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- From The Cambrian 2nd June 1899
MURTON, BISHOPSTON. WESLEYAN ANNIVERSARY. Anniversary services in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School, Murton, were recently held, and were attended by large congregations all day. In the morning Mr. D. Matthews, Swansea, preached a stirring sermon, and in the afternoon dialogues, recitations, solos, etc., were rendered by the scholars. They acquitted themselves admirably, and showed they had been well trained and zealous. The whole service was very bright, and was much enjoyed. In the evening the service of song, "Within the Harbour," was gone through. The choir, assisted by a string band, exceeded even the expectations of its friends. The choruses were sung with commendable precision and effect, and the solos were most intelligently and expressively dealt with. The reader was Mr. F. Lowes, who, by his attractive enunciation, added to the enjoyment of the service.
The annual Sunday school treat took place on Whit-Monday, when the teachers and scholars, numbering about 120, journeyed to Rhossily, when a thoroughly happy day was spent by all. "There is something very striking in the growth of Wesleyan Methodism at Bishopston and neighbourhood," adds our correspondent., "About five years ago, the Wesleyans rented a small chapel at Murton for £5 a year, with about a dozen members belonging to it. To-day they have a nice new chapel with 55 members. The chapel will seat 250 persons, its cost being about £800. It is almost out of debt, but, best of all, there are a great many parents who have cause to be thankful for the new chapel erected in their midst, as they can now rejoice at seeing their sons and daughters deeply interested in the cause of Christ."
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 10th July 1918
MURTON MILK CASE. At Swansea County Police Court on, Wednesday, Wm. Griffiths, farmer, of Murton, was summoned for selling milk at a price exceeding that fixed under the Food Regulations. Mr. C. W. Slater appeared for the Oystermouth Food Committee, and Mr. Newcombe was for the defence. Defendant had charged 1s. 2d. instead of Is. at the time when the Milk Order' of 1918 brought down the price from Is. 8:1. to Is. For the defence it was stated that there was no intention to profiteer, and that at times when the fixed price was Is. 9d., only Is. 7d. had been charged. Defendant thought he was quite within his rights in charging Is. 2d. He understood he could charge 2d for carriage. The Bench imposed a fine of £5.
- From The South Wales Daily Post (Extra special) 25th June 1897
SUDDEN DEATH AT MURTON. THE INQUEST. Mr. Coroner Stock held an inquest at the Plough and Harrow public-house, Murton, on Thursday afternoon, upon the body of the man, John Lloyd, who was found dead on Jubilee evening, in one of his own fields at Murton. Several witnesses, mostly gardeners, spoke of knowing that deceased suffered from heart disease. A man named Willis Wheeler said he saw the deceased lying where he was found about four o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, but thinking he was lying asleep in the sun he took no notice of him. Dr. Bevan, who had been attending the deceased for heart disease and angina pectoris, said lately he had an incurable attack. He died from these maladies. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 30th January 1914
BISHOPSTON RECHABiTES. At Providence, Bishopston, an excellent concert was arranged by Mr D. W. Lloyd, Greenslade, Langland, the proceeds of which were devoted to the Junior Rechabite Tent of the above lodge. The following artistes contributed to the programme:—Miss D. Rust, R.A.A.M., Messrs D. W. Lloyd, W. E. Kibblewhitc. T. B. Stanaway, C. J. Collier. S. Talbot. The recently formed Mumbles quartette (male) party also gave selections which were greatly enjoyed. The accompanists were Miss A.,Evans and Miss L. Rust. The chairman was Mr. A. Rosser. Great credit is due to Miss Cheley, branch secretary.
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 25th June 1913
BISHOPSTON CARNIVAL HAPPY TIMES AT THE LITTLE VILLAGE. The Bishopston Carnival has a history extending back over a century. At one time the annual event created considerable stir in the little village, but in more recent years interest lagged, and the carnival was forgotten. On Investiture Day, however, the gay doings were revived, and yesterday the spirit of the carnival again held dominion. The Swansea Temperance Band led the procession of quaintly- garbed competitors to Murton Green, where the prizes were awarded