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- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 20th August 1900
Cowbridge. No trains are running on this section of the line. Everything is quit. The stations are picketed.
- from the Evening Express (Extra Football Edition) 25th October 1902
COWBRIDGE. Cowbridge [rugby] played the Old Monktonians on Saturday, and defeated the visitors by a dropped goal. Spencer played a fine game at three-quarter for the homesters. The forwards failed to heel the ball out to their backs as often as they might have owing to the indifferent performance of a few in the scrum- mages.
- From the Evening Express (Football Edition) 28th September 1907
COWBRIDGE. The local Soccer club is again to the fore this season. The secretary (Mr. C. H. Thomas) and committee are very enthusiastic, and a good season should be in store for them. The club has joined the newly-formed Barry and District League, and they should make a good show.
- From the Evening Express (Pink Edition) 2nd March 1896
INSANITARY COWBRIDGE. MEETING OF THE GLAMORGAN SANITARY COMMITTEE. At a meeting of the sanitary committee of the Glamorganshire County Council, held on Monday afternoon, at Cardiff, Mr. Henry Lewis (Greenmeadow), chairman, presiding, the committee considered) the report to the Local Government Board of Dr. R, Bruce Low on the sanitary circumstances and conditions of the borough of Cowbridge, aud the administration of the town council in reference thereto. As reported in the "Evening Express" only a few days back, the doctor, as a result of his inspection, found the conclusion unavoidable "that the corporation of Cowbridge have failed to carry out the duties imposed upon them by the Public Health Act, 1875, more especialiy in neglecting to provide a proper water supply and a scheme of sewerage for the district." ....(part extract)....
- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 30th July 1896
COWBRIDGE SCHOOL. SPEECH BY THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF. The annual distribution of prizes in connection with Cowbridge Grammar School took place at Cowbridge Town-hall on Wednesday afternoon. The proceedings opened with a glee by the school party, followed by Act III. of "Julius Caesar." Previous to the distribution of prizes a few of the boys also performed a portion of "Henry IV." The Headmaster (the Rev. W. F. Evans), having referred to the position of the school with regard to the county scheme, and stated that in the near future they hoped to arrange matters so that the school would be under local governors, The Bishop of Llandaff, who rose to distribute the prizes, speaking in strong support if the remarks made by the head- master. ....(part extract)....
- From the Evening Express (Pink Edition) 1st January 1902
COWBRIDGE POOR. The mayor of Cowbridge (Alderman L. Jenkins) distributed upwards of 100 tickets to the poor of the town, which enabled them to procure meat or provisions to the extent of 2s. 6d. from any of the tradesmen in the town. In addition to the above the mayor received 100 rabbits and also a cheque for £10 from Mr. E. H. Ebsworth, of Llandough Castle. The rabbits were distributed last week, and the £l0 was divided to-day into 2s. 6d. tickets, entitling the holders to purchase coal, meat, or provisions from any shop in the borough.
- From the Evening Express (Fifth Edition) 19th April 1906
Cowbridge Meeting. Perfectly delightful weather favoured the annual Cowbridge Steeplechases and Hurdle Races. held on the prettily-situated Penllyn Course this afternoon. There was an excellent attendance, many people travelling from the Rhondda. Cardiff, and. other places. Details-— ....(part extract)....
- From The Cardiff Times 19th September 1874
COWBRIDGE. RIFLE COMPETITION.—The annual prize shooting of the 18th Glamorgan (Cowbridge) Rifle Volunteers took place at the Landough ranges on Monday last, when prizes, amounting to about £30, were competed for. Colour- Sergeant Edward Williams succeeded in obtaining the first prizes with a score of 42. He was followed by Private Thomas Hurne with a score of 40; Corporal John Thomas being third with 39, and Lieutenant S. D. Evans fourth with 38. The money was divided into a series of prices, ranging from £ 3 to 5s., and were shot for at the 200 and 500 yards ranges.
- From The Cardiff Times 28th October 1871
COWBRIDGE. THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.—A correspondent informs us that from 130 to 150 animals are suffering from the foot and mouth disease in the neighbourhood of Cowbridge. Only one fatal case has occurred amongst the cattle affected, but more than a score of young pigs have died.
- From The Cardiff Times 15th February 1873
COWBRIDGE. FARMERS' CLUB.—The annual general meeting of this club was held on Tuesday at the Bear Hotel. The business commenced about three o'clock. Mr A. B. Price, Bridgend, president of the society, occupied the chair. ....(part extract)...
