1. On Whit Sunday most communities held a ‘march of witness’ when the local Sunday Schools would follow their banners around the village or town. In Tongwynlais this still continues, with the local band leading the churches in procession around Tongwynlais. This picture shows the people at Ainon assembling outside the chapel in 1965 or 1966 before moving off to join the other churches at Queen Street for the start of the march.
2. Another popular Whitsun tradition, now sadly defunct, was the Whitsun Outing. The churches of the village would organise a trip for the children of the Sunday Schools and their families (which was more or less the whole of the church), taking them to places like Barry Island, Porthcawl and Weston-Super-Mare. This picture probably shows the gathering before one of these trips in the early 1950s. The gent on the far left at the rear with the black hat is the minister, Rev. W. J. Morgan; the one in the black hat on the far right is the church secretary, Mr. Eb Davies.
3. This is the occasion of the induction of Rev. W. J. Morgan as minister of Ainon in the 1950s. The setting, for some reason, is the rear of St. Michael’s Church in the village, with the Greenmeadow Estate in the background.
4. List of those present on the Induction picture.
5. The minister and deacons assembled outside Ainon – occasion unknown.
6. Names of the minister and deacons in the last picture.