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Temperate dancing at the Derry ArmsSource:
Carmarthen Journal 07/02/1902 Date:
Newspaper Description: Transcript:
BETTWS BLEDRWS. DAnCING.-The old Derry Arms Public House so celebrated for its home brewed ale and bara ceirch and cheese has recently been converted into a fine hall for dancing for the ladies and gentlemen of the neighbourhood. There are now no public houses in the parishes of Bettws Bledrws and Llangybi, so that the evenings are spent in the innocent diversion of hopping it gaily on the light fantastic toe. The hall has been tastefully decorated, the walls being of a pinky colour, and it seems very cosy and cheerful when the wind is howling outside. Monday and Friday are the dancing evenings from 7 to 11 o'clock. There are about a dozen couples attending the class. The dancing master and M.C is Mr D. N. Evans, of London, and he in addition to other duties teaches the novices to improve their deportment. Mr Sampson is the leader of the band. During Lent the hall will be closed. Should the spirit of old Jane Jones ever hover round. and look in at the window some night when the dance is in full swing it no doubt would utter inwardly "Brenin mawr o ble daeth rhai'n?" Notes:Linked to Derry Arms , Opposite Park gates, Betws Bledrws