Show Results – 1909

CILYCWM Show 1909 (taken from the Carmarthen Journal 3/9/1909)

The third annual horse and cattle show and horticultural exhibition was held on Tuesday.  Fine weather favoured the proceedings, and there was a large attendance of spectators.  The entry list was a very full one, the total number being over 600.   The president was Mr Ivor E. Campbell- Davys have also shown practical sympathy with all man who takes the utmost interest in local affairs. Mrs Campbell-Davys and the Misses Campbell- Davys have also shown practical sympathy with all movements tending to the welfare of the inhabitants. The chairman of the committee was the Rev. D. Davies, B.A., vicar of Cilycwm; whilst- the secretarial duties were most ably performed by Mr J. Evans, School House, who has from the inception of the show, three years ago, worked strenuously to ensure its success.   The treasurer was Mr E. Pritchard, Pantstackan, and the vet. surgeon, Mr E. P. Jenkins, M.R.C.V.S., Llandilo.

The judges were:

Horses:  Messrs Delme Davies-Evans and James J. Thomas, Derllys Court.

Cattle, sheep, farm produce and pigs:  Messrs Ll. Jones, Llwynpiod, and H. S. Rowlands, The Garth.

Poultry and eggs:  Mr H. Hopkin, Llandilo.

Garden produce, honey and flowers:  Messrs Morris, Danyrallt, and Hughes, Dolaucothy.

Butter and cheese, Mrs Davies, Pwllhagddu.

Bread:  Mrs Morgan, Henllys, and Miss Evans, Llwynberllan.

Bouquet and field flowers:  Mrs Bishop, Dolgarreg.

Milk competition:  Mr Thomas, Clynderwen.

Handicraft:   Mr Griffiths, Llanfair House, Llandovery and Mr Harries, Coedweddys. 

Some excellent beasts were shown in the Hereford classes.  In the Shorthorns the display was somewhat disappointing, a fact which was commented upon by the judges.  There were some useful animals.  The sheep too taken all through were very good.  In flowers and garden produce the display was an excellent one, and for a show of the size would take some hard work to even rival let alone to beat. THE LUNCHEON.

