The Thirteenth Rifles



On Saturday evening last this corps mustered in full numbers, dressed in their neat new uniform, in a field belonging to Mr. Williams, Gylunis, near this place, where they underwent all their drill manipulation under the eye of their much respected commander, Major Booker, who in consideration of their disappointment in not being able to attend the battalion exercise at Cardiff last week through the incessant rain, marched them, headed by their first-class band, known to be the best rifle band in this and adjoining counties, and Sergeant Preston the successful competitor for the champion medal, and other large prizes at the last rifle competition at Margam, through this village, Taffs Well and Lantgarw.

Upon their return march, the liberality of their worthy commander was displayed in ordering refreshments of mine host at Taffs Well, which greatly helped to recruit the exhausted strength of the gallant corps. On reaching Tongwynlais they were dismissed, all of them being highly pleased.