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VC: Vale of Clettwr Hunt Collection


Acc. 2695



Ref: VC

Reference: [GB 0212] VC
Title: Records of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt
Date(s): 1944-1950 (mostly 1948-1949)
Level: Fonds
Extent: 0.026m3

Source of Acquisition: Deposited as part of Acc. 461, D/AL/Addl, Records of Amphlett Lewis & Evans, on 23 August 1984. No record was made of the full contents at the time of accession, and it did not get catalogued. Later rediscovered and re-accessioned.

Scope and Content: 
VC/1: Correspondence and Committee Meetings 1948

VC/1/1
List of people, some with house or farm names, attending a Meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt on 3 January 1948 – Master of Foxhounds , A. S. Lewis .

VC/1/2
Copy of a letter dated 4 March 1948to Mr H.J.Davies Esq. of Pengraigwen, Llandyssul, from the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, 2 Blue Street, Camarthen, confirming a policy has been prepared and asking for a remittance of £1.13s.4d.

VC/1/3
Letter, unsigned and undated to Mr Isaac of the Stag and Pheasant, Pont-ar-sais, Camarthen, saying that owing to the death of Mr H. J. Davies, Secretary to the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, the writer is helping the Master to straighten things out.

VC/1/4
Letter dated 7 July 1948 from Arwyn (the Master of Foxhounds) of Neuadd-Deg, Carmarthen, to J. Amphlett Lewis, Solicitor, 4 Bridge Street, Llandyssul saying he has enclosed papers relating to the Hunt for Amphlett Lewis’s attention.

VC/1/5
Copy of a letter dated 9 July 1948, replying to VC/4 to Arwyn S. Lewis Esq. thanking him for the papers. Amphlett Lewis has made enquiries at the National Provincial Bank, where there was a balance of £600 5s.6d. in the Hunt Account, and £301.11s.8d. in the Steeplechase Account. Cheques drawn on the Hunt Account were signed by the Treasurer, Mr Evan Evans, and the Secretary Mr H.J.Davies, and on the Steeplechase Account by Arwyn S. Lewis, as Chairman, and Mr H. J .Davies as Secretary. Some specimen letters to the various people concerned were sent for Arwyn’s approval.

VC/1/6
Letter dated 12 July 1948 from Arwyn S. Lewis to Ampnlett Lewis in reply to the above letter with corrections to the specimens sent, leaving the word ‘Master’ out. A meeting had been arranged for ‘Monday next’.

VC/1/7
Copy of a letter dated 12 July 1948 to Arwyn S. Lewis from Ampnlett Lewis, who has not been able to find the names of the members of the Committee. ‘The Minute Book was not with the papers’.

VC/11/8
Letter dated 13 July 1948 from Arwyn S. Lewis of to Amphlett Lewis saying there was no list of Hunt Members in the Minute Book. He is asking the late Harry Davies’s Office to look there for one. Failing that he suggests trying Ivor Davies of Penlan, Llandyssul.

VC/1/9
Copy of a letter dated 13 July 1948 from Amphlett Lewis to Arwyn S. Lewis. Amphlett Lewis has sent out notices for the Meeting the next Monday to 14 people whom he lists. He asks if any are left out. There are five names added in pencil.

VC/1/10
Copy of a letter dated 2 July 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Jones, the Manager of the National Provincial Bank, Llandyssul. At the Meeting held at the Cilgwyn Hotel, Llandyssul, on the 19 July 1948, Mr E.H.Jones of Barclays Bank, Llandyssul was appointed Treasurer, and a proposal was passed to transfer the accounts to Barclay’s Bank, the new Treasurer and the Master would sign the cheques. He pointed out there were no complaints about the handling of the old account. The old Treasurer, Mr Evan Evans had resigned.

VC/1/11
Copy of a letter dated 3 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, to the Manager of the National Provincial Bank Ltd. Llandyssul, telling him that the last Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, Mr Harry J. Davies was deceased, and that the committee instructed him to say he was now appointed temporary Secretary.

VC/1/12 Copy of a letter dated 24 August 1948, unsigned to Arwyn S. Lewis enclosing some cheques for his signature.

VC/1/13
Copy of a letter dated 25 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Resident Inspector at the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, Ltd., Blue Street, Carmarthen asking if the amount of £1.13s.4d of Public Liability Insurance for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt in the letter dated 4 March 1948 (see VC1/2) had been paid, and asking what the policy covers.

VC/1/14
Letter from the above Insurance Company dated 26 August 1948 to J.Amphlett Lewis saying that the amount was still owing and it related to Third Party Public Liability for the Point to Point Races held at Dolwen Farm Pencader on 22 April 1948. He regretted learning of the death of Mr H. J. Davies.

VC/1/15
Copy of a letter dated 27 August 1948 to Arwyn S.Lewis, Neuadd-Deg, Bronwydd Road, Camarthen concerning forms from Barclay’s Bank that Arwyn will need to sign.

VC/1/16
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Evan Evans of Tegfan, Pontwelly, Llandyssul saying his letter of resignation as Treasurer was read to the meeting, and accepted, and he was thanked for his support, and hoping his health would improve.

VC/1/17
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mrs H.J. Davies, sending a vote of sympathy to her on the death of her husband. 

VC/1/18 Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mrs A. T. Morgan, Crossways, Frances Well, Carmarthen. The last meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt had asked him to ask her for the £6. 6s.owing for six tickets sent to her for the Annual Hunt Ball.

VC/1/19
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Spencer Miles, Castell Pigyn, Abergwili, Carmarthesn. The last meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt had asked him for the £6. 6s.owing for six tickets sent to him for the Annual Hunt Ball.

VC/1/20
Copy of a letter dated 31 August1948 from Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Captain Peter Francis, Myrtle Hill, Carmarthen. The last meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt had asked him to ask for the £7. 7s.0d. owing for seven tickets sent to him for the Annual Hunt Ball.

VC/1/21
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Patrick Evans, Black Lion Hotel, New Quay. The last meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt had asked him to ask Mr Evans for the £8.8s.0d. owed for four tickets sent to him for the Annual Hunt Ball, and four for the Ball of the year before.

VC//22
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Gwenda Lewis, Esq., Bryn-y-groes, Swansea. The last meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt had asked him to ask for the £3.3s.0d. owing for three tickets sent to him for the Annual Hunt Ball.

VC/1/23
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to W. Davies Esq., Yscygbor Stone, Carmarthen. The last meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt had asked him to ask for the £3.3s.0d. owing for three tickets sent to him for the Annual Hunt Ball.

VC/1/24
Copy of a letter dated 31 August 1948 to Arwyn S. Lewis, Neuadd-deg, Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen, thanking him for returning the Bank Forms, now signed, and enclosing a further cheque for his signature.

VC/1/25-38
Copies of a series of letters dated 2 September 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to various people as follows; ‘I was asked at the last Meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to write to you with reference to the collecting book in your possession, and I shall be obliged if you will now return this to me with any money you have to hand.’
25. To Gwenda Lewis Esq; of Bryn-y-groes, Swansea.
26. To Austin Bevan, Esq. of Cwrtmale, Llangain, Carmarthen.
27. To Mr Lewis, Fronhaul, Brechfa, Carmarthen.
28. To A.T. Morgan, Esq. Bronhaul, Carmarthen.
29. To D. Jones, Esq. Pantglas, Llandyssul.
30. To J. Davies, Esq. Gwarcoed, Llanwenog, Llanbyther.
31. To T. Evans, Esq. Ffynnonllewellyn, Llandyssul.
32. To D. Jones, Esq. Beehive, Pencader.
33. To Morris Isaac, Esq. Blaencwm, Llandovery.
34. To W. J. Thomas, Esq. Cawdor Cottage, Llandilo.
35. To J. Patrick Evans, Esq. Black Lion Hotel, Newquay.
36. To Mr Jones, Brynhoffnant Inn, Llangranog Road, Llandyssul.
37. To Capt. Davies, Llanina Hotel, Llanarth, Cards.
38. To Sgt. Davies, 4, Castle Terrace, Llansawel.

VC/1/39
Letter dated 6 September 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from Aelwyn T. Morgan, Veterinary Surgeon, Bronhaul, Penlan Road, Carmarthen. He says he did not have the collection book, but lists money he has received enclosing cheques. His wife had sold 35 dance tickets, a cheque for these was enclosed, as was also the remaining 15 tickets.

VC/1/40
Letter dated 6 September 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from J. Davies of Gwascoed, Llanwenog. He wished to know who had accused him of not handing in his collecting book and the money at the last Meeting of the Clettwr Hunt. He had handed them in to the late Mr H. Davies the Secretary, with witnesses.

