Golden Wedding Anniversary 1910             back to newspaper





    Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cosslett, of 19, Lewis-street, Cardiff, celebrated their golden wedding.  Both are natives of Cardiff, and have spent the whole of their lives in the city, Mr. Cosslett, who comes of a well-known Welsh family, was for 50 years a coal trimmer, and was subsequently employed as a foreman with Messrs. Mordey, Jones, and co. he being now engaged in a similar capacity with Messrs. Budd and Co. Coal exporters.    

    Mr. Cosslett has always been an enthusiastic follower of water recreations; he is a strong swimmer and has saved several persons from drowning in the River Raff and the Glamorganshire Canal.  One afternoon he saved five children who had fallen into the flood and were in danger of being swept away by the current.  Mr. and Mrs. Cosslett have seven children surviving out of a family of 13, and there are 29 grandchildren.    

    The elder daughter has lived in America for 22 years, and the eldest son, who is a seafaring man, was 15 years ago presented with a bronze medal by the society of Lloyd’s as an acknowledgment of his exertions (with others) in saving the life on the occasion of the loss of the German barque Bremerhaven, on the 15th December, 1895.  Mr. and Mrs. Cosslett have been associated with the Baptist Churches of Cardiff for considerably over half a century.