Cambria House Journal

Number 4, February 1939


At eight o'clock in the morning, we set out from Cambria House, to catch the train for Cardiff. We arrived there at about nine o'clock, and went from the station to Mr. O'Dare's house where they gave us refreshments, and where we were able to get warm. A little while afterwards, they took us to a shed where we changed our clothes and at once went out into the field.

Jack Petersen, the boxer, kicked off, and very nearly scored a goal in our favour. It was a really exciting game, as both teams played well. Several of our players distinguished themselves, - Gabriel by his fine passes, and Juan and Enrique by very neatly trapping the ball. The football field was covered with mud, so that our boots were all sinking into it. In the end we lost the match by two goals to one.

Afterwards, we went to a number of different houses to have a bath. We had a meal at Mr. O'Dare's house, and then went to see the Cardiff City match, at which Cardiff gained a victory by 2 goals to nil. As soon as this match was over, we had tea with the boys against whom we had been playing, and they presented us with a big basket of fruit, which pleased us very much.

After this, we went to the Station, to catch the train for Caerleon. We arrived in Cambria House at ten o'clock at night, when all the others were asleep.


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Cambria House Journal

[ Nov 1938 ]:

[ Dec 1938 ]:
"The Children At Cambria House Need"  &  "Engagements for December"

[ Jan 1939 ]:
"Aeroplanes"  "An Essay In English"

[ Feb 1939 ]:
"Our Football Match In Cardiff"

[ Mar 1939 ]:
"Our Paper"

[ Apr 1939 ]:
"Our Education In Cambria House"

[ May 1939 ]:
"Correspondence Page"

[ July 1939 ]:
"Two Years In Caerleon"

[ Aug 1939 ]:
"The Last Two Years"  "What Is War? What Is The Use Of It?"

[ Oct 1939 ]:
"Air Raid Precautions"

[ Nov 1939 ]:
"Editorial""Air Raid Shelters"  "Repatriation"

[ Nov 1939 ]:
"A Message To All Our Friends"  from  Jack Williams  (Hon. Secretary)

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[ Article from the South Wales Argus ]


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