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Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Thursday, May 14, 2009
  • 550 AD
    550 AD - The church is dedicated to St Curig, a 6th Century Welsh saint who became Bishop of Llanbadarn (near Aberystwyth) and subsequently Bishop of Brittany, and died around AD 550. The settlement means the port or harbour of Ceri in Welsh, although which Ceri it refers to is ...
    From Church of St Curig, Porthkerry - Rhoose, Barry - Churches & Christian Places - …
  • 996 AD
    996 AD - AD 996. King Æthelred to Wulfric, his minister: grant of land at Pillaton, near Penkridge, Staffs. Latin. Archive: Burton MSS: 1. Stafford, William Salt Library, 84/3/41 (s. xi 2 ; BA Facs., no. 26) 2. Aberystwyth, NLW, Peniarth 390, 179r = p.
    From Electronic Sawyer: Late tenth and eleventh centuries: King Æthelred the Unready …
  • 1014 AD
    1014 AD - But bonds of kinship are overshadowed by remorse and bereavement when, one idyllic day by the river Liffey, tragedy strikes. Clíodhna Cussen's Torfinn is a beautifully written account of coming of age in a turbulent age. Her story takes its inspiration from many sources, including an Orkney folk-tale which recalls the tale of Torfinn, the name given to the man who became earl of Caithness, Orkney, Shetland and Outer Hebrides in 1014. © University of Wales, Aberystwyth 2002 ...
    From Transcript (English)
  • 1038 AD
    1038 AD - This ancient place is situated in a valley about a mile off, on the road to Pont-y-Mynach (or Devil's Bridge) and Havod, both objects of general attraction to the visitor at Aberystwyth: the former is generally taken in the way of the latter. Llan- badarn Fawr is a manor belonging to the Duke of Leeds. In the year 1038, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ap Seisyllt laid this town in ashes.
    From The Cambrian mirror, or North Wales tourist
  • 1076 AD
    1076 AD - You are a Medieval Castle Builder living in Wales in the year 1076. You are hired by the Norman Baron William de Clare to build him a fantastic castle in Aberystwyth, Wales. The population of Aberystwyth is approximately 300 serfs, 150 soldiers in residence, a household staff of about 50 people and approximately 20 family members. Before beginning the design of the castle, it is important that you see the location. Click here and locate Aberystwyth on the map of Wales. Be ...
    From Castle Builder
  • 1094 AD
    1094 AD - There, protected by the circling arms of the Severn, Earl Roger built or rebuilt the castle, and founded an abbey, and thence he invaded Powis, leaving his successors to establish its castle, founded Montgomery town, called from his lieutenant Tre-Ffaldwin, and its castle, mentioned in Dome.sday; and, although he died in 1094, had found means to penetrate by Cardigan to Pembroke on the south, and on the north to found Ystrad-Meyric upon the Rhydol, and Aberystwyth Castle at the ...
    From Archaeologia Cambrensis
  • 1109 AD
    1109 AD - After his death, Gilbert de Strongbow built two Castles, one in Pembrokeshire and the other at Aberystwyth, in the year 1109. It was of course the policy of this intruder, to embroil the native proprietors with the King of England, that his own house might be aggrandized by conquests and confiscations. The landing of Griffith ap Rhys, from Ireland, where he had been brought up from childhood, although with a claim to sovereignty in Wales, was the next cause of.
    From The New Aberystwyth Guide ...
  • 1110 AD
    1110 AD - The first true castle built at Aberystwyth was erected about a mile south of the current site by Gilbert de Clare circa 1110, and was variously called Castell Tan-y-castell, Aberrheidol Castle and Old Aberystwyth, among others.
    From Aberystwyth Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • 1113 AD
    1113 AD - On Pen Dinas, a very high and steep hill, near the bridge over the Rheidiol, is a large entrenchment, still in good state of preservation, and where, Caradoc informs us, Rhys ap Gruffydd, in 1113, encampe'd his forces, which, by a manoeuvre of the English, where enticed from the hill over the bridge, to besiege Aberystwyth castle, where they were surrounded and cut off almost to a man. The tradition of the town attributes this entrenchment to the forces employed by Cromwell to ...
    From Panorama of the beauties, curiosities, and antiquities of North Wales
  • 1117 AD
    1117 AD - The garden daisy, a general favourite with florists for bordering their parterres, grows here intermixed with the grass, at Anchor Head, the Castle Ruins, and in the fields, as profusely as the dock or nettle in other places. A fortress was erected on the top of Pendinas by Prince Rhys ap Griffith, in the year 1117, the remains of which still exist. Oliver Cromwell also encamped here, and from his battery destroyed Aberystwyth castle, his object being to extirpate a banditti, who ...
    From The New Aberystwyth Guide ...
