Paper $3.00 ISBN: 9780708317921 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

A Pocket Guide: Discovering Welsh Graves

Alun Roberts

Alun Roberts

Distributed for University of Wales Press

142 pages | numerous b&w halftones | 5 x 7 1/4 | © 2002
Paper $3.00 ISBN: 9780708317921 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
In this fascinating and well-illustrated Pocket Guide, the reader is taken on an unusual and rewarding guided tour of Wales, visiting the final resting places of more than 350 men and women (and one leg).  Most, but by no means all, of the characters we meet were Welsh, many were celebrated, some not, but all were interesting in one way or another.
 
In other books on this subject, Wales, if covered at all, has until now been consigned to a few pages at the end.  Discovering Welsh Graves seeks to address this deficiency.  The churchyards and cemeteries visited are grouped according to the current twenty-two unitary authorities and guidance is offered on the location of specific graves.
 
While descriptions of notable graves are included, and some are illustrated, the book is less about the graves themselves and more about the people buried in them.  It includes brief biographies of figures from the worlds of entertainment, music, sport, literature, politics, the military, business and religion as well as characters of local interest.
Contents
Introduction
Map of Welsh local authorities
Anglesey
Blaenau Gwent
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Conwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Gwynedd (Caernarfonshire)
Gwynedd (Merioneth)
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath and Port Talbot
Newport
Pembrokeshire
Powys (Breconshire)
Powys (Montgomeryshire)
Powys (Radnorshire)
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Swansea
Torfaen
Vale of Glamorgan
Wrexham
 
Index
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