VC/1/41
Letter dated 6 September 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from W. P. Davies of Ysguborstone, College Road, Carmarthen, enclosing a cheque for three dance tickets, and two he obtained from Miss Jane Davies of Green Grove, Felinfach which were returned to him. He was sorry not to have sent it sooner, but Mr Lewis told him to hang on to it after Harry’s (Mr H. J. Davies) death. 

VC/1/42
Copy of a letter dated 3 September 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Resident Inspector at the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, Ltd., Blue Street, Carmarthen, enclosing a cheque for £1 13s. 4d., for the Hunt’s Public Liability Insurance. He wanted a receipt, and a document mentioned by them to the late Mr H. J. Davies. See VC1/2 and VC1/14.

VC/1/43-51
Copies of a series of letters dated 3 September 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt enclosing cheques for Prizes won at the Clettwr Hunt Point to Point Races on April 22 1948. 
43. For Arwyn s. Lewis, £15 first prize in the 5.10 Race. Also £4.17s 2d. refunding the amount Arwyn had paid out for the services of four constables at the Point to Point.
44. For Mr ~A. R. P. Board of Mill Farm, Ewenny, Bridgend, two cheques for £10, being second prizes for the 2.30 and 4.40 Races.
45. For Mr G.T. Williams of Sandy Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, £3 for the 3rd Prize in the 5.10 Race.
46. For Mr G. H. Evans of Nantyreglwys, Llanboidy, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, £5 for the 3rd Prize in the 2.30 Race.
47. For Mr J. E. Thomas of Flemingstone Court, Flemingstone near Barry, Glamorgan, £10 for the 2nd Prize in the 3.10 Race.
48. For Graham Barrett, Esq. of Charles Street, Milford Haven, two cheques for £5, being the 3rd. Prize in the 3.10 Race, and the 1st. Prize in the 4.30 Race.
49. For Mr A. Bevan of Cwrtmalle, Llangain, Carmarthen, £20 for the 1st Prize in the 3.50 Race.
50. For G.R. Bevan, Esq. of Frongelli, Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen, two cheques, for £10 and £7, being 2nd. Prizes in the 3.50 and 5.10 Races.
51. For Mrs c. Griffiths of The Lodge Farm, Tenby, £5, being the 3rd. Prize in the 4.30 Race.

VC/1/52
Copy of a letter dated 4 September 1948, to Amphlett Lewis from the Resident Inspector at the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, Ltd., Blue Street, Carmarthen which enclosed the Public Liabilit Copy of a letter dated 20 December from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to y Insurance Policy for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, and was a receipt for the money paid.

VC/1/53
Copy of a letter dated 8 September 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Albert S. Lewis, Esq. Fron Haul Forge, Brechfa, concerning collecting books, and saying he was satisfied that Mr Lewis’s money had been handed in.

VC/1/54
Copy of a letter dated 8 September 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to J. Davies Esq. of Gwarcoedk Llanwenog, Llanbyther, saying that no one accused him of not handing in his collecting book, and was satisfied that his book had been handed in.

VC/1/55
A letter to Arwyn Lewis of Neuadd-deg, Carmarthen, dated 16 October 1948, from Roy Allen and his Band, of Gorseinon, Swansea, in reply to Arwyn’s phone call dated 18 October, 1948 saying that the band was now free on the Hunt Ball’s date of December 3 1948. 

VC/1/56
A letter dated 18 October 1948 to Arwyn Lewis from Roy Allen and his Band, saying his Band had been engaged for the Hunt ball at the Drill Hall Carmarthen for Friday 3 December 1948 at a fee of 27 guineas, and asking for details of the hours of dancing etc.

VC/1/57
Copy of a letter dated 18 October 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Editor of the Western Mail from the Secretary for an advertisement under ‘Hunting Appointments’ with notice of a meeting of the Hounds on Thursday 21 October 1948 At Pentop, Llanllwni at 9.30 am.

VC/1/58-66 Copies of a series of letters dated 18 October 1948 from the Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to tell Members of the Hunt Ball Committee appointed at the 13 October Meeting that there would be a Meeting of this Committee on 31 October 1948 at the Boars Head Hotel, Carmarthen at 8 pm.
58. To Mr and Mrs Austin Bevan of Cwrt Malle, Llangain, Carmarthen.
59. To Mr and Mrs Spencer Miles, Castell Pigyn, Abergwili, Carmarthen.
60. To Mr and Mrs A. T. Morgan, Bronhaul, Penlan Road, Carmarthen.
61. To Mr and Mrs W. Davies, Ysguborstone, College Road, Carmarthen.
62. To Mr and Mrs Stephens, Coedybrain, Ferryside, Carmarthen.
63. To Mr and Mrs Bevan, Frongelli, Carmarthen.
64. To Mr Horace Davies, Glasfryn, Llandyssul.
65. To Mr Bryn Thomas, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen.
65. Mr George Jones, Cillefwr, Carmarthen.
66. Mrs Stern, Neuaddlwyd, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen.

VC/1/67
Copy of a letter dated 19 October 1948 to Arwyn S. Lewis returning some cheques signed by the Treasurer, and saying that for the Hunt Draw, Ivi at the Alltrodyn Arms had promised a bottle of port, and Lewis Daniel Evans, Capel Dewi something to the value of £1. Also that a cheque of £20 10s for him, from Mr Gwenda Lewis, and given to Arwyn at the Meeting, had not been handed over.

VC/1/68-73
A series of letters dated 21 October to the 1 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt concerning advertisements for the Hunt to be put in the ‘Hunting Appointments’ in the Western Mail, as follows; Vale of Clettwr Hounds, Monday 25 October at Henfaes Bridge at 9.30 am, 2 November at Capel Dewi at 10.30 am, 9 November 9 at Pen-top at 10.30 am, 13 November Kennels (Opening Meet).
68. Copy of a letter from Amphlett Lewis to the Editor saying that the advertisement for the 18th had not appeared.
69. Copy of a letter to the Editor dated 25 October 1948. Amphlett Lewis explains he is at present acting as Secretary, the advertisements had not appeared, that the Hunt is a recognised Hunt, ‘in fact it is one of the best packs in Wales and these appointments are considered to be of great importance in that area.’
70. The advertisements.
71. A letter dated 26 October 1948 from the Editor saying the News Editor had no trace of them, also that they publish Hunting Appointments every day and will be pleased to include the Vale of Clettwr Hunt engagements.
72-73. Copies of Lists of appointments to be in the paper.

VC/1/74
Copy of a letter dated 3 November1948 from the Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Major Perry, The Barracks, Carmarthen, asking him to confirm the booking of the Drill Hall for 3 December 1948.

VC/1/75
Copy of a letter dated 4 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, signed Amphlett Lewis to members of the Hunt Committee, about a Meeting to be held at the Cilgwyn Hotel, Llandyssul on Monday 8 November 1948.

VC/1/76-77
List of those present at the Meeting of 8 November 1948, and a list of items to be donated for the Draw.

VC/1/78
Copy of a letter dated 4 November 1948 from the Acting Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to J. Leslie Evans, 4 Trinity Street, Gorseinon, Swansea confirming the engagement of the Roy Allen Band for 3 December and stating that dancing would be from 9 pm to 2,30 am.

VC/1/79-81
Copies of letters dated 4 November to 25 November 1948 from the Acting Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Midland Hire Service Depot, Carmarthen concerning the hire of the Amplifier Set and Spot Light for the Drill Hall on Friday 3 December 1948, costing £3 3s, and from G.W.Peacock, Esq. Cross vale, Pentrepoeth, Idole, Carmarthen, of the Radio Society of Great Britain confirming it would be installed.

VC/1/82
Letter dated 27 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from W.S.P.Cottrell (Architect and Surveyor) of 8 Quay Street Carmarthen enclosing a cheque for £4.4s.0d.

VC/1/83
Copy of a letter dated 4 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Major Francis, Myrtle Hill, Carmarthen, referring to his letter to him of 31 August (concerning returning collection books and any money) and asking for his remittance of £7 7s.0d.

VC/1/84
Letter dated 4 November 1948 from John Francis (Land and Estate Agent), the Hon. Secretary of the Camarthen Hunt Club, The Mount, Carmarthen, saying his Committee could not agree to the Vale of Clettwr Hunt holding a Hunt Ball ‘in the centre of Carmarthen Country’. The M.F.H. Association ruled that permission should be asked to carry out a function or activity in a neighbouring Hunt’s area – and his Hunt had already refused the Llandilo Farmers’ Hunt permission to hold functions in Carmarthen because it would result in loss of revenue to themselves. He said his Hunt would not hesitate to bring this matter before the M.F.H. Association.

