1885

  • Following chosen as deacons in Tabernacle chapel: T. R. Nicholas; O. M. Williams, draper and J. C. Roberts, JP, printer.
  • Capel Mair vestry built at a cost of £640.
  • January Railway station construction started.
  • March Lockup: rubbish was used at Pwll Pensarnau (Victoria Gardens).
  • 31/3 Death of R D Jenkins (mayor)
  • 16/4 New Mayor was Tom Davies
  • 27/7 Pwll Pensarnau monthly marts begun.
  • August Wilson & Cooke grocery opens
  • Sept Salvation Army established in Old Hope Chapel, Carrier’s Lane
  • November Elections: David Davies, Lib 5, 967; Vaughan Davies 3, 633