3 October (1952) Cardigan Island goes for £300

  • 3 1952 (Fri.) Cardigan Island sold for £300 to a native of Cardigan Mr E. Clarke of Walton-on-Thames
  • 3 1914 (Sat.) German employed at Cliff Hotel and another alien living at Cwmtirllwyd were arrested. Taken to Cardigan Police station and later transported to an internment camp.
  • 3 1831 (Mon.) Stage Coach service due to be run between Cardigan and Carmarthen. From Albion Hotel in Foundry Tce. at 8.00am returning following day from Ivy Bush at 10.00 am
  • 3 1821 (Wed.) William James, 29 executed for housebreaking and theft:

Ystyria lwybr dy draed a threfna dy holl ffyrdd yn uniawn  – Diarh 4, 26

Yn Aberteifi fe ddigwyddodd

Tro ar gyhoedd yr holl dre.

Eu fath ni fu ers ugain mlynedd

O’r blaen o fewn magwyry’r lle.

Dienyddiwyd ar y grogbren

Fachgen ieuangc heini llon

Trwy yspeilio a lladratta

Daeth ef i’r sefyllfa hon.

Composed by J. Lloyd, Cardigan on 13 Oct 1821.

Ballad printed by Evan Jones, Heol-y-prior, Caerfyrddin.

31 August (1886) What time does the 9 o’clock train depart?

The train won't be here until tomorrow.

The train won’t be here until tomorrow.

  • 31 1886 (Tues) Official opening of the Railway. There was little celebration on the day because ‘the time between the day fixed for the opening and the opening itself was too short to admit any organised demonstration, but there was  a good sprinkling of flags in the town’.

It was the following day (Wednesday) that the train started its journey from Cardigan.

20 August (1936) Visit of airman C. W. A. Scott

  • 20 1936 (Thurs.) C. W. A. Scott  visited Cardigan (British  airman who won the first England to Australia Air Race (2 days) and gave flying displays at Parcylan, Tredefaid.
  • 20 1939 (Sun.) The Mwldan flooded once again
  • 20 1966 (Sat.) Venetian Night in Cardigan brought thousands to the riverside. The Teifi looked like the Grand Canal!
  • 20 1984 (Mon.) Paul Ringer quits rugby

27 July (1885) Monthly Markets at Pensarnau began.

  • 27 1885 (Mon.) Monthly Markets at Pensarnau began. Posters and handbills circulated by N. W. Mitchell, Town Clerk.  When the railway arrived in 1886 an attempt was made to advertise the marts:

Here is Ysgawenydd, the local poet:

 The markets of late have suffered in town

Thro’ the want of conveyance close to the ground

Now the train is convenient and not far away

To carry the stock away the same day.

Good number of hurdles are here to keep,

Some for the cattle and some for the sheep.

And stables close by, and stalls all complete,

And corn, if required, or good hay to eat.