1911 in Wales
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|1911 in Wales|
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|1911 in: The United Kingdom • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1911|
- Prince of Wales - Edward, Prince of Wales, son of George V
- Princess of Wales - none
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales - Dyfed
- February–April - A Welsh Nationalist League is founded, based in Caernarfonshire, to campaign for Home Rule.
- 23 June - The future Edward VIII is created Prince of Wales by his father, George V.
- July - Dockers' strike action at Cardiff culminates in rioting. Five hundred troops are drafted into the area.
- 13 July - The new Prince of Wales is invested with his title in a ceremony at Caernarfon Castle, devised by David Lloyd George.
- 23 July - King George V and Queen Mary lay the foundation stone of the new National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.
- August - Rioting in Bargoed, Brynamman, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar. Jewish-owned businesses are attacked and troops brought in.
- 19 August - Llanelli riots: During demonstrations in support of a national railway strike (17–20 August), two men are shot dead by soldiers of the Worcestershire Regiment in Llanelli. Magistrates' homes are attacked and four more of the crowd are killed outright when explosive material stored on railway property ignites.
- 4 September - Members of the South Wales Miners' Federation return to work after a ten-month strike against colliery owners in the Cambrian Combine which triggered the Tonypandy Riots, having accepted the 2s 3d per ton payment rate negotiated prior to the strike by William Abraham.
- September–October - Rioting during industrial unrest in Swansea.
- 16 December - The Imperial Copyright Act (coming into effect in 1912) entitles the National Library of Wales to be given by legal deposit a copy of all British publications in specified categories, based on a memorandum drafted by Daniel Lleufer Thomas.
- University College of North Wales, Bangor, moves to new buildings.
Arts and literature
- National Eisteddfod of Wales - held in Carmarthen
- Chair - William Roberts
- Crown - William Crwys Williams
- Edward Morgan Humphreys - Dirgelwch yr Anialwch ("Mystery of the Desert")
- Sir John Edward Lloyd – A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest
- John Ward – The Roman Era in Britain
- Sir Henry Walford Davies - Symphony in G
- Boxing - Freddie Welsh loses his British lightweight title to Matt Wells.
- Horse racing - Jack Anthony wins the Grand National for the first time, on "Glenside".
- Rugby league - Merthyr Tydfil RLFC fold after four seasons.
- Rugby union - Wales win their third Grand Slam.
- 27 March - Alwyn D. Rees, writer (died 1974)
- 26 May - Gwilym Tilsley, poet and archdruid (died 1997)
- 30 June - Alfred Janes, artist (died 1999)
- 23 July - Idris Foster, academic (died 1984)
- 29 August - Raymond Bark-Jones, Wales international rugby player
- 2 September - Jack Petersen, boxer (died 1990)
- 4 September - John Robert Jones, philosopher
- 12 October - Iorrie Isaacs, Wales international rugby player (died 1966)
- 12 November - Pennar Davies, clergyman and author (died 1996)
- 20 November - Bernard Cowey, Wales international rugby union player (died 1997)
- 7 December - John Gwyn Griffiths, academic (died 2004)
- date unknown - Dai Francis, miners’ leader (died 1981)
- 8 February - Frederick Campbell, 3rd Earl Cawdor, politician, 63
- 3 March - Jacob Thomas, Victoria Cross recipient (born 1833)
- 29 April - Hugh Robert Hughes, genealogist, 83
- 12 July - Harry Day, Wales international rugby player, 47
- 13 August - Thomas Thomas, boxer, 31
- 18 August - Henry James, 1st Baron James of Hereford, politician, 82
- 28 August - Jack Williams, Wales international rugby player, 28
- 4 September - Tom Hurry Riches, steam locomotive engineer, 64
- 12 September - Arthur John Williams, politician, 77
- 11 November - Robert Davies Roberts, scientist and author, 60
- 11 December - Rowland Ellis, bishop, 70
- "Wales And The Government". The Times (39525) (London). 1911-03-06. p. 10.
- "Fatal Riots At Llanelly". The Times (39669). 1911-08-21. p. 6.
- "Rhondda marks 100th anniversary of Tonypandy Riots". BBC News.
- "Rioting at Swansea: Waggon Workers Strike". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1911-09-28. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- "Swansea Riots Resumed". Wanganui Chronicle (12824). 1911-10-16. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- May, Eddie (May 2011). "Thomas, Sir Daniel Lleufer (1863–1940)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/46550. Retrieved 2012-06-28. (subscription or UK public library membership required)