Blog Authors

Phil Carradice Phil Carradice Delve into the rich history of Wales – from ancient myths and legends right up to the present. Blog posts in total 404

  1. Steve Jones, the quiet Welshman

    Friday 1 November 2013, 14:54

    The athlete Steve Jones is one of those characters who are often overlooked by the press and public alike. He is quiet and modest about his achievements, but the fact remains that he is one of the most successful long distance runners ever produced in Britain.

    Read more about Steve Jones, the quiet Welshman

  2. Grace Williams, Welsh composer

    Friday 25 October 2013, 11:36

    Grace Williams was an accomplished, highly skilled musician and composer who managed to catch the heart and soul of Wales in her many compositions. To many students of music she is "the" Welsh composer, particularly in her vocal and later orchestral pieces.

    Read more about Grace Williams, Welsh composer

  3. William Davies Evans, Welsh inventor

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 09:02

    Chess expert, inventor and sailor William Davies Evans was born on 27 January 1790 at St Dogwells in north Pembrokeshire.

    Read more about William Davies Evans, Welsh inventor

  4. Sir Harry Llewellyn and Foxhunter

    Monday 14 October 2013, 09:00

    Harry Llewellyn was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, a truly remarkable Welsh sporting hero.

    Read more about Sir Harry Llewellyn and Foxhunter

  5. Kenneth Griffith, Welsh actor and documentary filmmaker

    Thursday 10 October 2013, 09:01

    Born in Tenby on 12 October 1921 as Kenneth Griffiths, he was brought up by his paternal grandparents after his mother and father separated.

    Read more about Kenneth Griffith, Welsh actor and documentary filmmaker

  6. The history of Offa's Dyke

    Monday 7 October 2013, 09:00

    The dyke was a frontier line between Mercia and the smaller Welsh kingdoms to the west.

    Read more about The history of Offa's Dyke

  7. The history of Quaker's Yard

    Thursday 3 October 2013, 17:14

    The tiny village sits close to Treharris in the Merthyr Vale, more or less on the spot where the Taff and the smaller Taff Bargoed rivers meet.

    Read more about The history of Quaker's Yard

  8. Cut in half by the Queen Mary

    Wednesday 2 October 2013, 09:01

    The Curacoa was launched from the Royal Naval dockyard at Pembroke Dock on 5 May 1917.

    Read more about Cut in half by the Queen Mary

  9. Glynneath, gateway to the Beacons

    Friday 27 September 2013, 16:48

    The village of Glynneath in the western part of Glamorgan is one of many communities in Wales that seem to sit in sleepy and peaceful solemnity.

    Read more about Glynneath, gateway to the Beacons

  10. The Abergele railway disaster

    Thursday 19 September 2013, 17:26

    The Abergele Rail Disaster was an incident that destroyed much of the complacency surrounding rail travel and it took 33 lives.

    Read more about The Abergele railway disaster

  11. Johnny Morris, TV pioneer

    Friday 13 September 2013, 16:34

    Johnny Morris was born at Newport on 20 June 1916, while the Great War was at its height.

    Read more about Johnny Morris, TV pioneer

  12. Pier entertainment with a difference

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 15:36

    HL Oakley's business lay in creating surprisingly accurate and realistic silhouettes for tourists.

    Read more about Pier entertainment with a difference

  13. Those Were The Days: the Mary Hopkin story

    Thursday 5 September 2013, 13:00

    These days we're so used to TV talent shows - the X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and the like - that we tend to forget talent contests from the past.

    Read more about Those Were The Days: the Mary Hopkin story

  14. Destroying an abbey, creating an icon

    Tuesday 3 September 2013, 11:02

    On 3 September 1536 the great abbey at Tintern on the Welsh bank of the River Wye was dissolved by the commissioners of Henry VIII.

    Read more about Destroying an abbey, creating an icon

  15. Sobers hits the cricket world for six

    Monday 2 September 2013, 15:26

    Sobers' score of 36 runs for the over is a new world record, beating the previous highest score - five sixes and a four - of 34.

    Read more about Sobers hits the cricket world for six

  16. Arthur Horner, the Incorrigible Rebel

    Friday 23 August 2013, 10:13

    As far as most people in Wales are concerned, these days the name of Arthur Horner is virtually forgotten. Yet in the immediate pre- and post-war periods he was one of the most successful and powerful trade union officials – left wing and proud of it – Wales and Britain had ever seen.

    Read more about Arthur Horner, the Incorrigible Rebel

  17. The Tredegar anti-Jewish Riots of 1911

    Monday 19 August 2013, 14:38

    When we think of anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish demonstrations or riots it is all too easy to imagine that they were confined just to places and times like 19th century Czarist Russia and, more recently, the Nazi state in Germany.

    Read more about The Tredegar anti-Jewish Riots of 1911

  18. The wreck of the Rothsay Castle

    Sunday 18 August 2013, 09:00

    The Welsh coast is a treacherous place and, over the years, hundreds – even thousands – of ships have been lost on its rocks and sand shoals.

    Read more about The wreck of the Rothsay Castle

  19. The Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889

    Monday 12 August 2013, 16:22

    School boards were swept away and joint education committees were established in every Welsh county.

    Read more about The Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889

  20. The Havannah: Cardiff's floating industrial school

    Friday 9 August 2013, 13:14

    During the 19th and early 20th century, three wooden warships became permanent fixtures in the docks area of Cardiff, then one of the greatest sea ports in the world.

    Read more about The Havannah: Cardiff's floating industrial school

About this Blog

Behind the scenes on our biggest shows, the stories you won't see on TV & highlights from Welsh history, arts and music.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for the latest posts.

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?

BBC Wales tweets