Cardigan People 16: Ada Ince Williams; Revd William Jones; David J. P. Richards; Dr Selby Clare

Ada Ince Williams (1856–22.09.1923)

Native of Haverfordwest. Lived in Northgate Terrace. Wife of Captain Thomas Howell Williams.

David J. P. Richards: ‘One of Wales’ premier distance walkers of his generation

David J. P. Richards, son of Capt David & Annie Ida, Kelvin, St Mary’s Terrace. His brother George Ivor Milton Phillips was killed on 26.03.1917 at the First Battle of Gaza [David Griffiths, Cenotaph, p. 92]

Member of Newport Harriers. Holder of the Welsh 2-mile walk title [South Wales Argus] and 15-mile walk title for 3 yrs in succession in 2h 5m 8sec. A Welsh record for the distance. [CTA 19.8.38].

As a 42 yr old he won the Monmouth  open road walk of 14 miles in 2h 6m 2sec. – only 15 sec outside the record of W S Woode in 1936.  [CTA 17.6.1938]. Any Photos survive?

Dr Selby Clare (7.08.1880–11.11.1942)

Graystone, Priory St.

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