1844 in Wales

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1844
in
Wales

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1844 in
The United Kingdom
Ireland
Scotland

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1844 to Wales and its people.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • January 1 - 12 men are killed in a mining accident at Dinas Middle Colliery, Rhondda.
  • February 14 - 40 men are killed by flooding in a coal-mine at Landshipping, Pembrokeshire.
  • May 13 - 8 men are killed in a mining accident at Broadmoor, Loveston.
  • December 3 - 6 men are killed in a mining accident at Fforest Level, Dinas, Rhondda.
  • A prospectus is issued to potential investors in a railway to be built through south Wales from a junction with the Great Western Railway at Standish in Gloucestershire.
  • Owen Owen Roberts is instrumental in setting up the first hospital for Caernarvonshire and Anglesey, at Bangor.

Arts and literature[edit]

New books[edit]

Music[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

  • English watercolour landscape painter David Cox spends his first summer at Betws-y-Coed, which he will continue to do until 1856.

Sport[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denbigh Cricket Club website. Accessed 21 March 2013