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A Champion of Women's Rights By E. Vernon Jones The presence of obstreperous antagonists might easily have turned a harmless situation into an ugly incident at Carmarthen ...
Before It's Forgotten Workhouse Days Remembered (The following account of his early experience as Porter at Carmarthen Workhouse has been compiled from information ...
The Education of Young Ladies of Distinction by A. B. RANDALL, B.SC.(ECON.), M.R.T.P.I. WEBPERMISSION A. B. Randall Private adventure schools in Carmarthen date back ...
Fingers of Forsaken Stone The Story of Glanbran By E. Vernon Jones For more than forty years the ruins of Glanbran have caught the eye of travellers between Llandovery ...
CARMARTHENSHIRE HISTORIANS 8 Francis Green, 1853-1942 Francis Green, genealogist and local historian, was born an eldest son on 15th December 1853 1 in St. Mary Street ...
An Ancient Story Ends In Ruin Among those houses that have long been landmarks to Carmarthenshire people, but now being menaced by the engines of demolition, is the ...
Editorial To stand in the silent hall of a deserted country mansion and there contemplate the processes of ruin and decay that follow the flight of the last unwilling ...
The Footprints of a Master Craftsman By E. Vernon Jones A document that has come to light after more than a century in the custody of his family is the diary of a ...
GLO CARREG Memories of the Anthracite Coalfield by The Rt. Hon. JAMES GRIFFITHS, C.H., M.P. Minister of National Insurance 1945-50, Secretary of State for the Colonies ...
Pentwyn Academy By GWILYM EVANS, M.SC., Aberystwyth PENTWYN farm lies in the parish of Llannon in south-east Dyfed near the boundary of Llanedy parish, and overlooks ...
A Bishop Who Worked In Chaos By E. VERNON JONES A classical historian of high repute who was buried in Westminster Abbey after serving half a life-time as Bishop ...
Departed Glories of the Grey Friars By Major Francis Jones, C.V.O., T.D., F.S.A. In this paper I shall discuss a manuscript compiled over four hundred and fifty years ...
A Home is a House is a Ruin Pictured here is Coalbrook House, Pontyberem, a building dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, with some later alterations. At one ...
Project Summary The aim of this project is to make The Carmarthenshire Historian : Searchable. Widely available (free of charge). Extendable a living, breathing ...
Highlights For those readers on a time budget I've collected some highlights from The Carmarthenshire Historian , in no particular order: Miss Nightingale Grieves ...
Editorial Readers of the earlier volumes of The Carmarthenshire Local History Magazine who may have been deceived by the new name under which the present issue appears ...
Driving an Iron Road Through the Hills By G. F. GABB, M.A. By 1858, the Llanelly Railway and Dock Company, with its lease of the Vale of Towy line, had penetrated ...
History of the Mynydd Mawr by Huw Owen, Hons. History Student, Aberystwyth U.C.W. Research into the history of one's local area will immediately prove its value to ...
Editorial Local history is a subject which offers a fascinating variety of topics and a fund of inexhaustible knowledge not only to the professional historian, but ...
Authors D. L. Baker-Jones Susan Beckley P. K. Crimmin David James Davies Gwilym Evans Michael C. S. Evans T.J. Evans T. L. Evans G. F. Gabb Noel Gibbard Rt. Hon. ...
Life in Seventeenth Century Carmarthenshire By MOELWYN WILLIAMS, M.A., PH.D., Keeper of Printed Books, National Library of Wales In the seventeenth century and the ...
The Borough of Llanelly Its Growth and Local Government Glyndwr Rebellion—a Turning Point. The legacy of stagnation inherited by the Borough following the Owain Glyndwr ...
Sin-eating in the Amman Valley By HUW WALTERS, B.LIB. A biography which recently proved to be of considerable interest to me was that written by Paxton Hood on the ...
A Prime Minister's Carmarthenshire Postbag By Roland Thorne, M.A. Among those who wrote from Carmarthenshire to Prime Minister William Pitt the younger it might be ...
A Caballero from Hendy In his last years before he died in 1957 William Samuel Thomas of Llettycaru, Croesyceiliog, Carmarthen set down something of his life-story ...
Madam Bevan 1697-1779 by G.J. Thomas, M.A. South East Carmarthenshire was a centre of educational activity during the latter part of the 17th century and the early ...
