Did you know...
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- ... that Stereo Type, by the Welsh composer Guto Puw, was written for the combination of amplified typewriters and tape and was premiered in a shopping centre in Bangor, Gwynedd?
- ... that, in 1964, J. N. L. Baker, Bursar of Jesus College, Oxford became the first member of the University of Oxford to hold the post of Lord Mayor of Oxford?
- ... that Herbert Armitage James, who was headmaster of Rugby School for 14 years, had one of the best stamp collections in England?
- ... that John Percival, when headmaster of Rugby School, gained the nickname "Percival of the knees" because he was concerned about "impurity" and insisted that boys secure their football shorts below the knee with elastic?
- ... that the military theories of the 18th-century Welsh soldier Henry Lloyd were studied by George Washington and George S. Patton?
- ... that despite being appointed to the usually profitable post of comptroller to Prince Charles in 1616, John Vaughan, 1st Earl of Carbery later claimed that serving the Prince had cost him £20,000?
- ... that William Thomas Havard, who was bishop of two Welsh dioceses (St Asaph, then St David's), once represented Wales in an international rugby union match?
- ... that David Powel compiled and published the first printed history of Wales in 1584, which popularized the legend that Prince Madoc discovered America in about 1170?
- ... that British international rally driver Tony Ambrose was given an MG sports car by his father for winning a scholarship to Jesus College, Oxford?
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- ... that Stephen Reay, Under-Librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, was remembered by colleagues for his habit of "hovering over hot-air gratings in search of warmth"?
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- ... that St Mary's Church, Rhodogeidio, Wales, was built as a chapel of ease for St Ceidio's Church, but both are now disused and St Mary's (pictured) is in ruins?
- ... that one 19th-century writer said that St Peirio's Church, Rhosbeirio was "one of the humblest ecclesiastical buildings in Anglesey"?
- ... that as a condition of paying for restoration work, a 19th-century benefactor of St Mary's Church in Bodewryd, Wales, required the church to have Islamic-style stained glass?
- ... that St Mary's Church, Pentraeth, Wales, was decorated in the 18th century with paper garlands, perhaps to celebrate parishioners' weddings?
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- ... that after a fox took shelter in the ruins of Capel Lligwy (pictured), in Anglesey, north Wales, a vault was discovered containing "a large mass of human bones, several feet in depth"?
- ... that the churchyard of St Caian's Church, Tregaian, Wales, contains the grave of a man who died in 1581 aged 105 with over 40 children and 300 living descendants?
- ... that St Dona's Church, Llanddona, Wales, was rebuilt in 1873 with the rector at the time acting as the architect?
- ... that St Gallgo's Church, Llanallgo, Wales, was used as a temporary mortuary following the 1859 wreck of the Royal Charter, which claimed over 400 lives?
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- ...that when Christopher Wren was appointed to rebuild St Paul's Cathedral, London, he was Savilian Professor of Astronomy at the [[University of Oxford
- ...that St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch, Wales, contains a reading desk made out of 15th-century bench ends, one of which is decorated with a carving of a mermaid?
- ... that St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn, Wales, was extended in 1988 by demolishing and reassembling St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl?