Newspaper extracts for Cogan
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- From the South Wales Daily News 5th November 1883
COGAN. THE WORKING CLUB QUESTION.—On Saturday last a deputation, consisting of Messrs Pavey, Brown, and others, members of the Cogan Pill Blue Ribbon committee, waited upon Mr R. Forrest with a large petition signed by the principal inhabitants and house ownera of the place, praying that he would not grant permission to those who were now trying to establish a working man's club in this place. Mr Forrest received the deputation courteously, and informed them that he would not permit a club to be established against the wishes of the respectable portion of the neighbourhood. The deputation thanked Mr Forrest for his kindness, and took the good news home.
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 26th November 1897
COGAN. SCHOOL CHILDREN'S CONCERT.—A concert was given in the Large Hall, Penarth, on Wednesday evening by the children of Cogan Board Schools, conducted by Mr R. A. Lewis. The chair was taken by the Rev. F. E. Williams (chairman of the Cogan School Board), who spoke in the highest praise of the work of the headmaster, and said the school was in advance of any other in the district. It was the only local school in which chemistry was studied. At the last examination in this subject 21 candidates passed with honours, being marked excellent. Last year the concert enabled them to purchase a piano for the use of the girls' school, and it was intended to buy one out of the proceeds of the present concert for the boys' department, and they also had one for the infants. For several years the schools had obtained the excellent merit grant, and were in future to be excused any examination. The programme rendered by the children was excellent in every respect, the infants acquitting themselves admirably.
- From the Barry Dock News 4th September 1903
COGAN. BOYS' WALKING MATCHES.—A boys' prize walk took place at Cogan on Wednesday evening the 26th ultimo, when the course of four miles and a half in length was covered by the winner, G Godfrey, in remarkably good time. Result:—1st, G. Godfrey (46min. 18sec.) 2nd, C. Morgan (46min. 36sec.); 3rd, F. Smith (46min. 48sec.) 4th, J. Harris (47min. 40sec.) 5th, S. Middleton (48min. 35sec,) 6th, G. Wehrley (49min. 20sec.). Nine others finished within the time limit, viz, one hour.
- From the Barry Dock News 24th May 1895
COGAN. THE MILITARY BAND.-The Cogan Military Band, under the conductorship of Mr J. Bryant, C.&A.C.L., gave the first of a series of promenade concerts on Monday evening last on the grounds of the president, Mr John Duncan, J.P., at Llandough, and with a delightful programme of first-class instrumental music which this efficient band rendered on the occasion, Mr Duncan and family, and a numerous party of friends, were highly pleased, the band being subsequently hospitably entertained by Mr and Mrs Duncan. The programme was as follows:- "Royal scarlet" (George Wiegand), "Hours of beauty" (H. Round), "Nazareth," by special request (Charles Gounod), "Naval Parade (Paul Keller), Gems of Cambria (H. Round), Queen of the earth (Ciro Pinsuti), "Leisure times" ( J. Frost), "Her golden hair" (A. Morelli).
- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 18th July 1894
THE COGAN PATHWAY. Mr. Blake's Peripatetic Cows and the Public. The Cogan pathway grievance is not being allowed to sleep. We publish today a letter in which the matter is very fully discussed, and some plain questions are put to Mr. Blake. Our correspondent founds his remarks on Mr. Blake's own statements to our representative which were published in the "Evening Express" of last Wednesday, and, unless there are extent other facts which have not yet transpired, we rather fancy Mr. Blake will have some difficulty in replying to the queries addressed. him.
PLAIN QUESTIONS FOR MR. BLAKE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE EVENING EXPRESS." Sir,—You deserve the gratitude of the residents of Penarth and Cogan and of all visitors to the delightful surroundings of those places for the publicity you have given to the grievance they have against Mr. Blake, of Cogan Hall Farm, on account of the practical dosing of the footpath from Cogan Church to Penarth ......(part extract)......
- From the Evening Express (Merthyr and Rhondda Edition) 22nd August 1895
Cogan Flower Show. The seventh annual show of flowers, fruit, cage birds, works of arts &c., in. connection with the Llandough and Cogan Working Men's Horticultural Society was held on Wednesday at Cogan Board Schools, the entries for which numbered nearly 1,000, and the quality of exhibits in all departments was never exceeded. The weather being favourable, there was a large attendance of the public at the show, and at intervals the Penarth Quadrille Band (leader Mr. Smith) and the Primitive Methodist Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. J. F. Proud, gave selections of music in creditable style ......(part extract)......
- From the Evening Express (Fourth Edition) 2nd January 1893
EXTRAORDINARY INCIDENT AT COGAN, A Football Match Played on the Ice. A fully-constituted Rugby football match was played by adult teams on the frozen surface of Pill at Cogan on Monday, one of our representatives, incognito,taking part therein with the utmost zest. The incident created considerable amusement amongst a large crowd.
- From the Evening Express 21st March 1892 Evening Express
HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT COGAN. At Penarth Police-court this morning (before Major Thornley and Mr. L. Wood) *** of Spring Cottage, St. Andrew's, was brought up in custody charged with highway robbery. A little girl named Annie Janet Johnson, aged twelve, daughter of Mr. S. Johnson, of the Downs Farm, near Cogan, said that on the afternoon of Thursday she, in company with her younger sister, was sent by her mother to Cogan for some coal. Her mother gave her Is. l½d. to pay for the coal, and she took a perambulator to carry it. When near the Merry Harriers Inn she met the prisoner, who put her hand into her pocket, took the shilling out of the purse, and ran off in the direction of her home.- Fined 20s., in default 21 days' hard labour.
- From the Evening Express 14th June 1892
New Church for Cogan. OPENING OF A GRAND BAZAAR. On Tuesday afternoon at the Cardiff Town-hall, a grand bazaar was opened, the proceeds of which are to form the nucleus of a fund for erecting a new church at Cogan, near Cardiff, where a new ecclesiastical district is to be made. The building, which it is proposed to erect, will accommodate 300, the cost being £ 2,000. The project at present is to construct a nave 56ft. 6in. long by 29ft. wide, with chancel arch 21ft. wide, and to a depth of 33ft. back to the apse. It is designed by the architects, Messrs. Robinson and Salmond, of St. Mary-street, Cardiff, in the Early English style of architecture, and provision is made for throwing out side aisles at any future time. It will be constructed of stone, and the belfry will be fitted with an octave of tube bells ......(part extract)......
- From the Evening Express (Fifth Edition) 12th April 1898
RABBIT WARREN AT COGAN. We are informed that Lord Bute is constructing a large rabbit warren at Cogan. for which purpose he has devoted an extensive plantation and several of the adjacent fields. The soil is peculiarly adapted for the purpose to which it is now being applied, being of friable loam, almost sandy, upon a dry, gravelly sub-soil. Large numbers of live rabbits have been imported and turned down here. We learn that the principal object of establishing this warren is to afford sport for the young Earl of Dumfries and Lord Nninian Stuart, who promise to be keen and expert sportsmen. The district in which the warren is being established has been known from time immemorial to be exceedingly favourable to the rearing of ground game. The writer of this paragraph has seen within the past fortnight on one field on the adjoining Hayes Farm a dozen hares disporting themselves.