THESE are the stories that were hitting the headlines in 1969.

THE first petition in South Wales was handed in at county hall, Carmarthen by Welsh actor David Davies requisitioning a poll to call for Sunday Opening hours of pubs. However, the actor stated he would “never drink on a Sunday”.

UNEMPLOYMENT figures for Ammanford and Garnant strike a new low note The recent age for the combined districts is over four times greater than that for the whole of Britain and more than twice the average of Wales.

AN AMMANFORD police officer received back and arm injuries when a Land Rover he was driving left the Kidwelly-Llaneainr road overturned and dropped into a field.

It is not known how fast the man was driving during the incident.

BECAUSE a portion of their rugby ground, used extensively by schoolchildren, suddenly vanished into a 20ft deep hole, a local rugby club and a village welfare committee might sue the National Coal Board.

Angry officials at Blaenau RFC said that a great deal of revenue from home matches would now be lost.

FOR driving without due far and attention in Alltwen, a Brynaman man was fined £5 and had his licence endorses the Pontardawe magistrates.

The prosecution alleged that he pulled out into the main road in salt web and collided with a motorcycle going towards Neath. He pleaded guilty to the charge.

TO extend the licences opening hours of Ammanford Entertainments Centre for a further two nights would show as ‘utter disregard for the peace of others’.

This was part of an argument put successfully by a town councillor.

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