VC/1/85
Copy of a letter dated 5 November 1948 to Arwyn Lewis, enclosing a copy of Mr John Francis’s letter so they could together draft a reply.

VC/1/86A
Copy of a letter dated 10 November 1948 to Mr John Francis sayng that he is acting as Honorary Secretary to the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, and he will reply to Mr Francis’s letter when he has taken instructions from a full meeting of the Hunt Committee. 

VC/1/86B
Handwritten note possibly for the above.

VC/1/87
Copy of a letter dated 11 November 1948 to Mrs G.M.Douglas, Llanfair, Llandyssul Cards. enclosing a copy of Mr Francis’s letter and Amphlett’s reply (see above).

VC/1/88
Copy of a letter dated 12 November 1948 to Arwyn Lewis, enclosing a copy of Amphlett Lewis’s reply to Mr John Francis. 

VC/1/89
Copy of a letter dated 26 November 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Major John Francis, The Mount, Carmarthen, replying to his letter of 4 November. The Hunt Committee had discussed it at length and says they’ did not consider that any point arises that requires an answer on its part.’

VC/1/90
Copy of a letter dated 10 November 1948 to the Editor of the Camarthen Journal, King Street, Carmarthen, with items for the Hunting Appointments, as follows; Vale of Clettwr Hounds, (Tues) 16 November, Blaenrhydgoch (finger post) 10.30 am. (Sat) 20 November Rhydcwmerau, 10.30 am. (Tues) 23 November Alltwalis, 10.30 am. (Sat) 27 November Llanbyther, 10.30 am.

VC/1/91
As VC/1/90, to the Editor of the Western Mail, St Mary Street, Cardiff.

VC/1/92
Two copies of a letter dated 16 November from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to be sent to the Hunt Committee members concerning a Meeting on the 22 November 1948 at the Cilgwyn Hotel, Llandyssul at 8.30 pm, with an Agenda 1st concerning the letter from the Carmarthenshire Hunt (Mr John Francis) and 2nd Any other business.

VC/1/93
People present at the Meeting, Chairman Mrs Douglas, and M.F.H. Mr Arwyn Lewis, and 12 others. On the back a handwritten note that the Deeds of Mynachlog-isaf were handed over to Lloyds Bank Llandyssul, 1 may 1946 and signed D.B.Evans.

VC/1/94
Letter headed Vale of Cletwr Hunt Ball dated 16 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from C. D. Williams of Parade House, Carmarthen saying he’d not received an invitation to the Clettwr Hunt Ball, and asking for 4 double tickets and a Table for 8 to be reserved.

VC/1/95
Letter dated 17 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from H Seddon Caldwell of Alderbury, Llangunnor Road, Carmarthen saying that though invited, ‘we will not be able to attend the Hunt Ball.’

VC/1/96
Copy of a letter dated 18 November 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to to Mr C. D. Williams telling him that his name was on the list for an invitation to the Hunt Ball, but Amphlett had not completed all the invitation cards, and was now enclosing some. He had noted the request for 8 tickets and had reserved the table.

VC/1/97
Copy of a letter dated 12 November 1948 to Arwyn S. Lewis, sending back a cheque from his brother, that the bank had returned unpaid, and asking that his brother could do something about it.

VC/1/98
Form to ask for Hunt Ball tickets from Mr J. Amphlett Lewis the Hunt’s Hon Secretary, on which is written that Miss Lloyd regrets she is unable to accept his invitation to the Hunt Ball.

VC/1/99
An undated letter to ‘Rory’ from Sebbold(?) at Lampeter, saying that Llandilo had gained preference over Carmarthen, Pixie being anxious to attend it. A note says that Dr Bowen and his wife are coming.

VC/1/100
Letter dated 21 November 1948 to Mr Lewis from Phyllis Hughes of Green Gables, St.Cclears, saying they are sorry they cannot come to the Clettwr Hunt Ball, there was a B.M.A. Dance in Swansea that night. ‘You must be Roy. Hope Valmi and family keep well.’

VC/1/101
Letter dated 23 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from the Carmarthenshire Constabulary, Chief Constable, T.H.Lewis, replying to an invitation to the Clettwr Hunt Ball, but is sorry he cannot attend .

VC/1/102
Copy of a letter dated 23 November 1948 from the Acting Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt sending Mr Thomas of Blaenplywyf, Llanbyther, 50 books for the Hunt Christmas Draw. He is to return the remittance and unsold tickets by 12 December.

VC/1/103
Copy of a letter from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt. It has received an application for 4 tickets for the Hunt Ball and a cheque for £4.4s.0d from P. Perkins Esq. of Longhouse, Haverfordwest, and is enclosing the tickets.

VC/1/104
Letter dated 23 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from W. G. Goddard of W.G. Goddard and Sons, Horse Slaughterers of the Factory, Abergwili, who is expecting complimentary tickets as usual for the Hunt Ball.

VC/1/105
Copy of a letter dated 24 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Editor of the Western Mail for an advertisement for a meet of the Vale of Clettwr Hounds on Tuesday 30 November at 11 am at Pencader, and on Saturday 4 December at Clyniar at 11 am.

VC/1/106
Copy of a letter dated 24 November 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to G. W. Peacock, Cross Vale, Pentrepoeth, Idole, Carmarthen wanting confirmation of the booking of his instruments for the Hunt Ball on 3 December 1948 for a fee of £26.6s.0d.

VC/1/107
Letter dated 27 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from Mr J. I. James, agent for the Manselton Estate and Manor, Swansea, adding a cheque for one guinea to add one more person, Mr Walter G. Hodges, to Lady Mansel’s party of seven for the Hunt Ball.

VC/1/108
Letter dated 26 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from Major Vaughan Phillips wanting tickets for the Hunt Ball for his daughter, Mrs Robert Lloyd and himself, and a table to be reserved for them. He mentions some difficulty with seating arrangements the previous year.

VC/1/109
Copy of a letter from the Acting Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt sending Mr D. T. Morris of Llwyn-y-graig, Pontantwn, Nr. Kidwelly 50 books of tickets for him to sell. Counterfoils, unsold tickets and the remittance to be returned by 12 December.

VC/1/110-111
Copies of a letter dated 26 November 1948 from Amphlett Lewis Hon. Sec. for the Vale of Clettwr Dance Committee giving notice of a meeting to be held at the Bear’s Head Hotel, Carmarthen at 8.30 pm on Monday 29 November, to make final arrangements for the Dance on 3 December. 

VC/1/112
Copy of a letter dated 26 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to J. Idris James Esq., enclosing 7 tickets for the Hunt Ball for him, having received his cheque of £2.7s.0d.

VC/1/113
Copy of a letter dated 27 November 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to John F. Green Esq., enclosing 26 tickets for the Hunt Ball, Amphlett Lewis having received a cheque for £27.6s.0d.

VC/1/114-123
Copies of letters headed Vale of Clettwr Hunt dated 27 November 1948 from Amphlett Lewis, writing on behalf of Arwyn S. Lewis, Master of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, to send complimentary tickets to the Hunt Ball.
114. 1 Ticket for Mrs H. J. Davies of Pengraigwen, Llandyssul.
115. 4 tickets for Messrs. Goddard, Penybank, Abergwili, Carmarthen.
116. 2 tickets for G. V. Lloyd, Esq. Cynghordy Hall, Llandovery.
117. 2 tickets for T .H. Jones M.R.C.V.S., M.F.H. of Crescent Road, Llandilo.
118. 2 tickets for L. A. O. Thurston Esq., of Neuadd, Llanarth, Cards.
119. 2 tickets for W. J. Jones Esq., Chief Constable of Cardigan, Aberystwyth.
120. 1 ticket for E. Jones Esq., Tanygroes, Cardigan.
121. 2 tickets for Edward H. Lloyd Esq., Togwyrdd, Llechryd, Cardigan.
122. 1 ticket for Major Sir Thomas Meyrick, M. F. H., of Bush, Pembroke.
123. 2 tickets for Col. & Mrs W. H. Buckley, M. F. H.

VC/1/124
Copy of a letter dated 30 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Editor of the Western Mail, Cardiff, asking for the following advertisement; Vale of Clattwr Hounds, Tuesday 7 December Galltmaen. 11 am, and Saturday 11 December. Gwarcoed. 11 am. 

VC/1/125
Copy of a letter dated 30 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Col. J. W. Buckley enclosing 4 tickets for the Hunt Ball and requesting his cheque for £4.4s.0d.

