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Here is a selection of news items and other material gleaned from the Western Mail newspaper by John Patrick Griffiths.
It's a small sample of the  immense volume of similar material that John selflessly shared with the Glamorgan Mailing List (and other lists) over many years.
John died in August 2011.

All of John's list messages can be viewed on the list archives.

The years included below appeared on the Glamorgan Mailing List between June & Oct 2007


  1894

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Western Mail Saturday April 7th 1894

 Western Mail Saturday April 21st 1894

Western Mail April 21st 1894.

WESTERN MAIL Thursday April 26th 1894.

WESTERN MAIL Friday April 27th 1894.

WESTERN MAIL Saturday April 28th 1894.

WESTERN MAIL Friday April 6th 1894   

WESTERN MAIL THURSDAY APRIL 19th 1894

Western Mail Monday April 16th 1894.

Western Mail Tuesday April 17th 1894. [As the following were lengthy I took the Liberty to shorten them.]

WESTERN MAIL

SATURDAY APRIL 14th 1894

TUESDAY APRIL 3rd 1894

WESTERN MAIL

Saturday April 7 th 1894.

WESTERN MAIL

Saturday April 7th 1894.

Monday April 30th 1894.

WESTERN MAIL

Wednesday April 4 th 1894

Quarter Sessions Cardiff- April 6th 1894

 

WESTERN MAIL

Monday April 30th 1894.

Death:

April 18th 1894

 

Western Mail

Monday June 25th 1894

1. Wm. Dobbs, 87 Mary street, Cilfynydd, aged 39, married with children. 2. Walter Webb, timbersman labourer, Cilfynydd, married. 3. John Evans, overman, Howell-street,Cilfynydd, aged 49, married,with family. 4. John Evans, stoker, Cilfynydd,married aged 55. 5 David Watkins, haulier,Mary-street,Cilfynydd, aged 23 years married. 6.John Quarterly, ripper, Jones' Houses, Coedpenmaen, married. 7. Frank Joyce,labourer, 24 Danygraig,Pontypridd age 24,married. 8. James Cullen, assistant ripper,28 High street, Pontypridd aged 26 years. 9. William Oliver, ripper, 4 Ann-street, Cilfynydd, aged 55 years. 10. Richard Herbert, 41 Howell-street, Cilfynydd, aged 48 years, single. 11. Thomas Jones, ripper, 7 Cwm Houses, Cilfynydd, single. 12. George Provis,ripper,15 Norton Terrace,23 years, married 13. Gilbert Rough, Door Boy, 15 Thura Terrace, aged 16. 14. Thomas Jones,ripper,21, Howell-street, Cilfynydd, aged 32, single. 15. Lewis Howells, assistant ripper. 16. Isaac Comley,36 Merthyr-road, Pontypridd, married, age 25. 17. William Parry, haulier, 40 Merthyr-road, Pontypridd,aged 20. 18. Wm.Jones,ripper, 13,James-street, Cilfynydd, married,aged 30. 19. William Roberts, ripper, opposite post Office,Norton Bridge, married aged 39. 20. James Rowe, hitcher, 88 Coedpenmaen-road, Pontypridd, married one child. 21. William Morris, collier,16, Richard-street, Cilfynydd, aged 22. 22. Richard Owen(" Mabon Bach"), haulier,6 Evan Houses, Norton Bridge, single aged 20. 23. Hugh Pugh, Norton Bridge, aged 27, wife and three children. 24. Benjamin Stubbs, 61 Mary-street, door boy. 25. Arthur Timbs, labourer,13 Wood-street, Cilfynydd, single aged 30. 26. Evan Davies,shackler, 30 Wood-street, Cilfynydd aged 17. 27. Morris Ashton, 44 Howell-street,Cilfynydd, aged 33, wife and four children. 28. Llewellyn Rees,ripper, 79,Mary-street, 43 years, wife and five children. 29. George Walters, door boy,25 Police-row, Norton Bridge, aged 18. 30. Wm.Richards, labourer, 53 Cilfynydd-road, aged 19. 31. Charles Saunders,ripper, 53,Anne-street,Cilfynydd,aged 43, wife and four children. 32. Walter Price,haulier,81, Coedpenmaen-road aged 21. 33. Henry Morgan, haulier, 28 - ditto-18. 34. William Hughes, ripper, 34 Wood-street, married. 35. William Williams("Sir George"),haulier, 2 Cwm Houses, aged 47, single. 36. John Ashton,Howell-street,Cilfynydd, single. 37. John Scott,haulier, 4 Brynderwen-terrace,Cilfynydd, aged 23, single. 38. William Hopkins, haulier,23 Howell-street,married aged 21. 39. Joseph Grey,shackler, 15,Bassett-terrace,25,married,one child. 40. Thomas Evans,ripper,3 Howell-terrace,Cilfynydd, aged 38. 41. David Pugh,ripper, Police-row, Norton Bridge,aged 27, married. 42. John Webb, 19,Richard-street,Cilfynydd, married, wife and four children. 43. George Williams,haulier,53 Coespenmaen-road, Pontypridd, 35 and single. 44. William Jones, fitter, 52 Richard-street, Cilfynydd, aged 26, married three children. 45. William Haynes, Tram-road, Pontypridd, aged 16. 46. Arthur Jennings, labourer, 21 Police-row, Norton Bridge,21,married. 47. David Owen Thomas,stoker,83, Cilfynydd-road,aged 25,single. 48. John Evans, fitter.27, Cilfynydd-road, aged 48, wife and child. 49. John Parfitt,labourer,41 Tram-road,Treforest,aged 45, wife and seven children. 50. Sydney Cox, assistant ripper, 38 Danygraig-street,Pontypridd aged 22.          [ I will put out the next fifty soon.]

