Download e-book for iPad: A Pocket Guide: Discovering Welsh Graves (Pocket Guide) by Alun Roberts

By Alun Roberts

ISBN-10: 0708317928

ISBN-13: 9780708317921

ISBN-10: 1417540117

ISBN-13: 9781417540112

This new and strange Pocket consultant refers to greater than three hundred Welsh graves of the well-known and never so well-known. they're grouped in handy geographical components utilizing the present neighborhood govt barriers and there's tips on how to define the graves themselves. The e-book isn't loads in regards to the graves themselves (although the place they're fairly extraordinary there are pictures and outlines) yet concerning the humans buried in them. It hence presents potted biographies of the members concerned and gives a few interesting juxtapositions. So we discover the relatively first rate Cynan and Sir John Edward Lloyd buried with reference to the heavily eccentric John Evans (Bardd Cocos) at Menai Bridge, Joe Erskine with reference to Arwel Hughes at Thornhill, whereas Trealaw will be worthy vacationing to determine 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 unit.

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His greatest patron was Madam Bridget Bevan (1698–1779), a wealthy philanthropist from Laugharne who, after Jones’s death, continued his work with great success. Following her own death in 1779 she was buried alongside Jones in the chancel of Llanddowror church. LLANDOVERY In Llanfair-ar-y-bryn churchyard, on the outskirts of the town, lies Wales’s finest hymn-writer, William Williams, Pantycelyn (1717– 91). His output was prodigious, comprising over 900 hymns, including such evergreens as ‘Pererin wyf mewn anial dir’ (I am a pilgrim in a desertland) – sung to the tune ‘Amazing Grace’ – and ‘Arglwydd arwain trwy’r anialwch’, best known in its English version ‘Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah’.

Undoubtedly the oddest headstone in the cemetery, near the grave of Dafydd ap Gwilym, commemorates the amputated left leg of Henry Hughes – the rest of him managed to emigrate to America. The headstone, which bears an outline of the member in question, carries the following inscription: The left leg and part Of the Thigh of Henry Hughes Cooper was cut off & interr’d here June the 18th 1756 An amusing poem by John Ormond, ‘Lament for a Leg’, which at one point, inevitably, refers to ‘one foot in the grave’, is included in R.

At the top of St Mary’s churchyard lies an authentic seventh son of a seventh son, the eccentric printer and bookseller William John Roberts (1828–1904).

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