Newspaper extracts for Coychurch
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- From the Evening Express (First Edition) 21st August 1903
BAZAAR AT COYCHURCH. A bazaar was held on Wednesday afternoon at Coedymwstwr, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Williams, in aid of the fund for installing heating apparatus at Coychurch Parish Church. The opening ceremony was performed by the Venerable Archdeacon of Llandaff. The following ladies took charge of the stalls:-Dairy stall and refreshments, Miss Bees, Picton Farm, assisted by Miss Gwen Jones, Waterton; fancy stall, Mrs. Williams, The Rectory, assisted by Miss Fisher; refreshments, Mrs. A. J. Williams. Miss Baker, Bridgend, conducted a constantly- beseiged palmistry tent, and there were numerous and successful side shows, while the various games of croquet, archery, lawn tennis, &c., received continuous patronage.
- From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 5th September 1903
COYCHURCH HIGHER PARISH COUNCIL At a special meeting of the Coychurch Higher Parish Council, held on Thursday evening, Mr. Griffith Edwards, Llwyniwrch, chairman of the Coychurch Higher School Board, was unanimously elected one of the managers of the Bridgend group of provided schools. The parishes of Coychurch Higher and Coity Higher are bracketed together for purposes of representation on the above-named body of local managers, and in case they fail to agree upon a joint representative the county council will intervene and make the selection.
- From the Evening Express (Pink Edition) 5th December 1896
DEATH OF THE RECTOR OF COYCHURCH We regret to state that whilst conducting the service at Coychurch, near Bridgend, on Sunday, the Rev. Charles Lloyd Llewelyn was seized with all epileptic fit, from which he died on Thursday without recovering consciousness. He was well known, and usually spent several weeks at Porthcawl every year
- From the Evening Express (Second Edition) 1st May 1907
PENCOED AND COYCHURCH HIGHER WATER SCHEME. The Pencoed Parochial Committee and the Coychurch Higher Parish Council have arrived at a mutually satisfactory arrangement as to a joint water system to serve the two parishes. A single system will mean a considerable saving to the two parishes concerned. The proposed scheme is estimated to cost about £6,000, and the expense will be borne by the parishes in proportion to their ratable values, which to-day stand at about £8,000 for Pencoed and £ 6,000 for Coychurch Higher. Land for a portion of the scheme has been obtained from the Court Leet of the Manor of Coity Walia.
- From the Evening Express (Extra Special Edition) 16th August 1902
SOUTH WALES CORN HARVEST. The corn harvest commenced in the Vale of Glamorgan this morning. Men were busily engaged at Coychurch getting in oats, which appear to be an extra good crop.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 22nd May 1908
COYCHURCH. Flower Show.—A committee meeting was held on Friday evening. Mr. W. Stephens, schoolmaster, was appointed secretary in place of Mr. Morgan Williams, who is going abroad.
- from The Glamorgan Gazette 18th June 1915
COYCHURCH. PRESENTATION.—On Saturday an interesting function took place at the Old School- room, Coychurch, when advantage was taken of a suitable opportunity of showing respect and esteem to Mr, John Lewis, one of the oldest inhabitants of the little hamlet, and for nearly half a century the sexton and clerk in the Parish Church. The Rector was in the chair, and dwelt feelingly on the many estimable qualities of Mr. Lewis, especially those of faithfulness, punctuality, and self- abnegation. Among other speakers who paid: tribute to his qualities were Messrs. Frank Raikes (churchwarden), John Llewellyn, John Jones, Thomas Jones, W. J. Matthews, Chas. Jones, and Digby Llewellyn. The presentation consisted of a purse of gold collected by Mrs. Williams
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 8th January 1909
COYCHURCH. Council Schools.—Mrs. A. J. Williams, of Coedymwstwr. gave her usual Christmas treat to the children attending the above schools on Wednesday. The event was more than usually enjoyed for in addition to the tea and prize-giving, the children were favoured with a gorgeously dressed Christmas tree. Great interest was shown and trouble taken by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Crawshay-Williams and party, to make the treat a thorough success. Tea over a few songs and recitations were rendered by the scholars, and a most enjoyable day was brought to a close with vote of thanks, proposed by the Rev. Stephen Jones, seconded by Mr. W. Stephen, to Mrs. Williams for her kind interest in the school.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 1st March 1907
COYCHURCH Evening Continuation Schools.-A very pleasant evening was spent on Friday in connection with the winding up of the above classes, which have been held at the Council Schools during the winter months, under the able supervision of Mr. Wm. Stephens, headmaster of the schools. A large number attended, and the following contributed to the programme: ..... (part extract)......
