1944 Free Press

January 14th

Goytrey Thefts – William Williams, gardener’s assistant 17, (The Hollies, Newtown, Goytrey) and Leslie John Hopkins 17, fitter’s mate, (Ivanhoe, Goytrey) pleaded guilty to stealing a fowl and 16lbs of apples of the total value of 16/-, the property of Ronald John Williams, Coldbrook, Goytrey, on December 22nd.
Both were placed on probation for twelve months and were ordered to pay £3 costs each, out of which Williams would be reimbursed for his loss.
Detective Constable G Spencer said that when he interviewed Hopkins with PC W Taylor of Little Mill and asked him to account for a chicken and some apples which he had sold to workmen at Blaenavon, Hopkins said he had bought them and made a statement which was found to be false.
The defendant, Williams, admitted the theft and Hopkins later admitted it also.

School House Goytrey – Main road, hourly bus route, mid-way between Abergavenny and Pontypool.
J. Staker, Chadwick and sons will sell by auction upon the premises by the direction of the Trustees of the late Mr Sobey.
Furniture and effects:
Lathe back arms and other chairs
Brass fender and stand
Oak pedestal table 4’ 4” x 2’ 6”
Small electric stove, kettle and boiler
A coleman lamp and primus stove etc etc
Upright Grand Pianoforte in inlaid walnut case by Monington and Weston
A 4 valve (all main) wireless set – both lots subject to licence
Divan and other chairs
A 5’ high padded back settee
Gramophone record cabinet
Bordered Axminster carpet 10’ x 10’
Lino squares
A few lots of EP and other plate
Adjustable oak dining table 4’ 4” x 3’
Easy chairs
Overmantle in S.W.
Brass curb
A 3’ 9” oak bedroom suite with companion oak 4’ 6” bedstead with spring
A similar bedstead, feather beds, commode chairs, toilet ware, baths
A small fireproof safe by R M Lord
Hand sewing machine, 4’ open bookcase, books
A mhg chest having 5 drawers and miscellaneous items
Sale 1.30 sharp

January 21st – fined for theft, Leslie John Hopkins, 17, fitter’s mate, Ivanhoe, Goytrey was fined £10 for stealing £4, a gold engagement ring, a silver cigarette case, a slab of chocolate, total value £13/10s/6d from the house of Hilda Maud Gill, Rosslyn, Nantyderry on 8th September.
Mrs Gill said she missed the articles after leaving the house with one window open. She had always known Hopkins as a boy of good character,
Hilda Mary Thomas, 16 of Waunddu, Pentrepiod, said she met Hopkins when she was in service in Goytrey and he gave her the ring produced.
Det. Constable G Spencer said that after interviewing Miss Thomas, he went to Blaenavon with PC Taylor, Little Mill and saw the defendant as he was leaving work.
At first he said he knew nothing about it but when taken to Pontypool police station he made a statement admitting the offence, stating that Miss Thomas did not know the ring was stolen and that he regretted his foolish act.
Hopkins parents had repaid the £4 and other articles had been recovered. Superintendant E Casey said that the previous week Hopkins was placed on probation for stealing apples and a chicken but that offence was committed after this one.
Hopkins worked at the Blaenavon open cast site earning £5 a week.
The chairman told Hopkins he had made a bad start.

February 11th – Goytrey Man’s Damages

John Herbert Cheyney of Goytrey brought an action at Monmouthshire Assizes against Stanley Morgan, Goytrey for damages in respect of personal injury arising out of a motor-car accident at Penpellenny at Christmas 1941.
R H H Maddocks (instructed by Mr V J Williams) for the plaintiff said the case had been settled on the terms that the record should be withdrawn and the defendant agreed to pay £1,250 damages and £105 costs.
Defendant was represented by E Ryder Richardson (instructed by Phoenix and Walters)

Powell – Jenkins

At Goytrey Church by Canon J Morgan, David Powell, third son of Mr and Mrs S Powell, Tyroel Farm, Raglan and Marion Gwyneth, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ivor Jenkins, Lan Farm, Goytrey.
The bride wore a pale blue two piece with navy accessories:
Bridesmaid, Shirley Ann Foster, Newport, (brides cousin) and Nancy Powell (sister) in dresses of clover shade, with hats to tone.
Best man, Mr Roger Powell (brother).
Reception at the brides home: 40 guests. Honeymoon at Porthcawl, the bride travelling in a brown frock and jigger coat.
Mr and Mrs Powell will live at Lan Farm, Goytrey.

