Mr D H Morgan – Miss A E Lewis – Wedding at Saron Chapel April 1904
Last Wednesday morning witnessed a quiet but pretty wedding at Saron Baptist Chapel, Goytrey.
It was an event unique in the annals of the church, for although the church has been established now close upon a hundred years marriages have never been solemnised in the chapel until the present occasion.
The contracting parties were Mr D H Morgan, The Wern and Miss Ada E Lewis, Danygraig, both of Goytre.
The families on both sides have been connected with this church for a great number of years, and indeed on the bride’s side for generations, for reading up the history of the church we find that the bride’s great grandfather was the person who so generously gave the freehold site upon which the chapel has been built, and it seems therefore, to fall in with the fitness of things that a descendant of his should be the first to be married at Saron.
Naturally, great interest was centred in the event and willing and deft hands came forward to decorate the chapel for the auspicious occasion.
The ceremony was timed to commence at 0 o’clock but long before the appointed hour had arrived the chapel was well-nigh full.
The marriage was conducted by the Rev. A Bowen Morgan, ATS (authorised person for said chapel) assisted by Rev, G Cule Maesyberan. The service was brightened by selections played by Miss Carpenter, organist.
After the ceremony the bridal party, relatives and guests repaired to Danygraig where a modest but sumptuous breakfast had been prepared.
During the afternoon the happy pair left for Staffordshire, where they will spend the honeymoon.
Numerous and costly presents were received, but time will not permit us to insert a list in the present issue.
Suffice to say that the bridegroom was the recipient of a handsome ink stand from the Sunday school for services rendered and the bridge a cheque from Mr David Buck, Pontypool, who was also present at the wedding and breakfast.
May all joy go with the happy pair.
(This wonderful photograph was sent to me by Bill Morgan who lives in America, he is a descendant of Azariah Morgan).
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