Headmasters

 

Dr Daniel REES: He was awarded an M.A. (London) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Leipzig). He died in 1936 in the train at Lyon, France, on route to Sicily to try and recuperate from pneumonia. He was cremated in France. A memorial service was held at All Saints Church, Hastings on Sat. 5th March. Born in Llandysul in 1865, he was educated at the Revd Gwilym Marles’ School and afterwards at Mr William James School, both at Llandysul. He went on to Carmarthen Prebyterian College under Principal Evans, and then to Aberystwyth College for one year, then London to read Classics. From there he went up to Oxford where he was awarded the Hibbert Scholarship which allowed him to visit Berlin and Leipzig. Finally he went to Paris where he studied for six months at the Sorbonne. In 1897 he was appointed headmaster of Cardigan Grammar School and held the position until his retirement in 1932. In 1898 he married Miss Elizabeth Davies, eldest daughter of the Revd John Davies, Shrewsbury and had one son.

Thomas EVANS (1896–1965; headmaster 1932–63 “Twm Pop”): A native of Llandysul, he entered Aberystwyth University and completed his Masters Degree at Bangor. His thesis was the basis of A Background to Modern Welsh Politics. His first teaching post was at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital School in Bristol.