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September, 1909

  • 17 September

    Ysbytty Ystwyth

    The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, at Ysbytty Ystwyth, of Mr. Augustus Francis W Ball, Penyrenglyn Stores, Treherbert, eldest surviving son of the late Mr William Ball, Frongoch Mines, whose death occurred on Monday at the age of thirty-four years.

June, 1909

  • 12 June

    Funeral of Eleanor Street Boy

    Treherbert, The funeral of little Freddie Protheroe, aged 11 years, of Elinor Street, took place on Saturday. It was largely attended, especially by his playmates—the children of the Penyrenglyn Council School. Deceased was a very popular lad in the locality. His genial nature and pleasant smile won for him the …

April, 1909

  • 3 April

    The Green Valley

    Mr. Cliffe wrote of the Valley in 1845 thus:— “We shall never forget our first impression of Ystradyfodwg. When we had walked about half a mile over the hill, the clouds, which had been down on the hill, began to lift, and suddenly the Green Valley unfolded itself before us, …

January, 1909

  • 9 January

    Butchers Spare Rib

    The proper way to eat a spare-rib, the kind one gets with Treherbert butchers about closing time — is to lay it out carefully on a plate, then look at it intently for some minutes. Having discovered a point of vantage, at the end of which there is a bit …

  • 9 January

    Died in the snow

    A young man in Penyrenglyn had drunk so much on Tuesday night that, when he tried to cross the road, he fainted. Sympathetic friends tried to revive him by rubbing his face in the snow. If he was not eventually all white, it is still a fact that he was …