  • 1142 AD
    1142 AD - Soon afterwards the assembled forces of the Normans, Flemings, and English in Wales, attacked the Welsh near Aberdyvi, but after a bloody engagement, they were defeated, leaving above 3000 dead on the field of battle. This victory for a time freed the country from the pride of those "insatiable caterpillars." In 1142, we find Cadwaladr at variance with his brother Owen, who laid waste his country, and burnt down his castle of Aberystwyth.
    From Enwogion Cymru
  • 1164 AD
    1164 AD - The area is not just about beaches though, as the rural areas merit attention as well with outstanding walking country such as Cwmrheidol, Pontrhydygroes and walks from Devils Bridge to Pontrhydfendigaid. The Strata Florida Abbey was established by the Cistertian Order in 1164. The Cors Caron National Nature Reserve is home to rare species of flora and fauna. Ceredigion is also famed for its seats of learning with Lampeter, the oldest university town in Wales, and Aberystwyth ...
    From Index
  • 1177 AD
    1177 AD - The origins of the town itself probably lie with the construction of a castle by the Lord Rhys ap Gruffudd of Deheubarth on a natural crag overlooking the Wye, in the year 1177 - Rhayader stood at the very fringes of the kingdom of Deheubarth and the Lord Rhys was seeking to defend his territory from the invading Normans from the east. The castle itself was abandoned in the mid 13th century but the town became an important staging post on the coach road from Aberystwyth to ...
    From Rhayader@Everything2.com
  • 1197 AD
    1197 AD - The date of the recapture of Powys Castle is assigned to the year 1197. In this year we find Gwenwynwyn consorting with that wicked South Wales chieftain, Maelgwn ab Rhys, in an attack upon the castle and the pillaging of the town of Aberystwyth, which ended in their subjugation of Cardiganshire, and the carry ing- of its ruler, the lord Griffith (Maelgwn's brother ...
    From Welsh Pool and Powys-land
  • 1208
    1208 - In the year 1208 Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, ruler of Gwynedd, flexed his muscles and moved against Gwenwynwyn ab Owain and in less than a fortnight drove him from his kingdom. When Maelgwn heard of this, for fear of Llywelyn he razed the castle of Ystrad Meurig to the ground and burned Dineirth and Aberystwyth, in an attempt to prevent them from falling into Llywelyn's hands. Not that these actions made the slightest bit of difference as Llywelyn still came and simply rebuilt ...
    From Maelgwn ap Rhys@Everything2.com
  • 1211
    1211 - Maelgwn and Rhys Gryg soon came to the conclusion that it was not for this they had fought; suddenly passing from the royalist to the patriotic side, they forced the garrison at Aberystwyth to capitulate and burnt the new fortress to the ground. At the same time another Welsh prince who had done battle for John in his foreign wars, Cadwallon ab Ifor Bach of Senghenydd, broke out into revolt and ravaged the lowlands of Glamorgan.124 Before the end of this year 1211, it was ...
    From A History of Wales
  • 1225
    Feb 1225 - In February, 1225, the appearance of two envoys of Llywelyn at Westminster66 was followed by a warning to the Earl Marshall's bailiff to respect the rights of Maelgwn,67 whose lands lay in Dyfed and Southern Ceredigion, while in April of the same year he obtained the appointment of a commission of ten, five representing himself and five the earl, to meet at Pont Rheidol, near Aberystwyth, for the purpose of making a proper partition between Maelgwn and his nephews, Cynan ap ...
    From A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest
  • 1277
    1277 - Aberystwyth Castle is located in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales. The castle, now in ruins, is mere yards away from the sea. Though Aberystwyth Castle was begun in 1277, the area has hosted other castles before it, the earliest being a fortress dating to the Iron Age. Aberystwyth Castle was built as a diamond-shaped concentric fortress, with gatehouses at each point. Its walls-within-walls defenses allowed its guards to fire down from different heights, helping to avoid friendly ...
    From Aberystwyth Castle sight in Aberystwyth, Wales - tripwolf social travel guide

  • 1277 - Early foundations like Cardigan and Carmarthen, and later towns like Aberystwyth and Ruthin, had Welsh inhabitants from thé locality or elsewhere in Wales. At Newton in Carmarthenshire, when Edward I established a "new town" near thé settlement (or "old town") which thé king had acquired when he seized thé Welsh castle and lordship of Dinefwr in 1277, a good proportion of thé new burgesses were immigrants.
    From Shaping Urban Identity in Late Medieval Europe

  • 1277 - The town of Aberystwyth was granted its Royal Charter in 1277. Today it is a community of over 15000 people, and home to a range of notable national institutions. Over the centuries, Aberystwyth has, on many occasions, been a centre of political activity, and its status as a centre of religious and cultural activity has been continuous since its foundation. To many people, Aberystwyth is regarded as the spiritual and cultural capital of Wales.
    From Aberystwyth University - Arts, Social Sciences, and Sciences.
  • 1282
    1282 - Sorrow and anxiety came with the year 1282. In March the discontent broke out beyond the Dovey; Griffith ap Meredith and Rees ap Maelgwn took Aberystwyth and its castle, sparing the lives of the garrison, because the days of our Lord's passion were nigh. Davydd, who had spent most of his life at the king's court and in the king's service, was.
