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: Typhoons

Mrs. Mary B. Crowle


Speaker: Mary B. Crowle

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Appreciations of Well-Known Poems: 2: "The Ancient Mariner," by Coleridge

Mr. A.G. Prys Jones


Speaker: A.G. Prys Jones

: Light Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: My Favourite Songs: 9

A Recital by Kenneth Ellis (Bass).


Bass: Kenneth Ellis

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local News)

: Football Feats

A Programme for Sportsmen by Sportsmen.
The Performers include:- A.S. Burge; Harry Hart; Walter J. Martin; L.E. Williams and Jacque Thomas
The Caerphilly Gleemen; The St. Saviour's Band; The Station Orchestra

This programme is mainly built upon the historic encounter between Cardiff and the 'Springboks', January 1, 1908.
No more popular combination than the 'Springboks' (South African Rugby Team) of 1908, has toured these Isles. The name of Marsburg, the demon full-back; swiftly brings back the greatness of that team, which included Stegmann, Luyt, Joubert, Carol, Dobbin and the Brothers Morkel.
Scotland were the only International team to lower their colours, and that by a three-point margin. Wales suffered a distinct defeat by the 'Springboks', but on New Year's Day. 1908, in a sea of mud, the Cardiff team was victorious by 17 points to nil.
It is this game, then, that we propose to play over again in a cameo written by L. E. Williams. Picture the ground rain swamped, and wind swept, packed with spectators roaring their delight at the brilliant play on both sides.
(to 23.00)


Writer: L. E. Williams
Performer: A. S. Burge
Performer: Harry Hart
Performer: Walter J. Martin
Performer: L. E. Williams
Performer: Jacque Thomas
Singers: The Caerphilly Gleemen
Musicians: The St. Saviour's Band
Musicians: The Station Orchestra

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