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 Barry Dock News 23rd April 1897
ST. ANDREWS-MAJOR PARISH COUNCIL. PROPOSED ROYAL PUBLIC HALL FOR DINAS POWIS. ANOMALY OF ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE COUNCIL. The annual meeting of the Parish Council of St. Andrew's-Major was held on Tuesday evening last at Dinas Powis National School, Mr T. Cram presiding pro tem. The members present subscribed to the customary declaration on taking their seats, those in attendance being Major- General H. H. Lee, R.E., J.P., Messrs J. Isaac, J. Howell, T. Cram, H. Wright, W. Evans, and J. Morris. On the motion of Mr Isaac, seconded by Mr Morris, General Lee was unanimously re-elected chairman of the Council, and in returning thanks said he greatly appreciated the honour again bestowed upon him. He should like to see the Council take advantage of some of the powers vested in them by the Local Government Act even if it cost a little money to do so, for the improvement of the amenities of life in the parish, and he hoped something in this direction would be done this year. (Hear, hear.) Messrs T. Cram, M. Howell, and C. A. Young were appointed overseers; and W. M. Williams was re-appointed assistant-overseer. ...(part extract)...
- From the Barry Dock News 5th July 1901
ST. ANDREWS RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. PROPOSED CREATION OF DINAS POWIS AN URBAN DISTRICT. The monthly meeting of the St. Andrew's Rate- payers' Association was held at the National Schoolroom, Dinas Powis, on Thursday evening, the 27th ultimo, Mr G. W. Boucher (president) in the chair. The National Telephone Company wrote stating that they had decided to establish a call office at Dinas Powis. Major Wyndham-Quin, M.P., wrote intimating that he would comply with the request of the Association and wait upon the Postmaster-General in favour of a delivery of letters to callers and a clearance of boxes on Sunday at Dinas Powis. The Chairman introduced the subject of the desirability or otherwise of creating Dinas Powis an urban district. ...(part extract)...
- From The Cardiff Times 13th March 1863
ST. ANDREWS. On Tuesday the children of the parish were liberally treated by the Rev. John Morgan, the rector of the parish, with tea and cake. The tea was prepared in the National Schoolroom, which was decorated for the occasion. The children gave hearty cheers for the Royal Pair, the Queen, and also for the worthy Rector. Miss Morgan superintended the party. At the close the National Anthem was sung by the children. The bells of the parish church rang merry peals throughout the day.
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 25th November 1897
DINAS POWIS. BAZAAR.—On Wednesday a bazaar and jumble sale was opened at the National Schools, Dinas Powis by Lady Eva Wvndham-Quin in aid of St. Peter's Church, Eastbrook.. To-day Miss Lee is expected to perform the opening ceremony.
- From the South Wales Daily News (Third Edition) 19th June 1895
DINAS POWIS. ODDFELLOWS' DEMONSTRATION.—The members of the Dinas Powis Castle Lodge of Oddfellows' held their annual demonstration on Monday in beautiful weather. There was a good muster, and the procession, headed by the village brass band, was very imposing. Various parts of the district were visited, and subsequently the whole of those present enjoyed a splendidly-served dinner at the Cross Keys Inn. The usual toast list followed, the proceedings being very enthusiastic and enjoyable.
- From the Weekly Mail 27th February 1892
DINAS POWIS, THE FIRE BRIGADE.-The members of the volunteer fire brigade have commenced drill, and steps are to be taken to induce the ratepayers to provide a suitable building for the purposes of the brigade. General Lee, J.P., is prepared to present a site, and to contribute handsomely towards the cost of erection.