1969 Tongwynlais Investiture Celebrations

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Tongwynlais celebrated the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in 1969 with a week of events.

This souvenir programme was produced to advertise the events and provide entry to the fete.

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

Programme

  1. Saturday, June 28th – Dancing Display
  2. Sunday, June 29th – Community Hymm Singing Service
  3. Monday, June 30th – Investiture Celebration Dance
  4. Tuesday, July 1st – Evening Concert
  5. Wednesday, July 2nd – Comic Football Match
  6. Thursday, July 3rd – Concert by Tongwynlais Schoolchildren
  7. Friday, July 4th – Super Bingo
  8. Saturday, July 5th – Teenager’s Dance, Grand Fete, Carnival & Sports

Advertisers

The most fascinating part of the programme are the businesses who advertised in it.

L. J. & C. Bennett

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

Bennett’s Garage is now the New You Hair Lounge. There’s a great photo on my history page.

D. S. J. (Crafts) Limited

Conti’s – Fish and Chips Bar

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

W. R. Roberts & Sons Ltd. – Vale View Dairies

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

M. Evans – General Stores

L. Phillips – Newsagent Confectioner and Tobacconist

E. R. Hall – High-Class Family Butcher and Meat Purveyor

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

Norman T. Jones Removals

Dennis Davies – Castle Stores

Lewis Arms Hotel

S. J. Cradock & Son

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

The Lewis Arms is obviously still around, although no longer as a hotel. Again, you can see some old photos of my history page.

Goughs – Television Rental

Scan of 1969 Programme to mark the investiture of The Prince of Wales

The programme was printed by Evans & Short of Tonypandy.

Add Your Memories

Did you attend the investiture celebrations? Do you remember these businesses?

I’d love to add some more information about the 1969 celebrations and the businesses in the village over the years. You can get in touch using my feedback form, send me a tweet or message me on Instagram.

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Street Party

Regular contributor Carol Spackman sent me these brilliant photos of a street party on Cae Lewis to celebrate the Investiture.

Collage of photos from a street party in 1969. Children are sat at a long table with adults in the background.

Events

Saturday, June 28th – Dancing Display

By the Dorothy & Arthur Coates Dancing School

Sunday, June 29th – Community Hymm Singing Service

Music by THE TONGWYNLAIS SILVER BAND including items by pupils of Tongwynlais Primary School

Monday, June 30th – Investiture Celebration Dance

Langdon Doidge and his Music

Tuesday, July 1st – Evening Concert

by Mr. Dennis Williams and Party

Wednesday, July 2nd – Comic Football Match

CASTELL ATOMICS v. COCH DYNAMICS

Thursday, July 3rd – Concert by Tongwynlais Schoolchildren

Under the direction of Mr. K. INNES and Mrs. B. LLOYD

Friday, July 4th – Super Bingo

Saturday, July 5th – Teenager’s Dance

Dancing to the Langdon Doidge Group

Saturday, July 5th – Grand Fete, Carnival & Sport

At the Tongwynlais Recreation Ground. Opened by Huw John, Esq.

About Jack Davies

Founder and editor of Tongwynlais.com and CastellCoch.com.

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