1945 Free Press

January 5th – The Late Rev. Eli Symmons, Goytrey
(In Obituaries).

January 7th – Goytrey Thefts

William Williams, 17, gardeners assistant, The Hollies, Goytrey and Leslie John Hopkins, 17, fitter’s mate, Ivanhoe, Goytrey, pleaded guilty to stealing a fowl, the property of Ronald John Williams, Coldbrook, Goytrey on December 22nd. Both were placed on probation for twelve months and ordered to pay £3 costs each, out of which Williams would be reimbursed for his loss.

January 12th – Cut Christmas Trees

For stealing parts of Scots fir and spruce trees, value 10/- each on the land of Mrs Lionel Whitehead, at Goytrey, Arthur Terrance Perryman of Newport and Douglas Casburn Webb, another Newport lorry driver were fined £1.

April 13th – Goytre Vawr Parish Council

At the annual meeting (Mr David Bowen presiding), reports were considered of a re-built footbridge at Mamhilad and of needed repairs to another footbridge and various styles.
A statement of the William Jenkins charity (Goytre Hall) Charity showed a sum of £5/10 for division among the deserving poor of the parish.
The trustees, Messrs W L Morgan, D H Morgan and H E Stinchcombe, will apportion the money after the next meeting.

June 29th – Arrears

Ivor Ronald Davies, lorry driver, Glan Usk Farm, Nantyderry, who appeared on warrant, admitted owing his wife, Phyllis Margery Davies £7/16/0 arrears on maintenance order made in February 1945, at Maidstone Kent.
The order was made for 15/- a week for the wife and 10/- for the child. Davies, said to be earning about £4 a week, was committed to prison for two months, suspended so long as he pays 30/- a week.

June 29th – Goytrey Sergeant Wins M.M.

Serg. Leslie John Hickman, RA, whose wife and baby son live with his parents, Mr & Mrs F L Hickman at Ivy Cottage, Goytrey, has been awarded the Military Medal for services in Italy. Sergeant Hickman who is 32 joined the SWB in 1933 and served in Hong Kong and for five years in India. After war broke out he served in Norway then transferred to the RA in 1941 and in 1943 embarked for the Central Mediterranean. He is now serving in Greece. Sergt. Hickman holds the North West Frontier Medal and the Africa Star. His brother, Pte. Frank Hickman, RA, served with the BLA and is now back in this country.

June 29th – Goytrey Woman’s Death in America

The death has occurred at Los Angeles USA of Mrs Kate Morgan, aged 91, widow of the late William Morgan, late of the Wern, Goytrey. They were the parents of 13 children and there are 35 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Mr & Mrs Morgan left Goytrey for America in 1881.
A son was killed while serving with the US army in the last war. Mrs Morgan was one of the Gold Star Mothers who made the pilgrimage to France in 1931.

October 26th – Ty Mawr, Goytrey

Usk 4 miles, Chain Bridge 1.5 miles – Thursday November 8th, 1945 sale at 1pm
Rennie, Taylor & Co have been instructed to sell by Auction, the whole of his capital collection of live and dead stock.
24 choice dairy and cross Hereford cattle
120 smart speckled faced and improved Radnor sheep
Bay cart mare, 16 hands
Implements, Machinery, Harness etc.


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