Who was George Child-Villiers? According to Wikipedia:
On his father’s death at Middleton Park in December 1923, he succeeded as the 9th Earl of Jersey and inherited nearly 20,000 acres of land in England. Lord Jersey was a clerk with Glyn, Mills & Co. in 1932 and served as chairman of Wallace Brothers Sassoon Bank. He fought in World War II, gaining the rank of Major in the Royal Artillery of the Territorial Army. The 9th Earl gave Osterley Park in Hounslow to the nation in the late 1940s. Lord Jersey was married three times and twice divorced. He married his first wife, Patricia Richards (1914–2017) of NSW, Australia on 12 January 1932. A week after his divorce was finalized, Lord Jersey married American actress Virginia Cherrill on 30 July 1937 at the Chelsea Register Office. She was the ex-wife of actor Cary Grant. They divorced in 1946. His third and last wife was Bianca Luciana Adriana Mottironi (d. 2005), whom he married on 16 October 1947. She was the eldest daughter of furniture maker Enrico Mottironi of Via Goffredo Casalis in Turin, Italy.
Clockwise: 1 The Market in its heyday in the 1880s 2 The Tivy-side reports on plans for a multi storey square block in the middle of town instead of the Guildhall (1960s). 3 The old Market Yard 4 Cardigan and Brioude Town Twinning Meeting with the mayor and mayoress Mr and Mrs Berwyn Williams, and the local MP Elystan Morgan. 5 The Guildhall as a Polling Station.
31 1892 (Wed.) GUILDHALL CLOCK unveiled by the mayor David Davies, Stanley House. Set in motion by the mayoress. Afternoon was a Public holiday. Manufacturer was Messrs Smith & sons of Midland Clock Works, Derby. Clock turret designed by Richard Thomas, Roseleigh; builders of the turret J. Richards, carpenter, St Dogmaels; John Evans, mason, Church St. Inscribed Sicilian slab fixed in the turret was supplied by Thomas Jenkins, stone cutter, Gordon Tce.
Mae’r cloc yn un defnyddiol
I bobl tref a gwlad
Ca’nt wybod beth yw’r amser
A hynny’n rhodd a rhad;
Mae’r olwg arno’n hyfryd
A llon, mae’n harddu’r lle.
Aiff Davies ddim yn angof
Tra paro Cloc y Dre.
At 7 pm 100 gentry, tradesmen had a complimentary banquet at Black Lion. The room was beautifully decorated by flags, flowers. Mrs Trollip served a good spread. However the workers, Corporation labourers (total 40) had to make do with the Fat Ox. Nice one Mr D. Luke for providing such an excellent repast upon so short a notice.
Originally intented that the clock should only have 3 faces. This is referred to in verse: written by John Sharpe, Borough Surveyor.
All hail! thou latest chronicler of time!
Deign thy attention to my modest rhyme;
I have some little thing I want to say,
And could not hit upon a better way
Than to address them to you, for the lack
Of closer confidant. You can’t hit back.
And as for these my counsels- weigh them well!
Maybe you’ll act upon them-time will tell.
And first, I’m very pleased to see you there
With face so bright and clean, and debonair-
Face did I say? Good gracious! You had three,
And each one as like the other as could be;
But then our Mayor, so anxious to do more
Refixed your inside gear and gave you four.
You cannot be two-faced, whate’er you do
The only thing you can be is two-too–
And two and two is four. And then, you see
That your fourth face must watch the other three
And should your High St face get fast and frisky
Or Mwldan go just slightly on the whiskey
And so lose time; your Pendre face must frown
And Priory Street face stare the offenders down
But what would happen if in spite of all endeavour
8 1858 (Thurs.) Foundation stone of the Guildhall laid by the then Mayor, Ald R. D. Jenkins, of Cardigan Priory at 2.00pm. Bells of St Mary’s rung; town cannon fired three rounds on the Netpool; 2 old soldiers Stevens and Macdonald were in charge of the cannon; police maintained good order; town crier announced the route of the procession on the eve of the event at about 6.00 pm.