Cardigan People 1: William Adey, Thomas F. Baldwin, Evan Bowen, Gwyneth Bowen, Capt. John Bowen

William Pritchard Adey (1915–1987)

Journalist on the Cardigan and Tivy-side Advertiser. Poet: he published Look to the Hills, 1982. Sec. of the horticultural section of the Cardigan and District Agricultural Show. Sec. of the Old Teifi Net Fishermen’s Defence Assoc. Lived in Church St, and later in Bron-y-dre.

Thomas F. Baldwin (1880–1935).

A native of Plymouth. Came to Cardigan c.1910. Ran a fancy goods shop in Empire House, Pendre. Scoutmaster of the 1st Cardigan St Mary’s Troop.

Evan Bowen (b. 1863)

A grocer (Bowen Brothers). He lived at the Elms, Priory St. Town councillor, and alderman by 1914. His wife died in 1904. Mayor in 1905, and his 5yr old daughter Gwyneth, the mayoress.

Gwyneth Bowen (b.14.07.1902)

Mayoress in 1905 to accompany her father Evan (see above).

Capt. John Bowen, master of the Ruth. (d. 24.06.1870, aged 59 yrs.)

His wife Margaret and three daughters, Jane, Hannah and Ann and Mary? (shown) lived in Greenfield Row. John is not mentioned in the Cardigan census after 1841 (away at sea?). Buried in Cardigan Cemetery.

Cardigan People 1: the first in a series to record the faces of people associated with Cardigan, with added notes for each individual where possible. The notes will change as more information comes to light (or corrections made), but the facts will remain. Contributions welcomed. If you have photographs in the attic I would be pleased to hear from you.

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