1910 in Wales

1910 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1910 to Wales and its people.


*Prince of Wales - George, Prince of Wales, son of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom
*Princess of Wales - Mary of Teck
*Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales - Dyfed


*15 January–10 February - The United Kingdom general election produces a hung parliament. It is the first election in which all Welsh constituencies have been contested. Of a total of 34 MPs elected in Wales, five are Labour and two Conservative. The 27 Liberal MPs include David Alfred Thomas for Cardiff (replacing Ivor Guest, who had been raised to the peerage). Conservatives include William Ormsby-Gore, later Baron Harlech. Unsuccessful candidates include Vernon Hartshorn and Sir George Fossett Roberts.
**Other results: Jimmy Thomas becomes MP for Derby.
*June 2 - Charles Rolls makes the first non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by air, flying from England to France and back again in just over nine hours.
*June 23 - Edward, eldest son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Queen Mary, is created Prince of Wales, aged 16.
*July 12 - At the Bournemouth International Aviation Meeting, Charles Rolls becomes the first Briton to be killed in an air crash.
*August - A strike begins at the Cambrian Colliery, as a result of a lockout. This chain of events culminates in the Tonypandy Riot, considered a major event in Welsh history.
*October 12 - Three crew members from the St David's lifeboat drown in Ramsey Sound.
*November 4 - Ernest Thompson Willows makes the first flight from England to France in his dirigible, "City of Cardiff", having earlier in the year made the first flight across the Bristol Channel by airship, from Cardiff to Minehead.
*3–December 19 - The second United Kingdom general election of 1910 results in a Liberal government. Wales elects 26 Liberal, five Labour, and three Conservative MPs.
**Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart takes Cardiff for the Conservatives.
**John Hugh Edwards becomes Liberal MP for Mid Glamorgan.
*December 18 - A storm causes substantial damage to the promenade at Aberystwyth.
*"date unknown"
**Harry Grindell-Matthews invents the “aerophone”.
**The Royal Commission on Religion in Wales, appointed in 1906, presents its report.
**The King Edward VII National Memorial Association begins its campaign to eradicate tuberculosis in Wales.
**The first Girl Guides company in Wales is formed at Carmarthen.
**Aneurin Bevan leaves school, aged thirteen.
**Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith becomes a KC.

Arts and literature

*Arthur Machen joins the staff of the "Evening News".


*National Eisteddfod of Wales - held in Colwyn Bay
**Chair - R. Williams Parry
**Crown - William Crwys Williams

New books

*Stanley Bligh - "The Direction of Desire"
*Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney - "Llyfr Baglan"
*John Gwenogvryn Evans - "Facsimile and Text of the Book of Taliesin"
*David Richard Jones - 'Yr Ymchwil am y Goleuni"
*Bertrand Russell - "Philosophical Essays"


*Thomas Carrington - "Hen weddi deuluaidd fy nhad"
*J. Lloyd Williams - "Aelwyd Angharad"


*Rugby Union
**February 5 Wales beat Scotland 14–0 at the National Stadium, Cardiff.
*The Welsh Amateur Boxing Association is formed.


*May 29 - Diana Morgan, playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
*June 16 - Nan Davies, radio and television producer (d. 1970)
*June 18 - John Menlove Edwards, climber (d. 1958)
*July 16 - Käte Bosse-Griffiths, writer (d. 1998)
*July 25 - Idwal Rees, Wales rugby union captain (d. 1991)
*"date unknown" - Eryl Stephen Thomas, bishop


*January 27 - John Cory (born 1828)
*April 25 - Ann Harriet Hughes (Gwyneth Vaughan), novelist
*May 6 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Prince of Wales 1841 - 1901, 68
*July 12 - Charles Stewart Rolls, aviator and co-founder of Rolls-Royce, 32
*November 24 - Thomas Lloyd Williams, Welsh-American writer, 79

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