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A leaflet to commemorate the Banquet of Hubert Griffith, Portreeve of Laugharne in 1927. Hubert was a local dairy farmer and was reported to be the fourth generation of his family to serve as Portreeve. His father, William Clarke Griffith, had held the office only a few years previously. Hubert had served in the First World War and been taken prisoner by the Germans. (Western Mail, Nov 4th 1927)
 
This banquet was one of the earliest to be held at the new Memorial Hall. The Western Mail reported that "more than 100 guests were entertained to a sumptuous repast ..... at the War Memorial Hall".
A few weeks earlier he had "entertained all the officials and Jury to breakfast at the National School.." (Western Mail, October 11th 1927).
 
Hubert was Portreeve until 1929. Latterly he farmed at Brooke House farm and died in 1954. He is buried in St Martin's Churchyard.

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