1890 in Wales

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1890
in
Wales

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1890 in
The United Kingdom
Ireland
Scotland

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1890 to Wales and its people.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 6 February - In an accident at Llanerch Colliery, Pontypool, 176 miners are killed.
  • 10 March - In an accident at Morfa Colliery, Port Talbot, 86 miners are killed.
  • 7 April - An Easter Monday conference at Llangefni leads to agreement with employers on a shorter working day for male agricultural labourers.
  • 13 April - At a by-election in Caernarfon, David Lloyd George wins the seat for the Liberals from the Conservatives, defeating H. J. E. Nanney, the local squire; Lloyd George remains the constituency MP until his death in 1945.
  • 22 May - Y Cymro is launched by Isaac Foulkes (Llyfrbryf) in Liverpool as a liberal weekly Welsh language "national newspaper for Welshmen at home and abroad"; it is published until 1909.
  • Summer - Queen Elisabeth of Romania visits Llandudno, staying for five weeks and later remembering it as "a beautiful haven of peace"; the phrase is later translated into Welsh and used as the town's motto.
  • 21 December - Beginning of a 3-week period of severe winter weather causing deaths and disruption to daily life in many parts of Wales.
  • Opening of the Rock Mill watermill for woollen milling at Capel Dewi, Llandysul.

Arts and literature[edit]

Awards[edit]

National Eisteddfod of Wales - held at Bangor

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Music[edit]

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