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In 1933 the concert and
Sunday evening meeting for a talk and solos was replaced by a short address on Sunday afternoons.
Records are every night 1936. There rendered by
available which indicate that classes continued to be held of the week in 1933 and in all probability up to and beyond is no record (for various reasons) showing when this service, the YMCA, in Cardiff Prison ended. It is possible that the work
ceased at the outbreak of War in 1939. This was probably the time when the National Secretary ceased to be an Education Adviser to the Governor.
Much credit is due to the Class Tutors who gave this devoted voluntary service year after year. Many did not even ask for re-imbursement of travelling expenses. It would seem that unbroken service was rendered by the Association for approximately fifteen years.
Courses of miscellaneous lectures were also arranged for a number of years at Swansea Prison.
For several years in the 1930s, at the request of Mr. Fisher, the then Governor of Cardiff Prison, a probation scheme was put into operation by the YMCA for young offenders placed on remand in the prison. At that time the Welsh National Council had a special interest in the welfare of youths employed by the Powell Duffryn Colliery Company and several new YMCA Boys' Clubs had been opened in the company's area in South Wales.
Mr Edmund Hann, the Managing Director, was approached to ascertain whether any boy placed on probation could, at the request of the Welsh National
Secretary, be given employment without any history being required. Hann agreed with one reservation - be a member of the local YMCA nearest his place of it was agreed that only Mr. Hann, the Secretary of
of the boy's record that any such boy should employment. In addition the YMCA where the boy
was a member, and Mr. Rola Youth Department of the We helped was on probation.
nd Smith, who had been appointed Secretary of the lsh National Council, should know that the boy so
Roland Smith was deeply in some of the boys, who loya remained in the area where
terested in these activities and can testify that lly accepted their opportunity, made good and today they are highly respected citizens.
In the late 1930s, the Min unemployed boys in Llandou Welsh National Council of centre. It acceded to this
istry of Labour sponsored a training centre for gh Castle and its grounds, near Cowbridge. The YMCAs was asked to adopt and superintend the
Boys between the ages of 1 training periods of from f form of employment in diff physical and mental exerci
4 and 18, selected by the Ministry, were sent for our to six weeks, before being allocated to some erent parts of the country. It was realised that se in a changed environment counteracted long