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A Llangwm Tragedy

by Graham Stephens

 

Llangwm Shops

         

Johnny Palmer's Shop
An Insider's View

By Chris Palmer


 

Memories of Llangwm's Village Shops and Other Retailers in the
1950's and '60s

By Graham Stephens

 

Articles by W. Grenville Thomas

W. Grenville Thomas, a native of the hamlet of Guildford, was educated at Llangwm School (1938-45), Haverfordwest Boys’ Grammar School (1945-52), and the University of Wales, Cardiff (1952-56). For almost his entire career he taught at Milford Haven Grammar School, where he was Head of History for 27 years (1961-88).

Grenville was the author of The People of the Covenant (1988), Llangwm Through the Ages (1991), Llangwm Essays and Sketches (1992), Some Remarkable People of Llangwm and Hook (published posthumously, 2018), and numerous articles on aspects of the history of Llangwm, Haverfordwest, and Milford Haven where he lived for 45 years.

Grenville died on May 30th 2002. He is buried at the Deerland Road Cemetery, Llangwm.

   

Toilsome times of the 'fisher girl' who was one of a legendary breed: Mary Palmer, part 1

 

Classic court sequel to village riots as Mary danced her way to victory: Mary Palmer, part 2

 

Legend which spread from ... Butterhill!

 

Descended from Dolly the Bridge

by Jane Smallfield

(by kind permission of Jane Smallfield and Keith Johnson)

 

Llangwm Ladies Choir

by W. Grenville Thomas

 

Vado Gilberti: Early history of Guildford

by Dai Stephens