1955 Free Press

February 4th

Obituary – Mr F J Davies, Goytre

The funeral of Mr F J Davies of School House Goytre took place at St Peter’s Church Goytre. The Rev’d C W Kelly officiated. Mr F J Davies was the youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs Frederick Davies, School House, Carrog, North Wales.


Mrs A M Davies; Miss S H Davies; Mrs L Philips, sister-in-law; Mr D W Phillips, brother-in-law; Mr & Mrs T Cross; Mr & Mrs D A Beynon JP; Mr & Mrs J Phillips; Mrs V B Parsons; Mrs J Bird and Mr & Mrs R Whittington.

Others present:

Cpt. E Jones; Mrs W Swinnerton; W Morgan; S Morgan; H H Hatchley; D R Williams; C W Merrick; J E Jones; J W Davies; D Mathews; Messrs E James and J Williams.


Nance & Dal; Lucy & Bill; Elsie, Tom, Vi and Joan; Percy and Rena Whittington and boys; GVPA; The staff Goytre Vawr school; Mrs Burges; Mrs Dobbs; Miss Messenger; Mrs Hicjman; Mr & Mrs Shorthouse; all at Home Lea; all at Glanbaiden; Mr & Mrs Bishop; Mr & Mrs Owen; Mrs James, Owen and Richard.

February 18th

Obituary – Mr A Watkins

The funeral took place at St Peter’s Church Goytre of Mr A Watkins aged 64 of Bryn View Goytre. The Rev. C W Kelly officiated.

Mourners: Elizabeth, wife; Arthur, son; Gloria and Marie, daughters; Sarah and Rhoda, sisters; John, son-in-law; Charlie, Bill and Ben, brothers; Elsie, cousin; Palm, nephew; Vina, niece.

Others present: Mmes Motley, Phipps, Hale and Hickman; H Williams; S Mathuen; E Williams and J W James.

Bearers: Messrs F Phipps, J Jenkins, Morris, I Dobbs.

Flowers: Elizabeth, Artie and family; Gloria, Peter and family; Maries, John and family; Man, Dad and family, London; Rhoda and Alan; Sarah and Ben; Annie, Glyn Ivor and Palm; Violet, Charlie and boys; Betty, George and children; Jeff, Joan and Paul; Una and Bill; Doris Melvin and Vivian; Jim, Keith, Colin and Philip; Jack, Elsie, John and brothers; Edith, Ted, Elsie and Mr Williams; Tom, Gwen, Iris and Aubrey; Mr & Mrs Ivor Dobbs; Mr & Mrs M Hall and family; The Custom GA; Arthur Jones, GA; All at the Walnut Tree; Mr & Mrs Hickman; Les and Mel Workman; Staff at Little Mill brickworks.

March 18th

Smallholder found dead in Goytre Cottage

Two police officers who forced entry into Plough Cottage Goytre during the weekend, found the occupier, a fifty years old small holder dead in an upstairs room.

He was Joseph Edwin Edgar, who, living alone, had been ill for some time, neighbours told police he had not been seen for some time.

P.C.’s L Clewer and R Childs gained entry. They found Edgar fully clothed in a kneeling position with his head on a chair It is believed he had been dead about 10 days.

There will not be an inquest.

Edwin farmed at Ynyspicca Farm

April 22nd

Obituary – Mrs M James, Goytre

The funeral took place at Saron Baptist Chapel of Mrs Minnie James, Pentre Farm, Goytrey. The Rev’d. C A Rees officiated.

Mourners: Mildred, Agnes, Dorothy and Violet, daughter; Jack and Reginald, sons; Elizabeth, sister; Louie, sister-in-law; Gwyneth, Marjorie, Barbara,, Marion and Dorothy, granddaughters; David and Leonard, grandsons; Mary, daughter-in-law; Bert, Sid and Ron, sons-in-law.

Bearers: Messrs J Price; P Roberts; C James; A James; C Shepherdson and W Powell.

Flowers: Agnes and Reg; Mildred, Bert and children; Dorothy, Sid and children; Jack, Mary and children; Violet, Ron and children; David and Audry; Elizabeth and Louie; Les, Olive, Graham, Pop and Win; Beryl, Enid, Ivor and Len; Alf and Lilian; Billy, Elsie and family; Alf and William; Evelyn, Albert and Gena; Mr & Mrs James, Yew Tree; mr & Mrs Powell, Gelli; Mr & Mrs Ball, Vedw Farm; Mr & Mrs Roy Ball; Mr & Mrs P Roberts; Mr & Mrs Fawdrey; All at Llwyn Celin Bungalow; All at Ty Cooke; Topsy, Jack and Susan; Mrs J Lewis; All at Oviel Garn; Bernard and Doreen Davies; Andrew and Lesley Andrews; Mr & Mrs A James and family; Mr & Mrs D James and family; Ivor and L Jones; Mr & Mrs E J Williams and Cliff; Mr & Mrs Watkins and family; Mr & Mrs Archie James; Mrs Brown and Marjorie; Pengroesoped Shop; Rev & Mrs Rees and Mrs Williams; Mr & Mrs Rogers, Horseshoe; Mr & Mrs Thompson; Bert, Ethel and Jimmy; Mr & Mrs Dobbs and family; Mr & Mrs Pritchard and family; Mr & Mrs Lewis, Ivy Cottage.

Funeral arrangements carried out by E J Ware, Pontypool.

