Tag Archives: The County Echo

Help me discover why 1897 has disappeared.

I want to know what happened in 1897 in Dinas. It was Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Year and the year that Hannah Jane George died of typhoid  but the whole year is missing from the archived back copies of our … Continue reading

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“Don’t cry William bach”

In the least visited part of St Brynach’s churchyard, Dinas, a gravestone tells of tragedy. On Thursday 18th September 1895  two young men, William James and Andrew Raymond, set out to shoot rabbits on Dinas Island. On the rough ground at Carreg y Fran, … Continue reading

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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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