Newspaper extracts for Wenvoe parish
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
- From the Weekly Mail 5th December 1885
WENVOE. ENTERTAINMENT.—Last week an entertainment was held in the National Schoolroom in aid of the school funds, when an excellent programme was rendered by some of the members of the St. Cecilia Glee Society (Cardiff), aided by the Dumfries Dramatic Society. ....(part extract).....
- From the Weekly Mail 16th October 1897
WENVOE. The annual ploughing match and horse show for the Wenvoe District took place on Wednesday on the Grove and Alps Farms, Wenvoe, under the presidency of Major Wyndham-Quin, M.P. There was a larger number of entries this year in the horse classes than on any previous.year, and the various contests were conducted under most favourable conditions, the quality shown both in the ploughing and horse classes being uniformly excellent. ....(part extract).....
- From the Weekly Mail 25th June 1887
Wenvoe. A meeting was held on the Green at the Ty-Pica on Monday, at which Miss Gertrude Jenner proposed a resolution—" That we, who are assembled on the Green at the Ty-Pica, do acknowledge with grateful thanks the kind protecting care that Almighty God has ever exercised over our Gracious Sovereign Queen Victoria during her glorious reign of 50 years, ....(part extract).....
- From The Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian Glamorgan Monmouth… 17th August 1872
WENVOE. QUOITS AND BEER.—On Monday three men from this parish were summoned before the magistrates at Penarth for being drunk and riotous at the Wenvoe Arms, on Friday night, after playing at quoits. In two cases they were each fined 5s., and in the third case, where fighting had been attempted, it was doubled, and others will do well to take warning, as— from the severe remarks of the worthy chairman (Rev. H. Rickards) upon the matter—any repetition will be dealt with much more severely
- From the Weekly Mail 6th September 1884
WENVOE. TREAT TO SCHOOL CHILDREN, On Tuesday about 90 scholars connected with the St. Mary's Bute-lane Schools were generously entertained at Wood Cottage, Wenvoe, by Mr. Nell.
- From the Barry Dock News 11th May 1906
WENVOE. PUBLIC PROTEST AGAINST THE EDUCATION BILL. — On Thursday evening next, the 17th instant, at eight o'clock, a meeting will be held at the National School, Wenvoe, when the Rev Canon Beck, M. A., vicar of Roath, will deliver an address explanatory of the new Education Bill. All interested in religious education are invited.
- From the Barry Dock News 4th September 1891
WENVOE. THE FREE EDUCATION ACT has been adopted in the village school, and on Tuesday last the school fees' were abolished.
- From the Barry Dock News 8th August 1890
WENVOE. GUY'S HOSPITAL. —A certain number of beds are reserved in the general wards for patients who are able to pay £1. 1s per week towards their attendance and maintainance. There are also separate compartments in private wards for patients who can afford to pay £3. 3s. per week. This charge will include the services of a resident medical officer specially appointed to attend them.—Admission to either department may be obtained by applying to the superintendent.
- From the Barry Dock News 8th July 1892
WENVOE. CRICKET. -A match will be played at Wenvoe on Wednesday afternoon next between the home team and St. George's
- From the Barry Dock News 29th March 1895
WENVOE. FATAL EXPLOSION AT THE ALPS QUARRY.—On Saturday morning last two men-George Price (40), of Ely, and William Blakeman (26)-chargeman and assistant chargeman respectively at the Alps Quarry, Wenvoe, were admitted into the Cardiff Infirmary, Price suffering from severe burns about the head and his right arm severely crushed, and Blakeman with several burns about the eyes, head, and body. The men who were in the employ of Messrs Price and Wills, railway contractors, Barry, were preparing a charge to remove some of the large stone in the quarry, when it exploded before it was expected, and the two men received the injuries mentioned above. Price who was the more severely injured of the two, will have to have his arm amputated. Price died on Sunday.