in South Wales continued.
The Glamorgan Education Committee seconded a headmaster and ten teachers for the school, together with a qualified nurse. Meals were prepared in the Glan-y-Mor kitchen which was located between the old and the new dining halls; the new hall was later dedicated to the memory of the Council's treasurer, Mr. W. H. Mayne.
The school closed at the outbreak of war in 1939. In the four seasons of its operation 1,400 school-boys between twelve and fourteen years of age spent a joyous two weeks' holiday. It was a thrill to see the colour steal into the faces of those boys. The fact that the increased average weight per boy during the whole of the camp's operation was 3½ lbs testifies to the quality of the fare.
Watching the boys at organised games was en added attraction to the visitors at Glan-y-Mor. The happiness of the lads enhanced the pleasure of the visitors rather then otherwise.
The decision to proceed with the Glan-y-Mor Venture in 1930 gave rise to some misgivings but from the beginning of operations it proved an unqualified success. The Welsh National Council had every right to feel that the existence of this conference centre had a valuable contribution to make to the development of kindred organisations concerned with the physical, social, mental and religious life of the community.
In the third year of its activities, the following bodies held conferences end schools:
South Wales Social Service Council. Toc H. The Girls' Club Movement. The Workers' Education Association. YMCA (Annual Conference) YMCA (Training School) British Red Cross Society. The Keswick Society. Women's Section of the Labour Party. National Council of Labour Colleges. Coleg Harlech Old Students. Student Christian Movement. Band of Hope Union. Girl Guides Movement. Folk Dancing Association. Teachers' Organisations. Welsh United Missionary Council. Postal Workers’ Union.
The following activities also took place: A group of crafts masters held a school. A group of ministers held a retreat. A group of women health officers held a conference.
In the same year over 2,000 people from all parts of England and Wales visited Glan-y-Mor for holiday purposes. These included Senior Citizens, young men at a camp training school, and teachers end members of the school staff.