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THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES
PONTYPOOL FREE PRESS
HENLLYS. The following is the summary of Her Majesty's Inspector's report on Henllys Board School for the past year. The discipline and tone are very praiseworthy. The regular attendance and the interest of the children in their work bear witness to the good influence of the painstaking teacher, Mr Ablart. The improvements in the premises, suggested last year, have been admirably carried out, and the schoolroom is now among the best in the district. The singing is very sweetly rendered, and the one shilling grant is gained. Needlework is most creditable. Grammar is satisfactory, and recitation has improved. Geography is fairly good. The elementary work has risen all round in quality and quantity, and the Excellent Merit Grant is recommended this year. Percentage of passes, 97. Average grant per head, £1 7s."
Evening Express 1st September 1900
PRESENTATION AT GYFEILLON. A
presentation was made to the Rev. Evan Jeffries, late curate of
Gyfeillon, on Friday evening at the schoolroom, Gyfeillon, ,on the
occasion of his departure to become the vicar of Henllys,
South Wales Daily News June 6th 1895
Cardiff Times 20th July 1889
A COLLIER DECAPITATED AT HENLLYS.…
A COLLIER DECAPITATED AT HENLLYS. On Saturday morning a collier named Joseph Edwards, alias Pugh, was seen walking down the incline near Henllys Colliery, and about an hour afterwards his headless body was found on the tram line. The head lay close by. Deceased was 67 years of age and very deaf, and, it is supposed, did not bear the coal trams, a "journey" of which had passed down a short time previously. He lived with a daughter near the Mill Tavern, Cwmbran, and the body was removed to her house to await an inquest.
|Evening Express & Evening Mail June 19th 1908
AGRICULTURAL SHOW AT HENLLYS.
Brilliant weather favoured the holding: of the fifth annual show In
connection with the Henllys Working Sheep Dog Society
at the Castle Farm. Henllys, on Thursday. the entries were more
numerous than in previous years, and a, large number of people gave
the show their patronage. Results:
|A HENLLYS FUSILLADE, The strong man of Henllys figured in the Magistrate court (county division) at Newport 1) Saturday. The proceedings were on a summons charging Joe Knight, a middle-aged collier, with assaulting a young married woman, named Winifred Maud Baynhain, at Henllys, on Sunday, August 13. Mrs. Baynhain's statement was that Joe Knight came to her house at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday, and called her a bad name. She struck him on the side of the face; he struck her on the side of the head: she picked up a big water-can to throw at him; he took it from her, and struck her across the arm; her brother came out with a poker; she took possession of it, and tried to strike Knight; he took it from her, and hit her across the other arm; her brother threw a flagon bottle at him; he picked up a piece of the glass and threw it, cutting the brother's arm to the bone; her brother threw a stone at him; he threw another stone, which knocked off a leg of a neighbour's chicken; she (complainant) brought out a dish of dirty water to throw at him; he picked up a broken part of the dish, and cut her head with it; and her brother threw a, hammer at him. When complainant's brother had given evidence Alderman Morder asked why he and the complainant's husband (two men) did not get the defendant away quietly. As it was, there were three persons on one. The Brother: He was too good for us. That man (pointing to defendant) knocked four men down like sheep the Sunday before. He was fined 20s.||
South Wales Daily News 4th February 1896
DEATH FROM BURNS AT NEWPORT, A child named Lilian Handy, whose parents reside at Henllys, died at the Newport Infirmary from shock as the result of injuries sustained through her clothing catching fire a few days ago.
Evening Express 13th September 1910
WEDDING AT PONTHIR The
marriage was solemnised at Ponthir Baptist Chapel on Monday of Mr.
T. Ablart, only son of the late Mr. John Ablart, school- master at
Henllys, and Miss S. J. Richardson, eldest daughter of the
late Mr. J. Richardson, Ponthir. The officiating minister was the
Rev. T. Reeves, and Mr. E. Brangham acted as beet man. The
bridegroom is well known in athletic circles in South Wales. and for
some years has acted as secretary of the Caerleon Athletic Club.
MR. CLIFFORD CORY
|Evening Express & Evening Mail May 21st 1906
MOTHER & SON DROWNED
CWMBRAN POND TRAGEDY
ABERCARN STRIKE SEQUEL. Frederick Rogers (15) and Thomas Rogers (42) colliers, of Cwmcarn, were charged at Cwmbran to-day with stealing 1001b. of coal each, the property of Messrs. Guest Keen, and Nettlefolds, from the air shaft at Henllys Colliery. Police Constable Hourigan stated that he saw defendants, who were out of work in consequence of a .stoppage at the Abercarn Colliery, with a bag of coal each, which contained about 1001b. The elder defendant pleaded guilty almost tearfully, and the bench discharged both men with a caution.
Evening Express and Evening Mail September 8th 1906
During the hearing of an assault case at Newport County Police court to-day a collier of Henllys, named William. Cozens, being accused of assaulting Eliza. Purmell, at Henllys on the lath ult., one of the neighbours, named Roberts, described the incident as beding a perfect storm of language. "Was it bad language?" asked Mr. Lyndon Cooper, for the defence, "Well, I have never seen it in a dictionary," was the reply, at which a ripple of laughter went around. A fight between dogs belonging to the parties (preceded the alleged assault. Mrs. Purnell was stated to be incensed against Cozens because he had given evidence the night before at the court in a cruelty case. Cozens admitted slapping the woman's face after she had thrown a good-sized stone at him. The Magistrates ordered Cozens to be bound over to keep the peace and to pay costs.