1939 (2) Free Press

January 6th – Pontnewynydd Man Gaoled for Goytrey Offence

James Aspden, a 57 years old furnace man of Hill Street, Pontnewynydd, was sentenced to three months hard labour at Pontypool on Monday for indecently assaulting a 13 year old girl at Goytrey on December 27th.
The girl said she was walking along Pengroesoped Road, Goytrey, with her brother, aged 8, on her way to Ty Poeth House to shut up the chickens. They saw Aspden, who went after another little girl on a bicycle. Later Aspden came back, caught hold of complainant’s arm and took her into the wood, where the assault took place. Her brother later complained to her mother.
The mother said her daughter would be 14 in a fortnight’s time.
Detective Constable Adams said he made enquiries with PC Germain. At 3.30 pm on Saturday he saw Aspden near the bridge at Goytrey. When told he fitted the description of a man wanted for assault Aspden said “So you think I did it?”
Witness brought him to Pontypool Police Station where the girl picked him out at an identification parade arranged by Sergeant Davidson. Aspden later admitted the offence and was locked up.
PC Davidson said Aspden was a married man with grown up children. This was his first offence.
Aspden pleaded guilty and said nothing in defence.

March 10th
Late Mr T Davies of The Wern Goytrey. (Report in Obituaries)

March 17th – Highway Offences

Henry Williams (52) a Goytrey unemployed labourer and Harry Williams (32) an Abersychan labourer, were fined 10/- each for committing highway offences at Abersychan on March 1st.
PC Ellaway gave the evidence.

March 24th

House to let Goytrey – Apply Edgar, Ynyspicca, Goytrey.

March 31st – Obituary

Mrs Tom Morgan, Pwll Merric (Report in Obituaries)

April 21st – Obituary
Late Mr W J Nicholas, late Ty Cooke (Report in Obituaries)

July 28th – Goetre Fawr Parish Council

The monthly meeting of Goetre Fair Parish Councils held at Penpellenny School on Monday. Mr D Bowen presided and other present were Messrs D Pugh-Jones; S Herbert; D H Morgan; H Stinchcombe and J Williams, clerk.
A complaint of the general condition of Goytrey Council School was discussed. Mr H Stinchcombe contended that the present condition was a menace to the public health and proposed that the Ministry of Health be informed.
An amendment that the School Managers consult the Education Committee on the matter was carried.
It was decided to apply for a “Halt” sign at the entrance to Plough Lane owing to the increased traffic from the Ordnance factory.


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