The luncheon took place at the Noyadd Arms Hotel, the catering of Mrs Roderick giving every satisfaction.   Mr I. E. Campbell-Davys, the president, presided, and was supported by the vicar, Rev D. Davies, and a number of other well-known gentlemen.  The usual loyal toasts were followed. that of “the Judges” being submitted by Mr Field.  He said their judges had given them every satisfaction (hear, hear and applause).  Responding Mr Delme Davies-Evans said that in one or two classes they had experienced some difficulty in arriving at a decision. They had some excellent exhibits there. It was a stock of a kind that one might expect to see at much bigger shows (applause).  He impressed upon his hearers the most important part of a horse were his feet and legs.  If he was bad in either of these respects however good he might appear in regard to other features to the outside public, he was no good at all.  Mr R. S. Rowlands, The Garth, said the Hereford cattle he had been judging that day were perfect models and would be a credit to any show.  The sheep classes, if they took the Shropshires and Kerrys, were far better than anything he had seen at Llandovery show (applause). The sheep were well managed and were a credit to the show.  There was one complaint which he had occasion to make at Llandovery which he would have to repeat here, viz., the practice of some exhibitors of not properly shearing their sheep for two or three years and of simply trimming them up for show purposes. He strongly deprecated this practice.  Touching on the Shorthorns shown here he thought that, the least said about them the better.  This he greatly deplored and strongly urged the exhibitors to take more interest in their breeding.  They were a good dairy type.   Mr Morris, Danyrallt. one of the judges on the garden produce, etc., said that the produce last year was very good but that of this year was quite exceptional.  He and his colleague had a great deal of difficulty in deciding which was the best in many of the classes.  There were things exhibited there it would be no disgrace to show on the tables at such important places as Shrewsbury.  They had seen amongst other things some excellent roots, and this was very creditable when they considered how cold and backward the season had been.   Mr Davies, Pwllhagddu, speaking in Welsh, said that a great improvement had taken place in the quality of the butter shown compared with three years ago.  What they had seen was more solid in half than the butter of last year.  It was much to be preferred to butter from which water flowed away freely.  The pound pats reflected the greatest credit, on the exhibitors.  He spoke in favour of butter in lbs.  being fairly salted in spite of what ladies who had been trained at Aberystwyth College may say to the contrary.  The good housewife wanted butter that would keep good for a week or even a fortnight, and this was particularly applicable to butter bought from shops, and that was not to be expected unless a reasonable quantity of salt was used.  Mr James Peters, formerly of Clynmawr proposed the health of the worthy President, who he was pleased to say, not only bore a Welsh name – Ivor, but was further, a thorough good Welshman.  He hoped that Mr Campbell-Davys would continue as he had started to take a keen interest, in matters appertaining to the neighbourhood, especially agriculture.   Farmers wanted more gentlemen of this kind—gentlemen who took the greatest interest in matters agricultural and studied their tenants.  He coupled with the toast the names of Mrs Campbell- Davys and the Misses Campbell-Davys, and concluded by expressing the hope that their president would not only be the chief public man in his parish but also in the county (renewed applause).  In acknowledgment the President thanked Mr Peters for his kind speech, and the company for the kind reception they had given to the toast.  It gave him the greatest pleasure to do all he could for the success of the show.  He hoped it would go on prospering for many years to come, and that agriculture and gardening would go on improving in the neighbourhood (applause).   Mr Delme Davies-Evans proposed success to the agricultural society of Cilycwm, coupling with it the committee.   He was greatly struck at last year’s show, with the excellent arrangements, the quality of the stock, and the general good feeling. Here the farmers and the landlords fraternised together in a most friendly spirit (hear, hear).  As Mr Peters in proposing the last toast had said, it was a matter of the greatest importance to get the landlords to take an interest, in agriculture.   If they had the landlords behind these shows it helped them on, and he claimed for these small shows that they did an immense amount of good by encouraging the local farmer to go in for the breeding of good stock in a district such as this was (applause).   Last year he had heard some remarks made by a gentleman in that room who advocated cooperation amongst the farmers of the district.   At the time they didn’t think much was going to come of it but he was glad to say that through the energy and the foresight of the farmers of this district and Llandovery they had seen another co-operative society started.  He maintained that the agricultural society of Cilycwm could say this much, and it was a feather in their cap, that the matter was first discussed at the luncheon of this society last year.  He was glad that it had now taken complete form, and was today an accomplished fact (hear, hear). It would help the farmers in the district very materially.  What he had seen so far of the stock that day was very creditable, and he hoped that the remainder which the judges had in front of them would lie equally so. He thought everybody was now convinced that this show was going ahead.  He wished it the best success.  He hoped it would go on from year to year improving and do a good deal of good in the district.  Rev D. Davies, vicar, in replying touched on the co-operation movement and defended the institution of the Llandovery and District Society. He also advocated the establishment of a bull club similar to the one in the Vale of Aeron.  He asked them to face the suggestion from a practical standpoint.  The bull was, in a sense, when you considered the upkeep and what you realized in return, a most worthless animal, combining in this way they could get better sires and could work far more economically.  The Vale of Aeron Club had justified its existence from the outset.  They could hardly credit what a change had taken place for the better in the quality of the stock since the institution of this bull club.  Paving a compliment to the secretary, he said that the show would not be what it was that day if it had not been for the labours of the secretary, Mr Evans, who had worked day and night to ensure its success.   He hoped they would continue to have his services in the future then the show would go on improving. The following are the awards :-

HORSES.

Cart mare or gelding – Divided between Mr Wm. Jones, Blaendynfych, and John Davies, Penylan, Llanwrda; 2, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn.

Collier mare or gelding, not over 15 h.h. – 1, Mr LI. A. Thomas, Pengwarnoyadd, Llansadwrn;  2, Mr  Thomas Harries, Coedweddus;  3, Mr W Davies, Glangwenlais.

