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Sir Arthur Pearson’s Appeal

The Brecon & Radnor Express 24th January, 1918

A splendid response has been made in this parish to Sir Arthur Pearson’s appeal on behalf of the blind soldiers. A carol party was formed consisting of the following: Mrs Lowe and Mrs Hardwicke, the Misses T. Morgan, M. Morgan, N. Wardman, i. Evans, li. Evans, S. Cooper, A. Evans (treasurer) and F. Corsham (secretary), and Messrs. W. Jones. D. EvaM, J. Morgan, J. Lloyd, L. Jones, and E. Morgan. They went around the district night after night singing carols, etc., under the leadership of Mr W. Jones, Monaughty. The party were heartily welcomed wherever they went and the gratifying sum of £ 18 was collected. This has been forwarded to Sir Arthur Pearson, the blind benefactor, to help with his noble work for soldiers blinded in the war. A meeting of the Parish Council was held in the schoolroom on Friday. There were present Mr W. West (chairman), Mr B. Wilding, Mr E. Poole, Mr E. Morgan, Mr J. Griffiths, Mr J. Lowe and the clerk (Mr W. Deakin). The question of holding a Food Economy meeting was postponed for the present. A communication regarding the Women’s Auxiliary Corps was considered, but as there are no women unemployed in this parish it was decided to write the Manager, Labour Exchange, Newtown, to that effect. It was proposed by Mr W. West, and seconded by Mr E. Morgan, that the path on Beacon Dingle, leading to the Railway Station, be sided and gravelled.

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