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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
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 28th August 1899
ST. MARY HILL FAIR. This popular fair was held on Saturday, and contrary to tradition the weather was exceedingly fine. Good cart horses were in excellent demand, and hacks also sold well; but inferior quality was not sought after. Mr Griffiths, of Coity, sold a cart horse for 80 guineas, and Mr Davies, of Ewenny, disposed of two cart colts for £ 94—very satisfactory prices. The trade in cattle was not brisk, owing no doubt to the shortness of feed, consequent upon the dry weather. The attendance, was large, and there was the usual booths, &c.
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 8th February 1907
ST. MARY HILL. Concert.—A very successful concert was held at St. Mary Hill on January 30th, the proceeds being for providing prizes for the most regular scholars attending the day school. The Rev. W. A. Edwards occupied the chair, and as usual performed his duties in a happy way. The programme was a long one, and every item was carried out in a praiseworthy manner. .....(part extract).....
- From The Glamorgan Gazette 19th April 1918
ST. MARY HILL. Cattle Ploughing.—A spectacle, if not new under the sun, certainly new to the present generation of people, was witnessed at the beginning of this week at that well-tilled and excellently kept farm, Rythyn Fawr, where the esteemed Mr. Daniel Jenkins, one of the best agriculturists in all the kingdom, resides. Mr. Jenkins, like many other large farmers nowadays, is short of horses, and, to make up for the deficiency, he has resolved to fall back on the old-world custom of utilising cattle for ploughing. A powerful bull, yolked to a stalwart ox, were seen gently ploughing land for barley and turnips, early this week, and Mr. Jenkins now only requires a sweet singer and a liberal supply of "Tribannan Morganwg," which "Cadrawd" will no doubt be delighted to provide, to enable him to demonstrate effectively. how our fore- fathers did a great deal of excellent work to the accompaniment of sweet music.