20 May (1966) Roderic Bowen stepping down

  • 20 1990 (Sul) Cardigan and district Independents hold their centenary Cymanfa Ganu Conductor John S. Davies
  • 20 1966 (Fri.) In a meeting at Aberaeron former MP Roderic decides not to stand in any future election.

1966 General Election

D. Elystan Morgan (Labour) 11302 (37.1%)

Roderic Bowen (Liberal) 10779 (35.4%)

J. Stradling Thomas (Tory) 5893 (19.4%)

E. G. Millward (Plaid Cymru) 2469 (8.1%)

  • 20 1684 (Tues.) Good Behaviour of Cardigan, master Thomas Freeland sailed with a cargo of wine, ale and salmon to London.

9 May (1653) Birth of Cardigan Town Council – where are the balloons?

  • 9 1994 (Llun.) Dinner to celebrate Cylch Cinio Aberteifi 21 years old in Castle Malgwyn.
  • 9 1953 (Sat.) Opening ceremony of the Netpool by Roderic Bowen and Col Harewood Williams
  • 9 1860 (Wed.) Borough Surveyor was instructed to put up an oak post to the turnstile beyond Netpool Well. The turnstile was popularly known as Barney’s Gate. Mr Barnaschoni , watchmaker and jeweller lived at top of St Mary’s St., took a daily walk to Netpool.
  • 9 1653 (Mon.) Cardigan Town Council came into operation.

4 March (1949) Prof. T. J. Morgan, Cambria College’s illness

  • 4 1949 (Fri.) Professor T. J. Morgan, Cambria College suffered a nervous breakdown due to strain through overwork. . He has been medically advised to cancel all public engagements. He has recently published a book of poetry and elocution pieces and currently preparing A Textbook of the Art of Adjudication.
  • 4 1949 (Fri.) Politicians speaking

‘I receive almost daily letters from Conservatives in Cardiganshire, indicating that they intend to support me at the next election’ Roderic Bowen MP

‘I have been struck during the time of my candidature by the number of Liberals in the county, and some who have supported the Liberal cause for many years, who have approached me of their own free will and wished me well’ Dr S G Little, prospective Cons candidate

‘Prospects for Socialism in Cardiganshire are very bright. Everyday farmers are coming over to our side’ Iwan Morgan, prospective Labour candidate

CTA report. Roderic Bowen won the next  election (1950) – until 1966.

  • 4 1949 (Fri.) CTA advert: Unsurpassed Library service: W. H. Smith, 18 High St., Cardigan. Join the finest library in England –TODAY!

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