- 1910 in Wales
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1910 to
Walesand its people.
Prince of Wales- George, Prince of Wales, son of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Princess of Wales- Mary of Teck
Archdruidof 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 Thomasfor Cardiff (replacing Ivor Guest, who had been raised to the peerage). Conservatives include William Ormsby-Gore, later Baron Harlech. Unsuccessful candidates include Vernon Hartshornand Sir George Fossett Roberts.
**Other results: Jimmy Thomas becomes MP for Derby.
June 2- Charles Rollsmakes the first non-stop double crossing of the English Channelby 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 Kingdomand 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'slifeboat drown in Ramsey Sound.
November 4- Ernest Thompson Willowsmakes 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 Channelby airship, from Cardiffto Minehead.
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-Stuarttakes Cardiff for the Conservatives.
John Hugh Edwardsbecomes Liberal MP for Mid Glamorgan.
December 18- A storm causes substantial damage to the promenade at Aberystwyth.
Harry Grindell-Matthewsinvents the “aerophone”.
Royal Commission on Religion in Wales, appointed in 1906, presents its report.
**The King Edward VII National Memorial Association begins its campaign to eradicate
**The first Girl Guides company in Wales is formed at
Aneurin Bevanleaves school, aged thirteen.
Ellis Ellis-Griffithbecomes a KC.
Arts and literature
Arthur Machenjoins the staff of the "Evening News".
National Eisteddfod of Wales- held in Colwyn Bay
R. Williams Parry
**Crown - William Crwys Williams
Stanley Bligh- "The Direction of Desire"
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"
February 5Wales beat Scotland 14–0 at the National Stadium, Cardiff.
*The Welsh Amateur
BoxingAssociation 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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