Tag Archives: Tabor

On your marks, get set, don’t leap into the void!

This first photo shows the side view of Tabor: a lovely chapel, cherished by a dwindling congregation that manages to maintain the building, with its precious links to Dinas’ history and emotional ties to past generations. The chapel, with its wall and railings, is one … Continue reading

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What did the Sea Captains from Dinas do with their money?

The first thing many of them did was to build a house and change the shape of the village. Dinas had originally been sited in the bay of Cwm yr Eglwys, where all the land was owned by large land … Continue reading

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Dinas fashions c1912 (or More than you ever thought you’d want to know about gentlemen’s hats)

Before I learnt the names of these men, who served as Deacons at Tabor Chapel (Dinas) in about 1912, I became fascinated by their hats. Did their choice of headgear tell us anything about the individuals beneath? John Stephenson of Lock … Continue reading

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A mystery solved

While I have been trying to identify the people in this photograph (all deacons of Tabor Chapel, Dinas), I have become increasingly fascinated by them. I’m interested in what I can guess of their characters but also the possible significance of their style of hats, beards … Continue reading

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First quarry your stone ….

Until recently, if you wanted to build in Dinas, you dug the stone out of the hill-side first. The first Baptist chapel in Dinas was built at the end of the eighteenth century. After acquiring the land “preparations were made … Continue reading

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Who are these people?

Can you help us identify the people in this photo? These men were deacons of Tabor Baptist Chapel, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, and the photo was probably taken in the early years of the twentieth century. I know that Stephen George stands … 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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