VC/1/126
Copy of a letter dated 29 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr R. Day, Tredilion, 14 Southward Lane, Langland, Swansea, enclosing 10 books for the Xmas Draw. He wants the counterfoils and remittance by 12 December.

VC/1/127
Minutes of the Meeting of the Dance Committee on Monday 29 December 1948, including a list of helpers, of doormen, and notifying the police.

VC/1/128
Letter dated 28 November 1948 to Hon. Sec, from J.H. Mathews of Norchard, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, with a cheque fo £2.2s.0d. enclosed for 2 tickets for the Hunt Ball.

VC/1/129
Letter dated 29 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from the Chief Constable, W. J. Jones of Aberystwyth regretting he cannot go to the Hunt Ball, since it has transferred to Carmarthen, he hopes for a change next year.

VC/1/130
Letter dated 29 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis as Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, following a telephone conversation, to request that 1 table is reserved at the Ball for Edward N. Lloyd of Togwyrdd, Cardigan.

VC/1/131
Copy of a letter dated 30 November 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to W. C, Gale Esq., St Non’s Avenue, Carmarthen, writing on behalf of Arwyn S. Lewis, Master of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, to send a complimentary ticket to the Hunt Ball.

VC/1/132
Letter dated 30 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from Thomas F. Meyrick of Slebech Park, Haverfordwest, who is unable to use his complimentary ticket for the Ball but is giving it to his daughter Joan who was going to the Ball.

VC/1/133
Letter undated, to Amphlett Lewis, from Mrs Peggy Linell of the Black Horse Hotel, Pontardulais Swansea who wished to withdraw her reserve on the 4 tickets for the Hunt Ball as she is unable to come as her friend Miss Laura Morgan is playing county hockey at Newport the following day.

VC/1/134
Copy of a letter dated 30 November 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mrs R. J. Birt Llewellyn of Glenover, Haverfordwest, sending her 2 tickets for the Hunt Ball and requesting a cheque for £2. 2s.0d.

VC/1/135
Letter dated 30 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis form Mr G.V. Lloyd of Cynghordy, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, thanking him for the 2 complimentary tickets from Arwy S. Lewis for the Hunt Ball, but regretting he and Mrs Lloyd will be unable to be present.

VC/1/136
Letter dated 30 November 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from W. H. Buckley, of the Carmarthenshire Hunt Club, returning his tickets, but his daughter, and his brother, the Deputy Master and his family will be attending the Hunt Ball. He writes that he thinks the usual customs and rules, written and unwritten between Hunts should be observed, and saying he had no notification of 2 hunt Balls held in his County the year before. He also points out that Carmarthen is the centre of his County, and that if adjoining Hunts choose to hold their functions there (without so much as a by your leave) this will seriously affect his finances.

VC/1/137
Letter dated 1 December 1948 to Amphlett lewis from R. N. Hukker, MRCVS, of Woodvine, Johnstown, Carmarthen, asking for a table for 8 people be reserved for him at the Hunt Ball, as Mr John Spurry and Miss Dilys Roberts would like to join his party and have obtained tickets from Mrs Bob Morgan.

VC/1/138
Letter from T. I. R. Lewis asking for more tickets, and enclosing a cheque for £4.4s0d.

VC/1/139
Copy of a letter dated 1 December 1948 to Arwyn S. Lewis, (Amphlett Lewis) has enclosed letters from Col. W. H. Buckley and G. V. Lloyd, and saying that Mr Thurston the Master of the Llandeilo Farmers’ Hunt and his wife hope to be present.

VC/1/140
Copy of a letter dated 2 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Davies of Lloyds Bank Ltd. Carmarthen forwarding him 10 tickets and requesting his cheque for £10.10s.0d.

VC/1/141
Copy of a letter dated 2 December1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Major Vaughan Phillips of Llanfair Clydogau, nr. Lampeter, reserving 2 tickets for him, and arranging for him to be included at the table of Miss Lloyd.

VC/1/142
Copy of a letter dated 2 December1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr T. H. Jones M.R.C.V.S. of Crescent Road Llandeilo forwarding him 2 tickets as requested by Mr A. T. Morgan, and asking for his cheque of £2.2s.0d.

VC/1/143-144
Letter dated 5 November 1948, and certificate dated 3 December 1948 of 3rd Party risk Insurance from the Commercial Union Assurance Company, for the Hunt Ball on the 3 December 1948 from J. Telfer Grieve of Sentosa, 56 Gower Road, and a copy of a letter from the Acting Secretary confiming the date and place of the event. 

VC/1/145
List of instructions for hiring the Drill Hall at Carmarthen from the Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, including Catering, Police Supervision and Fire Precautions.

VC/1/146
Letter dated 5 December 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from T. H. Jones M.R.C.V.S, sending two guineas for the tickets for the Hunt ball and saying, ‘we all enjoyed ourselves and thought it all a wonderful achievement,’ and thanking him for the complimentary tickets.

VC/1/147
Copy of a letter dated 6 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Messrs L. M, Herbert and Sons of the Dolwar Café, Carmarthen asking for their account by return of post, and hoping to be in Carmarthen on Wednesday to let them have a cheque in settlement.

VC/1/148
Copy of a letter dated 6 December 1948 from The Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Editor of the Western Mail, Cardiff, asking him to insert the following; Vale of Clettwr Hounds, Saturday 11 December, Gwarcoed, 11 am. Tuesday 14 December, Henfaes Bridge, 11 am. Saturday 18 December, Llansawel, 11 am.

VC/1/149
Copy of a letter dated 6 December 1948 from Amphlett Lewis from Arwyn S. Lewis, enclosing 2 dance ticketsreturned from Mrs Bert Llewellyn, Haverfordwest.

VC/1/150
Minutes of a Meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Committee held on 8 December 1948 at the Cilgwyn Hotel, Llandyssul at 8 30 pm. List of those present and Prizes for the Xmas Draw were decided. Details of names and prizes.

VC/1/151
Letter dated 11 December 1948, from Albert s. Lewis, Ffron Haul, Brechfa 7, Carmarthen saying he will return some counterfoils by Tuesday’s post.

VC/1/152
Letter to Amphlett Lewis from D. L. Jones of Bryn Loffnant,returning Draw tickets which they could not sell, but have kept 4 books for themselves.

VC/1/153
Copy of a letter dated 9 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Messrs L. M. Herbert & Sons of the Dolwar Café, 1 Blue Street, Carmarthen, paying their account with a cheque for £66.2s.6d., requesting a receipt, and asking for £8.8s.0d for a Toy Horse they bought at the Ball.

VC/1/154
Copy of a letter dated 9 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Messrs G.W.Peacock, Sound Engineer of Morley Street, Carmarthen enclosing a cheque for 6 Guineas for the Lighting and Sound Effects for the Hunt Ball.

VC/1/155
Copies of a general letter dated 10 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt asking for all counterfoils and money for the Xmas Draw to be returned to him not later than 13 December 1948.

VC/1/156
Copy of a letter dated 10 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Roy Allan of 4 Bridge Street Llandyssul enclosing a cheque of £28.7s.0d in settlement of his account and requesting a receipt.

VC/1/157-158
Copies of letters dated 14 December 1948 to the Editors of The Journal, Carmarthen, and The Western Mail & Echo, Cardiff with the following advertisement; Vale of Clettwr Hounds, Tuesday 21 December, Tunnel, Nr. Pencader, 11 am. Monday December 27 Llandyssul, 11 am. Saturday 1 January Brechfa, 11 am.

VC/1/159 Letter dated 14 December from Martin Evans of Mynachty, Penygroes, Llanelly, Carms. With two counterfoils for the Xmas Draw.

VC/1/160-163
Copy of letters dated 17 December 1948 from The Vale of Clettwr Hunt enclosing refund postal orders for draw tickets costing 6d each, not in time for the draw. 
160. 6d for Mr Davies of Maesybryn, Llanfihangel-ar-arth.
161. 2s.6d. for W. J. H. Packer c/o the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen.
162. 2s.6d. for W.R. Raven of 306 Newport Road, Cardiff.
163. 2s.6d for Evan J. Davies of 61 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, Glam.