Two-year-old cart or collier, mare or gelding – 1, Mr John Davies, Penylan, Llanwrda;  2, Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan.

Yearling collier, colt or filly – 1 and 2, Mr T. Powell, Cefntrenfa and Mr Wilfrid Davies, Glansevin;  3, Mr William Price, Caegwyn Farm.

Yearling carter, colt, or filly – 1, Mr M. Williams; Divlyn.

Collier sucker – 1, Mr John Pricket, Nantcar;  2, Mr Thomas Harris, Coedweddus; 3, Mr William Price, Caegwyn Farm.

Carter sucker – 1, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn: 2, Mr D Williams, Erryd.

Cob brood mare. not over 14-3h.h., with foal at foot – 1, Mr R. Jones, Maesllydan Hall;  2, Mr Howell Jones, Butcher, Llangadock; 3, Mr M. Williams, Blaentwrch, Farmers.

Two-year-old hackney or cob – 1, Mr R. Jones, Maesllydan Hall;  2, Mr R. J. Davies, Cnwcdeilog;  3, Mr M. Williams, Penystacan.

One-year-old hackney or cob – 1, Mr D. Williams, Erryd: 2 and 3, Mr B. J. Davies, Cnwcdeilog.

Hackney or cob sucker – 1, Mr J. Lewis, The Castle, Llangadock;  2, Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch, Farmers;  3, Mr R. Jones, Maesllydan Hall.

Mountain pony, not over 12.5 hands – 1, Mr T. B. Lewis, Llanwrtyd: 2, Mr D. H. William, Borthyn; 3, Mrs Campbell-Davys, Neuaddfawr.

Horse in harness, limited “to tenant farmers” – 1. Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch, Farmers; 2, Mr Davies, Butcher, Llandovery;  3, Mr J. M. Evans, The Wern, Llanwrda.

Horse under saddle – 1, Mr R. Jones, Maesllydan Hall;  2, Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch, Farmers;  3, Mrs Davies, Butcher, Llandovery.

Sucker by Errand Boy II. –  1, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn; 2, Mr. Howell Jones, Butcher, Llangadock.

One-year-old colt or filly by “Talrhyn” – 1, Mr T. Powell, Cefntrenfa.

Sucker by “Talrhyn Regent” – 1, Mr John Pricket, Nantcar;  2. E. Davies, Dugoedydd; 3, Mrs Evans, Penrhiw, Cilycwm.

Sucker by “Talrhyn Monarch” – 1, Mr Wilfred Davies, Glansevin;  2. Mr William Price, Caegwyn Farm.

CATTLE.

HEREFORDS.

Aged bull – 1, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn;  2, Mr J. Clement, Llwynjack;  3, Mrs Price, Glantowy, Llandovery.

Yearling bull – 1,  Mr M. Williams, Divlyn; 2, Mrs Price, Glantowy, Llandovery;  3, Mr J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.

Cow in milk or in calf – 1 and 2, Mr J Clement, Llwynjack; 3 divided between Mrs Price, Glantowy, Llandovery, and Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan.

Two-year-old heifer – 1, Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan; 2 and 3, Mr Evans, Dolauhirion.

Heifer calf – 1, Mr Evans, Dolauhirion;  2, Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan.

Cow in milk or in calf, limited to tenant farmers whose land is under 15s. an acre – 1, Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan; 2, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn.

SHORTHORNS.

Cow in milk or in calf – 1, Mr Evans, Dolauhirion.

SPECIAL PRIZES.

Dairy cow of any breed – 1, Mr E. Morgan, Abergwenlais Mill;  2. Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan.

SHEEP.—SHROPSHIRES.

Ram – 1,  Mr T. Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2, Mr D Williams Erryd.

Pen of 3 ewes – 1, Mr D. Howells, Erryd.

Pen of 3 ewe lambs – 1, Mr T. Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2, Mr D. Williams, Erryd.