    From Wales
  • 1290
    1290 - IN 1290, there is an order for superintending the works of this castle, and those of Rhuddlan and Chesterplaces of the first importance, on the borders of a new-conquered country». THE first great event that occurs to me respecting this fortress is in the year when the Welsh, wearied with the reiteration of oppression, as a signal of general insurrection, surprized the placeqat the same time that David, brother of Llewelyn, took Hawardenand Rees the son of Maelgwyn and Griffith ap ...
    From Tours in Wales
  • 1320
    1320 - Dafydd ap Gwilym, a contemporary of Chaucer and Boccaccio, was born at Bro Gynin, near Aberystwyth, around the year 1320, and he is thought to have died around I 380. He was the greatest Welsh bard of the middle ages. Homage, prepared as a gift for my son, is a loose, free, but artistically faithful translation after some of his major poems arranged so as to suggest, if not his biography exactly, at least his primary concerns and passions. Voyages into Summer cf Baudelaire's ...
    From Selected Poems, 1968-1998
  • 1404
    1404 - Owain Glyndwr had captured the Castle of Aberystwyth in 1404. Later, it was placed under the commandership of Rhys Ddu ap Gruffydd of Ceredigion, a local 'Arwr Glyndwr' whom is very much ignored by local Aberystyth Patriots today - despite our calls for a local 'Llwybr Rhys Ddu' to be developed and for memorial markers and commorative plaques to be placed to indicate where this hero had, once, locally resided and how he had defended Castell Aberystwyth.
    From Owain Glyndwr Communicates.: 04/03/07 - 11/03/07
  • 1406
    1406 - slon of the French aid was sent him, the rebel chief proved unable Welsh to maintain his grip on South Wales. He was beaten rtsing. out of it in 1406, and Aberystwyth Castle, where his garrison made a desperate defence for two years, became the southern limit of his dominions.
    From English History - LoveToKnow 1911
  • 1408
    1408 - There are a couple of the stone cannon balls with which, in 1408, Henry's besieging army battered the walls of Aberystwyth castle where Glyndwr had established his court and chancery, and an exquisite fragment of harness ornament bearing his arms, from his own horse one would like to think, found at Harlech, where he had hastened to rebuild his administration after the fall of Aberystwyth.
    From PN Review Online - LETTER FROM WALES
  • 1542
    1542 - Grants had been obtained to construct the Roman perspective set described with such enthusiasm by contemporaries such as Vasari and Aretino himself for the Venice staging of the play in 1542. According to current research, the set has been seen as one of the earliest attempts to reproduce a real place on a stage with topographical accuracy. This set had been reconstructed full-size on the Aberystwyth stage according to the suggested source, and the play had been translated, adapted ...
    From Scenery, Set and Staging in the Italian Renaissance
  • 1605
    Nov 5, 1605 - Experts at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth have worked out for the first time the true extent of the damage Guy Fawkes would have caused if his daring deed had not been foiled on November 5, 1605. Physicists from the university's Centre for Explosion Studies found that the amount of gunpowder Guy Fawkes packed into the cellar beneath the corridors of power would have been enough not only to destroy Westminster Hall and the Abbey but to cause substantial structural damage ...
    From Plot was Guy-normous
  • 1637
    1637 - Bushell, Thomas - The lessee of the North Wales silver mines. In 1637 Charles I gave him permission to strike coins at Aberystwyth. These coins have the Welsh plumes and a privy mark of an open book. The quality of the engraving is quite fine and the workmanship extremely neat. They are beautiful coins. Cabinet Friction - If coins are kept and displayed in wooden cabinets they tend to move about when the tray is taken out and rubbing or friction often occurs on the high points.
    From Welcome to Coincraft
  • 1649
    1649 - The castle's defences were later surmounted by Oliver Cromwell's army in the Civil War and blown up in 1649.Aberystwyth Castle is still a great place to visit with the family today, and recent finds can be viewed in the Ceredigion Museum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth. General Area Other cultural attractions in the town include the Ceredigion Museum and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre – the largest in Wales If you're visiting the area take a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway from ...
    From Aberystwyth - Artificial - Wales - Hotsites - Tourism - About the UK - British …
  • 1787
    Feb 16, 1787 - The young man whom Mr. Charles recommended to Mr. William Owen was Owen Jones, son of John and Elinor Jones, Towyn, Merionethshire, born on February 16, 1787. After leaving school he was apprenticed to a saddler at Aberystwyth, where he did remarkable work as a teacher in a Sunday School —work to which Mr. Charles gave great publicity, as we shall see. His apprenticeship over, he spent about two years at Llanidloes, where he manifested a wonderful gift for establishing and ...