VC/1/164-198
Copies of letters from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt dated 18 December 1948 notifying winners of the Hunt’s Xmas Draw.
164. Prize No.1 to Mr J. Lewis, 1 Castle Road, Mumbles, Swansea.
165. Prize No. 2 to Peg, Tymaen, Llangeler, Llandyssul.
166. Prize No.3 to Miss Jacqueline Thomas, 32, Cedar Crescent, West Cross, Swansea.
167. Prize No.4 to Miss Teleidwen Evans, 3 Surgeon Street, Conwil, Elfed.
168. Prize No. 5 to M. J. Hummer, 4 Iamyrddin, Abergwili, Carmarthen.
169. Prize No 7 to Mrs Rowlands, Wern-newydd, Llanfihangel-ar-arth.
170. Prize No 8 to Horace, 50 Lammas Street, Carmarthen.
171. Prize No 9 to Mrs J. C. Thomas, County Stores, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.
172. Prize No 10 to Eleanor Thomas, Gorwel, Glanwili, Carmarthen.
173. Prize No 11 to Mr W.H. Phillips, Cilfach-y-Jestyn, Conwil, Elfed, Carms.
174. Prize No 13 to Mr E. T. Davies, 4 Castle Terrace, Llansawel, Llandilo.
175. Prize No 14 to Mrs Edgar James, 17 St. David’s Avenue, Carmarthen.
176. Prize No 15 to Miss Marie Glen George, Tydraw, Aberdare.
177. Prize No 16 to Mr J.R. Childs, c/o Black Horse, Pontardulais.
178. Prize No 17 to Miss Dora Lewis, Caearglwyddes, Pontantwn, Kidwelly.
179. Prize No 18 to Mr G. Phillips, the Garage, Llandysilio, Pems.
180. Prize No 19 to Mrs Ann Jones, Maesowen, Rhydowen, Llandyssul.
181. Prize No 20 to Mr Tudor Evans, National Bensole Co. Carmarthen.
182. Prize No 21 to Mr Bertie Lewis, Riverside, Pontshaen, Llandyssul
183. Prize No 22 to Mr Trevor Taylor, 69 Water Street, Carmarthen.
184. Prize No 23 to Mr Martin Jones, Arfryn, Ffostrasol, Llandyssul.
185. Prize No 24 to Mr Basil Jones, 14 Priory Street, Carmarthen.
186. Prize No 25 to Mr Stanley Davies, Maesgoleu, Felinfach, nr. Lampeter, with a signed receipt 24 December 1948.
187. Copy of the above.
188. Prize No26 to Dr W. H. Bowen, 21 bridge Street, Lampeter.
189. Prize No 27 to Miss M. Thomas, Fforest Farm, Brechfa, Carms.
190. Prize No 28 to Mr D. H. Jones, Y.M.C.A. Hostel, Narberth, Pems.
191. Prize No 29 to Mr Victor Carmody, 2 I amyrddin, Abergwili.
192. Prize No 30 to Mr H. Rees, 51 Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen.
193. Prize No 31 to Mr S. S. Gower, 106 Station Road, Kidwelly.
194. Prize No 32 to Mr W. A. Gibby, Blossom Farm, Pencader.
195. Prize No 33 to Mr J. Thomas, 164 St. Helen’s Road, Swansea.
196. Prize No 34 to Miss Gillian Evans, Brynbach, Traveller’s Rest, Carmarthen.
197. Prize No 35 to Mr Rycroft, Cilfallen, Cwmcoy, Newcastle Emlyn.
198. Prize No 36 to Miss Jacqueline Harries, 3 Old Priory Row, Carmarthen.

VC/1/199
Copy of a letter dated 21 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Miss Lloyd Price of Talardd, Maesycrugiau, Carms., saying they had managed to purchase a turkey for her for £3.10s.0d and trust it will be satisfactory.

VC/1/200
Copy of a letter to Arwyn S. Lewis, enclosing some cheques for Draw tickets for him to endorse, and a cheque from Mr John of Ammanford for £1.7s.6d. for the 11 books he sold and 14 unsold books.

VC/1/201
Receipt of 24 December 1948 from M.E. Ryecroft for a bottle of rum she won in the Xmas Draw.

VC/1/202
Copy of a letter dated 24 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Raven of 306 Newport Road, Cardiff, saying his tickets for the Draw were too late, and he is to refund the money paid.

VC/1/203-204
Copies of letters dated 28 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Editors of the Western Mail, Cardiff and the Carmarthen Journal, for the following advertisement; Vale of Clettwr Hounds, Tuesday 4 January, Traveller’s Rest, New Inn, 11 am. Saturday 6 January Galltmaen, 11 am. 

VC/1/205
Copy of a letter dated 30 December 1948 to Arwyn s. Lewis, Neuadd-deg Carmarthen saying he had received a cheque for £5.5s.0d from Mr D. M. David of the Nelson Garage towards the Hunt Fund. He asks for the names of the usual donors so he can write to them.

VC/1/206
Copy of a letter dated 20 December 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr W. H. Phillips of Gilfach-y-Jestyn, Conwil, Elfed, Carms. telling him that Ivor Davies who donated a goose will deliver it to the Farmers’ Union Offices, Carmarthen.

VC/1/207
Copy of a letter dated 20 December 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Hadyn Edwards of llwynfortune, Nantgaredig, Carmarthen asking him to take the goose he had offered to donate to Mrs J. C. Thomas of the County Stores, Carmarthen.

VC/1/208
Copy of a letter dated 20 December 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Justin Bevan of Cwrt Malle, Carmarthen asking him to deliver the goose to Horace 2nd. 50 Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

VC/1/209-214
Copies of a series of letters dated 21 December 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt asking various donors of Prizes to bring them to his office (4 Bridge Street, Llandyssul) as the winners would be collecting them the following day.
209. 2 Ducks from Mr Lloyd of Coedlannau, Pencader.
210. A chicken from Mr Evans, Maesnewydd, Cross Inn, Llandyssul.
211. A chicken from Mr Rees, Penrhiwgaled, Cross Inn, Llandyssul.
212. A bottle of Sherry from Mr Davies, Cilgraig, Capel Dewi.
213. A Duck from Mr Jones, Penwern, Capel Dewi.
214. A bottle of Sherry from Mr D. Jones, Derwyrddin, Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen, to deliver to Arwyn S. Lewis.

VC/1/215
Copy of a letter dated 21 December 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Gwyn Bevan, Fronelli, Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen, asking him to deliver the goose to Eleanor Thomas, Corwel, Glanwili, and the duck to Mrs Edgar James, 17 St. David’s Avenue, Carmarthen.

VC/1/216-217
Copy of a letter dated 21 December 1948 from J. Amphlett Lewis, with notification of a Hunt Committee Meeting on 3 january at the Cilgwyn Hotel Llandyssul at 8 pm to discuss important business.

VC/1/218
Copy of a letter dated 30 December 1948 to D. M. David, Esq. of Messrs Nelson Garages (1948) Ltd, Carmarthen thanking him from the Committee for his donation of £5.5s.0d to the Hunt Fund. 

VC/1/219
Copy of a letter dated 30 December 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Lewis of Messrs M. Lewis & Son, Pontwelly Mills, Llandyssul, saying his letter was received, and their previous statement had been forwarded to Mr Arwyn Lewis to deal with.

VC/1/220
Copy of a letter dated 3 September 1948 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, signed Amphlett Lewis, to Mr G.T. Williams that enclosed a cheque for £3, being the 3rd prize won in the 5.10 Race at the Clettwr Point to Point on 22 April 1948. 


VC/2: Point To Point Dance, 23 April 1948


VC/2/1-6
Tickets for the Point to Point Dance.

VC/2/7
List of expenses for the Dance, the total was £43.13s.2d.
Copies of letters dated 8 March 1948, and 15 March 1948 from the Hon. Sec. of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, Pengraig Wen, Llansyssul Cards., to two bands asking them if they would be free on Friday 23 April for the Point to Point Dance, and submit terms. 

VC/2/8
To Mr B. Hitchings, 20 Llandebie Road, Ammanford saying he had played for them in the past. 

VC/2/9
To Cliff Ward’s Band, Llanelly.

VC/2/10
Letter dated 23 March 1948 from J.B.Hutchings for Roy Desmond and his Band to Mr Davies (then Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt), confirming they will play at the Hunt Dance on 23 April 1948 for a fee of £21, the hours of dancing from 9 pm to 2’30 am. Also asking for a microphone for the last dance.

VC/2/11-14
Copies of notices dated 12 March 1948 from the Hon. Secretary at Pengraig Wen, Llansyssul Cards., for a meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Dance Committee on 24 March 1948 at the Boar’s Head Hotel, Carmarthen at 7.30 pm. 

VC/2/15
Instructions for the hire of the Drill Hall from the Camarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association. A handwritten note sets the fee for hiring at £5.5s.0d plus lighting, and £1 for every hour after 12 pm.

