Legends and Customs of Wales

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Jun 19, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

The ruined Holt Castle is a scene of riverside tranquillity today, but in the late 15th century its owner, Sir WIlliam Stanley, was caught up in the Wars of the Roses. King Richard III took Stanley's son hostage to ensure ...

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 ...