    From The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles, BA of Bala
  • 1796
    Feb 18, 1796 - Hugh Williams was born in a mansion called Gelli-Goch which stood a few yards off the Aberystwyth Road about a mile outside Machynlleth on February 18th 1796,the third son of Hugh and Elinor Williams. The father was known as Captain Hugh although he had not done any military service. His interest in lead possibly accounted for this title. In the lead and tin mines of Cornwall,the miners were mainly ex-sailors or had some connection with the sea,and it was customary to refer to ...
    From GENUKI: Llanedi-articles by Ivor Griffiths
  • 1804
    Oct 1804 - When Jones (Bathafarn), and Parry of Llandegai were on their first visit through the counties of Merioneth, Montgomery, and Cardigan in October 1804, they came to Machynlleth, where they preached to a large crowd. Mr. Hugh Eowlands of Tre'rddol, a small village half-way between that town and Aberystwyth, was in the town on business, and hearing that two preachers representing the new sect were there, was moved out of curiosity to go and hear them preach.
    From The origin and history of Methodism in Wales and the Borders
  • 1823
    Mar 1823 - His father was one of the leading laymen among the Calvinistic methodists of Wales during the first half of the nineteenth century, and it was at his house in Great Dark Gate Street, Aberystwyth, that their articles of faith (' ') were drawn up in March 1823.
    From Dictionary of National Biography
  • 1837
    May 5, 1837 - Aberystwyth (or Aberystwith) Poor Law Union was formed on 5th May, 1837. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 33 in number, representing its 30 constituent parishes as listed below (figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one ...
    From Aberystwyth Workhouse
  • 1866
    Nov 2, 1866 - HUGHES, George (1866-1957) A missionary under the auspices of the Baptist Missionary Society in India. Born in Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire on 2 November 1866, to a Baptist family, he was baptised by the Revd SF Roberts. During his time as a teacher in Birmingham, he became convinced of the need for missionaries in India. He undertook training at the Baptist College in Haverfordwest and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    From Vehicles of Grace and Hope
  • 1870
    Jun 7, 1870 - EVANS, Owen (1870-1936) A missionary in Laitkynsew and Sheila in India. Owen Evans, the fourth son and fifth child of Edward Evans (gamekeeper on the Pale Estate) and his wife Elizabeth (n£e Hughes) was born at Llandderfel near Bala on 7 June 1870. After working with his father and in a chemist's shop he felt the call to the ministry and began studying at the Preparatory School, Bala and went on to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    From Vehicles of Grace and Hope
  • 1872
    1872 - Established in 1872, Aberystwyth was the first university institution in Wales. Among Aberystwyth's famous alumni includes HRH Prince of Wales, who is also the Chancellor of the University of Wales. World leading research takes place at Aberystwyth and the university's research activities are rated second in Wales and 41st out of 119 in the UK. Among the leading departments are International Politics, Computer Science, Geography and Earth Sciences, as well as Theatre ...
    From Brunei's Local News - Brudirect.com

  • Oct 1872 - Despite all difficulties, and in the face of discouragement Sir Hugh Owen plodded In October, 1872, the college at Aberystwyth was openedburdened with a debt of over £7700 on the purchase account of the premises. The total amount subscribed up to this date, was £12034, out of which £4008 had gone in salaries of secretaries, travelling and incidental expenses.
    From Welsh Political and Educational Leaders in the Victorian Era
  • 1877
    Sep 2, 1877 - Frederick Soddy, the son of Benjamin Soddy, a London merchant, was born at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, on September 2, 1877. He was educated at Eastbourne College and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    From Frederick Soddy
  • 1879
    Jul 1, 1879 - The increasing demand for higher-grade schools, together with the urgent need of securing a Treasury grant in aid of the University College at Aberystwyth, led at last to a discussion in Parliament on the educational situation in Wales. On July 1,1879, Mr. Hussey Vivian moved in the House of Commons ' that, in the opinion of this House, it is the duty of the Government to consider the best means of assisting any local effort which may be made for supplying the deficiency of ...
    From The University of Wales and Its Constituent Colleges
  • 1885
    1885 - Aberystwyth (from the Welsh Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and seaport of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), Mid Wales. It is situated near the confluence of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol, about midway down the length of Cardigan Bay. Aberystwyth was a contributory parliamentary borough until the Third Reform Act, which caused its representation to be merged into that of the county in 1885. In modern times Aberystwyth has become a Welsh ...
    From Aberystwyth
  • 1893
    Nov 26, 1893 - 3* * + Women as well as men are eligible for the vacant Professorship of French just advertised by the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. By the college charter women are competent to serve on the Board of Governors, Council, and Senate at Aberystwyth. ...
    From MOTTOES AS DECORATIONS.; A Few Suggestions Pertinent to Their Growing Use.
  • 1896
    Jun 25, 1896 - On June 25th, 1896, the Prince and Princess of Wales stopped at Welsh Pool for a few minutes, whilst they were en route for Machynlletl1 and Aberystwyth.
