Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway CompanyIn the 1911 Coronation Honours list Sir Charles McLaren was given a baronetcy and chose the title "Lord Aberconway of Talycafn". We believe he is assoc...
Person, Industry, Wales
1st Baron Aberdare. Born Dyffryn Aberdare, Glamorgan. Statesman, serving as Home Secretary and President of the Council. He reformed British licensing laws and headed a commission that established ...
Person, Politics & Administration, Wales
Dress designer and interior decorator. Born Laura Mountney at 31 Station Terrace, Dowlais, near Merthyr Tydfil. She married Bernard Ashley in 1949 and they began designing and printing tea towels a...
Person, Craft / Design, Wales
Author and illustrator. Born Alfred Edmeades Bestall in Mandalay, Burma. He served in the army during World War 1, transporting troops in red double-decker buses. Following his studies at the L.C.C...
Person, Art, Children, Burma, Wales
Politician. Born at 32 Charles Street, Tredegar, Wales. Known as Nye. He began work in the coal mines at the age of 13, becoming Chairman of the Miners' Lodge, leading them in the general strike of...
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Born: 23/4/1786, 235 years ago
Person, Food & Drink, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Switzerland
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