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Blind Harpist Wins

The members and worshippers at the Carmel Welsh Congregational Chapel on Monday had their annual trip. The place selected was Barry and a very enjoyable day was spent.

The Sunday School members of the Horeb Welsh Methodists Chapel and the members of the English Methodist Sunday School also had their trip to Aberavon on Monday, and it came off satisfactorily.

The members of the Blaenycwm Welsh Baptist Chapel had their trip on Monday to Aberavon.

The inhabitants of Penyrenglyn were in a state of enthusiasm and rejoicing on Wednesday night on hearing of the success of Mr Watkin Rees, the blind harpist, in the penillion singing competition in the Newport National Eisteddfod. Banners, flags, and bunting were displayed in every house, and Mr Rees’s success was evidently very popular. On his arrival hone that evening he was accorded a right royal reception.

Mr Watkin Rees lived at the Royal Exchange Public House on Baglan Street, Penyrenglyn.

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