    From Welsh Pool and Powys-land
  • 1901
    Sep 4, 1901 - Meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on September 4th 1901. Advertising: Your Committee recommend that the sum of £10 10s 0 be voted for advertising in the Guide (illustrated) covering the whole of the coast from Aberystwyth to Pwllheli, to be uniform in size with the Ilfracombe Illustrated and printed in the same artistic manner.
    From Department of History & Welsh History
  • 1903
    Oct 21, 1903 - He was born on 21 October 1903, the son of the Manse, and the middle name Angell explains itself when we remember that his father, Revd RW Jones, ministered in the delightful and beautiful village of Aberangell, in the Dovey Valley. Gwilym Angell Jones was educated at the County School in Machynlleth and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he gained his BA. He stayed in Aberystwyth to study at the Theological College and then he spent twelve months training at ...
    From Vehicles of Grace and Hope
  • 1907
    Feb 1907 - Her great ambition was to be a missionary in India and after being accepted, she sailed for Calcutta in February 1907. She laboured in the missionary centres of Mawphlang, Mairang, Jowai and Shillong before marrying Revd EH Williams. She was his second wife and four children were born to them: Irene who graduated in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ithel who became a pharmacist and who lived with his aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs HE Williams Anfield Road Liverpool and ...
    From Vehicles of Grace and Hope
  • 1908
    Aug 1908 - The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru in Welsh) is an Assembly Government Sponsored Body based in Aberystwyth, Wales. It was founded in August 1908. It maintains and curates the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) holding the national collection of information about the archaeological, architectural and historical heritage of Wales and provides a public information service, drawing on both archival ...
    From Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales - Wikipedia, …
  • 1909
    Jan 1909 - The collection was moved from Sir John’s home in Llanstephan to Aberystwyth in January 1909. Over a period of 2 days, more than 12 tons of books were moved using horse and cart and train to the new National Library. Photograph of Syr John Williams with The National Library of Wales foundation stone Photograph of Syr John Williams with The National Library of Wales foundation stone According to the Library’s Charter, if the National Library were to move from Aberystwyth ...
    From Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru - National Library of Wales : Sir John Williams …
  • 1911
    Jul 16, 1911 - Aberystwyth College was in its infancy, and 1N'orth Wales had a monopoly of the big Elsteddfods, (literary and singing societies.) But what a change has been accomplished in thirty years' There are universities now in Bangor, Cardiff, and Aberystwyth. Eisteddfods of national fame ...
    From HOMESICK WELSHMEN PLAN A PILGRIMAGE; Party of 300 Men and Women from This …
  • 1914
    May 1914 - The Apple Weevil occurred in some abundance in May, 1914, upon apple blossom in a farm garden three miles S. of Aberystwyth. A considerable number of apples had been planted about the house and buildings and latterly somewhat neglected. The beetle was also present upon crab apples in the same vicinity, but whether the pest was introduced with the apples or was endemic upon the crabs it is not possible to say; but probably the former. I have since found this weevil in one or two other ...
    From Annals of Applied Biology
  • 1915
    Jul 1, 1915 - LEWIS was born in Cwmaman, a small mining village in Mid-Glamorgan, on 1 July 1915, the eldest son of two schoolteachers, Tom and Gladwys. He won a scholarship to Cowbridge Grammar School, where he wrote stories for the school magazine, another one to read History at Aberystwyth, where he got a First, and a third to Manchester, where he ground his way miserably through his graduate studies, hating equally the 'evil streets' of the slums where he lived and the dusty politics of ...
    From BOOK REVIEW / The tug of war: Fifty years ago in Burma, the young writer Alun …
  • 1917
    Jul 31, 1917 - Foreword—The (English) "Library Association Record" for August-September, 1917, prints an address made at the opening of the Summer School of Library Service of the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, on July 31, 1917, by Sir William Osler, Bart., MD, FRS, Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford, a Curator of the Bodleian, and President of the Bibliographical Society.
    From Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
  • 1919
    Nov 1919 - 22 In November 1919, David Davies and his family contributed £20000 as an endowment of a Chair in Aberystwyth for the study of those aspects of law, politics, economics and ethics 'which are raised by the prospect of a League of Nations and for the truer understanding of civilizations other than our own'. I. John, M. Wright and J. Garnett, 'International Politics at Aberystwyth 1919-1969', in Porter, Aberystwyth Papers, p.
    From The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century
  • 1922
    Aug 7, 1922 - Vaughan Williams New Work Is Performed at Festival. Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current file) - Boston, Mass. Author:. AFTER leaving Harlech, the London Symphony Orchestra journeyed to Aberystwyth where it. found the conditions more favorable...
    From London Symphony of Aberystwyth
  • 1923
    Sep 14, 1923 - It was unveiled on 14 September 1923. The ceremony was filmed by GA Cheetham and the black and white silent movie is held by the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales. Movie clips can be viewed on the Gathering the Jewels website here. This War Memorial is in our opinion Wales’ most spectacular, and is well worth a closer inspection if you are visiting Aberystwyth town. Aberystwyth War Memorial.
