May 12, 1900
The following is an extract of an interesting letter which Mr. Alf Edwards has received from Private Richard Morris at Ketting Siding:
“Our Captain allowed us to go to Fraserburg Road, a place about 42 miles higher up, to play a football match. This was a treat as we are not generally allowed to go out of hearing of the bugle.
“I captained the team and we won by 13 goals to nil. I played centre, Latham and Baines (Welshpool) on the right, Corporal Howells (Builth), and Corporal Jones (Towyn), on the left. We scored on in about 18 seonds from the kick-off, Latham scored five.
“After the match we had tea with tongue, sardines, pickles, and bread. Sports were held here on Easter Monday, racing, jumping, &c.
“I took first in the standing jump, 2nd in the tie-legged race, and 3rd in the long jump. The value of the prizes altogether was 8s. 6d.”
(Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-wales Advertiser: May 12, 1900)