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By Alun Roberts

This new and strange Pocket consultant refers to greater than three hundred Welsh graves of the well-known and never so recognized. they're grouped in handy geographical components utilizing the present neighborhood govt barriers and there's counsel on how to define the graves themselves. The booklet isn't really rather a lot concerning the graves themselves (although the place they're fairly extraordinary there are photos and outlines) yet concerning the humans buried in them. It hence presents potted biographies of the members concerned and gives a few fascinating juxtapositions. So we discover the really first rate Cynan and Sir John Edward Lloyd buried as regards to the heavily eccentric John Evans (Bardd Cocos) at Menai Bridge, Joe Erskine on the subject of Arwel Hughes at Thornhill, whereas Trealaw will be worthy vacationing 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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Lejeune, referred to her as ‘the symbol of all miners’ wives and mothers’. She was even better as Beth Morgan in the BBC television version of Richard Llewellyn’s How Green Was My Valley, and for nearly twenty years she played Bella in the popular Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm. WHITCHURCH Charles Burley Ward (1876–1921), a hero of the Boer War, was the last person to be decorated with the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria before her death. His grave, marked by a characteristic white military headstone, lies about fifty yards beyond the west wall of St Mary’s parish church.

He was undoubtedly disadvantaged by playing for an unfashionable county side during an era when England was well blessed with highquality opening batsmen. He could certainly consider himself unlucky to have been dropped for the Fifth Test against India in 1959 having shared an opening stand of 146 with Geoff Pullar at Headingley in the Third, then a first-wicket record for England against India. His ashes are buried in Llandybïe parish churchyard. LLANDYFAELOG On the right of the path leading up to the church door, under a restored chest tomb, lies Peter Williams (1723–96), one of the leaders of the early Methodist movement in Wales who was once locked in the kennels of the fiercely hostile Sir Watkin Williams Wynn for his pains.

This one hailed from Padstow in Cornwall, but as the local river began to silt up he moved his shipping business to Cardiff where it flourished mightily. By the end of the century, a few years after his death, the family firm, John Cory and Sons and Company, had become one of the leading tramp-ship owners in the country. He is buried under an elegant memorial in section M of the cemetery. His second son, Sir Herbert Cory (1857–1933), MP for Cardiff from 1915 to 1924 and the director of more than thirty-five John Cory, Cathays companies, played a great part in the development of the village of Tongwynlais on the northern edge of Cardiff, and the district of Coryton (junction 32 of the M4) is named after him.

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