15–21 April

  • 21 1894 (Sat.) SS Seaflower  landed the crew of the schooner John James, of Aberystwyth, who were picked up in Cardigan Bay
  • 20 1949 (Wed.) Handel’s Messiah at Bethania. Soloists included Jennifer Vyvyan; Gwyneth Morgan; Trefor Anthony; and Hubert Hughes; Idris Griffith, Llanelli, organist; Conductor Andrew Williams. Notable especially for the collapse and death of Revd Esaia Williams, Bethania in the pulpit while addressing the congregation.
  • 19 1896 (Sun.) Annual preaching meetings were held at Capel Mair, when Miss Rosina Davies (the Evangelist), Treherbert, and the Rev Oscar Owen, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, officiated to crowded congregations.
  • 18 1952 (Fri.) Roderic Bowen becomes youngest QC at 38

Roderic Bowen

  • 18 1878 (Thurs.) Special bilingual service for working men held at Bible Sunday School at Ebens Lane. The preacher was the vicar Revd W. Cynog Davies and his curate D. Richards.
  • 17 1953 (Fri.) Zebra crossings arrive in town – outside Ship Hotel and near the then primary school (between Johnny Davies’s shop and Peacocks!) Who was the first to cross the road?
  • 16 1877 (Mon.) Schooner ‘Mary Helen of Fowey’ rescued by John Stuart lifeboat.
  • 15 1963 (Easter Mon.) Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy (U) appears in the Pav

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