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ORGANISATIONS
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accompanied the audience in the singing of the National Anthem.
17 February 1923   Fochriw Wireless Society    There was a large gathering at Noddfa Vestry on Tuesday evening. Mr. C. H. Keen, of the family Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, and a vice-president of the Fochriw Society, brought his own, self-made set to the gathering. Mr. W. J. Payne presided. The whole of the Cardiff Broadcasting station was picked up quite clearly. Paris, Birmingham, Newcastle and Petrograd were also picked up and heard quite distinctly. Mr. J. P. Isaac, headteacher, proposed a vote of thanks, seconded by ex-Sergeant Williams. The energetic secretary of the society is Mr. Idris Jones, B.A. The society possesses a very fine receiving set of its own.










16 June 1923   Fochriw Ballroom   A whist drive and dance took place last Thursday in connection with the Wireless Society, and a very pleasant evening was spent. Councillor D. J. Thomas was M.C. for whist, and the M.C’s for dancing were Mr. W. A. Evans, and Mr. W. A. Thomas. The music was supplied by the Fochriw Orchestra, conducted by Coun. D. J. Thomas. Mrs. E. C. Jones presented the prizes to the successful whist winners, and Mr. W. J. Payne thanked all who had taken part.

Fochriw and Pontlottyn Homing Society

26 June 1926  Homing Pigeons   The many friends of Mr. J. M. Davies, Martin's-street, will be pleased to know that he has had a very successful season in pigeon flying. He is a member of the Fochriw and Pontlottyn Homing Society, and has won the Cup for the old bird average for this season. Amongst his many wins are: first, second, third and fourth, Tynemouth; first and second, Ludlow; second and third, North Berwick, besides winners from Shrewsbury, Stockport, Ripon, etc.

31 July 1926  Pontlottyn and Fochriw Homing Society   The results of a society sweeps and races for 1926 are as follows: The first sweep of all birds was flown from Ludlow on Easter Monday, the prize winners being: 1st & 2nd and pools, Mr. J. Davies, Fochriw, velocity 844 and 842; 3rd, Mr. T. Sullivan, Pontlottyn (828).  On 24th April, the club sweep was held, also from Ludlow: 1st and pools, Mr. C. White, Fochriw (1068); 2nd & 3rd, Mr. J. Davies, Fochriw, (1062 & 1051). The first club race was held from Shrewsbury on 1st May, which resulted as follows: 1st (and 3d and 6d pools) Mrs. T. Perry and Son, Pontlottyn (1472); second (and 1/- pool) Mr. J. Davies, Fochriw (1471).  On 29th May, the Ripon Race took place and Messrs. T. Perry and Anon took the first three places. This performance was repeated by Mr. J. Davies, Fochriw, in the Tynemouth race on June 5th.  In the North Berwick race on the 19th June, Mr. T. Sullivan, Pontlottyn, came first with the velocity of 873.9, and Mr. J. Davies, Fochriw, second with 863 and also third with a 862.  Mr. J. Davies also had the honour of having the best Old Bird with 19 points. A vase was to have been presented for the best Old Bird, but owing to the expense incurred by the society in paying for the transport of members birds during the crisis, the vase was not purchased. With the young birds, racing started on a July 17th, the race being from Ludlow, and the prize winners being: 1st, Mr J. Davies (1041); second and third, Mr C. White (1038 and 1038); 4th, Mr J. Davies (1037).  On July 24th, the race from Shrewsbury was held, Mr. J. Davies again taking first place. This completes the races to date. Since the strike commenced, all expenses incurred, such as carriage of birds, etc., have been borne by the society, which has had the very successful season.
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