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.

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.

11 March (1949) Re-opening of the Victoria Restaurant and Milk Bar, in Priory Street

  • 11 1949 (Fri.) Victoria Restaurant and Milk Bar – re-opened after renovation. Open until 10.00 p.m. daily. Lunches, teas, light refreshments, suppers, hot meals at all times. Rooms available for meetings and socials. Croeso i Bawb. Bert Hallam proprietor. Tel 231.
  • 11 1918 (Mon.) R. I. John was appointed as the new stationmaster.