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Jun 11, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Fred Trump of Rhymney was manager of one of the world's biggest gold mines after surviving a pit explosion which buried him under fallen coal. He left his job in South Africa to fight in the First World War and was killed, aged 45, while ...

Jun 3, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

When Tŷ Isaf, Beddgelert, was an inn, it had a legendary four-pint (2.3-litre) beer pot. Anyone who emptied it in one go wouldn't have to pay for their drink. Local sawyer William Dafydd was one of the few who could ...

May 25, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Countless young men have wished, in vain, for a chance to improve the world. Robert Owen, a saddler's son from Newtown, got his chance when he became co-owner of a cotton mill while still in his 20s. He set about ...