St Clears in the Middle Ages 1100 1500 by D. ARWYN THOMAS, B.A. Ysgol Gruffydd Jones, St. Clears. St. Clears makes only a brief but nevertheless dramatic appearance ...
Before It's Forgotten The Garn-lwyd Owenite Community It has long been known that, between 1847 and 1855, a co-operative settlement existed at Garn-lwyd, somewhere ...
Richard Tibbot, Itinerant Preacher By GOMER M. ROBERTS, M.A., President of the Calvinistic Methodist Historical Society Richard Tibbot (1719-98) was a native of Llanbryn ...
Rural Rides of Long Ago By A. B. Randall, B.Sc. (Econ.) In 1762, just two years before he died, the Rev. Thomas Price, former rector of Merthyr Tydfil, spent eight ...
Betsey Thompson Comes to Carmarthen By A. B. Randall, B.SC.(ECON.), M.R.T.P.I. WEBPERMISSION A. B. Randall In the summer of 1834, twenty-five year old Betsey Thompson ...
Carmarthen and Merlin the Magician By ALAN B. RANDALL, B.SC. (ECON.), M.R.T.P.I. WEBPERMISSION Alan B. Randall Among the characters of early romance few have held ...
Talley House By David Long Price and Jack D. Willson The village of Talley (Tal-y-llychau) lies in a narrow valley connecting the Vales of the Cothi and the Tywi ...
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen by A.G. Prys-Jones, O.B.E. M.A. A New Type of School. The Tudor period saw the establishment of a new type of educational ...
Poor Cambriol's Lord Sir William Vaughan (1577-1641) Colonial Pioneer, Writer and Agricultural Reformer by A.G. Prys-Jones, O.B.E., M.A. SIR William Vaughan, brother ...
Exercise in Face Saving by D. J. PRICE, M.A. This contribution is an edited extract from notes left by the late Mr. D. J. Price, a native of Llanddarog and sometime ...
More about Mots Readers who were intrigued by his reference at page 13 to a fancy 'Mot' in William Davies's Crimea letters published in Vol. VI of The Carmarthenshire ...
A Day in Newcastle Emlyn By Canon D. PARRY-JONES, B.A. Author of Welsh Country Upbringing, etc. SOME few years ago I spent a very enjoyable and profitable day at ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR BAPTIST HISTORIAN Sir, I was interested in the article about Joshua Thomas, the great Baptist historian ( The Carmarthenshire Historian, Vol ...
The Edwardian Days of a Dafen Diarist by GWILYM B. OWEN, B.COM., M.PHIL. William Owen was born at Cwmnant, a small farm on the outskirts of the village of Dafen, ...
'Change and Decay....' The old church at Llanybri, familiarly known as Yr Hen Gapel, is fast falling into decay and lack of money may mean that it will not survive ...
Fred J. Morgan Titles: Volume 1 Editorial Volume 2 Editorial
Tearful Memories of a Royal Visit The impending closure of Alltymynydd Hospital, Llanybydder brings to mind a royal visit to Carmarthenshire in 1905, when Princess ...
Admiral Sir Thomas Foley By Thomas Lloyd, M. A. Passed without notice was the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of one of the most distinguished of ...
The Heritage of Lletty Mawr By Thomas Lloyd Few people today hurrying through that quaintly named village of Upper Tumble on the busy road to Llanelli would have ...
Aberglasney's Catalogue of Weal By H. J. LLOYD-JOHNES, O.B.E., F.S.A. Going through some old papers recently, I came across a copy of the Sale Catalogue of Surplus ...
A House That Borrow Admired By H. J. LLOYD-JOHNES, O.E.E. (TODO Check name O.E.E.? Home.ChrisJones) Chairman of the Historic Buildings Council for Wales I write ...
The Early History of Court Henry, Dryslwyn by JOHN A. LLOYD From time to time, it has been said that Court Henry is so named because Henry Tudor, later King Henry ...
The Early Effects of Carmarthenshire's Turnpike Trusts, 1760-1800 by ANTHONY H. T. LEWIS, B.A. Research Assistant, Dept. of History, University College, Swansea. ...
Perlau Taf By TREVOR JONES, B.SC., PH.D. MENTION of Perlau Tāf nowadays conjures up thoughts of the Welsh Pop Group, who hail from Whitland (Hen-Dy Gwyn-ar-Dāf), ...
