1879

Following chosen as deacons in Tabernacle: David Rogers, confectioner; John Evans, Insp. Roberts and E. Ceredig Evans.

  • 1/1 Wed Board School Clothing Club Concert
  • 1/1 Death of Capt. Rees Davies, Catherine Row, aged 84 yrs.
  • 4/1 Death of Anne Parry, widow of John, St Mary’s Lane, aged 64 yrs.
  • 5/1 Death of James Davies, Mwldan, labourer, aged 27 years.
  • 6/1 Borough Petty Sessions: P.C. David Jones charged Benjamin Rowlands, saddler, with being drunk in St. Mary-street, on Christmas Day. The defendant conducted his own case, and called a number of witnesses to prove that he was not drunk;  P.C. Jones also charged Joseph Woodward, Pontycleifion, with being drunk and riotous in Priory-street, on New Year’s night. Fined 5s. and costs.
  • 8/1 Death of Thomas Thomas, Upper Mwldan, bailiff, aged 43 yrs.
  • 9/1 Thurs Town Council: THE TRAMWAY. Mr. Woodward, in reference to the tramway, said that a plan had been prepared by Mr. Szlumper…; Drawbridge to be repaired.
  • 10/1 Fri AGM of Cardigan Mechanics’ Institute: …In a very prosperous condition, the number of members having considerably increased, now numbering 220.
  • 11/1 Sat Wedding of Joh Griffiths, Pendre, sawyer and Mary Davies, William St at Capel Mair.
  • 11/1 As is customary on the first week of the new year, prayer meetings are being held at the various Chapels in the town every evening throughout the present week.
  • 11/1 The last meeting of the Cardigan Literary Society was occupied with a debate on the important subject” Should religious instruction be given in rate-supported schools.
  • 14/1 Burial Board to discuss present condition of the cemetery walls.
  • 18/1 Public Coffee Rooms for Cardigan!
  • 25/1 Mwldan Bible SS appeal for clothes for about 50 children who attend.
  • 25/1 Sat Wedding of Benjamin Morgans, Middle Mwldan and Ellen Thomas, Pwllhai, at Registrar’s Office.
  • 27/1 Mon Cardigan Literary Society debate: ‘Which is the more beneficial for man, total abstinence from intoxicating drinks, or moderation?’
  • 29/1 Wed Wedding of Charles Newman, mariner, London and Anne Sims, Pendre at Bethania.
  • 30/1 Thurs Town Council: The Surveyor reported that the necessary repairs had been done to the Drawbridge;  Mr. Stephen Davies wished to know what was intended to be done with the unsold portions of the Commons, as they now remained idle.
  • 30/1 Thurs Wife of Jehu Carpenter, Gloucester Row, baker, aged 28 yrs.; On 29/1 gave birth to twins
  • 31/1 Fri Dinner to Royal Naval Reserve at Guildhall; caterer was Trollip, Black Lion.
  • 3/2 Mon Cardigan Literary Society: readings an recitations.
  • 4/2 Tues Death of John Sayce, Arthur’s Court, mariner aged 51 yrs.
  • 10/2 Mon Town Council: A petition, signed by the principal inhabitants I of Middle Mwldan, was presented to the Council, asking them to extend the water supply to that part of the town
  • 13/2 Thurs Fair day
  • 16/2 Sun Death of David Richard, son of D. O. Jones, Bridge Parade, 14 mths.
  • 17/2 Mon Cardigan Literary Society: Debate – ‘The Literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’.
  • 19/2 Wed Ragged School Concert in aid of the destitute children of the Mwldan Ragged School.
  • 19/2 Wed Death of John Edwards, Pendre, tailor, aged 74 yrs.
  • 24/2 Mon Cardigan Literary Society It was arranged that five guineas, with a silver medal, should be given to the writer of the prize essay on the Civilizing Influence of Christianity
  • 25/2 Tues Wedding of David Thomas, son of Howell Thomas, Plasterer’s Arms to Eliza Morgan, Roce Cott, Llanfyllin.
  • 27/2 Thurs Town Council: the state of the water is very bad after a shower of rain; Mr. J. Lewis called attention to the dangerous state of the boundary wall of the old clay pit, persons having dug for clay under its foundation which caused it to give way.
  • 2/3 Burial Board: The dilapidated state of the boundary walls of the cemetery having occupied the attention of the Board, and the contractors having been notified to be present at the meeting, in order to show cause why the work was not carried on and completed according to the terms of the contract. Mr. Woodward, in defence of the material used for the work, contended that the contractors, by neglecting to cover the new work before the snow and frost set in, contributed materially towards the damages to the walls caused by the frost. Mr. Woodward: Copings of a harder and better material will be supplied by our Co., which are warranted to last 50 years if not we will undertake to make good the damage;  Mr. Woodward re-opened the question of the measurement of the work done by Mr. Budden. and contended that the figures supplied by his clerk and the amount charged was correct.
  • 5/3 Wed Divorce case: Lowther v Lowther
  • 6/3 Thurs Town Council: New Water works to proceed; Proposed Tramway – case could not be considered without the plans and specifications [more delay!];  The Mayor read a lawyer’s letter from Messrs. Waterlow and Sons, requesting the payment of £21 Is. 5d., due for books and papers supplied to the town clerk nearly six years ago. Town Clerk: Only £14 odd is due from the Council. I have repeatedly placed the account before you, but it was not discharged.
  • 8/3 Mr. Sem Morris, assistant master at the Cardigan Grammar School, has successfully passed his examination as a certificated master. The examination was held last Christmas, at the Carmarthen Training College.
  • 10/3 Mon Cardigan Literary Society: Musical entertainment.
  • 10/3 Mon Death of Hilda Noott, aged 65 yrs.
  • 15/3 Death of Griffith Miles, Quay St, painter, aged 52 yrs.
  • 19/3 Death of William Jones, Quay St, road labourer, 87 yrs.
  • 22/3 Death of Margaret, Pugh wife of Hugh, Mwldan, mariner, aged 33 yrs.
  • 23/3 , 24/3 Missionary Services.-These annual services were held at the Baptist Chapel, in this town, on Sunday and Monday evening last. The preachers this year were the Revs. R. D. Roberts, Llwynhendy, and J. R. Jones, Llwynypia, whose sermons throughout were masterly compositions, delivered in the most powerful and eloquent manner. The popularity of the preachers attracted unusually large congregations, the spacious chapel being overcrowded at each service. The collections exceeded those of last year.
  • 24/3 Mon Death of Margaret daughter of J. Jenkins, Pendre, mason, aged 4 yrs and 6 mths.
  • 24/3 Mon Borough Petty Sessions: Mr. Daniel Davies, Mwldan Wine and Spirit Stores, applied for a temporary transfer of the license certificate of the ‘Boadicea’. from Mrs. Evans. Granted.
  • 27/3 Town Council: Water works to be carried out.
  • 29/3 Problem of postal deliveries at 11.00 pm!
  • Miss FLORENCE RIGBY’S musical and dramatical entertainment is being given nightly at the Guild-hall this week. The programme varies each evening, and those present testify to the interest of the entertainment. Full, as usual, of fashions, patterns, needle- work, fiction, and poetry the Young Ladies’ Journal