Wales

Phil Carradice

Delve into the rich history of Wales – from ancient myths and legends right up to the present.

Blog posts in total 212

Posts

  1. Wales, a country of festivals

    There are many Welsh celebrations, both ancient and modern, which are woven into the delicate fabric of the Welsh social structure.

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  2. Healthcare in Wales before the NHS

    Wales - and the Welsh people in general - played an important role in the creation of universal health care in the UK.

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  3. The Story of Singleton Park, Swansea

    Situated on the edge of the suburb of Sketty, Singleton is the largest of all Swansea’s parks, covering over 200 acres.

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  4. Welsh festive feasting traditions

    A summary of Welsh Christmas traditions, in particular those related to food and drink. Includes the Wassail which was particularly prominent near to the English border and in Gower.

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  5. A Child’s Christmas in Wales

    Blog on Dylan Thomas' epic bit of writing about Christmas - A Child's Christmas in Wales' analysing its appeal and its longevity.

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  6. Welsh Christmas number ones

    Looking back over the years, a record of all Welsh artists who have had a Christmas No.1, with special mention for those others who have come close. The very first Welsh No.1 was the Spencer Davis Group in 1963.

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  7. Llanelly House:  a perfect example of a Georgian town house

    Blogger Phil Carraidce writes about the recently restored Llanelly House one of the finest examples of a Georgian town house in South Wales.

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  8. The life story of writer and political activist Jack Jones.

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  9. Ghost stories from various parts of Wales - Monkton, Llancarfan and Cardiff Castle

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  10. The date 4 November might not mean an awful lot to most people. But 4 November 1980 was when Welsh boxing entered its own, very specific, very sad “dark season” with the death of Merthyr bantamweight Johnny Owen, after his attempt to win the World Championship went tragically awry.

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