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Mrs. D. I. Davies (Anne Davies)

Mrs. Anne Davies' first association with the YMCA was at Bridgend, where she was involved with the work for many years. She was a Trustee of that Association and a member of its Executive and Management Committee, and was a prime mover in the formation of the Bridgend YMCA Auxiliary.

In the early days of the Bridgend Women's Auxiliary, Mrs. Anne Davies was closely associated with Mrs. W. R. Williams, the first Chairman of the Auxiliary, and mother of Lord Ogmore.

The small group of Auxiliary members made massive efforts to raise funds for the local and national Association. The most notable effort being a Garden Party in the spacious grounds of the home of Mr. & Mrs. Williams which was visited and opened by H.E. Princess Helena Victoria, the President of the National Auxiliary, when a sum of four hundred pounds raised, testified to their energetic activities.

Mrs. Davies also assumed responsibility for directing efforts of the Auxiliary to manage a YMCA Forces Centre in the property of 2 Court Road, after the Bridgend YMCA decided the structure was unsuitable for use as a Youth Centre. This work continued for several years and was much appreciated by Servicemen stationed in the Bridgend district.

Mrs. Davies soon became active in the affairs of the Welsh National Women's Auxiliary, and after a period of distinguished service in which she was made a Vice President of that body, she was elected to succeed the late

Miss Dorine Evans, as Honorary Secretary. Mrs. Davies mark, so much so that she was elected to the National in London to represent the National Women's Auxiliary and Wales, thus creating with Mr. D. Ivor Davies, the being the first husband and wife team to serve on the

quickly made her Executive Committee of England, Ireland unique record of National Executive!

Her service to the YMCA and the Welsh National Women's Auxiliary was acknowledged in 1979 when she was made a Life Vice President of the Auxiliary. Mrs. Davies died in December, 1980 after four long years of illness patiently borne.

Miss Nora Nicholas JP.

Miss Nora Nicholas, J.P., did much work for the YMCA. During the Second World War, with her mother Lady Nicholas, Miss Nicholas was responsible for raising very large sums of money to support the work of the YMCA and to build huts and to provide mobile canteens for servicemen.

On the death of Lady Nicholas, a founder member of the Welsh National Women's Auxiliary, and its first Honorary Treasurer, Miss Nicholas carried on the family tradition by becoming the Honorary Treasurer, a post which she held until 1977. She was an extremely hard and conscientious worker, visiting Auxiliaries all over South Wales, and in particular those in the Rhondda which was her home and for which she had great regard.

Miss Nicholas was very well known in YMCA circles not only in Wales but in England, where she was a regular attender at London Auxiliary meetings and where her contributions were received with great interest.

Miss Nicholas always paid particular attention to the older and retired members of the Auxiliaries in Wales, keeping in touch with them by letter writing, visits and by the sending of cards or flowers on occasions of

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