Tag Archives: Dinas History Series

Why little girls in our family had to wear cotton pyjamas

My Dinas grandfather became an economic migrant to London when his colour blindness put an end to his ambition in the merchant navy. In London he joined the fire service, where his daughter spectacularly survived a fall down the pole … Continue reading

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Good teachers make a difference

I have two sets of great-grandparents who were born and brought up in Dinas. They were born in the 1840s and I don’t know whether or not they went to school. Judging from John Hughes’ depressing account of Education in … Continue reading

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Read this and rage against stupid educationalists

If you have strong feelings on the positive value of a bi-lingual education, or indeed any education at all, be warned that there are parts of this wonderful book that will make your blood boil. The Story of Education in … Continue reading

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