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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 418

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Chepstow Race Course

    Tuesday 6 August 2013, 11:00

     

    The date 6 August is a significant one in the Welsh sporting calendar, for on that date in 1926 Chepstow Race Course was opened.

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  16. Loss of the Amphion

    Monday 5 August 2013, 11:00

    The very first British ship sunk in the war was a small cruiser, mined and sunk on 5 August 1914, the day after the war broke out.

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  17. Some Welsh customs

    Friday 2 August 2013, 16:09

    Quite apart from the language, Welsh customs are an important part of what makes Wales different, a country with a culture and a history all of its own.

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  18. The Battle of Edgecote Moor

    Friday 26 July 2013, 12:35

    The advance guards of the two armies met at Edgecote Moor on the morning of 26 July.

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  19. Llewelyn Prichard, bizarre genius

    Thursday 25 July 2013, 16:57

    Wales has produced many interesting and unusual individuals over the years but none was more bizarre and arguably more mysterious than the writer Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Prichard.

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  20. Peace comes to Wales

    Wednesday 24 July 2013, 10:30

    When peace was finally declared on 11 November 1918, ending the four years of bloodshed and mayhem that was the First World War, the initial reaction in Wales was one of relief.

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