Fishguard's thanks to Mr Evan D Jones

Dedication to Mr Evan D Jones

Back in 2016 the above framed inscribed message came up at auction. It had been presented to Mr Evan Jones of Pentower  (he had yet to be made a Bart.) by the Councillors and officials of Fishguard on behalf of the people of the town to thank Mr Jones for his years of service to the area.  To the right of the document can be seen a photo of Evan D Jones and at the bottom is an image of Pentower, his family home. The current whereabouts of this framed document is not known.

The dedication reads:-

We the Councillors and Officials of the Urban District of Fishguard on behalf of the inhabitants deem this an opportune time to express our deep and sincere appreciation of your generous and unremitting services to the town and district.                                                                          During the time you were a member of the Urban Council you placed at its disposal your extensive knowledge of local administration and your wide practical and professional experience.                                                                                                                                          Although you felt compelled to retire from the Council you have not ceased in taking an active interest in its doings and you have by your able guidance and advice come to its rescue at critical junctures.                                                                                                                                          The town of your birth recognises and values your sterling worth and rejoices in the high honours already bestowed upon you, especially in the fact that this year you have been appointed by His Majesty King George V, High Sheriff for the County of Pembroke.                      We therefore ask you to accept this address as a mark of our esteem and admiration, as well as an expression of our gratitude for the numerous benefits and eminent services rendered by you.                                                                                                                                                                   We wish you health, happiness and Godspeed to serve your Country, County and native town.

On Behalf of the Subscribers                                                                                                                           David Rees (Chairman), James Thomas (Vice-Chairman), Levi Evans, Francis George, O.D.Jones, Edgar Lewis, B.G.LLewellin,  D.P.Lewis, M.R.O.Maurice, T.H.Narbett, J.R.Richards, D.Gwion Thomas, W.Vaughan, W.ll.Williams, M.Williams                                                                        Urban District Councillors

M.J.Hodges, (Clerk ), W.ODonnell (Medical Officer of Health), W.D.Walters (Hon. Treasurer) D.L.Wilcox ( Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances), George Williams (Rate Collector)

1st March 1912

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