April 29th

Rural Council Nominations – Goytre Ward, 11 candidates for 8 places

Horace Arthur Davies, Bussey View process worker; William B Davies, Oriel Garn, transport driver; Ivor George Dobbs, Skirrid View, householder; Ernest Draper, 1 Bedfont, Textile engineer; Harold Henry Hatchley, Porth Gwyn, decorator; Evan Jones, The Haven, retired master mariner; William Jones, Pengroesoped Stores, electrician; Thomas Langley, Sunnybank, old aged pensioner; William Llywelen Morgan, Pydew, farmer; George Thomas Pritchard, Pentwyn Farm, farmer; Horace Idwal Prosser, Ty Newydd, farmer.

May 15th

Goytre May Queen

Miss Pamela Watkins, Nantyderry was chosen at Goytre Memorial Hall by Mrs Loasby to reign over Goytre on Whit Monday carnival and fete.

Her attendants will be; Pat Williams, Nantyderry, Dorothy Davies, Goytre, Marilyn Smith, Little Mil and Marylin Hammond, Goytre.

Jennifer Jones, Janet Brooks, Susan Jones, Diane Hammond, Wendy Methuen, Janet Arthur, Gillian Essex, Diane Litten, Sandra Mainwaring and Gillian Bracey were chosen as flower girls.

May 27th

Sale of Freehold Bungalow and Land Situated on the old Abergavenny Road

Lot 1. Llwyn Celyn Bungalow, having a sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with Nissan hut, garage and shed, together with 1a 2r 5p of land being ordnance sheet number 464. Possession on completion.

Lot 2. 6 acres of land adjoining and lying between the bungalow and Llwyn Celyn with frontage to the road. Let to Mr R G Ball at £8 pa. Ordnance sheet number 462.

M/s Bunning and Russell will sell at the Clarence Hotel Pontypool on Wednesday ?th June 1955 at 4.30pm.

July 22nd

Estate of Mr J Edgar

J Straker, Chadwick and son will sell hay and grass keep standing on approximately 38a on Thursday July 28th 1955.

Lot 1. Cae Susanna adjoining Brook Cottage – 18 acres

Lot 2. Ynyspicca, bounding the Goytre – Usk road 171/2 acres

Lot 3. Royal Oak meadow on the Goytre-Usk road, 3 acres

Note: Hay crop and or stock to be removed by August 31st 1955

Obituary – Mr W Jenkins

The funeral took place at St Peter’s Church Goytre of Mr William Jenkins aged 64 of Ty Coch Goytre. Mr Jenkins was well known in the district. In addition to being sub-postmaster he was the proprietor of a garage and general stores for a number of years.

The Rev. C W Kelly officiated at the church and graveside and Mr C W Merrick was the organist.

Mourners: Wife; Stanley, son; Polly, sister; Arthur, brother; Arthur Major and Norman Jenkins, nephews; Len Brace, Reg and Doris Brace; Beatrice Hawkins, brother and sister-in-law; Mr L Burgham, uncle; Miss F Burgham, aunt; David and Mabel Wilks; Charles and Doris Merrick; Annie and Evan Jones; Will George; Alex Morgan; Len and Dorothy Morgan; George Lewis; Tom Davies; Councillor Lewis, cousins; Mrs Sexton; |Beatrice Gumbrey; Mes Williams; Mrs Thomas.

Bearers: Messrs A Messenger, B Bishop, W Powell and E Owen.

Others present: Mmes B Bishop, E draper, Haynes, Frewin, Harris and Miss G Powell; Major General GW Rees; P.C.’s L Clewer and R Childs; M/s L W Brain and S Morgan; A Powles; R Hamer; W I Morgan; W Rouse; D Price; E Lewis; W Owen; c Price; J Morgan; R Mills; J Taylor; T Langley; H Wilks; W Morgan; J Jenkins; H Williams; T Edwards; J Williams; W E Richards; C Shepherdson; J Price; J Morgan; D Harris; J W James; H MacGregor (representative Shell Mex BP) R A Foulkes (representing London and Liverpool Insurance Co.,) G Pritchard(representing Goytre and Mamhilad branch Unionist Association)

August 12th

To Close the Estate of E J Edgar, deceased – 6 miles from Abergavenny, 12 miles from Newport, 3 miles from Pontypool and 6 miles from Usk

J Straker, Chadwick and Son are instructed to sell by auction in 10 lots on Wednesday 31st August:

The Freehold Cottages, valuable accommodation land comprising 3 cottages, gardens, filling station and timber bungalow.

Sundry parcels of accommodation land formerly part of Ynyspicca and Plough farms and 34 acres of Mount Graig land, 71 acres or thereabouts.

Brook Cottage, freehold, was purchased by the tenant Mr H Frewen for £420 who also purchased 11/2 acres of accommodation land for £100.

Brook Cottage Garage, workshop and site £50 purchased by Mr T Price.

Cae Susanna land 15 acres sold to Mr W H Powell for £1500

Plough Cottages £320 to Mr Lewis

Grazing land 163/4 acres £950 Mr W H Powell

Timber Bungalow £40 and Royal Oak Meadow 21/2 acres £100 Mr J T Powell.

Mountain grazing land 30 acres £120, Foxhunter Stud Farm

November 25th

Eric Thomas and Harper instructed to sell at the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny on Tuesday 6th December at 3pm:

The Freehold attested dairy and stock raising holding, known as;

The Pentre Farm Homestead, outbuildings and 125 acres of pasture and arable land.


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