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 26th February 1909
COYCHURCH. Whist Drive and Dance.—The whist drive and dance held at the Old Schoolroom on the 17th inst. in aid of the new organ fund, proved a great success in every respect. The prize winners were: Lady's. Miss Elsie Roberts: gentleman's. Mr. W. R. Atherton. The M.C. for the whist and dance was Mr W. E. Burgess. Miss R. Fisher carried out the secretarial duties admirably.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 18th June 1909
COYCHURCH. Choral Festival.—Monday last was a red- letter day in the history of the peaceful little village, and crowds of people might have been seen wending their way to the old and venerable Parish Church. The vitality of the church in the parish was never better exemplified than upon the occasion of the first parish choral festival, which was held on this day. Choirs from Coychurch, Pencoed, Brynna, and Heolycyw were present in full force, ..... (part extract)......
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 14th December 1906
COYCHURCH Nolton Minstrel Troupe.—The Old School- house was filled on Wednesday, last week, in spite of very inclement weather, on the occasion of the visit of the Nolton Minstrel Troupe. The programme was of a high musical order, the chorus work being particularly good. The entertainment opened with "St. Michael's Tower" by the troupe. "Ha, ha, ha" (by Mr. Venn) created roars of laughter; "In the Valley of Kentucky" (Mr. Rees) was one of the gems of the evening, being exquisitely rendered "Rags" (Mr. D. O. Evans) was very well sung and appreciated; "Don't cry my honey" (Mr. E. John), a very pleasing song, was well given; a character song, "How'd you like to spoon with me?" (Mr. Phillips) was excellently carried out; "Sparking by the gate" was sung by Mr. G. L. Lafferty. ..... (part extract)......
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 21st July 1916
COYCHURCH. LETTER FROM THE FRONT.—The following letter has been received from Gunner Robert Tanner, who before the war was a farm hand in the employ of Mr. Lewis, Coedy- mwstwr Farm, and who has been out in France since the commencement of the war :—
"You have heard about British activity out here, and that the roar of the guns could be heard on the East Coast. Well, we have been waiting for this, and now we are at it hammer and tongs. We knew that our battery, which had been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig, were not sent down in this part of the line for nothing. We have been waiting for "the day," and now we are in it we mean to give the Germans a warm time. The very ground trembles with the roar of the guns, and it would make the munition workers' hearts glad to see their shells blowing the German trenches to smithereens. The fighting is "fast and furious. Such a fight cannot be won without sacrifice, but the dash of the British troops is wonderful, and they gave the Germans a good gruelling. The bombardment is still raging, and the noise is deafening. I still continue to have some narrow escapes. We look on these escapes as the spice of adventure, for life is dull without excitement."
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 30th November 1894
COYCHURCH HIGHER. PRESENTATION.—On Saturday evening last a meeting of Brynwith Colliery workmen and others was held at Heolycue, for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to Mr Jonah Davies, colliery manager Mr Davies has had charge of Brynwith Colliery for two years, and meanwhile earned the esteem? and respect of his workmen, and all others in the neighbourhood. He has now left Brynwith to take the management of the South Rhondda Colliery, which now employs some 300 hands, and his old workmen and friends availed themselves of the occasion of his departure from Heolycue, to show him the respect and esteem he had earned for himself. Mr Griffith Edwards occupied the chair, and Mr Morgan Rees, Coity, on behalf of the workmen, presented Mr Davies with a valuable patent lever chronometer watch, bearing the inscription "Presented to Mr Jonah Davies by the workmen of Brynwith Colliery, and other friends, November 1894." Mr Davies returned thanks in suitable terms, and a very enjoyable evening was spent in listening to addresses, and songs were given by Messrs. LI. Lewis, A. Marsh, W. Howells.. W. David, W. Jones and others.