    From Aberystwyth War Memorial
  • 1924
    Sep 13, 1924 - That com- prehensive list Is followed by an Index of the places mentioned. so that it you are about to visit Aberystwyth . for instance, you may find that there are .IS, extracts from "Polyolblon. by Michnel Drayton In the ONatlonal library of Wales In that - able town. ...
    From The Places in English Literature.
  • 1926
    1926 - After attending the Grammar School at Narberth, Pembrokeshire he studied at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth where he graduated in English in 1926. Afterwards he trained as a teacher and worked in various schools in Pembrokeshire, the rest of Wales and England. He also taught night classes organised by the Department of Extre-Mural Studies, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    From Waldo Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • 1927
    Feb 23, 1927 - Mr. Jones, who was 76, came to the United States from Aberystwyth, Vrales, where he was born. In 1875 he entered !the employ of Marshall Field Co. as Ir. Field's private secretary. He held that position until Ir. Field's death in 1906. having been named by lfr. ...
    From Arthur B. Jones,
  • 1937
    Jul 15, 1937 - The LNWR royal train drawn by two GWR 3200 class locomotives (Nos 3210 and 3208) making the crossing of Barmouth Bridge on the journey from Aberystwyth to Caernarvon on 15 July 1937. This was part of the Coronation Tour of the realm by the newly crowned Kmg ...
    From Don Breckon's Great Western Railway
  • 1938
    Nov 24, 1938 - The Queen Mary, arriving from New York, was unable to land passengers at Plymouth and proceeded to Southampton. Waves 80 feet high struck Blackpool. New seawalls at Aberystwyth were destroyed and a number of coastal buildings were wrecked at Fishguard.
    From 9 DIE AS GALE LASHES BRITAIN; SHIPS PERILED
  • 1939
    1939 - The first Welsh-medium school, established by Ifan ab Owen Edwards, in Aberystwyth in 1939, was a private school and parents were required to pay fees. Many, including my father, D.Matthew Williams, felt that Welsh children should not have to pay to be taught through the ...
    From Our Children's Language
  • 1945
    May 15, 1945 - At the beginning of his teaching career Dr. Hibbert was an instructor in chemistry at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, 18991904. Soon afterward he came to the United States and from 1906 to 1908 held a similar position at Tufts College. Dry Hibbert was the author or joint author ...
    From DR. HAROLD HIBBERT, RETIRED CHEMIST, 67
  • 1946
    Feb 6, 1946 - Lifeboats rescued nineteen weary, crewmen who had huddled in the conning tower singing hymns since the engines failed Sunday night. Two lifeboats from Fishguard and Aberystwyth took! off the crew. The nineteen men refused to abandon her until all hope was gone.
    From Submarine's Crew Rescued
  • 1951
    Jun 29, 1951 - Patricia Duncker was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 29 June 1951. She went to school in England and read English at Newnham College, Cambridge after working for some time in Germany. She went on to study for a D.Phil. in English and German Romanticism at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. She has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in Germany and in France, where she still spends part of the year. She taught writing, contemporary fiction and nineteenth century literature ...
    From Reading Guides
  • 1952
    Feb 24, 1952 - At Aberystwyth, froml Aug. 4 to 9, the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales will be held. This unique competitive festival of the arts.takes place in a different ... Detailed in!formation about the Eisteddfod can be obtained from the General i Secretary, Eisteddfod Office, Aberystwyth. ...
    From ANOTHER BRITAIN; Just Down the Road a Bit From England, Wales Preserves Its …
  • 1953
    Feb 22, 1953 - Colayn Bay and Llandudno, or to Aberystwyth in 1 Wales, or Tenby in Pembrokeshire, you will find plenty of entertainment, and good hotels and boarding houses with reasonable charges. Prices have risen very little since last /ear, and rates in good hotels range from 12/6 ($1.75) for bed ...
    From WARM WELCOME TO WALES
  • 1956
    1956 - Matthew Francis was born in Hampshire in 1956. He is the author of two collections of poems and is the editor of WS Graham's New Collected Poems. He teaches creative writing at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and is currently working on his third collection of poems and ...
    From Next Generation Poets | Special Reports | guardian.co.uk Books
  • 1961
    Dec 1961 - Belinda Earl was born in Plymouth in December 1961. Her first Saturday job as a teenager was in the menswear department of the town's Debenhams store. After leaving school, she came to University of Wales Aberystwyth to study business and economics.
    From BBC - Mid Wales Hall of Fame - alumni
  • 1963
    Feb 2, 1963 - Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg held their historic first protest on Trefechan Bridge in Aberystwyth, on 2 February 1963, and here also the first ever independent Welsh Evangelical Church was established (see Evangelical Movement of Wales). Merched y Wawr have their national ...
