Cardigan People 2: Arthur Clougher; John Daniel; Picton Davies; Capt. James Ellis; Asa Johnes Evans

Arthur Clougher (1864–1932)

Newsagent, bookseller, and stationer at 18 High St. Town councillor, and mayor in 1901–02 and 1916–17. He lived at Brooklands, Pendre.

John Daniel (1861–1923)

House furnisher at 19 High St. Town councillor. Mayor 1904–05, 1914. Guardian of the Poor (c.1912).

Picton G. Davies (1885–1970)

Shop assistant at a local ironmonger. Precentor at Bethania Baptist chapel from 1916. From 1916 until 1920 he conducted and trained Cardigan Juvenile Choir, and won at many eisteddfodau; led the choir when it sang at the opening ceremony of Cardigan Memorial Hospital. He conducted singing festivals at Pontyates and Ponthenry, and was responsible for several radio (Caniadaeth y Cysegr) and tv broadcasts from Bethania.

Capt. James Ellis (1810–95).

1848 captain of the Eclair; 1851 captain of the Heather Bell. Retired in 1881. Lived at 9 Castle St in 1854.

Asa Johnes Evans (1810–88)

A solicitor who was the senior partner of the firm of Messrs. Asa and Ivor Evans, solicitors, Green Street. He was a town councillor, and chosen mayor in 1875 and 1876. A Liberal in politics, and a member of the Baptist cause, he had held several important offices, not the least being that of solicitor to the Baptist Association, which office he held for many years.

Cardigan People 2: one of 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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