Western Mail

Monday June 25th 1894.

Western Mail

Monday June 25th 1894.

51.Hugh Pugh, ripper, 47 Cilfynydd-road, single and 32. 52. James Stephens,labourer, 22 police-row, Norton Bridge, married aged 40. 53. Frank Topp, labourer, Foundry-Place Coedpenmaen, single aged 23. 54. Thomas Smith,engineer, 8 Ann-street, Cilfynydd, aged 31, wife and 5 children. 55. Edmund Daniels, doorboy, 33 William-street,Cilfynydd, aged 16. 56. John Hardige, roadman, 21, -ditto-25 and single. 57. Owen Hughes, ripper, 84 Mary-street " " 26, married. 58. David Llewellyn, timberman, 44, Howell-street " " 39, " 59 Richard Thomas, collier,78,Coedpenmaen, aged 47, wife and 5 children. 60. Edwin Godwin, labourer, 18,Mary-street, Cilfynydd, aged 47, wife and 7 children. 61. Thomas Burns, doorboy, 87, -ditto-18 single. 62. Edwin Borden, " Basset-Terrace, Norton Bridge aged 14. 63. Ellis Jones, ripper, 14 Jones-street Cilfynydd, aged 40, wife and 4 children. 64. Nathanial Edwards, haulier, 25,Police-row, Norton Bridge, 19 and married. 65. David Morris,roadman,aged 40, of 15,Mary-street, Cilfynydd, wife and 5 children. 66. John Kerslake,pumper,72, William-street,Cilfynydd, age 28, wife and child. 67. George Burford,haulier,66 Taff-view, Codpenmaen, age 20. 68. David Griffiths, night fireman,2 Towyn Villas, Cilfynydd, aged 36 wife and 4 children. 69. Hugh Jones,pumper,11,Evans-row,Norton Bridge aged 22 wife and child. 70. William John Harding, shackler, 46,Wood-street aged 16 single. 71. Thomas Evans,ripper,48 Howell-street,age 19 and single. 72. Robert Roberts,ripper,50 Cilfynydd-road,aged 40, wife and 4 children. 73. George Evans,collier,aged 30,16 Police-row, wife and 3 children. 74. Evan Gronow,rider,2 Brynteg-terrace,aged 24 and single. 75. Thomas Morgan,doorboy, 88 Cilfynydd-road, aged 18. 76. Rees Jenkins, asst. ripper, Mary-Street,Cilfuynydd, aged33, wife and child. 77 Edward Jones,labourer, 16,East-street, Pontypridd, aged 60, wife and 5 children. 78. Philip Fletcher doorboy, Tyisha Farm, Coedpenmaen, aged 19. 79. John Thomas,haulier, Bodwenarth-terrace, Cilfynydd, aged 29 and single. 80. Evan Morris, 5 Evan-street,Norton Bridge aged 30,wife and 3 children. 81. David Price Davies, 9 Wood-street, aged 32, wife and 3 children. 82. Henry Charles Cooper,haulier,Treforest, aged23, married 4 children. 83. Patrick Kahoa, 3 Cwm-Cottages, Cilfynydd, age 20 and single. 84. Robert Parry, ripper,Merthyr-road, Pontypridd,40 and single. 85. George Manders,haulier, Cilfynydd-road,aged 32, wife and 2 children. 86. Philip John Suard, haulier, 33 Cilfynydd-road, 18 and single. 87. Benjamin Eynon,shackler, 6, " " 58 married two children. 