1–7 October

  • 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.
  • 6 1897 (Wed.) The wife of the Rev. J. G. Hughes (Moelwyn), Llwyn Onn, Priory-street, minister of Tabernacl, gave birth to a son.
  • 5 1956 (Fri.) HAFOD: opened  by Miss Pat Hornsby-Smith MP, Parliamentary Sec to Ministry of Health at a cost of £47,000.
  • 4 1940 (Fri.) Fire at the Cliff Hotel caused £200 of damage
  • 4 1892 (Tues.) Death of Col. C W Miles, owner of the Priory Estate at Burton Hill House, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. 6th son of Mr Philip John Miles, MP, Col Miles was succeeded by his son Capt Napier Miles of the First Life Guards.
  • 4 1843 (Wed.) Y Gwir Iforiaid (Cardigan Lodge of the True Ivorites) composed of 129 full members.
  • 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.

2 1964 (Fri.) Howard Winstone, British and Empire Flyweight boxing champion and his manager Eddie Thomas push over a column of pennies at the Commercial Hotel – £73 for Muscular Dystrophy.

  • 2 1850? (Wed.) Lectures on Phreno-mesmerism in the Guidhall
  • 1 1953 (Thurs.) Proclamation of the Cardigan Eisteddfod. Grand Concert featuring Parti Meibion Godre’r Aran, Llanuwchlyn, Triawd y Llan, John Abel Jones (reciter), Sassie Rees (soprano).
  • 1 1921 (Sat.) D. T. James, Gwalia, applied to the Town Council for permission to fix wooden poles to carry electric cables along North Rd, Gordon Tce, and Gwbert Rd.

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