1913 in Wales

1913 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1913 to Wales and its people.


*Prince of Wales - Edward, Prince of Wales, son of King George V of the United Kingdom
*Princess of Wales - "vacant"
*Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales - Dyfed


*14 October - Senghenydd Colliery Disaster: 439 men are killed in a mining accident at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd - the worst accident in British mining history. 1913 is the peak year for coal production in Wales.
*27 October - A tornado hit South Wales, killing four people. [http://www.geologywales.co.uk/storms/1913.htm]
*Civil servant William Henry Hoare Vincent is knighted.
*Carmarthen Farm Institute is founded - the first of its kind.
*Monmouthshire Training College is founded at Caerleon, with Sir Edward Anwyl as its first principal.

Arts and literature



*National Eisteddfod of Wales - held in Abergavenny
**Chair - Thomas Jacob Thomas
**Crown - William Evans (Wil Ifan)

New books

*Frances Hoggan - "American Negro Women During Their First Fifty Years of Freedom"
*Thomas Gwynn Jones - "Cofiant Thomas Gee"
*Sir John Morris-Jones - "Welsh Grammar: Historical and Comparative"
*Moelona - "Teulu Bach Nantoer"
*Edward Thomas - "The Happy-Go-Lucky Morgans"




*"Ivanhoe" is filmed at Chepstow Castle.


*Boxing - Bill Beynon wins the British bantamweight championship.
*Rugby Union
**18 January - Wales are defeated 12–0 in a game played at the National Stadium, Cardiff


*29 March - Ronald Stuart Thomas, poet
*27 May - Mervyn Stockwood, Anglican bishop
*5 June - Moelwyn Merchant, poet and novelist
*6 July - Gwyn Thomas, author
*23 July - Michael Foot, politician, MP for Ebbw Vale 1960-1992
*28 September - Edith Pargeter, Shropshire novelist


*16 February (in Australia) - Lewis Thomas, colliery proprietor and politician
*11 March - Charles Morgan, Viscount Tredegar
*19 March - John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia), harpist
*30 March - Sidney Herbert, 14th Earl of Pembroke
*3 April - Henry Matthews, 1st Viscount Llandaff, politician
*15 April - William Jones, Victoria Cross recipient
*4 June - Stuart Rendel, 1st Baron Rendel, politician
*6 November - Sir William Henry Preece, engineer
*7 November - Alfred Russel Wallace, scientist
*"date unknown"
**John Jones (Coch Bach y Bala), notorious criminal

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