88. Morris Lanon,haulier,15,Catherine-street, Navigation, 24 and single. 89. Alexander Addis,roadman,Davis-street,Coedpenmaen, 27 and married. 90. Cornelius Gronow, master-haulier, Coedpenmaen, 36 and married. 91. John Coles,haulier, 3 Ann-street, Cilfynydd, 23 and single. 92 Richard Jones, ripper, 4,Evans-street, Norton Bridge, 23 and single. 93. James Powell,ripper,63 William-street aged 60 married two children. 94. Thomas Williams ripper, 61 William-street aged 50 and married. 95. Richard James, labourer, 75 Cilfynydd-road, aged 20 and single. 96. William T.Jones,ripper,21 Wood-street, Cilfynydd, married 3 children. 97. John Shadlick, hitcher, 43 Coedpenmaen, 23 and married. 98 Hugh Roberts,ripper,44 Wood-street, 37 wife and 6 children. 99. John M'Grath,, labourer, Graig,Pontypridd, single aged 23. 100. Levi Evans, ripper, 16 Police-row, aged 45 and single. There is another and 170+ to come.

The following extracts are taken from the Western Mails reporter at the scene.
The bodies present an awful appearance for burns, etc, One body has only the trunk remaining,and it is supposed to be that of William Jones,Travellers Rest, Navigation. He was a father,and had only been down in the colliery about 5 minutes.
In the pocket of a dead young man,named Hugh Roberts, was found on Sunday afternoon a soiled envelop with a series of Welsh entries on it, containing references to parables of Jesus in the Gospels. It appeared that Hugh Roberts was a keen biblical student .
I must not forget the case of a Mrs Edwards and her six children. Two years ago her husband died, leaving her with the above number of young children, nearly all girls. But the eldest was a boy named William D.Edwards, now eighteen years of age,and he was the sole support of the family. He was a haulier,and is among the dead. The cottage in which the family lived is so small that the only upstairs window had to be opened to pass the coffin through it with the poor boy's remains into the bedroom which he slept for the last time on Friday night. The address of the poor distracted mother is No 6, Cwm, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd..

Western Mail  

May 7th 1894

Thursday

May 10th 1894.

Western Mail

May 1894

Western Mail

May 1894

Thursday May 3rd. 1894

Friday May 4th 1894

 

Western Mail

May 1894

ADVERTS for PHOTOGRAPHY

 

1894 EISTEDDFOD at PORTH.

 

 

Western Mail

May 1894

Western Mail

May 1894

 

Western Mail

May 1894

Bankruptcy Receiving Orders.

First Meeting of Public Examinations.

 

Photography.

 

 

Western Mail

May 1894

 

Western Mail

May 1894.

 

SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD.

