Author Archives: Richard Evans

J.H. Evans and Sons: Gathen Yard

Coal, copper, lead, iron, tinplate, the development of the railway and the docks transformed Llanelli in the nineteenth century from a sleep [...]

Llanelly Pottery

The Llanelly Pottery was the last of the South Wales potteries.  Sarah Jane Roberts (1859-1935) was the main decorator of the cockerel [...]

The Griffith family of Lleyn

My grandmother Eluned Griffith (1898-1990) came from a family that embraced the Welsh traditions of music, religion, education and the seafa [...]

The Evans families of Carmarthenshire

The northern slopes of the Black Mountain around Llanddeusant in Carmarthenshire were farmed by the Evans family for more than 300 years. Th [...]

The Dewsberry family of Burslem

Two talented artists, a couple of thriving businesses and three houses in Staffordshire: Thomas Chapman Dewsberry (1817-1892) was the head [...]

The Blackmore family of Somerset and Llanelli

‘A short history of Llanelly’ written in 1897 describes how the town grew during the industrial revolution from a small village ‘i [...]

For King and Country

More than 41 million people died in the First World War.  Many are buried in military cemeteries hundreds of miles from home. Tom Roberts ( [...]
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