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Garnant G. W. R. Ambulance Class

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This photograph was taken on the yard of Garnant National School in 1922. Click on the above image to enlarge.

On Monday the 2nd of January 1922, the Garnant and District Great Western Railway Branch of the St. John's Ambulance Association held their annual dinner and social evening at the Caegurwen Hotel, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen. Approximately 60 people were at the function, including Mr J. Powell, the Divisional Superintendent who distributed various awards.

First Year Certificates were awarded to the following: C. Jones, J. Davies, A. Williams, A. Vickers, H. Steed, W. A. Davies, W. Craze, H. Jones, S. Narbett, T. Davies, J. Cleevely and D. Harries.

Second Year Certificates were awarded to H. Hill and T. F. Davies.

A Third Year Medallion was awarded to J. Sweetland.

Fourth Year Medallions and Bar were awarded to F. Marks, E. Thomas, L Waters, S. Woodward, F. Collins, D. Evans and W. A. Rowe the Secretary and instructor.

Doctor J. R. Grice, the lecturer, was presented with a case of pipes and was complemented for his "genial disposition and unfailing courtesy".

Others in attendance were Mr E. James, the District Goods Manager; Rev. Evan Davies; Mr J. A. Bracey, the manager of the Amman Tinplate Works (Garnant); Mr J. Marks, Post Office; Captain Jones and Mr T. Sandbrook the Stationmaster.

The event which had been organised by L. White and W. A. Rowe, saw toasts to "The King" and "Subscribers and Donors" as well as "Host and Hostess". The evening ended with the singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and "God save the King".

Thanks to Emma Warren for the above image. Information regarding the above event was taken from the 12th January 1922 edition of the Amman Valley Chronicle.


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