Category: law and order
Beware of the phantom dart thrower!
21 December (1897) Shooting at the Castle
- 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.
12 November (1968) “Charles Windsor shall not pass. Remember 1282”
- 12 1968 (Mon.) “Charles Windsor shall not pass. Remember 1282” posters were stuck on windows and doors of several people in the town overnight including the mayor (Percy Griffiths’ ) residence – who was also chairman of the local Investiture Committee.
- 12 1943 (Fri.) First woman mayor – Rosina Davies
29 October (1895) First inmate to new gaol – Swansea Jack!
- 29 1956 (Mon.) Richard III (U) on at the Pav. All star cast including Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgug and others
- 29 1895 (Tues.) Barnabus Brown of Swansea first to be locked up in New Gaol.
15 (1968) First drug cases dealt by Cardigan magistrates
- 15 1968 (Mon.) First drug cases (use of methedrine) dealt by Cardigan magistrates. Aneurin James, chairman, a shade optimistically perhaps, said ‘We will nip this in the bud’.
2 September (1822) Eleanor James sent to Tasmania
- 2 1822 (Mon.) Eleanor James appeared before Thomas Lewis Lloyd, sheriff at the Court of Great Sessions held at the Shire Hall. Eleanor James 24, charged with stealing from the house of Anne Thomas, Tremain, and was sentenced to transportation to Tasmania in 1823 on the vessel Brothers.
1 Sept (1970) Concorde flew over Cardigan
- 1 1970 (Tues.) Concorde flew over Cardigan
- 1 1964 (Tues.)Policemen in Cardigan wearing helmets for the first time in 30 years.
- 1 1944 (Wed.) Martin Lloyd-Jones preaches at Capel Mair, at 7.00 p.m.
17 July (1919) Price of coal to rise. Time for a protest!
- 17 1919 (Sat.) Price of coal will rise to 6/- a ton. Time for a protest.
- 17 1885 (Fri. ) John Price convicted at Cardigan Assizes and sentenced by Mr Justice Denham. Charged with murdering his wife by shooting her during a quarrel. On the night of the murder the prisoner had attempted to take his own life.
4 June (1880) Cardigan prison for sale
- 4 1902 (Wed.) Fire consumed newly acquired grocery premises of Messrs Evans and Co. (later J. G. Morgan clothes shop and now Howies).
- 4 1880 (Fri.) Sale of Cardigan Prison advertised by Thomas Griffiths, auctioneer
13 April (1921) Horse racing in Greenland Meadows
- 13 1921 (Wed.) Cardigan Flat, Hurdle and Trotting Races in Greenland Meadows
- 13 1878 (Sat.) Police Inspector Davies resigns on a full pension of £1.2.7.
4 April (1827) Hanged for stealing old clothes
- 4 1973 (Wed.) A Romanian Choir, conducted by Marin Constantin, sang at Cardigan Secondary School.
- 4 1921 (Mon.) G. Picton Williams opened a tailoring establishment at Commerce House, formerly a part of the Commercial Hotel.
- 4 1827 (Wed.) William Andrews, an English tramp was charged with stealing old clothes. He was sentenced to death and hanged at Cardigan Gaol a few days later.
26 January (1895) Meeting: New golf links for Gwbert?
- 26 1895 (Sat.) Meeting held in the offices of Evans & Stephens to form a new golf links at Gwbert
- 26 1883 (Fri.) Eleanor Jones, 65 charged with stealing 24 sheets of notepaper and a small packet of envelopes from a shop at Llandysul. Pleaded guilty and said she had had a drop too much of beer. Sentenced to 18 months hard labour.