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Newspaper extracts for Llantwit Fardre

There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people

Searches on these place names in this order; Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd & Treforest

  • From the Glamorgan Free Press 25th November 1899

Llantwit Fardre. We are very pleased to understand and to report that a class of Pitman's Shorthand was commenced a few weeks ago at the Board Schools under the tuition of Mr R.N.Williams, Station House. There are already about a. dozen pupils attending the class weekly. We trust that many more of the young people of the neighbourhood will avail themselves of such an advantage of extending their knowledge   .....(part extract)........

  •  From the The Pontypridd Chronicle and Workman's News 14th October 1905

Llantwit Fardre. Find of Coal.-For some time past Mr. William Williams, mining engineer, and Mr George Davies have been sinking the well known No. 3 Llantwit Seam on the Hendrescythan Estate, belonging to the widow of the late Sir Morgan Morgan. On Friday last an excellent vein was struck 4ft. 6in. thick, which proves to be the No. 3 Llantwit Seam. It is expected that the company will be able to raise from 100 tons to 150 tons per day in a very short time, and the undertaking will prove of great benefit to Llantwit Vardre district

  • From the Weekly Mail 1st September 1906

LLANTWIT FARDRE LIBRARY SIR ALFRED THOMAS, M.P., OPENS THE BUILDING. A library and public hall at Llantwit Fardre, built by the Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural Council, with the financial help of Mr. Carnegie, were opened on Saturday afternoon by Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., who was presented by the architect with a gold key in commemoration of the occasion. After a brief ceremony the doors were opened to the public, and a large meeting was held in the new building .....(part extract)........

  • From The Cardiff Times 14th February 1880

LLANTWIT-FARDRE SCHOOL BOARD. TRIENNIAL REPORT. The end of the third term of three years is an appropriate occasion on which to review the work done by the School Board. The present board, at the commencement of their term, had in their charge three schools containing eight departments, and capable of accommodating 1,350. Owing to the depressed state of trade the attendance at the schools has not been as large as was expected, but there are on the books at pre- sent 701 in the standards and 351 infants, making a total of 1,052, The board have made great efforts to get the children to attend more regularly. In 1876 the average attendance was 741, and the number presented for examination 542. In 1879 the average attendance was 706, and the number presented for examination 660    .....(part extract)........

  • From the  Pioneer 15th November 1919

Llantwit Fardre Notes. A Public Meeting-Rents £ 1 a Week. A public meeting addressed by Mr. T. L. Mardy Jones on "The Nationalisation of the Coal industry" was held at Trinity on Friday evening, November 8th last. Councillor Enoch Davies presided. In opening the meeting.  Coun. Davies gave a brief outline of the activities of the Rural District Council. He stated that electric lighting of the streets was to be provided at Tynant, that the Council were inviting tenders for the construction of a road through the woodlands connecting Tynant with Llantwit, although he personally preferred the alternative road on the Western side of the railway to Tynant colliery. The Council were slowly moving on the Housing question and had invited tenders for 370 houses. The rents had been discussed and the chairman of the District Council had suggested that they should be fixed at £1 a week. Immediately there were angry cries from the audience of "Shoot him, shoot him." It was evident that there is a pretty strong feeling against the chairman of the District Council at Llantwit Fardre. Councillor Davies' stated that it had cost the District Council £200 per mile to maintain the road from Gilfach to Penrhiwfer during the eight weeks that the railless cars had run on that road.  .....(part extract)........

  •  From The Pontypridd Chronicle and Workman's News 30th June 1893

Eisteddfod at Llantwit Fardre. The last of a series of eisteddfodau was held at the Board Schools, on Saturday evening, and although it was not so successful as the previous ones, yet the object of the promoters was satisfactorily attained, and they were sufficiently compensated (not financially) for the work they have done in connection with these worthy meetings  .....(part extract)........

  •  From The Cardiff Times 11th October 1873

PONTYPRIDD. FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE GRFFEILLON WORKS.—An accident which turned out fatally, occurred on Wednesday, to a man named John Gowrie, a labourer. It appears that the deceased was working with others in sinking a new shaft for the steam coal under the Grffeillon Colliery Co., better known as the Great Western Colliery Co. He was in the act of stepping out of the bucket after being drawn up on the bank, when by some means his foot slipped and he fell down the shaft upon some of the men remaining at the bottom awaiting their turn to come up.   .....(part extract)........

  • From The Cardiff Times 11th December 1869

PONTYPRIDD. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of this board was held on Wednesday, Mr. J. G. Penn in the chair.—Mr. J. E. Price read the minutes, which were confirmed.—Mr. Maddicks proposed that the usual treat be given to the poor in the house.—Mr Reynolds seconded it, and said he wished they could offer it to the out-door poor also.—The Chairman said the Poorlaw Board objected to the out-door paupers being included.    .....(part extract)........

