Historic Picture Caused Debates - South Wales Guardian of 5th January 1967
Part of the text might be inaccurate as the source is badly faded and partly illegible from wear.
“Historic picture caused debates”
Controversy has been aroused in the Cwngors and Gwaun-cae-Gurwen area after the publication last week of the photo of the Cwmgors collery team which won the Sir Alfred Mond cup in season 1925-26.
They were fore-runners of the present Cwmgors R.F.C. formed in the 1927-28 season.
Mr. Dan Griffiths, of High-street, Cwmgors, named them all. For its interest value, the picture is reproduced again.
Back-row: John (Meth) Jones, Charles Richards (treasurer), David Bowen, Stanley Jones, Tommy George, Morgan A. Lewis, D.R. Evans, Tom M. (Gwen) Jones and Tom Pritchard.
Second row: David … (unclear text)…, David Tom Jones, Trevor Arnold, Rhys Davies, Johnny Davies, Claude Davey, Handel John, Will Arnold and Morgan Timothy (first-aid).
Seated: Ewart Jones, Ben R. (Meth) Jones, Philip George, Morgan Jones (manager Cwmgors Collery), Will Davies (capt), D.P. Rees (group cashier and president), Tom (Meth) Jones, David Pritchard, M… (Meth) Jones, Will (Gwen) Jones and Dan Evans.
Skipper Will Davies, who later played for Swansea was “capped” against South Africa in 1931, and England, Scotland and Ireland in 1932.
He has two brothers Rhys and Johnny Davies behind him in the photograph.
John …. (unclear text)
The three Arnold brothers are D.H. Trevor and Will Arnold.
J.M. Jones and Ewart Jones are brothers as are Tom M. (Gwen) Jones and Will (Gwen) Jones and Tommy and Phillip George.
D.R. Evans and Dan Evans are also brothers, while Tom Pritchard was the father of David Pritchard, who has been chairman of Cwmgors R.F.C for 38 years.
Claude Davey, who later played for Swansea, was “capped” 23 times for Wales.
Everyone in the photograph lived in the village of Cwmgors, except D.P. Rees, president, who lived at G.C.G.
Of the 13 members of the committee and …. (unclear text) only …( unclear text)… Tommy George.
All members of the team are still alive.
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