HIGHLAND BREED (Kerries or Radnors).

Ram – 1, D. Roderick, Llwynberllan; 2, Mr D. Williams, Erryd.

Pen of 3 ewes – 1, Mr D. Williams, Erryd; 2. Mr Morgan Roderick, Tynywaun.

Pen of 3 yearling ewes – 1, Mr Morgan Roderick, Tynywaun; 2, Mr D. Williams, Erryd.

Pen of 3 ewe lambs – 1 and 2, Mr D. Williams, Erryd.

WELSH MOUNTAIN BREED.

Ram – 1, D. Roderick, Llwynyberllan: 2, Mr J. Hughes, Abergwenlais.

Ram limited TO farmers within the parish of Cilycwm – 1 and 2, Mr Daniel Price, Rhydwydd.

Pen of 3 ewes – 1, divided between Mr M. Roderick, Tynywaun, and Mr John Williams, Ynystoddeb.

Pen of 3 yearling ewes – 1, divided between Mr M. Roderick and Mr John Williams, Ynystoddeb.

Pen of 3 ewe lambs – 1, Mr John Hughes, Abergwenlais Mill.

Pen of 3 ewes, limited to farmers within the parish of Cilycwm – 1, Mr M. Roderick, Tynywaun; 2, Mr John Harries, Dolachddu.

PIGS.

Pig, limited to persons whose rental is not over £20 per annum – 1, Mr Thomas Theophilus, Cilycwm,  2, Mr John Morgan, Olchfa Mill.

FARM PRODUCE.

6 Mangolds – 1, Mr T. Powell, Cefntrenfa;  2, Mr Wm. Jones. Blaendynfych;

6 Swedes – 1, Mr Wm. Jones, Blaendynfych;  2, Mr Williams, Divlyn.

6 Turnips – 1, Mr T. Powell, Cefntrenfa;  2, Mr Wm. Jones, Blaendynfych.

25 ears of oats – 1, Mr E. Morgan. Abergwenlais Mill; 2, Mr D. Roderick. Llwynberllan.

25 Ears of barley – 1. Mr John Hughes, Abergwenlais; 2, Miss Williams, Erryd House.

25 ears of wheat – 1, Mr Davies, Cwmsawdde, Llangadock; 2, Mr John L. Jones, Aberdunant.

3lbs. of fresh butter – 1, Miss Evans, Penfedw;  2, Miss Powell, Cefntrenfa.

Tub of salt butter, not under 3lbs. – 1, divided between Mrs Powell, Cefntrenfa, and Miss Williams, Erryd House.

Cheese not less than 20lbs. – 1, Mrs Powell, Cefntrenfa; 2, Mrs Williams, Divlyn.

Loaf from home-grown wheat – 1, Mrs Roderick, Tynywaun; 2, Mrs Williams, Divlyn.

6 oatmeal cakes – 1, Mrs Roderick, Tynywaun;  2, Mrs Williams, Divlyn. 

1 dozen fresh eggs (white) – 1 and c., Miss Williams, Erryd House.

1 dozen fresh eggs (brown) – 1, Miss Katie Harries, Dolgynnon;  2, Mr John Price, Tynewydd, Mothvey; h.c., Miss Williams, Erryd House; c. Miss Evans, Penyfedw.

POULTRY.

Cock and hen, any pure breed (non-sitting) – 1, Rev. D. Davies, Cilycwm Vicarage; 2, Mr D. R. Morgan, Llandovery; h.c., Mr Thomas Bowen, Sun House, Llandovery; Miss Annie Theophilus, Glanrhosan

Cock and hen, any pure breed – 1, Mr Thomas Bowen, Sun House, Llandovery; 2, Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan; h.c., Miss Annie Theophilus, Glanrhosan.

Best cock and hen in the show (open) – 1, Rev. D. Davies, Vicarage; 2, Mr Thomas Bowen, Sun House, Llandovery; h.c., Miss Annie Theophilus, Glanrhosan.