  •  From The Cardiff Times 11th March 1871

PONTYPRIDD. THE MINES REGULATION BILL.—It will be recollected that at a general delegate meeting of the colliers of South Wales, it was resolved to appoint two men, in addition to those whose expenses are to be paid by Mr. Fothergill, to proceed to London to represent the views of the colliers upon this Bill to the members of Parliament interested in it. The Bill will go into committee on Thursday, and it is desirable that the representatives of the colliers should leave for London on Saturday, in order that they may have several days for consultation among themselves and with members of the House. The opinion of the colliers is that the Bill as it is will not meet their wants, and the men they have selected are fully prepared to point out its defects and what alterations are required  .....(part extract)........

  • From  The Cardiff Times 8th April 1871

PONTYPRIDD. A STRIKE AMONG THE HAULIERS.—This class of workmen in the steam coal seam of the Rhondda Valley having failed to come to terms with their employers struck this week throwing 2,000 men out of employment. From what we have been able to learn it seems that the hauliers had received notice that after a certain date their wages would be reduced by five per cent. It is customary seemingly to allow these men six turns for five actually worked. When the notice expired not only did the reduction come into force for which the men were prepared, but they, without any notice whatever,  were "cropped" of the extra turn which had been allowed. The reduction and the loss of the extra turn make together a substantial slice in the wages these men receive   .....(part extract)........

  • From The Cardiff Times 24th December 1870

PONTYPRIDD THE ELIMENTARY EDUCATION ACT, 1870. —On Monday evening a meeting of Pontypridd residents was held in the Public-room, Pontypridd. to take into consideration the expediency of making an application for a School Board for the town. Mr. C. Bassett presided, and the Inspector of British Schools, Mr. D. Williams, was present. The meeting was fairly attended, there being present some of the most influential residents of the town   .....(part extract)........

  •  From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 29th May 1891

PONTYPRIDD. ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES.— The second anniversary dinner in connection with the Berw Lodge of this Order was held on Wednesday evening at, the Bridge Inn Hotel. Bro. Sir John Hammet, K.O.M., Provincial Grand Primo, presided Bro. Barnhouse, Primo, occupying the vice-chair. Among the visitors were Mr. David Leyshon, Mr. J. F. M'Clune, Mr. Seaton, Mr. Thomas Taylor, and Mr. Edmund Williams. Mr. E. P. Thomas acted as hon. secretary.    .....(part extract)........

  •  From the Evening Express (Special Edition) 12th April 1897

PONTYPRIDD. The Glyntaff Cemetery at Pontypridd was never more patronised than it was on Sunday. Thousands of people paid a visit to the cemetery in the afternoon, and their interest was chiefly confined to examining the many graves of the victims of the Great Western and Albion Collieries catastrophes. The cemetery presented a picturesque appearance. Almost every grave had been cleaned and a wreath or cross of flowers placed upon it as a token of respect. A posse of police paraded the cemetery, under the superintendence of Inspector Evans, during the whole of the day, and no unusual scene was reported to them.

  •  From the Evening Express (Pink Edition) 20th April 1901

PONTYPRIDD. In submitting the toast of "His Majesty's Government" at the annual dinner of the Pontypridd Constitutional Club, held at the Park Hotel, Pontypridd, last evening, Mr. James Miles, M.E., agent of the National Collieries, Wattstown, and one of the leading Rhondda Conservatives, said that with this new coal tax they, no doubt, thought he had come to curse and not to bless his Majesty's Government, but he did not wish any of them to go away with that impression.   .....(part extract)........

  • From the Monmouthshire Merlin 22nd September 1866

TREFOREST. RE-OPENING OF THE TIN WORKS.-The intended re- opening is announced of the Forest Iron and Tin Works. These works are the property of Mr. Francis Crawshay, and they have been idle for the past seven or eight years. During the period of their cessation from work, a good many applicants for them have appeared, but up to now no bona fide letting has ever taken place. For some weeks past Messrs. Morgan, Lewis, Evans, and Jones, the latter three of whom are connected with the Ynyspenllwch Tin Work., have been negotiating with Mr. Crawshay for the Forest Works, and on Wednesday week, a bargain was struck at Mr. Crawshay's residence, in the Isle of Wight.  .....(part extract)........

  • From the Weekly Mail 19th June 1886

TREFOREST. SCHOOL LIBRARY.—The proceeds of the cantata performance given in December last have enabled the head-teachers of the Board School to stock a small library of about 170 volumes for the use of the children.

  •  From the Glamorgan Free Press 26th June 1897

Treforest. On Monday the members of the Treforest Mutual Improvement Society—numbering about 33—held their annual picnic the venue being Southerndown   .....(part extract)........

  • From the Glamorgan Free Press 1st October 1898

Treforest. The Treforest Male Voice Society will hold the first of a series of popular concerts at Ebenezer Hall on Saturday.

On Wednesday afternoon the Band of Hope children attached to Saron Chapel, to the number of 100, were entertained to tea through the generosity of Mr James Richards. The officials of the Band of Hope were responsible for the arrangements, and after the delicacies provided had been disposed of the little ones indulged in various games in the vestry.