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"OLD BRECKNOCK CHIPS/* A Column of Antiquarian Chit-Chat relating to the County of Brecknock. NOTES, QUERIES, AND REPLIES, on Subjects inter¬ esting to Breconshire, must be addressed to EDITOR, Bbecon County Times, Brecon. Real names and addresses must be given in confidence, and MSS. must be written legibly, on one side of the paper only, FEIDAY, JULY 15th, 1887. THE CHIEF EVENTS IN BRECONSHIRE DURING THE REIGN. 1837-1887. [Continued from Issue of July 8th, 1887.,] 1885 Fancy Dress Ball (Mounted Infantry) at Hay. January 2nd. Philip John Budworth, Esq., J.P., D'!L., died. January 9th. Captain Penry Lloyd, at Hay, declined to become a Candidate for Radnorshire. January 15th. Shocking Gun Accident at Boughrood Station— Charles Davies accidentally shot by Benjamin Newton. January 16th. First Silo Opened in Breconshire by F. W. A. Roche, Esq., of Tregunter. February 7th. Extremely Low Death Rate (the lowest in the United Kingdom) reported in the Urban District of Brecon at the Council Meeting, by the Medical Officer. February 10th. Marriage of Lieutenant R. N. Thomas, the Gnoll, to Miss Lilian Watson Lee, at Llanelwedd Church, Builth. February 12th. Death of Miss Jane Williams (' Ysgafell,") known in literary circles as the authoress of the " Life of Carnhuanawc," and many other works. Miss Williams, who was of the Neuadd Felin family, lived near Talgarth for several years. She died at Chelsea, London, on March 15th, in the 80th year of her age. The late Dr Rees, of Swansea, delivered his last' lecture in Breconshire at Glasbury. March. Fatal Accident to Mr Frank Green Price (son of Sir Richard Green Price) at Brecon Races. April 22nd. Fatal Accident in TalyUyn Tunnel—Mr John Powell kiUed. May 9th. Madame Patti received an enthusiastic reception upon her return home to Craigynos. May 11th. Alderman David Thomas Died. May 18th. Special Meeting of the Brecon Town Council- Vote of condolence passed to the family of the late Aid. David Thomas. Councillor H. C. Rich elected alderman vice the late Aid. Thomas. June 3rd. Review of the 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Farewell address to the Regiment by Major W. T. Much. June 11th. The Breconshire Agricultural Society resolve to invite the Herefordshire Agricultural Society to hold their exhibition at Brecon in 1886. June 12th. Centenary Festival of the Welsh Sunday Schools. June 17th. Marriage of Miss A. Garnons Williams, Aber- camlais, with Lieut. A. C. Worlledge, of the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers. June 18th. Mr Thomas Price, auctioneer, estate agent, and valuer, of Builth, Died in London. Jnne 29th. Breconshire Quarter Sessions. New Scheme for the division of the County into polling districts discussed and adopted. The smallest rate (fd. in the £) levied for county purposes for a number of years. June 30th. Rev. J. H. Jones, M.A., Ph.D., of Trevecca College, Died. July 21st. Breconshire Volunteers proceeded to Aldershot for a week's encampment. August 1st. Marriage of Mr Hugh Vaughan Vaughan, the Castle, Builth, with Miss Eva Campbell. August 12th. Madame Adelina Patti gives a Grand Concert at Brecon in aid of the Brecon Infirmary. Enthusiastic reception given to Madame by Breconians. August 13th. Marriage of Mr Gilbert David Harries with Miss Louisa Rose Cox, Oakfield, Hay. August 20th. Great Horse Show at Hay: 350 entries. September 12th. The last meeting on record of the Breconshire Chamber of Agriculture. Paper on the •' Agricul¬ tural Customs of Breconshire," read by Mr Daniel Owen, J.P. The Hon. Arthur Morgan presided. Friday, Oct. 16th, Farewell Address by Mr Cyril Flower, M.P., to his constituents at Trecastle. Friday, Oct. 16th. Commencement of the second temperance mission at Brecon. Address by the Rev. Canon Barker. Thursday, Oct. 8th. Presentation of illuminated addresses and hand¬ some testimonial to Mr Cyril Flower, at Brecon. Farewell banquet at the Town Hall to Mr Flower. Saturday, Oct. 17th. Mr Flower's farewell address to his constituents at Brecon. Monday, Oct. 19th. [To be continued.]