VC/2/16
Bills and receipts from from J.B.Hutchings for Roy Desmond and his Band for £21, and from D. Ivor Thomas, Watchmaker, Jeweller and Optician for £13.10s.0d for Prize Certificates, and for £2.10s from the Infantry Workshops R.E.M.E (TA) for Cleaning the Hall and the ladies’ Cloak Room. 

VC/2/17-18
List of names, addresses and sums owed (in guineas) from Swansea and Gower people.

VC/2/19
Letter to Mr H. Davies , Milk Marketing Board, King Street, Carmarthen from G.W.Peacock of Magnasound Amplifier Service, Market Pavilion, Carmarthen confirming he has booked an amplifier and lighting effects for the Clettwr Hunt Ball on 23 April.


VC/3: Hunt Ball and Xmas Draw, 1948


VC/3/1
Handwritten description of the Hunt Ball

VC/3/2-3
List of names of people at 18 tables and at the Master’s table.

VC/3/4
List of people’s names with contributions

VC/3/5
Commercial Union Public Liability Policy 1983985 for the Ball.

VC/3/6-7
Letters dated 4 December 1948 to Amphlett Lewis from Roy Allen and his Band, by Roy Allen, enclosing their account, and dated 13 December 1948 with their receipt for £28.7s,0d.

VC/3/8
Copy of a letter date 20 November from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to J. Leslie Evans, Esq. of 4 trinity Street Gorseinon, Swansea with an enclosure from the hirers of the Hall for his attention.

VC/3/9a
Printed invitation to the Hunt Ball for Mr and Mrs Lloyd Edwards, with handwritten letter on the back from Mr Edwards asking for 2 places to be reserved for him at the same table as his brother, Mr D.G. Edward’s table. 

VC/3/9b
Slip included in the invitation stating that Bar facilities were not available, but parties were at liberty to bring their own.

VC/3/10
Printed invitation for Mrs Peggy Swell.

VC/3/11
Letter dated 29 November 1948 to J, Amphlett Lewis from E. Morton Peel of Woodside Farm, Raglan, Port Talbot saying he cannot attend the Ball.

VC/3/12
Letter dated 14 November 1948 from Eleanor Wood on behalf of the Tivy Side Farmer’s Hunt requesting invitations for seven people whose names and addresses are given.

VC/3/13
Letter dated 26 November to j. #Amphlett Lewis from W. Coupland of Moorlands, Llangunnor, Carmarthen requesint a double ticket.

VC/3/14-48
A series of counterfoils from the printed Invitations requesting tickets, giving the names and addresses of the people, and listing the cheque enclosed for payment.

VC/3/49
Undated draft of a letter about the Annual Ball, saying that owing to the death of Mr Harry J. Davies he has been asked by the Master to write asking for a remittance for tickets so that they can prepare a balance sheet.

VC/3/50
Letter dated 30 November 1948 from J. I. James the Agent of the Manselton Estate to J. Amphlett Lewis, concerning Lady Mansel’s tickets.

VC/3/51
Copy of a letter dated 12 October 1948 from the Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to W.F. Davies Esq., who had sent a cheque for £3.3s.0d and 2 Dance tickets.

VC/3/52
Letter dated 26 November 1948 from Bill of Parc-y-ddol, College Road, Carmarthen to Rory enclosing a cheque for £2.2s.0d for 2 tickets for the Ball. Gwilym Phillips had phoned him about them

VC/3/54-55
Books of tickets for the Grand Xmas Draw, Thursday 16 December 1948.

VC/3/55a
Copy of a letter dated 11 November 1948 from the Acting Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Ex Sgt. Davies, Castle Terrace Llansawel, saying he was asked by some Committee members to if he would sell 50 books of Draw Tickets.

VC/3/55b
Copy of a letter dated 2 September1948 from J. Amphlett Lewis requesting he return collecting books he has in hand, and the money

VC/3/56-64
Collection of letters and notes concerning the return of unsold books and counterfoils and details of money. 

VC/3/65
Copy of a letter dated 18 December 1948 from the Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mrs J. G. Thomas of County Stores, Lammas Street, Carmarthen informing her she had won the 9th. Prize in the Draw, and her receipt for one bottle of Port dated 21 December 1948.

VC/3/66
Letter from D. H. Jones of the Y.M.C.A. Hostel, Narberth, Pem. He was not able to collect his 25th. Prize as he worked on the land and could not get time off, His brother in law, David Emlyn Evans of Llandyssul will call for it.

VC/3/67
Letter dated 4 october 1948 to Mr Lewis from Flagster –Drufley (?) thanking him for the cheque for £3.10s.0d. for a Xmas Draw Turkey.

VC/3/68
Letter dated 29 November 1948 from S. G. Evans from the Service Lending Library, 36 Mumbles Road, Blackpill, Swansea who had enclosed a ticket found in one of his library books, hoping the owner can be traced from the counterfoil.

VC/3/69
Envelope postmarked 22 November to J. Amphlett Lewis with handwritten notes of numbers and names on the back.

VC/3/70-75
Bundle of invoices and Receipts concerning the Hunt Ball, from the Welshman, the Welsh Gazette, the Western Telegraph and the Magnasound Amplifier Service.

VC/3/76-77
Tow envelopes addressed to Mr C. H. Davies of Glasfryn, Llandyssul, one labelled Mrs Douglas, one with a note of Davies, Gwarcoed 25 Books.

VC/3/78
Envelope addressed to J. Amphlet Lewis on which he has written some Draw Numbers. 

VC/3/79
Letters dated 7and 8 January 194 concerning the T/P Insurance Policy Hunt Ball 1983985 cheque for 12s.6d. 

VC/3/80
Copy of a letter dated 29 March 1949 to D. H. Jones, Y.M.C.A. Hostel, Narberth from Amphlett Lewis who had not handed 50 cigarettes and a Bottle of Gin to Jones’s brother in law, but would post them.

VC/3/81
Copy of a letter dated 4 February 1949 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr Raven, 306 Newport Road Cardiff, asking what had happened to his books of Draw Tickets. 

VC/3/82
Letter dated 16 April 1949 from Gwendolen Lloyd Price of Talardd, Maescrugiau, with a cheque for £3.10s for the Turkey she was giving to the Xmas Draw, 1948.

VC/3/83
Letter dated 16 April 1949 to Amphlett Lewis with a cheque from Gwendolen Lloyd Price of Talardd, Maesycrugiau for £3.10s. to pay for the turkey she had promised for the 1948 Xmas Draw, and saying she was not going to pay her 1949 Subscription as present. 

VC/3/84
Letter dated 24 October 1949 to Amphlett Lewis from W. E. Morgan of The Lyric Theatre and Lounge Café Carmarthen, enclosing a cheque for 16 guineas for Toy Horses he purchased at the 1948 Hunt Ball, adding that one was Mr Ashley Jones’s, who will need a reminder to pay for it.

VC/3/85
Undated note about Toy Horses, L.M. Herbert and Sons, £8.8s.0d


VC/4: 1948 General, including bills and postage. 


VC/4/1
Secretary’s list of people, with brief details of their addresses. 

VC/4/2-5
Invoices and Receipts from David Jones, Printing Works, Pencader, from 1 May 1948 to 29 November 1948.

VC/4/6-13
Invoices and Receipts for newspaper advertisements from April to November 1948, from The Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser, The Western Telegraph, The Welshman, The Carmarthen Journal and the West Wales Guardian.

VC/4/14-20
Invoices and Receipts dating from May 1948 to December 1948 from; Alf Jame - Tent Builders, Swansea, Johns and Sons, Worcester, David O. Jones Coal - Lime and Stock Transporter, Ponttwelly, Llandyssul, Lewis Lewis and Son - Shoeing and General Smiths, Carmarthen, Emrys Lewis - Meat Purveyor, Llandyssul, and Davies Bros. - Radio Dealers and Amplifiers, Llandyssul.

VC/4/15
Postages etc. 1947 to 1948

VC/4/16
Prize Draw Expenses.

VC/4/17
Enclosure of a list of names within the Prize Draw Expenses; 

VC/4/18-49
Twenty seven cheques dated 24 August 1948 on Barclays Bank Ltd. Llandyssul, from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Steeplechase Accounts, one on the 18 October, 2 on 8 December and one on 9 December 1948.

VC/4/50
Envelope addressed to Mr J.Amphlett Lewis on which he has written a notes of some dates.

VC/4/51
Receipt dated 26 April 1948 from the Railway Executive, Western Region for 1s.0d paid to carry 2 tent poles. 

VC/4/52
Invoice and Receipt for Policemen for the Point to Point of 22 April 1948


VC/5: Correspondence, 1949


VC/5/1-22
Copies of letters dated from 5 January 1949 to the 25 March 1949, and one of 6 November 1949, with notices of the Meetings of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, to the Editors of the Western Mail and Echo, Cardiff, and the Carmarthen Journal.

