Thanks to Keith Ladd
20 December (1878) Christmas weather and broken bones
- 20 1878 (Fri.) “Intense frosts and Cardigan’s streets are in a highly dangerous state and many serious accidents, we regret to say, have been the result”.
12 December (1986) Floods in the Mwldan again!
- 12 1986 (Fri.) Worst floods in living memory down in the Mwldan
- 12 1963 (Thurs.) Opening of Henry Tudor Restaurant, Priory St
- 12 1890 (Fri.) Burial of Joseph Clougher, High St,73, stationer
- 12 1867 (Thurs.) £4 missing from a missionary box at Bethania.
10 December (1878) Snow and sawdust!
- 10 1878 (Tues.) Snow over the weekend has meant that the streets of Cardigan have literally been converted into skating rinks. Thanks to the kindness of Messrs. Miles, Woodward & Co., for scattering sawdust on the surface of the main streets.
1 December (1966) Bingham House’s chimney through the roof
- 1 1966 (Thurs.) Storm caused the chimney at Bingham House to crash through the roof
7 October (1896) Gales, rain, high tide = floods
- 7 1896 (Wed.) Gales, heavy rains and high tide resulted in severe flooding in the Mwldan, Strand, St Mary St., and Bridge-end area of the town. The 7.30 train failed to get in before 9. At 9.40 the situation had deteriorated that it was not safe for the train to depart. No letters or newspapers reached the town till Thursday 1.30.pm.
8 February (1966) Floods!
- 8 1966 (Tues.) Floods hit the town, due to a high tide and high winds.
18 January (1985) Big freeze
- 18 1985 (Fri.) Big freeze
7 January (1892) Snow prevents T. E. Ellis from visiting
- 7 1892 (Thurs.) T. E. Ellis MP due to speak at Guildhall with Mr Bowen Rowlands MP but failed to visit because of snow. Stuck in Llandysul. Snow not always a bad thing say his opponents!
6 January (1895) Severe frost
- 6 1895 (Sun.) Severe frost. The Teifi is frozen solid. Time to put on the skates and head down to the bridge!
5 January (1867) Lifeboat saves 6 lives
5 1867 (Sat.) Stormy weather. ‘John Stuart’ lifeboat went out to help the sloop ‘Oliver Lloyd’ of Cardigan and the ‘Turtle Dove’ of Aberystwyth. A total crew of 6 were rescued.