E. J. Bakewell(retired) YMCA John Beynon (deceased)
Port Talbot YMCA
General Secretary, Newport
General Secretary, Derby YMCA (final examination taken in a tent in Burma) General Secretary, Barry YMCA General Secretary, Barnsley YMCA General Secretary, Cardiff YMCA.
Whitchurch, Cardiff General Secretary, Neath
Harold Phillips (deceased) Cardiff YMCA
Roland Smith (retired)
Ray Storey (retired)
Trefor Thomas (deceased)
R. L. Jones (deceased
Port Talbot YMCA
YMCA National Secretary, Welsh National Council of YMCAs. Final examination taken on a Naval vessel, Seydisfjord General Secretary, Dartford YMCA, and Waltham Forest Boys' Work Secretary for S.Wales General Secretary, Swansea YMCA General Secretary, Bridgwater YMCA General Secretary, Hirwaun YMCA General Secretary, Mountain Ash YMCA
3. Religion and Education. Much of the religious activity of members of the new Associations found expression in Biblical study. Requirements of Leadership Training Courses were met in discussion groups when such subjects as the History of the YMCA and its principles were deliberated (usually on Sunday afternoons and occasionally during a week-night
Most Associations also celebrated the YMCA Week of World Prayer
. In some
Centres, meetings would be arranged for every night of the week, while in others, efforts were concentrated on weekend meetings. Frequently the final meeting was a special service at a local church, which members attended in good numbers, and at which the local Minister or Clergyman preached an appropriate sermon.
Education activities included occasional lectures and short courses, in one subject, frequently directed by a university lecturer. Craft classes always attracted members. Ambulance classes created interest and Drama never ceased to be popular; most Associations had a Dramatic Society at one time or another and occasionally a Male Voice Party or an Operatic Society. Elocution was exercised in Junior Town Councils. Abertridwr YMCA had a Brass Band!
4. Games. The new Associations in the mining valleys possessed reasonably good facilities and equipment for indoor and field recreation and sports. As already mentioned, their purpose built structures generally included a full size Gymnasium Hall, and several Associations secured a playing field sufficiently large for football and cricket.