VC/5/23
Copy of a letter dated 14 February 1949 from the Acting Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to the Editor of the Welsh Gazette, Aberystwyth. A ‘charge’ had been sent, and the Secretary pointed out that the Carmarthen Journal and Western Mail and other papers insert the Hunt fixtures free of charge, and asking if this ‘charge’ was an error. 

VC/5/24
Letter dated 1 November 1949 copied to the Western Mail, from Lieut-Commander D. le Gronier Chapman, R.N.V.R.of Alltrodyn, Llandyssul, about the Western Mail advertising a Meet of the Vale of Clettwr Hounds at Alltrodyn in the absence of any invitation from him. Alltrodyn and its 800 acres had been designated by a Public Notice in the Press as a Nature Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, and the County Planning Officer had been told of this. He asks the Hunt to cancel the notice and hold the Meet elsewhere.

VC/5/25
Copy of a letter dated 4 November 1949 from the Acting Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to Mr D. Le Gronier Chapman of Alltyrodyn ,in reply to his letter regretting that the Western Mail had advertised a Hunt Meet at ‘Alltyrodyn’, instead of the ‘Alltrodyn Arms’. 

VC/5/26
Letter dated 9 November 1949 to Amphlett Lewis, in which Mr D. Le Gronier Chapman of Alltyrodyn accepted the apology, and wants an assurance that stopping fox’s earths and digging out foxes gone to earth are not allowed on Alltrodyn, Penwern, Bryngoleu, Bryn Clettwr and Blaencromcadifor. 

VC/5/27a
Letter dated 11 November 1949 to Amphlett Lewis, in which Mr D. Le Gronier Chapman of Alltyrodyn that as Warden of the Wildlife Sanctuary and owner of the above listed lands, he insists of having an assurance from the Hunt Committee about stopping up earths and digging out foxes by the Hunt will be forbidden.

VC/5/27b
A copy of Amphlett Lewis’s reply to Commander Chapman. 

VC/5/27c-d
Copies of letters in which he sends a copy to the Master and says he will show one to the Committee at its next Meeting.

VC/5/28
Notes taken at a Meeting of the Committee of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt at the Cilgwyn Hotel, Llandyssul on 3 January 1949 concerning the letter to Major Francis, and also holding a 1949 Point to Point. 

VC/5/29-50
Copies of a letter dated 12 October 1949 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Acting Secretary with notice of a Committee Meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to be held on 18 October at the Cilgwyn Hotel, Llandyssul . The names and addresses of each person invited to the meeting are given. 

VC/5/51-85
Copies of a letter dated 28 October 1949 from the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Acting Secretary with notice of a Committee Meeting of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt to be held on 31 October at the Cilgwyn Hotel Llandyssul to discuss the distribution of Prize Draw Books and Any Other Business. The names and addresses of each person invited to the meeting are given. 

VC/5/86
Undated handwritten notes to contact W. E. Morgan of Wellfield House, Wellfield Road who had purchased 3 Horses, two at 8 guineas, one at nine, and concerning a cheque for 9 guineas to Dr. Barnardo’s local Secretary, Mrs Rees of Penllwyn Bank, Carmarthen. 

VC/5/87-95
Letters and copies of letters about Cups and other matters concerning the Point to Points of 1948 and 1949.

VC/5/96-97
Copies of letters dated 21 January 1949 and the 4 March 1949 concerning a suggestion from the Master of the Tivy Side Packs for a joint meet with the Vale of Clettwr Hunt on Saturday 12 March 1949 at Half Moon Llandyssul.

VC/5/98-102
Letters and copies of letters dated 5 March 1949 to the 19 April 1949 between Arwyn Lewis, Amphlett Lewis and John Francis, Hon. Secretary of the Carmarthenshire Hunt Club concerning 64 Saddle Number Cloths and a Commode Chair lent for the 1948 Point to Point.

VC/5/103-105
Copies of letters from the Acting Secretary dated 3 October 1949 concerning Toy Horses costing £7.7s. 0d sold at the 1948 Hunt Ball, sent to three people who had not paid for them. Names and addresses are given.

VC/5/106-108
Copies of letters from Amphlett Lewis dated 1 October 1949 to the 18 October 1949 to Mrs Maud Davies of Pengraigwen, the widow of the former Vale of Clettwr Hunt Secretary, Mr Harry Davies, concerning money owed to her for his postage on behalf of the Hunt.

VC/5/109
Copy of a letter from Arwyn S. Lewis dated 29 December 1949 to the Secretary of the National Hunt Committee saying that the Vale of Clettwr Hunt’s Secretary and Receiver of Entries for their Point to Point Meetings Mr H. B. Thomas had resigned. Mr Thomas was only appointed last season owing to the sudden death of their Secretary. Further correspondence should be sent to Amphlett Lewis.

VC/5/110-116
Copies of letters dated between 5 January 1949 and 15 June 1949 between Amphlett Lewis and Arwyn S. Lewis concerning cheques to be signed, a cheque book and other monies. 

VC/5/117-118
Copies of a letter from Amphlett Lewis to R. E. Wallce Esq; M.C.H. of The Kennels, Andoversford, Gloucestershire dated 11 January 1949 about a form to complete (it had been done), and a letter to Mr Thomas, Dated 23 April 1949 enclosing some correspondence addressed to the late Mr Harry Davies.

VC/5/119
A letter dated 9 March 1949 from Ken David of Nelson Garages Ltd. Carmarthen to J. Amphlett Lewis saying his father is still laid up and cannot attend an unspecified event.

VC/5/120-204
Lists and letters concerning Subscriptions to the Vale of Clettwr Hunt in 1949, including a list of Subscribers and the amount they paid. Numbers 203 and 204 are undated.


VC/6: Hunt Ball and Xmas Draw, 1949


VC/6/1-7
Tickets and an Invitation to the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Ball 1949.

VC/6/8-9
Itemised list of expenses for the Hunt Ball 1949 dated 2 December.

VC/6/10-18
Invoices and Receipts, including; one from L. M. Herbert and Sons of the Dolwar Café, Blue Street, Carmarthen, who fed, 300 guests, 12 Band, 4 Stewards, 4 Photographers and 3 policemen, also from the Band,’ The Manhattans ‘of Swansea, wine and spirits from the Cross Inn Hotel, Llanfihangel–ar-arth, printed items from David Jones, Printing Works Pencader, and for advertisements in the West Wales Guardian, The Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser and the Western Telegraph.

VC/6/19-21
Copy of a letter from Amphlett Lewis dated 20 October concerning the hiring of the Drill Hall Carmarthen, including an invoice and Regulations for hiring the Hall. 

VC/6/22-24
Copy of a letter from Amphlett Lewis dated 28 November 1949 to J. Telfer Grieve, Esq. of the Commercial Union Assurance Company Ltd, plus a reply from him about a cover note, and the certificate of Third Party Insurance for the Hunt Ball on 2 December 1949.

VC/6/25 to 29
Copy of letters from Amphlett Lewis dated 22 November 1949 to various Newspapers, and a copy of the advertisement about the Hunt’s Meets he wanted them to run’.

VC/6/30-39
Copies of letters from Amphlett Lewis dated 7 November 1949 giving notice of a Meeting of the Dance Committee on Saturday 9 November at the Boar’s Head Hotel Carmarthen. Names and addresses are on each letter.

VC/6/40
Copy of a letter from Amphlett Lewis dated 28 November 1949 to Mr G. W. Peacock, Crossvale, Idole, Carmarthen concerning Lighting equipment and Sound Equipment for the Hunt Ball booked by some of the Dance Committee.

VC/6/41
Copy of a letter from Amphlett Lewis dated 29 November 1949 to W. G. Gale, Esq. of Hemplands, 2 St. Non’s Avenue, Carmarthen, who had offered to decorate the hall, and to bring a man from the factory to help. 

VC/1/42-43
Handwritten list of people who had bought tickets and how much they paid.

VC/6/44-50
List of people at numbered tables at the Hunt Ball and at the Master’s table.

VC/6/45 to 52 Copies of letters from Amphlett Lewis dated 7 November 1949 giving notice of a Meeting of the Dance Committee on Saturday 26 November 1949 at the Boar’s Head Hotel Carmarthen. Names and addresses are on each letter.

VC/6/53-144
Copies of letters concerning tickets for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Ball 1949.

VC/6/145
Letter dated 28 August 1949 to Amphlett Lewis from J. Oliver of ‘Jimmy Oliver and his Band’ , 2 Rhyddings Park Road, Brynmill, Swansea, offering his Band for the Annual Hunt Ball.

