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CHORAL OUTCRY: There were rumblings at the 1964 Eisteddfod as Ammanford's invincible choral society were beaten for the first time in seven years.

CHORAL OUTCRY: There were rumblings at the 1964 Eisteddfod as Ammanford's invincible choral society were beaten for the first time in seven years.

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THESE stories were hitting the headlines in the South Wales Guardian 50 years ago, on August 13, 1964.

Ammanford Choral Society was reeling after a controversial defeat in the National Eisteddfod at Swansea saw them suffering their first competitive loss in seven years.

The second-place awarded to “The Invincibles” sent shockwaves through this “over-confident town” and saw the end of the long-standing choirmaster.

A blind 70-year-old Glanaman woman and her partially-sighted husband were accused of deliberately misleading the county council in an attempt to be moved to a newly-built local authority flat.

The pensioner denied she exaggerated problems at their home in a bid to leapfrog their way up the waiting list.

An Ammonford newly-wed has appeared before magistrates to deny he stole a pint glass from the Coopers Arms, Betws, during his stag night on the eve of his wedding.

“It’s all one big mistake,” he said. “When I woke up the next day and saw what I had done I would have returned the glass but I was too busy getting married.”

A welder was fined for failing to provide his address to the police – this was despite an officer visiting him at his home three times. It was only on the constable’s third visit to 27 Station Road that the 24-year-old admitted he lived at 27 Station Road.

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