celebrate.

Mr Morgan had been a market gardener at Goytre for many years. As a young man he spent a short time in Canada and has worked for short periods on the coal stage at Pontypool Road and Viponds top pit, Varteg.

Both Mr & Mrs Morgan are old members of Saron Baptist Church.

Of the family of 5 children 3 survive, Mr David Morgan, Maesteg, Mrs R Mount of Basingstoke and Mr Wm Morgan, Pontypool.

September 16th – Goytre Farm Withdrawn

At the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny, on Tuesday, M/s J. Straker and Son & Chadwick F.A.I., offered for sale by auction the freehold residential property and modern farmery Ty’r Ewen, Goytre.

The owner – occupier is Mr J Lewis and the property which includes land and orcharding of over 14 acres was withdrawn at £1,350.

September 23rd – Tale of a Horse, Singular Case at Pontypool County Court

A strange story in connection with a transaction in the sale of a horse was related at Pontypool County Court on Wednesday before his Honour Judge L C Thomas, when Edward Henry Charles of Goytre claimed £5 from Henry Taylor of Manor Road, Abersychan.

Mr WLV Harding (from the office of Mr WJ Everett, Pontypool) appeared for the plaintiff and Mr Isca Bowen (of Messrs AE Bowen & Son, Pontypool) for the defendant.

Charles said he paid £5 for a horse from John Hancock, an underground labourer of Cwmffrwdore, who gave him a receipt, stating that the horse had been sold on behalf of Taylor. Soon after the sale he met Mr Taylor at Pontypool fair.

He then told him he had not given Hancock permission to sell the horse. A few days later Taylor came to his farm and said he was going to take the horse away.

The phoned for the police and Taylor left before the constable came.

On 27th July he met defendant at Pontynewynydd and he again said he was coming for the horse. He asked Taylor to see Hancock and get the purchase money from him and the transaction would be completed.

The defendant was that Hancock had had no authority to sell the animal.

Anybody’s Job
It was stated that Taylor told William Gwatkin the licensee of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Pontypool at the time, that if he got a buyer for the horse he could have anything beyond £5 for himself. Hancock was present at the time and considered he was included in the selling arrangement.

Hancock said he had offered £5 to Taylor and he had it in court to pay him.

The Judge: It was a golden opportunity.

Reviewing the evidence his honour said Taylor made if perfectly clear that he was willing to take £5 for the horse. Hancock overheard the conversation and apparently considered he was included in the offer. In selling it honestly for he gave a receipt on behalf of Taylor.

His Honour said he was drawn to the conclusion that when the conversation took place Hancock was entitled to think that, provided he got this money which Mr Taylor wanted he was entitled to sell the horse.

The proper course for him to take was to give judgement for plaintiff and to leave Hancock to hand over the £5.

September 30th – To Let or for sale

One cottage on main road Goytre to Nantyderry. Modern conveniences:-

Apply W Jackson, Goytre, Pontypool.

October 7th – Goytre Chapel Ed

The church, built in 1807 has been re-roofed and the interior painted and decorated. A new window also has been placed in the Chapel to the memory of the late Mr John Wilks who was a deacon in the church for over 60 years.

At the re-opening service the special speaker was the Rev. D L Jenkins, Bargoed and there was a large and appreciative audience, including a number of the direct descendants of good and true men who were the founders of the sanctuary.

At the evening meeting addresses were delivered by the Rev. Eli Symmons, Mr D James, Green Court, Llanover, Mr Pritchard, New Inn, Mr W Stinchcombe. Mr John Wilks, Little Mill, presided at the organ.

October 14th

Mr Stanley Williams and Mr & Mrs James, Pentre Farm, Goytre, wish to thank all kind friends for sympathy during their recent bereavement and for their floral tributes.

October 14th – Wedding

The wedding took place on Monday of Goytre postman Mr Wilfred Spencer and Miss Mary Jane Dobbs, the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Dobbs, Gable Cottage, Goytre.

At 8 o’clock numerous relatives and friends had assembled at Goytre Church to witness the ceremony, which was solemnised by the rector, the Rev. HCP Belcher, M.A.

The bride, who looked charming was attended by her sister, Miss Elsie Dobbs and was given away by her eldest brother, Mr Alfred Dobbs, in the unavoidable absence of her father.

Another brother, Mr Evan Dobbs, carried out the duties of best man.

The wedding party were subsequently entertained at the bride’s home.

The bridegroom, needless to say is well known in the district, for which he has been postman for 5 years.

He is the youngest son of Mrs Spencer, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

The happy couple later left for Ventnor where the honeymoon will be spent.

Mr & Mrs Spencer will reside at Pontypool.

October 14th – Mr Enoch Waters (in obituaries)


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