1 August (1976) National Eisteddfod begins

1976 National Eisteddfod

1976 National Eisteddfod

  • 1 1976 (Sun.) National Eisteddfod: Morning Service from the Pavilion at 10.00. Theme: ‘The Christian Watchfulness’. President:  Revd. D. Rhys Thomas; Call to Worship: Revd Milton G. Jenkins, Bethania; Recitation: Parti Ebeneser, Dyfed; Côr Tannau Teifi, conductor Alun Tegryn Davies; Reading by Revd. A. J. Davies; Eisteddfod Choir : conductor Terence Lloyd; Prayer : Revd Tom Roberts, Tabernacl; Sermon: Revd D. J. Roberts, Capel Mair; Blessing : Father Seamus Cunane. Harpists: Sybil Milton-Jenkins, Barbara Morris and Buddug Stephens.
  • 1 1905 (Tues.) Launch of the Elizabeth Austin lifeboat.

12 July (1888) A medal for William Niles

  • 12 1900 (Thurs.) Burial of John Turner Mathias, Feidrfair, 43, Boot & Shoe Dealer
  • 12 1888 (Thurs.) Silver medal awarded to William Niles, coxswain of lifeboat for 29 years who saved 85 lives.
  • 12 1853 (Tues.) Death of Isaac Thomas (1820–53), publisher of Almanac y Cymro. It was printed by D.Leary & Co., Dublin to avoid printing tax. He was buried at the Baptist Chapel, Penybryn.