April 21st – Upper Cae Coed, Goytrey

Freehold property with vacant possession known as Upper Cae Coed, Goytrey, also the household furniture and miscellaneous effects.
Davis & Son have been instructed by the executor Mr Harry Morgan to sell by auction this pleasantly situated cottage and effects upon the premises on Wednesday 26th April 1944.
The freehold property adjoins the main road. It is about a mile from Goytrey Hall, five miles from Abergavenny and Pontypool.
Water is laid on, 2 rooms upstairs, kitchen, parlour, back kitchen, good garden, pigsty etc.
Auction commences at 2pm prompt

July 14th – Property for sale or let

Three freehold farms, Goytrey, Monmouthshire;
Penystair 53 acres
Parc Bach 13 acres
New Barn 53 acres
Between Abergavenny, Usk & Pontypool, will be offered for sale by auction in the month of August at the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny, Tuesday 29th August at 3pm.
Bunning and Russell, Pontypool.

August 25th – Whatley-Williams

At Saron Baptist Chapel Goytrey by the Rev C, Rees. Charles, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Whatley, 79 Queen Street, Treforest to Margaret Esme, only daughter of Mr & Mrs D J Williams, The Nook, Goytrey.
Mr Whatley is the manager for Messrs Hipps Ltd at Pontypool.
The bride wore a white satin gown and full length veil.
Bridesmaids; Missis B Cameron and J Whatley (groom’s sister) in pale blue and mauve respectively.
Best man; Mr Lyndon Richards. Groomsmen; Messrs E Buckle and E White.
The bride was presented with silver horseshoes by Misses Peggy Howells, Joyce and Sylvia Davies.
Reception in the Chapel Vestry, 80 guests:
The bride travelling in a dusky pink dress and brown coat.
The bride placed her bouquet on her brother’s grave.

September 29th – Bible Society

The local branch of the British and Foreign Bible society held their meeting at Chapel Ed when the Rev P R Thomas BA district secretary gave an address.
Mr D H Morgan, local secretary and Mr T J Jones, treasurer, presented their statements which showed substantial increases in amount collected.
Goytrey and district have supported the work of the society since 1875 when the late Col H Byrde, Goytrey House, first championed the cause.

October 13th – Upper Pentwyn, Nantyderry

Sale of farming stock which Rennie Taylor & Till have been instructed by the executors of the late Mr Evan Griffiths on Thursday next, October 19th.
77 Hereford and a few cross bred cattle, including the well bred descended herd of 50 pedigree Herefords, founded and all bred on the farm by the late owner, including 17 cows with calves and yearlings; 11 outstanding in-calf 2 year old heifers (sired by “Gillingsby Gayman” 47952) 6 yearling bulls; and the grand three year old stock bull “Vern Sempronius”; 11 deep milking cows, 4 with calves; 12 cross-bred yearling heifers and steers.
50 sound sheep viz:
37 improved Radnor ewes; 3 pure bred Suffolk ewes; 8 cross Suffolk lambs; a capital Suffolk 3 year Ram and ditto lamb ram.
Three 7/8 year old working horses; bacon pig; 100 head poultry and a splendid collection of well preserved implements, machines, tractor, including pneumatic tyred Aliss Chambers B 1941 tractor; rubber tyred trolley; NW & BW tip carts; motor car trailer; cultivating and harvest machinery; barn machinery; 4 poultry houses; harness etc.
Superior surplus furniture and dairy utensils including old mahogany sideboard, dining table, walnut, 3’ 6”, bedroom suite etc.
Sale commencing at 3pm sharp.
Catalogues from the auctioneers, Usk, Monmouth and Newport.


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