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684 posts about history on this blog

  1. Having fun at the fair

    Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:39

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    I was recently invited to the fair. Not the sort of fair that has candy floss and dodgems but one packed full of people all enjoying themselves and sharing their common interest in family history.

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  2. William Davies Evans, Welsh inventor

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 09:02

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  3. Sir Harry Llewellyn and Foxhunter

    Monday 14 October 2013, 09:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  4. Kenneth Griffith, Welsh actor and documentary filmmaker

    Thursday 10 October 2013, 09:01

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  5. The history of Offa's Dyke

    Monday 7 October 2013, 09:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  6. The history of Quaker's Yard

    Thursday 3 October 2013, 17:14

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  7. Cut in half by the Queen Mary

    Wednesday 2 October 2013, 09:01

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  8. Glynneath, gateway to the Beacons

    Friday 27 September 2013, 16:48

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  9. The Abergele railway disaster

    Thursday 19 September 2013, 17:26

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  10. Johnny Morris, TV pioneer

    Friday 13 September 2013, 16:34

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  11. Pier entertainment with a difference

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 15:36

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  12. Those Were The Days: the Mary Hopkin story

    Thursday 5 September 2013, 13:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  13. Binding books and family

    Wednesday 4 September 2013, 13:55

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    On one of my days out I stumbled across an auction in Ross-on-Wye. Among the various objects that caught my eye was an old family Bible printed in 1878.

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  14. Destroying an abbey, creating an icon

    Tuesday 3 September 2013, 11:02

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  15. Sobers hits the cricket world for six

    Monday 2 September 2013, 15:26

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  16. Arthur Horner, the Incorrigible Rebel

    Friday 23 August 2013, 10:13

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  17. The Tredegar anti-Jewish Riots of 1911

    Monday 19 August 2013, 14:38

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  18. The wreck of the Rothsay Castle

    Sunday 18 August 2013, 09:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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  19. The Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889

    Monday 12 August 2013, 16:22

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

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

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  20. The Havannah: Cardiff's floating industrial school

    Friday 9 August 2013, 13:14

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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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