By Alun Roberts

ISBN-10: 0708317928

ISBN-13: 9780708317921

ISBN-10: 1417540117

ISBN-13: 9781417540112

This new and strange Pocket advisor refers to greater than three hundred Welsh graves of the recognized and never so well-known. they're grouped in handy geographical components utilizing the present neighborhood govt obstacles and there's tips on how to define the graves themselves. The ebook isn't really loads in regards to the graves themselves (although the place they're fairly amazing there are photos and outlines) yet concerning the humans buried in them. It therefore offers potted biographies of the contributors concerned and provides a few interesting juxtapositions. So we discover the quite good Cynan and Sir John Edward Lloyd buried with reference to the heavily eccentric John Evans (Bardd Cocos) at Menai Bridge, Joe Erskine just about Arwel Hughes at Thornhill, whereas Trealaw will be worthy traveling to work out the graves of Viscount Tonypandy, Tommy Farr, Lewis Jones and Kitchener Davies in addition to that of Williams Evans, proprietor of the Corona pop manufacturing facility.

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29 ABERYSTWYTH In the town cemetery, Llanbadarn Road, lie some of Wales’s greatest cultural heroes, probably first and foremost being David James Jones (1899–1968), Gwenallt, widely regarded as one of the finest poets in the Welsh language of the twentieth century. He had the unique ability to express in elegant, evocative, sometimes angry, often poignant verse some of the recurring themes of Welsh life, Christianity and the challenge of socialism (‘There is a place for the fist of Karl Marx in His Church’), and industrial deprivation.

Nearby is the Gogerddan vault, the resting place of the Pryses of Gogerddan, one of the great landed families of west Wales for over 300 years. Among the more colourful members of the family was Sir Edward Pryse (1862–1918) who, as Master of the Tivyside Hunt, caused a scandal following the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. While the whole nation was supposed to be in mourning Pryse and his companions continued to hunt. The local paper carried several hard-hitting verses written by a ‘Loyal and Disgusted Sportsman’ (quoted in H.

Legend has it that she used to have a string of lovers whom, when finished with, she would eliminate by pouring molten lead into their ears before burying them in the orchard of her estate. 1173–1240) though what ultimately became of his body after his death at Aberconwy is not known. At the top of St Mary’s churchyard lies an authentic seventh son of a seventh son, the eccentric printer and bookseller William John Roberts (1828–1904).

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