RHYL-STREET MISSION HALL.
On Saturday evening a "Welcome Home" was
given in honour of the "boys" who had served
in H.M. Forces on land and sea. The mission
hall, which is connected with the
Balliol-road Welsh Baptist Church, was
decorated for the occasion, and the tables
filled with the choicest viands procurable
presented a tempting display. The seat of
honour at the table set apart for the
soldiers and sailors was occupied by the
pastor, the Rev. Peter Williams (Perd Hir),
with the stalwarts of the mission. Messrs.
John Evans and John Roberts, on either side
of him. To say that all did ample justice to
what was set before them would be beside the
A large number of the friends of the boys were
also invited to partake of the good things
provided, and among them was an honoured
guest in the person of Captain O. Lloyd
Roberts, who was wounded in the Great War
and is still only able to get about with
great difficulty. He gave a quiet but
inspiring address which was listened to
attentively, and on his suggestion all
present stood reverently for one minute in
honour of those who had made the supreme
sacrifice. Forty-five of the members, old
scholars, and adherents of the church and
Sunday schools have rendered service, five
of whom gave their lives.
The concert which followed the repast was a
distinct success, the following programme
being submitted:- Song, "Home," Miss Betty
Jones; song, "The Brave Boy," Mr. John
Roberts; song, "My Ain Folk," Mr. H.J.
Evans; song, "Welcome Home," Mr. R.E.
Hughes; song, "The Land of Song," Mr. Peter
Lloyd; duet, "Larboard Watch," Miss Betty
Jones and Mr. H.J. Evans; quartette,
"Killarney," by the Brothers Loyd, who
received an enthusiastic encore; recitation,
"The Beautiful Snow," Miss Maggie Evans;
humorous selection, "The Twin," Mr. David
Jones. A "sewing competition" was given for
"the boys" only, and caused much amusement;
the first prize was won by Mr. David Owen
and the second by Mr. Tom Lloyd.
After short addresses had been given by the
Chairman, Mr. John Evans, and the pastor,
Mr. John Roberts made reference to "the
boys" who were unable to be present. A vote
of thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who
had provided the repast and the
entertainment was proposed by Mr. John
Roberts and seconded by Mr. Gwnwy Owen, both
of whom in a few words voiced the feeling
and thankfulness to all for the kindness
shown. A memorable evening was brought to a
close by the singing of "Hen Wlad ty Nhadau."
WALTON TIMES Friday 19th
RHYL-STREET MISSION HALL.
On Saturday evening a hearty "welcome home"
meeting was held in the above hall in honour
of the "boys" who were unable to be present
on the previous occasion. A large number of
friends were invited to participate in the
festivities. These consisted of a hot-pot
supper, and an excellent musical
The following ladies and gentlemen
contributed songs and recitations, which
were enjoyed by all present - Misses B.
Jones and M. Evans, Messrs. H.J. Evans, D.
Jones, J. Morris, and D. Jones. The trio, "A
little farm well tilled," rendered by Messrs
Peter and Tom Lloyd and R. Davies was loudly
applauded, as also was the duet "Flow gently
Deva." The famous jazz band, under the
leadership of J.L. Roberts, gave several
selections which were vociferously
During an interval tea, coffee, and light
refreshments were served, and the
opportunity was taken of making a
presentation in the form of a handsome
upholstered easy chair to the veteran
member, Mr. John Evans (King's-road), who
has been connected with the mission for
nearly 40 years.
The chairman, Mr. John Roberts (Gray-st.),
remarked that this was only a small token of
the esteem and regard in which Mr. Evans was
held, and a recognition of long and faithful
service. Speeches suitable to the occasion
were delivered by Mr. D. Jones, Mr. Z.
Hughes and J. Morris, and lines composed for
the occasion by the pastor, the Rev. Peter
Williams, were sung by Mr. Peter Lloyd.
Mr.Evans feelingly responded, and a most
enjoyable evening was brought to a close by
the singing of the National Anthem.
WALTON TIMES Friday
26th March 1920