Trevor Jones Titles: Perlau Taf
More About a "Becca" Character By Dr. Peter M.S. Jones David Williams' definitive text The Rebecca Riots included a great deal of information about the leading rioters ...
A Patriot From Without By J. F. JONES, B.SC. THIS is the story of a well educated man who was offered an appointment but declined to accept it, yet some years later ...
An Historical View of Iscoed By D. Gerald Jones, Q.F.S.M., B.SC. On an eminence, commanding unrestricted views of beautiful Carmarthen Bay and the picturesque village ...
Carnawllon, Commote of Uncertain Name By D. GERALD JONES, O.B.E., B.SC. The Celts, who began to occupy Britain nearly 2,500 years ago, were organised in small kingdoms ...
An Artist in Peace and War By EIRWEN JONES, B.A. Carey Morris, artist, was born in Llandeilo, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Boynes Morris on May 17, 1882. He ...
Another Star in Glory By EIRWEN JONES, B .A. (1) It was not the lurch of the dog-cart leaving the Llanfynydd by-way for the wider Towy Valley road that made the boy ...
Town and Castle Go Gay By EIRWEN JONES, B.A. Llandeilo County Secondary School The glowing history of the illustrious house of Dynevor was perpetuated on Thursday ...
Llandeilo Church's Lost Treasure A collection of facsimile copies assembled by the Vicar of Llandeilo Fawr, the Rev. Desmond Price, has revived interest in the famous ...
Before It's Forgotten A Carmarthenshire Settler in Cornwall The eighteenth century saw the rise of Cornish copper mining from modest output to a boom of world significance ...
Some References to the Cattle Drovers and Carmarthen by E. O. James, B.Sc. Prior to the development of important industries, Wales' chief produce lay in the breeding ...
Some Facets of Carmarthenshire History by Eynon Lloyd Hughes, F.R.S.A. Carmarthenshire is the largest county in Wales, with an area of 588,472 acres. The county is ...
A Sample of Coercive Landlordism By DAVID W. HOWELL, M.A., PH.D. History Department, University College, Swansea WEBPERMISSION David Howell. Throughout the centuries ...
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in the Seventeenth Century by BENJAMIN HOWELL, M.A., the Present Headmaster (1966) This article is an appendix to the account of the ...
The Story of Coalbrook Colliery By J. Edmund Healy While motoring between Pontyberem and Cwmmawr in 1984, I realised that the former Coalbrook Colliery site had been ...
'Shakespeare y Cymry' a Chaerfyrddin gan W. J. HARRIES, M.A. Pennaeth yr Adran Gymraeg, Ysgol Ramadeg y Gwendraeth. TODO Welsh speaker required to proof read! Home ...
Llanelli Schools 1800-1870 By NOEL GIBBARD, B.A., B.D. Minister of Beria, Bynea, Llanelli. Although 1800 is the convenient starting point for this study, previous ...
Building The Llanelly Railway By G. F. GABB, M.A. The Llanelly Railway and Dock Company, which originated as early as 1828, was initially concerned with transporting ...
Of Ells and Kilderkins By T. L. EVANS, B.A. After more than a century and a half a Carmarthen schoolboy's work-book has come to light. The book belonged to Henry ...
In Days of Christmas Green By T. L. EVANS, B.A. Christmas in 1868 was heralded early in December by advertisements in the Carmarthen newspapers which offered an abundance ...
How Ganymede Came to Carmarthen By T. L. EVANS, B.A. The railway came to Carmarthen on 17th September 1852, but the earliest railway company in Carmarthenshire was ...
David Archard Williams and His Times 1796-1879 By T. L. EVANS, B.A., Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen. DAVID Archard Williams was the son of a former curate ...
Modes and Manners in Another Age By T. L. EVANS, B.A., Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for Boys, Carmarthen. RESEARCH into the history of the Queen Elizabeth Grammar ...
Loitering in Guildhall Square, Carmarthen by T.J. Evans, M.B.E. This revered spot in the centre of the ancient borough of Carmarthen is alive with historic associations ...
The Pioneers of the Carmarthenshire Iron Industry By MICHAEL C. S. EVANS, B.A. Assistant County Archivist for Carmarthenshire. IN recent years there has been a resurgence ...
