1950 Free Press

January 20th – Goytre Parish Council

Public lamps are to be erected at Penpellenni Bridge, Newtown, Goytre Hall and Star Hill, Mamhilad. Goytre Mawr Parish Council meeting under the chairmanship of Mr J Williams, decided also to ask for a daily bus service on the Mamhilad-Llanover route.
A complaint was received from members of Saron Chapel about the state of the road leading to the chapel. Mr H H Hatchely said nothing had been done to the road since before the war. It was decided to refer the matter to the County Council.

February 24th – Goytre Concert

Despite stormy weather, there was a large crowd at Goytre Memorial Hall on Sunday night to hear a concert given by Pontypool Road Male Voice Party in aid of Goytre Old Age Pensioners’ Association.
The Party, under their conductor, Mr F Thomas, gave their services free of charge and were warmly thanked by Mr Ivor Hobbs and Mr L W Brain, secretary.

Artist were Mrs A Jones, Miss Brenda Merrick and Mr Peter Thomas, Miss Dorothy Green was the accompanist.

March 31st – Funeral at Aaron Chapel of Miss Mary Jenkins, Mamhilad aged 88 years.

July 14th – Old ladies of Goytre say “this is home”
Twenty five old ladies, aged 60 and upwards are enjoying the evening of their lives in one of Monmouthshire’s most beautiful houses.

They are at Goytre House, opened last January and the newest of Monmouthshire County Council’s homes for the aged.
The old ladies spend their time doing whatever they please. Last Thursday, the staff, aided by kind friends and helpers, ran a sale of work to raise money to take the residents on a summer holiday.
I toured the spacious house, noting the airy bedrooms, each with neat and modern furniture; the ultra modern bathrooms and sick bay; the quiet rest room; the panelled dining room and finally the kitchen, a sight for every 20th century labour saving device.
The old folk receive 24 hour attention, during the day the indoor staff is supplemented  to eight. Gardeners keep the lovely grounds in order. Here then, in a quiet village of great beauty, an important social service is being carried out. Its ultimate object has been achieved. H.S.R.

July 28th – Goytre Girl may Reign at Abergavenny

A pretty 17 year old Goytre girl, Miss Dorothy Dobbs may become Abergavenny’s carnival queen tonight.
Chosen as “Miss Goytre” last Thursday, she competes with the winners of other district competitors for the title.
The memorial hall Goytre was packed for Thursday’s judging, which took place during a dance.

September 29th – Wilding – Dobbs

At St Peter’s Church, Goytre, Elwyn Benjamin, only son of Mr & Mrs E G Wilding, Pontypool to Joan Margaret, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs I Dobbs, Skirrid View, Goytre.
The bride wore a figured clique gown with full length veil held in place by a coronet of orange blossom. The reception was held at Goytre Hall; 80 guests, they honeymoon in North Devon, the bride travelling in dove grey and lemon.


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