Newspaper extracts for Pentyrch parish


There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people

  • From The Cardiff Times 26th July 1879

PENTYRCH. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—George Eastmont, a labourer employed at Messrs Booker and Company's works, Pentyrch, on Tuesday morning sustained very serious injuries through being jammed between the buffers of two wagons at the works. Mr Franklen G. Evans, the works' doctor, was speedily in attendance, and the injured man was, under his superintendence, conveyed home to Morganstown.

  • From The Cardiff Times 19th November 1870

PENTYRCH. POPULAR READINGS.—The fourth of a series of these interesting and instructive entertainments took place at the Tynynant schoolroom, on Saturday evening, under the presidency of Mr. Lyons. The following programme was rendered throughout in a very successful manner.   ......(part extract)......

  • From The Cardiff Times 18th November 1876

PENTYRCH. CONCERT.—On Saturday evening a concert was held at the National schoolroom, for the benefit of the Pentyrch brass band. Mr John Evans, of Llantrisant, presided. The audience was very large and respectable. The programme was as follows .....(part extract)......

  •  From The Cardiff Times 26th April 1879

PENTYRCH. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Friday, as a young man named Thomas Joseph was working; in the Llan Colliery, a large stone, weighing several tons, fell upon him, crushing him to death.

  • From The Cardiff Times 30th August 1861

PENTYRCH. A STRIKE.—We have for some time apprehended grave doubts about Pentyrch concerning their willingness in taking the threatened reduction of 10 per cent., and these apprehensions have been but too painfully realised. On Wednesday morning, at six o'clock, all the forge wheels ceased their velocity and became still. When the time was up all the men threw down their tools, declaring themselves free, having worked out their notice. In a few hours the whole forge seemed like a desolate place. The forgemen seem very resolute and determined, and some even desperately so, because the reduction is generally considered an unjust one. We fear that sad effects will result from this strike. The men at the blast furnaces will finish their notice on Friday morning next at six o'clock.

  • From The Cardiff Times 13th September 1861

PENTYRCH. The forge at Pentyrch has commenced work again. Some of the branches of the forge have not come to any definite settlement with Mr. Thompson, but are trusting, as we should suppose, to his honour. We hope that he will endeavour to give perfect satisfaction to the men. And for the future we trust that  both masters and workmen will learn a lesson from the past, and count the cost of strikes before they again enter upon them.

  • From The Cardiff Times 16th May 1868

PENTYRCH. THE BRASS BAND.—This band, for the first time, made a public appearance on last Saturday evening- They marched from the King's Arms, around the village, and paid a short visit to Twyn-pen-gam. They played several excellent airs, under the leadership of Mr. Thomas Morgan, to whom great credit is due for the ability with which he has instructed the members of the band.

  • From The Cardiff Times 20th July 1867

PENTYRCH. CLUB FEAST.—The Ivorites of this place held their annual feast on Saturday last. The members met in the morning at their lodge room, at the Colliers Arms, and about eleven o'clock they proceeded headed by a brass band, with the intention of going to Capel Llanillterne, but owing to the rain which fell heavily at the time, they did not go there but went to the village pass, the residence of the Rev. H. J. Thomas. They proceeded from thence to the King's Arms, where they stayed for nearly an hour,  .....(part extract)......

  • From the Cardiff Times 23rd May 1862

PENTYRCH. There are several of the forgemen leaving this place for Spain in the ship Balaklava, now loading in the East Bute Dock, Cardiff - useful and industrious men, whose places will not soon be filled up. The cause of their leaving is the depression of trade. Besides these, some eight or nine men are leaving Melingriffith tinworks for France. It is to be hoped that trade will soon take a change for the better, otherwise the best workmen will soon be forced to seek a home elsewhere.