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Jan 25, 2021
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Neath's old town hall is now 200 years old. When it was a decade old, it hosted a meeting to petition Parliament for abolition of slavery. Some Anglican clergymen spoke in support (despite others still owning slaves at the time). So did a Quaker, but in ...

Jan 16, 2021
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Charles Jones was master of Bethesda's Pont y Tŵr School in 1852 when his eldest son, aged 10, died after falling down a cliff. Charles and wife Joanna then lost their infant son to whooping cough, burying their children just six days ...

Jan 7, 2021
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

When Baptists began to worship in the St Mellons area of Cardiff in the early 18th century, the only suitable places for meetings were local farmhouses. Visiting preachers came from as far away as Abergavenny. After using a paupers' house for a few decades, the local Baptists ...