Elected Members

Non-elected

 

IMMORALITY AT SWANSEA.

 

IMMORALITY IN THE RHONNDA

 

BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY

Creation of Debenture stock.

 

SAD FATALITY AT CARDIFF

 

BODY FOUND IN NEATH CANAL

 

DANGEROUS DOG

 

Western Mail

May 1894.

 

Swansea Police-court before Messrs Edward Roberts and W.Richards.

 

St Winifredes Convent Swansea-Musical Examinations

The following were successful.

 

 

Cardiff Waifs and Strays.

 

 

Western Mail

May 1894.

An American Welshman sends this.

 

Western Mail

1894.

Danube Disaster-Cardiff Captain Gets Medal.

 

Cardiff Property Owners Protection Association.

 

12th AGM of Penarth and District STARR-BOWKETT- Building Society.

 

COGAN SCHOOL BOARD-Election.

Elected

Non-elected.

 

 

Horse Carriage and Livestock, to be sold.

 

Homing Pigeons in the Cardiff/Penarth area owners awards.

Winners of 1s.Pool

Winners of 2s. 6d. pool

 

Cardiff Police-court before Mr.T W.Lewis,Alderman Sanders and  Mr.Spencer

 

Neath Borough Police-court before Alderman P.Charles

 

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

Western Mail

April/May 1894

IN MEMORIAM.

 

At Neath County Police-court

 

Marriage a Failure at Cardiff.

 

Fire in a Cardiff Grocery.

 

Western Mail

May 1894

 

Boy Drowned at Cardiff.

 

Shebeen Raids at Cardiff

 

Western Mail

May 1894

 

Cardiff Police-court before T.W.Lewis andMr.E.Spencer.

 

Western Mail

May 1894

Cardiff Police-court, before MrT.W.Lewis, and Mr.E.Spencer.

 

Cardiff Police-court

 

 

 

Funeral Arrangements.

 

Shebeening at Cardiff.

 

Neath County Police-court.

 

Western Mail

May 1894

 

Sad Fatality at Swansea.

 

A Bad Cardiff Boy.

 

 

Sudden Death at Cardiff.

 

Western Mail

May 1894

 

AGM of Neath Cycling Club at the Guild Hall. Mr Blacker, Presided. The following patrons and officials were appointed.

 

Neath County Police-court.

 

 

Promotion for a Cardiff Detective.

 

 

 

Disgrace to the force.

 

Western Mail

May 1894

Arrangements for the Opening of Roath Park in 1894.

List of candidates for Caretakers . Mr Ebeneezer Beavan presiding.

list as follows.

Eventually the five were selected.

Who will each receive 24s. weekly, with a uniform.

 

JUNE 1894

IN MEMORIAM

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

Shop properties in Cardiff

Lot 1.

 

Suicide at Bridgend.

 

Death of a Welsh Women in America.

 

 

Western Mail

May 31st 1894

 The following transfers of licences were granted at Pontypridd  Police-court

 

 

Western Mail

June 1st 1894.

 

Wanted Adverts.

 

Western Mail

June 1894

Meeting of the National Cyclist Union of Wales.

 

CARDIFF SANITORIUM.

 

Shebeen Raid at Cadoxton Barry.

 

Fairwater Cricket Team Cardiff .

 

Some members of the Penarth Cricket Team.

 

NEATH COUNTY POLICE-COURT.

Temporary transfer of licences.

 

Cardiff Police-Court.

 

Neath County Police-court.

 

PICKPOCKETS at PENARTH.

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

WANTED ADVERTS.

 

CHARGE OF BIGAMY.

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

Dwelling Houses to be sold.

Shop Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

Sale By Tender.

 

 

 

INQUEST.

 

Bankruptcy- Recieving Orders.

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

MARRIAGES

INQUEST.

FUNERAL

 

Barry Dock Police Station.

 Aberavon Police Court.

 

 

Merthyr Police Court

 

 

 

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

BIRTHS

 

MARRIAGES.

 

TO LET.

 

Death of a Cardiff Centenarian.