On the Farm a Century Ago by GWILYM EVANS, O.B.E., M.SC. HEOLDDU farm lies at the side of the road leading from Porthyrhyd to Cefneithin, and near the hamlet of Foelgastell ...
Merched Plwyf Llanddarog gan GWILYM EVANS, O.B.L., M.SC. (TODO needs proof-reading) PLWYF cymharol fach yw plwyf Llanddarog, yn Sir Gaerfyrddin, ond yr oedd yn ddigon ...
Guardians of the Needy Found Wanting A Study in Social Division during the Industrial Crisis of 1926 By David James Davies, B.A. There is a plethora of local studies ...
Samuel Pepys Cockerell His Work in West Wales, 1793—1810 By P. K. CRIMMIN, B.A., M.PHIL. Lecturer, Royal Holloway College, University of London. SAMUEL Pepys Cockerell ...
A Devil Who Cared for His Own. The Dolaucothi Murder Viewed Anew By Susan Beckley, B.A., D.A.A. More than a century ago, John Johnes of Dolaucothi in north Carmarthenshire ...
Bibles by Sea By SUSAN BECKLEY, B.A., D.A.A. Carmarthen Record Office Among its records of Llanddowror parish, the Carmarthenshire Record Office is fortunate to hold ...
'To Supply the Sick Poor' By D. L. BAKER-JONES, J.P, M.A., F.S.A. County Record Office, Carmarthen 'At a numerous and highly influential Meeting of the Nobility, ...
A Victorian Childhood in Carmarthenshire By D. L. BAKER-JONES, J.P., M.A., County Record Office, Carmarthen GEORGE GILBERT TREHERNE TREHERNE, whose childhood re-collections ...
Pantglas and the Jones Families By D. L. BAKER-JONES, M.A., J.P., County Record Office, Carmarthen The history of the occupants of Pantglas in the parish of Llanfynydd ...
The Household Accounts of an 18th Century Mansion By D. L. BAKER-JONES, J.P., M.A. F.S.A. One of the very extensive and valuable collections of family papers deposited ...
EDWINSFORD A Country House and its Families by D. L. BAKER-JONES, M.A. Llandysul Grammar School. In 1803 a London antiquary spent several weeks travelling in South ...
An Erudite 'Squarson' By D. L. BAKER-JONES, J.P., M.A. A hundred years ago William Basil Jones, son of the squire of Gwynfryn in the north of Ceredigion, became Bishop ...
The Carmarthen Eisteddfod of 1867 By D. L. BAKER-JONES, M.A., J.P. The National Eisteddfod of Wales was held at Carmarthen during the first week of September 1867 ...
Looking at Carmarthenshire Churches By D. L. BAKER-JONES, M.A. Llandysul Grammar School Very few of our ancient churches have survived intact in their original form ...
CARMARTHENSHIRE HISTORIANS 10 William Spurrell, 1813-89 William Spurrell, the third son of Richard and Elizabeth Spurrell was born at 13, Quay Street,1 Carmarthen ...
CARMARTHENSHIRE HISTORIANS 13 W. Llewelyn Williams, 1867-1922 In the early 1920s Wales lost through death a clutch of worthies who, in distinguishing themselves, ...
Twelve Months in a Victorian Gaol By E. Vernon Jones Official records are often tantalizingly brief and, what is more, notorious for what they neglect to say. Yet ...
Tumbling to a Conclusion A puzzle that invites speculation is the origin of the name Tumble. Ready made is the solution deriving from the fact that the place lies ...
Tribute to an Historian 'To lead in a special field of knowledge is a great, but not inordinately rare distinction. But to conquer for oneself from scratch a whole ...
Through Riot and Duel to Parliament By E. VERNON JONES No man of all those who have appeared on Carmarthen's ancient political stage achieved more eminent heights ...
Some Bygone Social Frictions By E. Vernon Jones Frequent in the Police Information Book of Carmarthen Borough for 1865-6 (Museum 647) deposited at Carmarthen County ...
REVIEW Book: The Story of Carmarthen Authors: By Joyce and Victor Lodwick Reviewer: Editor V. G. Lodwick Sons Ltd., Carmarthen. £2.40 It is a pleasure to give a new ...
REVIEW Booklet: Llangunnor Author: Major Francis Jones Reviewer: E.V. Jones (Editor) The St Cynnwr Society. Price 5s. By a fortunate conjunction in the literary firmament ...

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