Te parti Ysgol Sul Harmoni / Harmony Sunday School Tea Treat

Mrs R M Hughes

Mae’r adroddiad hwn yn egluro gweithgarwch y dydd y tynnwyd y llun uchod –

This report explains the activity which took place on the day this photograph was taken –

4 Mehefin/June 1896 –  The County Echo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HARMONY, PENCAER. The Sunday School of the above place, under the energetic and faithful superintendence of Mr T. Vaughan, of Tanymynydd, held its annual treat on Monday, June 1st. It was decided this year, instead of going from home, to enjoy the romantic scenery near home. About two o’clock in the afternoon crowds of people, both young and old, in company with the children, could be seen wending their way up to Garn-fawr to enjoy the afternoon. The weather was exceedingly favourable, and kind nature seemed to smile down its profuse blessings on all the proceedings.
On the picturesque slope of the Garn, near the house of Mrs H. Evans, a most delicious cup of tea and cake was provided for all who came there. The tables were presided over by the always energetic ladies—Mrs Llewhelin, Brestgarn, Mrs Jenkins, Trefelgarn; and Mrs Rees, Harmony, assisted by numerous young ladies, who are always ready to render their highly appreciated help.
When all present had done justice to the plentiful and delcious preparations, all friends having any connection with Harmony were summoned to seat themselves in rows on a higher slope under the shadow of one of the rugged and romantic rocks of the old Garn, in order to have a group taken by the well-known artist, Mr C. Edwards, of Fishguard, who stated that it was the largest group he had ever taken. Special mention should also be made of Mr J. W. Llewhelin, of Brestgarn, and Mr J. Jenkins, of Trefelgarn, who did their utmost to keep things lively during the whole proceedings, especially when they amused the children by scattering sweets and coppers amongst them.
By seven o’clock the happy company retired to the chapel to meet a crowded congregation, when a most orderly and successful “cwrdd adloniadol” was presided over by the Rev W. Rees, while the Rev J. Phillips appeared as his right hand supporter. Then a most enjoyable two hours was spent while a lengthy and most interesting programme was gone through. The recitations, dialogues, solos, duets, choruses, and the beautiful tunes sung by the choir, under the able leadership of Mr D. Williams, Pontiago, were both animating and edifying. All were most elevated in tone, while many of the recitations and dialogues had a good sprinkling of the most healthy humour.               At the close of the meeting the following persons who had successfully passed The Sunday School Examination of the “Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire” were each presented with a splendid certificate of merit for proficiency in Scriptural knowledge, — Mr D.  Morgan, Harmony Lodge, Mr W. J Lamb, Plas-y-pink; Miss M. L. Vaughan, Tanymynydd; Mr W. Hughes, Trehilin; Mr J. J. Thomas, Penypark; Mr G. Evans, Morfa-bach; Miss M. A. Hughes, Trehilin; Miss P. James, Pen-y-groes and Mr G. John, Trefisheg.
We wish to state that the names of the candidates are not appended according to merit. We hope Harmony School will do its utmost to retain the good name which it has already attained.-—” Melus, moes, etto.”

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