15–21 December

  • 21 1897 (Mon.) Inquest to the death of Master George Aubrey Davies, who was found dead in his room on Saturday evening at Castle Green. He was discovered with a bullet wound to the head. The verdict was accidental death. He had only returned home from College on Thursday for his holidays. In 1890 his brother lost an arm through the explosion of a gun whilst shooting wild ducks in a boat on the Teifi.
  • 20 1878 (Fri.) “Intense frosts these last few days and Cardigan’s streets are in a highly dangerous state and many serious accidents, we regret to say, have been the result”.
  • 19 1928 (Wed.) Dance at the Drill Hall. Arrangements by BQMS Russel and Artificer Sgt Gwyn Griffiths. Excellent music by the local dance band. Piano and violin by Misses Adey; banjo Cliff Thomas; trumpet T. Evans; drums Art Sgt Griffiths. Proceeds to the Battery Sports Fund.
  • 18 1963 (Wed.) Performance of Iolanthe at the Cardigan Grammar School.
  • 18 1940 (Wed.)  Performance of The Mikado, Gilbert & Sullivan at the Cardigan Grammar School.
  • 17 1869 (Fri.) A Public meeting decided to sell 60 acres of Cardigan  Commons to reduce the Council’s £7, 500 debt. The chairman was Dr John Thomas, the mayor.
  • 17 1904 (Sat.) Burial of Ernest Smith Allen, photographer, 35 years old.
  • 17 1908 (Thurs.) Burial of Reverend T. J. Morris, North Gate Terrace.
  • 16 1966 (Fri.) Pride Moreta of Thorn (Snowflake, bull) saved from the butchers!
  • 16 1948 (Thurs.) Pav: Variety Concert: Al Roberts and Dorothy renowned BBC and TV ventriloquist presenting Granfer, Grandma and George and Dorothy. Conjuring, mimicry, cartoons and rag pictures. See him play tunes on a toy ballon and a bicycle pump. Once seen – never to be forgotten. Accompanist Mrs Wynne-Evans, LRAM, ARCM. Chairman Dr Gwyn Jones; Compere T H Evans, St Dogmaels. Buses will run to all districts after the Concert.
  • 15 1950 (Fri.) New Mayorol robes presented by the Womens Institute.

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