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HENGOED OUNTY SCHOOLS I i BLAZE
HENGOED OUNTY SCHOOLS I i BLAZE. I DAMAGE 13TIMATED AT I £ 4,000. I LOCAL IRE BRIGADES. I A fire whi hThas resulted in the loss of about £ 4,000 broke out at the Hengoec County Schools en Monday night. Such is the bare fact of one of-the greatest incidents for many ye.irs past in connection with fires in the Rhymney Valley. How it originated and how it was subsequently subdued will no doubt be the subject of an exhaustive enquiry in other channels more or less of a private character, but it is well that the ratepayers should also be informed of some of the salient points. It appears that during the Christ- mas vacation arrangements had been made for the complete over- hauling of the heating apparatus. This work w ts actually finished on II Monday. During that afternoon, Mr. Plaister, the trustworthy care- taker of the premises, lit up the boilers, whic-1 are located beneath the n coring rear the central hall. All went well and he resumed his ordinary duties. As school was, however, re-assembling 011 the fol- lowing day, he thought it wise to pay a visit to the stoves before finishing up ior the night, in order to give them an extra poke to get the proper temperature ready by Tuesday mroning On reaching the main corridor he saw flames shooting up near the centre, and at a point where the pipes come up from the stove to the radiators and thence along to the several class- rooms, *etc. He at once realised that something was wrong, and gave the alarm. Fortunately, a number oi willing hi nds were soon on the spot, but very soon the number had so increased that a regular pande- monium prevailed. People rushed hither and thither I in their over-anxiety to remove to a place of safety not only the furni- ture, but the reference library, I stores, etc. It could not be ex- pected that é,ny organised arrange- ment could be made. No doubt many of th(- 'valuable books, etc., ¡ have been taken to neighbouring houses, and we feel sure that wliilst the Governors of the school appreci- at this work, tbey will also be most pleased to have the articles returned to the school premises. The fire spread with considerable rapidity, due mainly to the fact that practi- cally the whole of the interior of the premises was of pitch pine, onta of the most inlammable cf woods. Realising the position of affairs, Mr. T. R. Gabe, the surveyor to the Gelligaer Ccincil, at once tele- phoned for 1: 1e Fire Brigades, and Merthyr, BIP. t wood, Pengam, Tre- j lewis, Bargoeil and Hengoed were called to the scene. The Merthyr j Brigade, in e large of Chief Con- stable Wilson, was the first on the scene. They arrived by their fast motor engine, and completed the distance in about thirty-one min- I utes. Then followed in rapid suc- cession Blacl. wood (in charge of Capt. Burton Pengam (Bedwellty), Lieut. E. Jouss; Pengam (Gelli- gaer), Lieut. 1,. Harris Bargoed, Capt. Tom Jones; and Trelewis, Lici-it. E. T. j ones. The Hengoed appliances Wv-ro taken to the scene by Lieut. J. Jenkins,, assisted by PøS. Williams. An attempt was made to connect the stand pipe to the hydrant r.ear the entrance to the school premises. As consider- able delay w., .caused at this con- nection, and the matter was the subject of nrjch comment by the public, it is well to explain the whole circumstances The stand pipe was affixed to the hydrant. It was then found that the'e was a considerable I leakage of water due to the fact that in the rush from the Eire Station the ru b ber vave had dropped off and a close ccnnection was conse- quently not possible. At thisjparti- cular time the full pressure of water had not been diverted to the Hen- ¡ goed hill, and the saving of any water was most essential to carry i it to the actual building. With this object in view, an extra turn was given to the standpipe, in doing so the lug of the hydrant was snap ped off, putting this source of tapping water completely out of court. Realising the position, the' Merthyr engine was directed to Brynav on-terrace' and a connection made with the mains at this point. About 20 lengths of Soft, hose were run out, ano the building reached across the school lawn. The Bar- goed manual arrived shortly after 10.30 p.m., aad this was draw. up to Alexandra-road, and the stand- pipe affixed at the far end of that I terrace with a view of playing upon the fire from the rear, but some further delay was occasioned here for want of pressure of water, and in consequence a junction was made in the Brynav on-terrace service. Chief Constable Wilson and his staff directed their attention to the cutting off of the fire from the southern wing of the school prem- ises, and Capt. Jones to the northern portion. With these two sections now in full working order, the fire was got under control about 12.30 a.m., but it was several hours later before it was completely extin- guished. Three of the central class- rooms, with Miss James' room, were completely burnt out, but the walls remained intact. The gymnasium, two laboratories, dining hall and several class-rooms at either end of the main structure were, however, saved. It has now been definitely ascertained that the actual cause of the fire was due to a defective flue pipe: Miss James (the head mistress) and practically the whole of her staff, who had only that afternoon returned from their holidays, ren- dered yeoman service in the re- moval of articles from the school premises to the hostel and other convenient points. Amongst the early arrivals to the scene were Mr. J. D. Thomas, J.P., the respected CHairman of the Governor* Supt. T. Williams, Treharris; Inspector Canton, Bargoed Councillor Syd- ney Jones, Hengoed, all of whom were indefatigable in doing all they I could to subdue the flames. The total damage caused is com- puted at £ 4,000, which is covered by insurance. Upwards of three hundred girls from the parishes of Gelligaer, Bedwellty, Llanfabon and other districts presented themselves at the school on Tuesday for the commencement of their duties, but they received a rude shock, if not a pleasant surprise, when they were assembled in the temporary school —which, fortunately, had not been dismantled and informed that school would be-suspended for the week. Early on Tuesday morning Mr. D. Pugh Jones, the county architect, visited the premises, and arrangements are now in progress I for the use of the Council Chamber, the adjacent chapels, etc., which, with the class-rooms now standing and the temporary schools, may prove suiffcient even if inconvenient. prove suiffcient even if inconv enient.
