8–14 March

G. Berwyn Williams 1927–90

G. Berwyn Williams 1927–90

  • 14 1927 (Mon.) Birth of G. Berwyn Williams MBE, teacher, headteacher at Brongest School. shopkeeper (Hardware Stores); mayor 1973–4; chairman of the National Eisteddfod committee 1976; High Sheriff of Dyfed 1988–9; deacon and secretary of Bethania Chapel. He died in April 1990.
Mayor 1973-4

Mayor 1973-4

  • 13 1897 (Sat.) It was reported at the Board of Guardians meeting that 31 tramps had been relieved at the Workhouse during the previous fortnight.
  • 12 1897 (Gwe.) In a Council meeting Cllr. W. J. Williams was presented with a silver cradle as a gift on the birth of his daughter during his year of office as mayor – the first gift a town mayor had received since 1647 when  Jacobus Phillips, Tregibby presented the maces.
  • 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.
  • 10 1944 (Fri.) Home Guard killed at Drill Hall: Priv H G Booker,  4 Gordon Tce. : gun discharged and he was hit in the legs. Two others were hurt : Andrew Wilson, Tregibby and Ronald James, Bryngwyn Farm.
  • 10 1905 (Fri.) First steam bus travels from Newcastle Emlyn to Cardigan

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones
  • 9 1957 (Sat.) Happy birthday Jonathan Jones, World Powerboat Champion.

1979 – World Sprint Champion, T2; runner-up in National Championships, T2 1980 – National Champion, T2 1982 – 3rd in National Champonships, Formula Grand Prix ON. 1983 – 4th overall in Rolatruc National Grand Prix Series. 1984 – 4th overall in Rolatruc National Grand Prix Series; 4th overall Formula Grand Prix World Series. 1985 – 2nd Overall in Formula Grand Prix World Series. 1986 – Winner formula Grand Prix World Series. 1989 – Winner formula Grand Prix World Series. 1991 – Formula 1 World Champion. 1993 – 3rd in Formula 1 World Championship. 1994 – 2nd in Formula 1 World Championship. 1996 – 3rd in Formula 1 World Championship. 1998 – Formula 1 World Champion.

Jonathan Jones: a portrait

Some statistics

  • 9 1653 (Wed.) Town Council sworn at the Leet Court in the Castle.
  • 8 2013 (Fri.) Castle stanchions removed at 12.00
  • 8 1949 (Tues.) Côr Telyn Eryri appear at the Tabernacle 7.30. ‘one of the best concert parties in Wales today’.
  • 8 1878 (Fri.) Death of Benjamin Davies, Pwllhai, ostler at Black Lion, after a long illness.

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