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: Lunch-time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)
Special Afternoon Concert
Glyn Eastman (Baritone)
The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite


Baritone: Glyn Eastman
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Light Music

S.B. from London.

: Market Prices for Farmers

S.B. from London.

Ministry of Agriculture Bulletin
S.B. from London.

: Weather Forecast and News

A Walk and Talk in Rome
Mr. T. Vivian Rees


Speaker: T. Vivian Rees

: The Halle Orchestra

S.B. from Manchester.


Musicians: The Halle Orchestra

: West Wales: The Spirit of Adventure

Dramatic Sketches of Incidents in Local History written and introduced by J. Kyrle Fletcher.
Performed by The Newport Playgoers' Society.

The Man Who Forgot
A Play founded on a Welsh Legend of the West.
Scene 1. The Hall at Plas Hendref.
Scene 2. The same, ten years later.
Scene 3. The same three days later.
The Spirit of Ambition casts a spell of forgetfulness over a faithful husband, whoso neglected wife supposes him dead. On the eve of her second marriage she sees a Minstrel, wearing her "dead" husband's ring. A touch of her hand breaks the spell and reunites its victims.

A Shelter for the Night
An Old Story of West Wales.
Scene : The interior of a cottage at night.
A half-drunken sailor is strangled in his sleep by a poverty-stricken old couple, who have given him shelter for the night. In robbing the corpse of a money-belt, they find they have murdered their long-lost only son.


Writer/Presenter: J. Kyrle Fletcher
[Actors]: The Newport Playgoers' Society
Incidental Music: The Station Trio
An Old Man: J.H. Roberts
An Old Woman: Katharine V. Barry
The Traveller: T.J. Webley

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall (Violoncello), Vera McComb Thomas (Piano)

The Trio


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas

: The Valve Set Concert Party

Frank Francis (Baritone), Jack Morgan (Tenor), Horace Jenkins (Baritone), Sidney Evans (Entertainer), Bert Siese and a Piano.


Baritone: Frank Francis
Tenor: Jack Morgan
Baritone: Horace Jenkins
Entertainer: Sidney Evans
Entertainer: Bert Siese

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