By Alun Roberts
This new and weird Pocket consultant refers to greater than three hundred Welsh graves of the recognized and never so recognized. they're grouped in handy geographical parts utilizing the present neighborhood executive barriers and there's suggestions on how to define the graves themselves. The e-book isn't really rather a lot in regards to the graves themselves (although the place they're quite outstanding there are photos and outlines) yet in regards to the humans buried in them. It therefore offers potted biographies of the contributors concerned and provides a few exciting juxtapositions. So we discover the particularly good Cynan and Sir John Edward Lloyd buried as regards to the heavily eccentric John Evans (Bardd Cocos) at Menai Bridge, Joe Erskine with regards to Arwel Hughes at Thornhill, whereas Trealaw will be worthy traveling 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 facility.
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Extra info for A Pocket Guide: Discovering Welsh Graves (Pocket Guide)
Buried in the northward extension to Cathays cemetery further along Allensbank Road (section E–F) is one of Wales’s greatest ever writers in the Welsh language, Thomas Rowland Hughes (1903–49), the author of one of the great modern Welsh hymns, ‘Tydi a roddaist liw i’r wawr, a hud i’r machlud mwyn’ (Thou gavest colour to the dawning and enchantment to the gentle setting sun). However, his continuing reputation is largely attributable to five novels written in the 1940s, mainly based on the north Wales communities from which he came, probably the best known being O Law i Law (From Hand to Hand).
The Sir Geraint Evans Wales Heart Research Institute, built at the University of Wales College of Medicine following a major fund-raising initiative involving towns and villages throughout Wales, stands as a permanent memorial to one of Wales’s greatest cultural ambassadors. The churchyard also contains the ashes of Sir Geraint’s brother-in-law, Glyn Davies (1927–76), the richly talented rugby outside-half who played for Cambridge University, Pontypridd and Wales (ten caps) in the early post-war years.
The same cannot be said of the handsome memorial in section P to Sir William James Thomas (1867–1945), a major coalowner and director of the Great Western Railway Company, a lavish benefactor, particularly of health-related causes and medical education in Wales, who received the Freedom of the City of Cardiff in 1915. The elaborate memorial to William James Tatem (1868–1942) is located in section L (plot 1699) of the cemetery. From humble beginnings in Devon he built up one of the largest fleets of steam ships operating out of Cardiff, contributing greatly to the city’s prosperity as the world’s largest coal exporter before the First World War.