684 posts about history on this blog
Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:39
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday 7 October 2013, 09:00
The dyke was a frontier line between Mercia and the smaller Welsh kingdoms to the west.
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.
Wednesday 2 October 2013, 09:01
The Curacoa was launched from the Royal Naval dockyard at Pembroke Dock on 5 May 1917.
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.
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.
Friday 13 September 2013, 16:34
Johnny Morris was born at Newport on 20 June 1916, while the Great War was at its height.
Wednesday 11 September 2013, 15:36
HL Oakley's business lay in creating surprisingly accurate and realistic silhouettes for tourists.
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.
Wednesday 4 September 2013, 13:55
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday 12 August 2013, 16:22
School boards were swept away and joint education committees were established in every Welsh county.
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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