Pair of bantams (cock or hen) – 1, Miss Annie Theophilus, Glanrhosan;  2, Mr John Harries, Dolachddu.

Pair of ducks, any pure breed, hatched in 1909 – 1. Miss Annie Theophilus:  2, Mr D. Roderick; h.c., Mr D. Roderick; c, Mr D. M. Evans, Factory.

Pair of fowls, any breed (cockerel and pullet), hatched in 1909 – 1, Rev. D. Davies, Vicarage;  2, Mr J, Thomas, Penybank;  3, Mrs Williams, Divlyn;  4, Mr Thomas Bowen, Sun House, Llandovery.

GARDEN PRODUCE – COTTAGERS’ CLASS.

6 round potatoes – 1, Mr W. Williams, Derw House;  2, Mr D. Rees Morgan, Llandovery;  3, Mr Moses Lloyd, Eithyn.

6 kidney potatoes – 1, Mr W. J. Lloyd, Oak Cottage, Llangadock;  2, Mr W. Williams, Derw House;  3 Mr D. Rees Morgan, Llandovery.

6 leeks – 1, Mr W. Williams, Derw House;  2, Mr W. Williams, Derw House;  3. Mr Phillips, Cilycwm.

6 spring sown onions – 1, Mr W. Williams, Derw House;  2, Mr W. Williams;  3, Mr Moses Lloyd, Eithyn.

12 pods of peas – 1, Mr Daniel Lewis, Mason, Llandovery;  2 and 3, Mr W. Williams, Derw House.

6 pods of broad beans – 1, Mr D. Rees Morgan, Llandovery;  2 and 3, W. Williams, Derw House.

6 pods of scarlet runners – 1, Mr Moses Lloyd, Eithyn;  2, Mr Evan Phillips, Cilycwm;  3, Mr Evan Phillips.

2 table cabbage – 1. Mr Daniel Lewis, Mason, Llandovery;  2 and 3, Mr W. Williams, Derw House.

6 parsnips – 1, Mr W. J. Lloyd, Oak Cottage, Llangadock;  2, Mr W. Williams, Derw House.

2 lettuces – 1 and 2. Mr W. Williams, Derw House.

Collection of vegetables, 4 distinct – 1, Mr W. Williams, Derw House;  2, Mr Moses Lloyd, Eithyn.

AMATEUR’S CLASS.

6 cooking apples – 1, Mr W. J. Lloyd, Oak Cottage, Llangadock;  2, Mr Davies, Glangwenlais;  3, Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa;  h.c., Mr D. Owen, Grove Cottage, Rhandir; c., Mr L. Roderick, Cilycwm.

6 cooking plums – 1, Mr T. E. Williams, Erryd;  2, Mr. David Evans, Llandingat Villa.

6 kidney potatoes – 1, Mr Alfred Evans, Waun;  2, Mr Rees Jones, Lamb House. Cilycwm; h.c., Mr Daniel Jones, Lamb Shop, Cilycwm; c. Mr Thos. Theophilus, Cilycwm.

6 round potatoes – 1, Mr William Barr, Felingwm 2, Mr L. Roderick, Cilycwm; h.c., Alfred Evans, Waun.

Spring sown onions – 1, Mr William Barr, Felingwm;  2, Mr L. Roderick, Cilycwm;  3, Mr. David Evans, Llandingat Villa.

6 leeks – 1, Mr Williams, Divlyn;  2, Mr Wm. Barr, Felingwm.

12 pods of peas – 1, 2 and h.c., Mr D. Roderick; c, Mr Rees Evans, Clynglas.

6 pods broad beans – 1, Mr Wm. Barr; 2, Mr D. M. Evans, Factory; h.c., Mr M. Saunders Morgan, Llandovery; c. Mr D. Evans, Llandingat Villa.

6 pods scarlet runners – 1, Mr T. E. Williams, Erryd;  2, Mr D. Evans, Llandingat Villa; 3, Mr  DI. Lewis, Mason. Llandovery.