 

Cardiff Parents fined for not sending their children to school.

 

ATHLETIC SPORTS at MOUNTAIN ASH.

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

 

Pony and Trap Accident.

 

BIRTH

 

MARRIAGE.

 

DEATH

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

 

 

 

Cardiff Police-Court.

 

Bankruptcy Court Neath.

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

Royal Mail Steamers to United States and Canada.
For full particulars apply to the following agents.

 

 

 

Wanted Adverts.

 

BIRTH

 

Western Mail

June 1894

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 Marriages.

 

Death

 

Rescued from Drowning at Cardiff.

 

 

 

 

 

Drama at Penarth.

 

 

Lost and Found.

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

Cardiff Wife Beater

 

Marriage.

 

Death

 

 

Bridgend Police-court

 

 

 

Prize Fight at Aberdare.

 

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

 

 

 

 

Wanting Employment.

 

List of People who require Domestic or General Servants/Nursing.

 

Marriage.

 

Death

 

 

Cardiff Police-court

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

Cardiff Police-court.
Following persons summoned by the Cardiff School Board, for not sending  their children to school.

 

An Alleged Shebeener.

 

Swansea Police-court.

 

Local Success.

 

In Memoriam.

 

 

Cardiff Police-court.

 

BIRTH

 

DEATH

 

Western Mail

 June 1894.

 

Marriage

 

 

 

Lost and Found.

 

Inquests at Cardiff Town Hall - 2 Cases

 

Alleged Indecent Assault.

 

 

Cardiff Bully.

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

ELECTRIC LIGHTING Co.
Selecting Engine Fitters at Cardiff.
There were 136 applicants for four appointments, on a salary of Two  Guineas a week.
Eventually the following 10 were selected to appear before the committee  next meeting.

 

A CARDIF VIRAGO.

 

The Social Evil at Cardiff.

Cardiff police-court.

 

 

DEATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

BIRTH

 

MARRIAGE

DEATH

 

 

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

 Cardiff Savings Bank- The following are cheques which the Marquess of Bute,  has undertaken to pay in connection with Cardiff Saving Bank.

The following are also Order of Forresters

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 Marriage

 

Deaths

 

Penarth-Police-court.

 

Swallowed Her Teeth.

 

Boardig Housekeeper Assaulted.

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 Birth

 

Death

 

 

Cardiff Baseball team to play Newport.

 

 

Marriage- FAWCKNER- EVANS

 

Bell Ringers at St. John's Cardiff.

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

 

 

Western Mail

June 1894

Swansea Police-court.

 

DEATH

 

IN MEMORIAM.

 

Lost and Found.

 

 

Suicide of Neath Surveyor.

 

Western Mail

June 1894

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage

 

Death

 

Western Mail

June 1894

 

B.M.D.

 

BRADFORD-PRITCHARD.

 

EVANS-RICHARDS

 

STONE-SEWELL

 

BAKER.

 

Western Mail

June 1894.

 

 

 

Gloucester Quarter Sessions

 

DEATH

 

Conservatism at Pontypridd.

 

Bankruptcy Acts 1893 and 1890

Notices of Dividends.

Notices of Dividends and Last Day's Receiving Proof.

Final Meetings and Dates of Public Examinations.

The following to be before the Official Reciever.

 

Cardiff Tobaccanists Failure, deficiency of over £1000.

 

 

BIRTHS

 

LLOYD-REES

 

Kicked By A Horse.

 


1926

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Western Mail.Wednesday September 22nd 1926.

 


1936

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Western Mail April 1st 1936

Western Mail April 1st 1936

Western Mail Saturday March 28th 1936

Western Mail April 24th 1936.

Western Mail Thursday April 23rd 1936

Western Mail March 5th 1936.

Western Mail Tuesday April 28th 1936

Western Mail Thursday April 23rd 1936.

Western Mail April 18th 1936.

Western Mail Monday April 27th 1936.

Western Mail Monday March 16th 1936

Western Mail Saturday 14th March 1936.

 

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