L-r Rhiannon Davies, ?, Stuart Ladd, Jane Thomas, ?, Dewi Lloyd, headmaster
1990s, School Governors
Back row, l-r: Mrs Eirlys Jones, Marteine Richards, Mrs Lynwen ap Gwynedd, Clr. T. Haydn Lewis, ?, John Adams-Lewis, Mrs. Rhian Sollis, D. Gatehouse, Clr D. M. B.Davies.
Front row, l-r: Dyfrig Davies, Dr Gwynfor Griffiths, headmaster, Llwyd Edwards, Islwyn Evans, ?, N. Newland.
An exhibition was held a few years ago to raise money for an upgrade to the gymnasium. The collection of over 200 photographs is now included on the “Cardigan through the ages” website. Thanks are due to KEITH LADD for permission to include this material from his vast collection on the history of Cardigan. Diolch yn fawr Keith.
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The photographs have been arranged in order of decade. PLEASE send names if you recognize anyone. If you have any photographs, or memories that you wish to include please send them on.
- 23 1880 (Thurs.) D M Palmer Headmaster:
I have had the honour of examining the scholars of the Grammar School, Cardigan, in the Greek and Latin languages, in French, and Scripture History, and it affords me very great pleasure to be able to send in the following report:
The work done by the senior classes in the Aenid of Virgil, in Cicero’s De Senectute, and in Caesar’s Gallic Wars, respectively, as well as in the Anabasis of Xenophon, was highly satisfactory.
The various extracts from the originals were, as a rule, very faithfully rendered in English, though some excelled the others in the elegancy and correctness of their composition.
I was also very much pleased with the accuracy of many of the papers in French Grammar. The translation of the extracts from Charles XII, was, on the whole, very correctly done.
The good old days before PISAS and SATS!
Dr Dan Rees
- 26 1938 (Sat.) Death of Dr Dan Rees, Belmont, headmaster of Cardigan County School for 36 years. After his retirement he moved to Hastings. He had been unwell for some time, and on medical advice decided to take a holiday in Sicily. Whilst on the train at Lyon, in France he passed away. His wife was with him at the time. His remains were cremated in France.
A native of Llandysul, he was educated at Gwilym Marles School, and William James school, Llandysul. Unitarian; Carmarthen Presbyterian College under Principal Evans; Aberystwyth College for 1 year where BA degree 1st divis (London). London Univ MA Classics. Oxford – awarded Hibbert Scholarship which he carried to Berlin and Leipsig, where he took his Doctorate in Philosophy and Celtic. Finally he went to Paris where he studied for six months at the Sorbonne. Appointed in 1897–1932; Married Elizabeth M Davies eldest daughter of Rev John Davies, Shrewsbury and had 1 son.
‘Dr Dan Rees was not in the roll of common men. There was a distinction about hm which could not but impress all with whom he came in contact. He had that elusive thing called personality…
The schoolroom was his dukedom and here he wielded a daily influence the value of which it is impossible to estimate.’ editorial CTA 11.3.1938
Dr Dan Rees as headmaster
A memorial service was held at All Saints’ Church, Hastings at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 5th March attended among others by the following relatives: Mrs E. M. Rees (widow), Capt and Mrs Rees (son and daughter-in-law), Mr David Rees (brother), Mrs F. Gower (sister), and Miss F. E. Davies (sister-in-law).