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Mair Davies, Baptist Missionary

When Mair Davies left school in Cwmogor, aged 13, she went to live with her aunt and uncle at Pantdwrgns, Talog, living there for 9 years. However, at the funeral of her father she felt she had to help people overseas, and offered herself to the Baptist Missionary Service.

She undertook training in Rhondda, Carmarthen, and London. Mair served as a Baptist missionary in India from 1927 to 1967. She was described as being like Mother Theresa, helping the weak and poorest. Many people of Talog remember her visiting wearing clothes from India, with her adopted daughter, Shontu. She is buried at Bethania Chapel.

Source: Eddie Turner