One of the reasons there were so many police players was that high
unemployment made it a popular job option. With sky-high jobless rates in the
South Wales valleys, political activism and frequent strikes led to repeated
clashes between ...
Author: James Stafford
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
For almost 140 years the Welsh rugby team has battled proudly on the international stage. Full of tales of fighting clergymen, poisoned arrows and deathbed confessionals, James Stafford’s An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby takes a unique look at the games, the players, the legends and the myths behind Wales’s national game. Blending fun and facts with trivia and social history, this is Welsh rugby like you’ve never experienced it before. Brimming with delightful illustrations from Raluca Moldovan and irreverent humour, this book will fascinate young readers and curious adults alike.
... is at the bottom of many fireworks. They give generously of noise and smells,
but little else. Hargrave's attempts to harness the gas were failures — but from no
lack of gas to harness. In March of 1893, he journeyed from New South Wales.
Author: Eric Hodgins
Publisher: Edizioni Savine
The history of aviation from antiquity until 1930: Primitive beginnings - Beginnings of modern theory (Balloons ; Airships) - Heavier than air (The 17th and 18th centuries ; The 19th Century) - The Pioneer Era (1903–1914) - World War I (1914–1918) - Post World War I (1918–1930)
In the south Wales Valleys, where unemployment remained sky-high and
undernourished children suffered from rickets, 1936 saw fifty-three men and three
women imprisoned for the 'Taff Merthyr riots', a fourth Hunger March to London,
Author: M. Wynn Thomas
Publisher: University of Wales Press
The Brexit debates confirmed how Wales’s relationship to Europe has for too long been discussed exclusively, narrowly and suffocatingly in terms of its social, political and economic aspects. As a contrast, this volume sets out to explore the rich, inventive and exhilarating spectrum of pro-European sentiment evident from 1848 to 1980 in the writings of Welsh intellectuals and creative writers. It ranges from the era of O. M. Edwards, through the interwar period when both right wing (Saunders Lewis) and left wing (Cyril Cule) ideologies clashed, to the post-war age when major writers such as Emyr Humphreys and Raymond Williams became influential. This study clearly demonstrates that far from being insular and parochial, Welsh culture has long been hospitably internationalist. As the very title Eutopia concedes, there have of course been frequently utopian aspects to Wales’s dreams of Europe. However, while some may choose to dismiss them as examples of mere wishful thinking, others may fruitfully appreciate their aspirational and inspirational aspects.
On your right the river runs high and to your left a few horses wander over the
ineffectively drained Hexam Swamp, certain to lie under ... of travel in an earlier
day in New South Wales, long before you could drive here in less than an hour
from Newcastle. ... sky. Three stories high, constructed of red brick, it is
Author: George Perkins
In 1989 we visited Australia, where we taught American Literature at the University of Newcastle on a Fulbright Grant. We read Australian literature, and were very much impressed by Australian writers and the picture they gave of their country. We traveled within the country from the coast to the Outback, saw koalas and kangaroos and wombats in the wlld, fossicked for gold, and flew to China, where we also lectured and visited the Summer Palace and the Great Wall during a time of great stress within that country. A later return to Australia showed a country much changed from the one we had first seen, but still a wonderful place.
The fact of the matter is research which it has ordered to blow that in Wales , as
Lord Kilmuir said not sky - high , once ... the two great basic industries of South
Wales - steel and coal inquiry into that matter will be published as soon as
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
Prior to its showing there , three months after its premiere , South Wales Echo film
critic Albert Watson was say of Lennon's solo debut : “ John Lennon's part as
Gripweed is ... It's a knock out of a record that should send sales figures sky - high
Author: David Jones
Publisher: St. David's Press
An entertaining account of the connection between Wales and the popular 60's group the Beatles, comprising original source material and unpublished eye-witness accounts of the group's appearances in Wales. 70 black-and-white illustrations and memorabilia.