DERI UNITED CHOIRS FINE ACHIEVEMENT
DERI UNITED CHOIRS' FINE ACHIEVEMENT. The above choir were again suc- cessful at an eisteddfod held at Cross Keys on Monday last, when the adjudicators were Mi. J. Adams, Birmingham, and Professor Howells, of Porth. Mr. Adams paid a fine compliment to the choir on the whole, and praised every part individually. In the opening re- marks of his adjudication, he said that the singing of the choir ex- ceeded his expectations, the time and expression being almost fault- less. The soprano part was very nice and sweet, but rather weak in some passages, but on the whole good. The contralto part had a very rich tone, and sang their part to please him. The tenor part also was good, very good." He re- marked that the feature of this choir was the bass section, and they gave a magnificent performance most excellently. He also paid a high tribute to the conductor, Mr. J. Owen, in the way he handled his choir. This is the third success out of four competitions. The journey to Cross Keys was -not on the whole a very pleasant one owing to having to change the trains so often and the weather being so cold, but on the whole the choir had an enjoyable time of it. The train arrangements were carried out by the secretary and treasurer, Messrs. D. A. Bowen and J. Meredith. —————
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RHYMNEY. WOUNDED IN ACTION.—Intima- tion has been received from the War Office, by Mr. John Price, Lletty'r Gan, Goshen-street, that his young- est son, Private-4. Arthur Price, of the Welsh Guards, was seriously wounded by a huge shell, in a dug- out on the Western Front, on B xing Day, and now lies in a Military Hospital in France. Pri- vate Price, it will be remembered, was gassed rather badly at Loos, and this is the third time for him to be laid low in hospital during the period he has been at the Front. GLYN EIVVRCII SAVINGS BANK.— The effective work which the Sav- ings Banks at the various places of worship are doing in encouraging thrift cannot be over-estimated. We note that the deposits at the Glyn Elyrch Bank (Zion Chapel) reached the huge sum of £ 828 16s. gd. during the year 1916, which amount has since been paid out. The interest derived from this amount was handed over to the Sunday- school funds, and needless to say, the action of the contributors is greatly appreciated. Messrs. W. T. Hopkin, D.C., George Jones and John T. Jones are the trustees; Miss Jennie Jones, treasurer, and Mr. D. T. Evans Scethrog," secretary. MALE VOICE CHOIR.—We have been supplied with a copy of the balance sheet of the grand concert given by the Rhymney Male Voice Party (under the able conductorship of Mr. Abel E. Jones, A.C.) on December 14th last, in aid of the Rhymney Local Distress Fund. The receipts totalled £ 41 us. id., and expenditure £ 3 17s. od. As a result of the efforts of this fine musical organisation, the excellent sum of £ 37 14s. id. has been handed over to the treasurer of the Distress Fund. Mr. David Morris (Graig) is the secretary of the choir, and Mr. D. J. Jones treasurer. It should-be added that the accounts were audited by Councillor D. T. Wil- liams and Mr. W. Lloyd Marks. MUSICAI, SUCCESSES. We are pleased to announce that the follow- ing pupils of Miss Annie R. Jones k Church- street), organist of Mount Carmel Congregational Church, were successful at the local centre exam- ination of the Associated Board of ) Royal Academy and Royal College of. Music:—Miss Gwyneth M. ) Griffiths, Goshen-street, passed in the Intermediate Grade kpiano- forte), also in the Theory of Music, obtaining in the latter 96 marks out of a maximum f 99. Also in the School Examination of the above, the following have passed :—Ele- j mentary Division vPianoforte), Maggie M. Jones, Prinjpe of Wales, Princetown; Primary Division i vPianoforte) Sarah, J. Sherman, Abertysswg, and Lucy Edwards, ,Penuel-row, Rhymney, We con- gratulate pupils and teacher upon their success. THE NEW WAR LOAN.—A well- attended meeting was held at Zion Chapel Vestry on, Tuesday evening, when the New War Loan was thoroughly explained by Mr. E. J. Edwards (the flewly- appointed secretary of the Local War Savings Association), Councillor W. T. Hopkin, and Mr. D. George Lloyd (head-master). The Rev R., E. Peregrine, B.D., was voted to the chair. It was unanimously decided to open a War Savings Fund, the name to be the Glyn Elyrch War Saviags Fund. The following Sa'?c-La g s Pund, The fohowing--