published: 26th May 1917http://newspapers.library.wales/view/4115587/4115589/35/
people: Mr. Thomas James
organizations: Union Offices
COCKETT. A meeting of the Cockett Parish Coun- cil was held at the Union Offices, Swansea, oil Tuesday evening, Mr. Thomas James in tho chair, to discuss a circular received from the Director of Agriculture, Food Production Department, re the formation of a food production socÃ´ety. The clrk read the circular which stated the work of the Society. One of the members stated tha,t the allotment societies wore practi- cally doing the work which was giv-on on the circular, and therefore it was only a case of changing the name. Eventually it was decided to write to the various allot- ment societies asking them to convene meetings so that the scheme could be ex- plained to (hem. It wa.s also decided to purchase six potato sprayers and machines for drying fruit and vegetables. Councillor T. E. Rees, who has gone through a course of instruction at Barry in respect of horticulture, and who is one of the representatives under the Horticu- tural Society, was appointed to lecture throughout the whole of the parish of Cockett on toed production and the pre- serving of fruit and vegetables.