1881

  • Revd Griffith Davies is ordained minster of Tabernacle chapel. Remarried in 1889 and then lived at Argoed, Feidrhenffordd. He died 12 Dec 1896, 65 years old.
  • Trade: Inward – 351 coasting vessels, 5 foreign vessels, 99 steam vessels; Outward 90 steam vessels, 95 sailing vessels
  • April: R & J Dicks, boot and shoe established at 3 Priory St.
  • Frank Miles, artist, focus of attention
  • Neptool Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club formed
  • Temperance Hall opened at Pritchard Fach
  • November Elections: Joseph Rees 277; Robert E. Rees 319; Jacob Trollip 227; James Williams 178; William Woodward 336; Dr James Phillips mayor
  • 14/11 Naval Reserve Battery inspected by Duke of Edinburgh