    From Aberystwyth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • 1968
    Jan 14, 1968 - Announcenlent ]la 10 made here of the engagement of Miss Mary Vivien Swainson, daughter of Mrs. George Swainson of Buxted, England, and Mr. Swainson of Aberystwyth, Wales, to Dr. George S. Rousseau, son or Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Victor Russo of New York, Dr. Rousseau changed his name. ...
    From Mary V. Swainson a Future Bride
  • 1969
    Mar 2, 1969 - This spring, the Prince will study the Welsh language, history and Welsh problems at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth. ... Expects Demonstrations "I expect at Aberystwyth there may be one or two and as long as I don't get covered too much in egg and tomato I I1 be all ...
    From CHARLES UPHOLDS WELSH PROTESTS; Prince Says He Does Not Blame the Demonstrators
  • 1970
    Jun 23, 1970 - (BA) degree on 23 June 1970, making Charles the third member of the Royal Family to earn a university degree. For one term he also attended the Old College, part of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
    From Charles, Prince of Wales: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article
  • 1972
    Jun 18, 1972 - A little more than 10 years ago Goronwy Rees, formerly principal of University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, journalist, and columnist for ... He offers a touching account of his childhood in Aberystwyth, an idyll which ended when his father, a prominent Methodist preacher, ...
    From A Chapter Of Accidents; By Goronwy Rees. Illustrated. 270 pp. New York: The …
  • 1973
    Jul 1973 - The book is a record of the papers presented at the 4th British Combinatorial Conference held in Aberystwyth in July 1973, which was the first major open international combinatorial conference in the UK. Contributors from all over the world took part and the results had been and still prove very useful in the field of combinatorics.
    From The Institute of Mathematics and Physics
  • 1974
    1974 - Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth University, and began to take writing seriously from the age of twenty, first as a poet, several of her poems appearing in poetry magazines, then as a fiction-writer. She took an M Litt in Creative Writing at St Andrew's University and stayed on for a year afterwards to teach on the undergraduate Creative Writing programme.
    From Sarah Hall
  • 1980
    1980 - I was born in Basildon in 1980, and have lived in Wickford (near Basildon) before I came to Aberystwyth to pursue my degree. In my free time I like to do some archery, sailing, walking and reading books - mostly of the sci-fi and fantasy varieties. I have completed a MEng (Hons) Software Engineering at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and achieved a first. I did study maths, but I started worrying as soon it became apparent that integration by parts was used as many as ...
    From Red :: About me
  • 1983
    Jan 1983 - On a dark winter’s night in January 1983, the sleepy Welsh village of Llanilar near Aberystwyth was buzzed by a strange flying craft, which hit trees, scattered shiny metal debris over four fields and flew off apparently unaffected.
    From Aberystwyth Online Blog: March 2009
  • 1987
    Mar 1, 1987 - LEAD: Nia Elizabeth Thomas, the daughter of Mrs. Hugh Thomas of Aberystwyth, Wales, and the late Mr. Thomas, plans to be married March 21 to Dr. ... Her mother, Iris Thomas, is an administrative assistant in the zoology department at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth. ...
    From Nia Thomas Plans to Marry March 21
  • 1993
    Aug 4, 1993 - MY DAUGHTER spent three years at Aberystwyth University, which she enjoyed very much and which I enjoyed, too, to a lesser extent, ... My daughter studied French at Aberystwyth. All the people on her course studied French. But half of them didn't study it with the other half. ...
    From You know that bachelor with a dog in Crickhowell?
  • 1994
    Oct 8, 1994 - We tried the mountain railways, from Aberystwyth to the Devil's Bridge, as immortalised by William Wordsworth, from Portmadoc to Blaenau Ffestiniog ... At one restaurant near Aberystwyth, for instance, I ate a dinner of true English boarding-school awfulness, with rubberised chicken, ...
    From Travel: Slow down, there's tranquillity ahead: Nicholas Bethell had never …
  • 1995
    Jul 8, 1995 - We seldom think of the Welsh as imperialists. As Empire-builders they were often half-hearted and as settlers they were generally soon assimilated. Their attempts to create New Waleses in distant parts - in Virginia, in Tennessee, in Newfoundland - were mostly doomed to failure, ...
    From An outpost of Aberystwyth
  • 1996
    Oct 24, 1996 - Ambience: remote spot, small town surrounded by gorgeous scenery and bags of fresh air, divine view of Cardigan Bay. One cinema, one arts centre, 41 pubs and a weekly market. Town 50 per cent Welsh speaking, so bring your Mabinogion. Does that mean English speakers aren't welcome? ...
    From AZ OF UNIVERSITIES ABERYSTWYTH
  • 1997
    Sep 18, 1997 - Hermann Bondi rightly remarks that there must be an optimum balance or ratio (albeit subject-dependent) between the expenditure on scientists and that on their equipment, and points out that the current ratio is too high because of the widespread obsolescence of equipment (Nature 388, ...
    From … Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DA, UK
  • 1998
    Aug 12, 1998 - Exeter, Plymouth, Bangor, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Lampeter are all well placed and Bangor, in north Wales, claims with some justice to be the ... Aberystwyth is a small market town near beautiful beaches and Lampeter is close to some breathtakingly rugged hills and only 13 miles from ...