- From The Cardiff Times 10th August 1872 .
COWBRIDGE. HIGH MARKET.—This market, on Tuesday, was well attended. Fat cattle were scarce, at 9d per lb. Cows with calves, about £10. Sheep, 9½d per lb., lambs, 10d per lb, fat pigs 10s per score, porkers, 10s 6d per score; butter, Is 2d per lb; eggs, 9d per dozen, fowls, 4s per couple.
- From The Cardiff Times 10th January 1880
COWBRIDGE. AGRICULTURAL NOTES.—The general inferiority of the swede and turnip crop in this vicinity has been severely felt by farmers, and as the want of root crop food is much worse in many other places, it will be noticed that the prices of cake and other food have slightly advanced. The quotation for linseed cake is £11. 10s per ton; cotton cake, £7. 15s to £8 per ton; black oats, 2s 6 per bushel, and white oats 2s 9d. Maize 32s per quarter. Hay is not in much demand, at 55s per ton. Straw is worth 27s to 28s per ton. The recent bad weather has been trying, but the floods appear to have now disappeared. On marshy ground especially, and on other places, the season for sheep has been very disastrous. On some farms whole flocks of ewe., have been obliged to be sold. and valuable flocks too. On some farms near the coast it is said that 16 sheep have been lost in a day. The storms lately do not seem to have damaged much, but near Marcross and Wick some large trees have been blown down
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 29th December 1896
COWBRIDGE. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—The half-yearly meeting of the Cowbridge District of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows took place at the Paradwys Lodge-room on Monday, when the Grand Master (Brother T. Morgan, Llantwit) presided. The revision of district rules was completed. The Deputy Grand Master (Brother John Watkins) was elected Grand Master, and Brother D, Tilley was elected D.G.M.
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 17th December 1897
COWBRIDGE. CHORAL SOCIETY-On Tuesday evening a concert was given at the Town Hall by the Cowbridge Choral Society, assisted by Miss Gertie Wedlake (soprano), Cardiff, and Mr J. T. Llewellyn (bass), Aberavon. The society gave excellent renderings in the first part of the programme of patriotic choruses, specially composed by Mr Cowen, the late Sir Joseph Barnby, and Mr Eaton Faning, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of her Majesty the Queen, and in the second part an exceedingly good performance of Miss R. T. Ellicott's cantata, "Elysium," which was written for one of the Gloucester Festivals. The difficult solos were well sung by Miss Wedlake. Miss Louie Griffiths played the accompaniments, and Mr J. E. Deacon, of Cardiff, conducted. The arrangements were in the hands of Mr David Tilley, the hon. sec.
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 10th October 1899
COWBRIDGE. Court Leet.—The Court Leet of the Most Honourable John Patrick Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute, for the Manor of Llanblethian was held at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge, on Monday, at 12 o'clock, when Mr Harris, the deputy steward, attended, accompanied by Mr Wilson. Mr J. George was foreman of the jury. It was decided to suggest to the stewards that the boundary should be walked at an early date, and Mr Harris promised to convey the suggestion to the proper authorities. After the business was concluded the jury sat down to a capital luncheon, presided over by Mr Harris.
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 11th November 1895
COWBRIDGE. The annual meeting of the Town Council was held on Saturday, the retiring mayor (Councillor D. Thomas) in the chair. There were also present Aldermen John Jenkins and Thomas, Councillors W. A. James, J. Williams, J. W. Hall, T. J. Parsons, L, Jenkins, W. Yorwerth, J. Hopkins, W. L. Jenkins, and J. Llewellyn. Councillor J. W. HALL proposed and Alderman JENKINS seconded that Alderman Tilley be elected mayor for the ensuing year. This was supported by Alderman John, Councillors Yorwerth and W. L. Jenkins, and carried unanimously. The MAYOR, having donned the robes and chain of office, thanked the Council for the great honour conferred upon him, and said that he would endeavour to carry out the duties to the best of bis ability. He appointed Councillor J. W. Hall as his deputy. He then proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the ex-mayor for the able way in which he had filled the office. Alderman John seconded the resolution. This was supported by Councillors James, Parsons, Williams, Hall, and Alderman Jenkins, and carried unanimously. Councillor D. THOMAS, in returning thanks, mentioned the valuable help he had received from the town clerk, Mr W. T. Gwyn.