HistoryPoints News

Aug 25, 2023

Thomas Charles' story on mobiles

Rev Thomas Charles (1755-1814) was a key figure in Methodism's rapid growth across Wales, and now you can read his story on your smartphone by scanning HistoryPoints QR codes at four places in North and South Wales. On the Wales Coast Path near St Clears in Carmarthenshire ...

you'll find QR codes which explain that Pant-dwfn Farm was the birthplace of Thomas and his brother David, who became a hymn writer and chapel deacon. Scan our QR codes on the window of the AgriAdvisor offices in Bala, Gwynedd, to learn how Thomas came to live in that building - where he was visited by teenager Mary Jones after a 42km walk barefoot to obtain a Bible. Our web page on the history of Capel Tegid, Bala, includes information about the classes held there as part of Thomas' programme of taking education to rural children. There are also QR codes in front of the nearby Thomas Charles statue.