2 cauliflowers – 1, Mr  Dl. Lewis, Mason Llandovery; 2, Mr T. E. Williams, Erryd.

6 beetroots – 1, Mr Wm. Barr, Felingwm;  2, Mr L. Roderick, Cilycwm;  3, Mr  M. Williams, Divlyn.

6 shallots – 1, Mr Wm. Barr;  2, Mr T. E. Williams;  3, Mr Rees Jones, Lamb House, Cilycwm.

6 parsnips – 1, Mr Wm. Barr; 2, Mr M. Williams; h.c., Mr L. Roderick; c, Mr D. Roderick, Llwynberllan.

6 carrots – 1, Mr Wm. Barr; 2, Mr M. Williams; h.c., Mr L. Roderick; c. Mr. D. Roderick.

Basket of vegetables, 6 distinct varieties – 1. Mr Wm. Barr; 2, Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa.

OPEN CLASSES (all comers).

6 dessert apples – 1 and h.c., Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa; 2, Mr L. Roderick, Cilycwm.

6 dessert plums – 1, Mr L. Roderick, Cilycwm; 2, Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa; h.c., Mr W. J. Lloyd, Oak Cottage, Llangadock.

6 dessert pears – 1, Mr W. J. Lloyd, Oak Cottage, Llangadock; 2, Mr L. Roderick.

6 autumn sown onions – 1, Mr W. J. Lloyd. Oak Cottage, Llangadock; 2, Mr Wm. Barr.

2 cucumbers – 1, Mr W. Barr, Felingwm; 2, Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa; h.c., Mr W. J. Lloyd, Oak Cottage, Llangadock.

FLOWERS – Open to all comers

Best 9 distinct varieties of sweet peas, shown in vases, etc. – 2, Mr Field, Cilycwm; 3, Miss Williams, Erryd House; h.c., Mr. Evan Davies, Glancroyddir. Bunch of sweet peas, limited to 40 stems – 1, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn;  2, Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa;  3, Mr William Barr, Felingwm.

Bouquet of wild flowers (for children under 15 years of age) – 1, Miss Maggie Jones, Lamb House, Cilycwm;  2, Miss Cecilia Beatrice Harries, Erw’rhwch;  3, Miss Muriel Bessie Morgan, Llandovery.

Best window plant – 1, Mr Daniel Jones;  2, Mrs Jones, Lamb House, Cilycwm.

6 blooms of dahlias (cactus) in three colours, two of each colour – 1, Mr Wm. Barr; 2, M. Williams, Richards, Glandynant;  2, Mr Samuel Richards;  3, Divlyn.

6 blooms of dahlias, in three colours, two of each colour – 1, Mr M. Williams, Divlyn 2, Mr William Barr.

HONEY.

3lbs. of honey in 1lb. bottles – 1, Mr M. Saunders Morgan, Llandovery;  2, Mr Evan Davies, Glancroyddir; h.c., Mr D. Rees Morgan, Llandovery; c., Mr. Evan Phillips, Cilycwm.

3 sections of honey in 1lb. sections – 1, Mr M. Saunders Morgan, Llandovery;  2, Mr Thomas Saunders Morgan, Llandovery; h.c., Mr D. Rees Morgan, Llandovery. BIRDS.

Canary, of any breed – 1 and 2, Mr C. P. Morgan, Llandovery.

HANDICRAFT.

New ladle and two new spoons – 1, Mr Samuel Richards, Glandynant; 2, Mr Samuel Richards; 3, Mr W. Williams, Derw House.

Straw seed vessel (llestr had) – 1, Mr M. Roderick, Tynywaun;  2, Mr John Davies, Penfedw.

Potato basket, of hazel twigs (gwial cyll) – 1, Mr M. Roderick;  2, Mr M. Roderick. Collection of distinct kinds – 1, Mr M. Roderick;  2,  Mr Evan Phillips, Cilycwm;  3, Mr David Evans, Llandingat Villa.

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