VC/6/146
Letter dated 24 October 1949 to Amphlett Lewis from W. E. Morgan of The Lyric Theatre and Lounge Café Carmarthen, enclosing a cheque for 16 guineas for Toy Horses he purchased at the 1948 Hunt Ball

VC/6/147
Letter dated 9 December 1949 from Amphlett Lewis, Acting Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt with a reminder that the Xmas Draw will be drawn at the Farmer’s Arms, Pencader, on Friday evening 6 December 1949.

VC/6/148-150
A book of Draw Tickets listing Prizes, and 2 ticket slips.

VC/6/151-152
Handwritten lists of Draw expenses and of money made by the Xmas Draw1949. 

VC/6/153
Handwritten list of Expenses for sending out tickets, for sending letters to Prizewinners and for telephone calls,dating from 1 November 1949 to 23 December. Some names and places listed. 

VC/6/154
Vale of Clettwr Xmas Draw, 16 December 1949 list of Prize Winners with names and addresses. Seven copies.

VC/6/155
Vale of Clettwr Xmas Draw, 16 December 1949, a working list of Prize Winners with names and addresses, and other names and additions.

VC/6/156
List of prizes and donors. Three copies.

VC/6/157
List of people with addresses and small sums of pence, perhaps postal charges.

VC/6/158-159
Handwritten notes and sums with the Draw documents.

VC/6/160-178
Copies of letters from the Acting Secretary to various people, names and addresses given, dating between 1 November 1949 and 8 December 1949, forwarding them books of tickets for the Xmas Draw as requested by the Committee. 

VC/6/179-184
Letters and copies of letters concerned with the return of ticket counterfoils, books, and money for the Xmas Draw.

VC/6/185-212
Copies of letters dated 17 December 1949 from Amphlett Lewis informing the winners of prizes in the Xmas Draw.

VC/6/213-229
Copies of letters dating from 19 December 1949 to the 23 December 1949 from Amphlett Lewis concerning the collecting or delivering of prizes.

VC/6/230
Letter dated 20 December 1949 from C. F. Phelps of Home Croft, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, to Mr Davis, enclosing a two shilling postal order to register his prize.

VC/6/231
Copy of a letter from Amphlett Lewis to Mrs Douglas, J.F., of Llanfair, Llandyssul, enclosing a cheque for £3.10s.0d for an extra turkey she supplied for the Hunt Xmas Draw.

VC/6/232
Copy of a letter dated 9 March 1950 from Amphlett Lewis to D. Jones of Pantglas, Llandyssul, asking for £12.0s.0d he had sold for the Xmas Draw.

VC/6/233-234
Copies of letters dated 9 March 1950 from Amphlett Lewis to Mrs Joan M. Perkins, Longhouse, Haverfordwest, sending her a cheque for one guinea in respect of a returned ticket for the 1949 Hunt Ball, and to C.D. Williams of Parade House, Carmarthen, with a cheque for two guineas.


VC/7: Invoices and Receipts 1949.

VC/7/1 to 4 Invoices with receipts dating from 4 January 1949 to 8 November 1949. 


VC/8: Correspondence, 1950


VC/8/1-33
Copies of letters dated January 1950 from the Acting Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt, Amphlett J. Lewis to all the Hunt Members reminding them that their subscriptions were due, and thanking them for their support in past seasons. The Committee were making every effort to keep the hounds going.

VC/8/34-72
A sequence of letters and copies of letters dated between 28 January 1950 and 24 February 1950 in which Arwyn Lewis the Master of Foxhounds put forward his resignation, and the tenancy for the hounds to be kept at the Kennels at Talardd ended. Miss Lloyd Price of Talardd, Maescrugiau made new terms on which the hounds could remain until 29 September 1950, reduced to 15 couples at the end of the season. A small management committee was appointed. 

VC/8/73-74
Letters dated 15 March 1950 from Tom Lewis Esq., of Fron Haul, Brechfa, Carmarthen, arranging a hall suitable for a meeting with some of the Brechfa followers. He gave names and addresses of likely supporters, and Arwyn Lewis’s letter of thanks. 

VC/8/75-83
A series of letters concerning money, including a statement dated 17 February 1950 of the balance in the Bank of the Steeplechase Account from May 1949 to 1950, and payments made to the Master and to Weatherby. This was sent to Bryn Thomas Esq. Builder, of Water Street, Carmarthen, who was to produce a balance sheet for the Point to Point. Also included is a letter concerning a collection made at the Boxing Day Meet. 

VC/8/84
A letter dated 10 March 1950 from Commander Chapman of Alltyrodyn, Llandyssul to Amphlett Lewis, the Acting Secretary of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt. Chapman wanted an assurance from the Committee (concerning not stopping up earths to dig out foxes, and not to dig out foxes after they had gone to earth) that he had asked for in his letter of 11 November 1949. 

VC/8/85-95
With this 1950 Correspondence was a collection of documents dated between 18 February 1944 and the 24 May 1944, concerning the appointment of a new Master of Foxhounds and drawing up an agreement between the Clettwr Hunt and the new Master. There is a copy of the draft of an Agreement to remain valid until 30 April 1945 between Griffith Davies of Rhydfene, Llandyssul, Evan Evans of Pontwelly, Llandussul and Ivor Davies, Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary acting for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt Committee, and Captain George Meredith Esq. of The Flat, Dennis, Towcester, Northamptonshire, the proposed Master. There is a letter from George Meredith to J. Amphlett Lewis, who had sent a copy of the Agreement to him. There is also a printed account of the Rules and Regulations of the Carmarthenshire Hunt Club dated 1918.

VC/8/96
A handwritten list of people with their farms or places, dated 6 February 1950,and including a ‘secretary’ Ivor Davis, and a ‘treasurer’.


VC/9: Financial Statements and Cheques 1947-1950


VC/9/1
National Provincial Bank, Llandyssul, Statement for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt dating from 31 December 1947 to 5 August 1948.

VC/9/2
National Provincial Bank, Llandyssul, Statement for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt marked ‘Steeplechase Account dated 5 August 1948

VC/9/3
Barclay’s Bank, Llandyssul, Statement for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt dating from 5 August 1948 to 14 March 1950.

VC/9/4
National Provincial Bank, Llandyssul, Statement for the Vale of Clettwr Hunt ‘Steeplecahse Account’ dated 23 April and 7 May 1947.

VC/9/5-9
Typed Statements of Payments and Receipts for the Hunt and Steeplechase Accounts dated 1948. Some duplicate copies.

VC/9/10-12
Handwritten list of payments and receipts for 1948 and 1949, including some Hunt Ball and Draw monies.

VC/9/13-17
Handwritten list of payments and receipts, many undated, some dated 1948 and 1949, and including a Xmas Draw.

VC/9/18
Handwritten list of the Balance Sheet of Petty Cash Account on 29 April 1950.

VC/9/19
Handwritten list of some Hunt Ball expenses dated October and November 1947 and January and February 1950

VC/9/20
Letter dated 20 April 1950 from Arwyn Lewis, concerning a payment.

VC/9/21
National Provincial Bank Llandyssul Cheque Book from April 1947 to 3 August 1948.

VC/9/22 Midland Bank Llandyssul Cheque Book from 8 November 1950 to 20 November 1951.

VC/9/23-78
Cheques of Barclay’s Bank, Llandyssul, from 24 August 1948 to 4 June 1950, with payments by the Hunt and Payments to the Hunt. 

VC/9/79-82
Three Pay In slips for Barclays Bank with some notes on the back, and one for the National Provincial Bank.


VC/10: Miscellaneous


VC/10/1
Order form postcard for new books on Foxhunting, John Leech in the Hunting Field, Ponies and Riders and Horse Talks and The Horseman’s Year 1948 – 1949

VC/10/2-3
Xmas Draw Tickets for 1945 and 1947

VC/10/4
Invoice in an envelope, for J. Amphlett Lewis from the Teifi and Avon Fishery Board dated 1 February 1950 for petrol and small torches.

VC/10/5-30
File relating to the District Probate Registry, Oxford, of Sarah Mary James of Glyn Noddfa, Henllan, Cardigan, spinster, but with one child aged over 21.who died 14 December 1945. The gross value of her estate was £1247.8s.6d. The value of her leasehold property was £275, and there is an Inventory. 

VC/10/31-32
Note about the Tithe Act 1936 and a change of ownership of Pantgogledd, and ‘Catalogue, Sale of Alltrodyn, Mr Davies, Gwarcoed’.


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