    From Going Higher: Why the great outdoors may be the education of a lifetime
  • 1999
    Jun 21, 1999 - A PENNANT bearing the crest and the green and black stripes of Aberystwyth Town has already been dispatched to Harry Redknapp. The question of whether the League of Wales part-timers will have the opportunity to make the West Ham manager's acquaintance on a more intimate level is still ...
    From Football: Aberystwyth settle for parity
  • 2000
    Oct 2, 2000 - Work is underway on an important scheme to improve Aberystwyth's defences against tidal flooding. The improvements will cost in excess of a quarter of a million pounds. The North Bank Aberystwyth tidal defence scheme is going ahead thanks to a successful application for European ...
    From Aberystwyth tidal defence improvement works underway
  • 2001
    Nov 24, 2001 - Aberystwyth Town manager Frank Gregan has resigned after only four months in charge at Park Avenue. He officially relinquished his position after Saturday's League of Wales 2-1 defeat at TNS. Gary Finley, who applied for the job over the summer, takes over as player-manager with Kevin ...
    From All change at Aberystwyth
  • 2002
    Jan 4, 2002 - Aberystwyth Town have announced the signing of two players in time to play against League of Wales rivals Flexsys Cefn Druids on Saturday. Rhodri Giggs, who can play as a striker or midfielder, was previously playing for Bangor City, but arrives at Park Avenue after spending several ...
    From Aberystwyth sign Giggs

  • Apr 1, 2002 - A developer's plans to dredge out the harbour at Aberystwyth, and expand the marina, dumping the sludge on top of the reef, has run into stiff ... In Aberystwyth, the "Harbour-Trap" reef, near the entrance to the marina, is seen by surfers as indispensable to their quest for, ...
    From Aberystwyth's surfers ride against the tide of development
  • 2003
    May 10, 2003 - Few visitors would argue that Aberystwyth's main campus has one of the most spectacular locations in Britain. Established in 1872, the university's prime position on Penglais Hill offers panoramic views of Aberystwyth, the coast and the Irish Sea. The university's reputation as a top ...
    From University of Wales, Aberystwyth

  • Oct 13, 2003 - By Barry Forshaw. The crime writer David Williams (no relation to the John Williams under review) initially found publishers highly resistant to the novels he set in his native Wales. He was told that "Nobody commits crime in Wales!" While that may be a typically metropolitan attitude, ...
    From Last Tango in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce The Prince of Wales by John Williams
  • 2004
    Jan 8, 2004 - A plan has been launched to change the image of Aberystwyth from a boozy seaside resort to a continental-style cafe culture. Institutions and businesses are being asked to pull together to kick-start the town's economy and give it an international profile. ...
    From Cafe culture plan for Aberystwyth

  • Jun 26, 2004 - Dinaburg ended Aberystwyth's Intertoto Cup hopes in the first round with a fine win in the second leg in Latvia. A 0-0 draw in the first leg last week gave the Welsh part-timers hope, but Pavel Ryzhevski's glancing header after 17 minutes started the slide. ...
    From Dinaburg 4-0 Aberystwyth
  • 2005
    Jan 28, 2005 - Chris Moyles, Radio 1's most popular and most controversial DJ, has swapped London for Aberystwyth for a day. Friday's breakfast show was broadcast live from the mid Wales town where one of his team, Aled Haydn Jones, grew up. The show had a distinctly Welsh flavour, with some of the ...
    From DJ Moyles - live from Aberystwyth
  • 2006
    Mar 9, 2006 - This course, in which we explore audiences for different kinds of media and cultural practices, is the only one of its kind in the world. An audience can be an audience for anything, whether a football match or a TV show. If it's a TV audience then people watch in a domestic setting, ...
    From Postgraduate Lives: Sarah Ralph, MA in audience studies at Aberystwyth
  • 2007
    Mar 25, 2007 - Why burn carbon if there's so much to see in the UK. Andrew Spooner discovers Aberystwyth, a far-flung seaside port full of urban pleasures. There's something about the noise of the sea be it the rhythmic pounding of waves on a pebbly shore inducing a deep sleep or the crisp report of ...
    From Aberystwyth: Little city on the coast
  • 2008
    Dec 18, 2008 - What's it like to study at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth? The editor of the student magazine will tell you, in the second of a series of questionnaires. What's the price of a pint (of lager)? At most union nights, you can usually get a pint for about £1.40. ...
    From What's it like at Aberystwyth?
  • 2009
    Mar 29, 2009 - Three decades after it banned Monty Python's Life of Brian, the Welsh town of Aberystwyth was finally reconciled with 'blasphemers' Michael Palin and Terry Jones as they attended a special showing of the film. By Ian Johnston. The historic event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre was organised ...
    From Aberystwyth embraces Monty Python's Life of Brian


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