1883 in Wales
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|1883 in Wales|
|1880 | 1881 | 1882 << All >> 1884 | 1885 | 1886|
|1883 in: The United Kingdom • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1883|
- Prince of Wales — The Prince Albert Edward, son of Queen Victoria
- Princess of Wales — Alexandra of Denmark
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales — Clwydfardd
- 27 January — In the same storm, the James Gray is wrecked on Tusker Rocks, Porthcawl, and the Agnes Jack off Port Eynon. The Mumbles lifeboat puts out, and 5 of its crew are drowned in the rescue attempt.
- 1 February — Five miners are killed in an accident at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery.
- 25 June — Six miners are killed in an accident at the New Duffryn Colliery, Rhymney.
- July — The steamship Rishanglys leaves three seamen, who are believed to be suffering from cholera, on the island of Flat Holm; one of them subsequently dies.
- 21 August — Five miners are killed in an accident at the Gelli Colliery, Gelli, Glamorgan.
- 24 October — Cardiff University opens (under the name of University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire).
- 31 October — 18 people are drowned when the German barque Alhambra sinks off Holyhead.
- November — Samuel Griffith becomes Prime Minister of Queensland.
- Closure of Point of Ayr lighthouse.
- Peak year for zinc production in Wales.
- Dr William Price, aged 83, marries Gwenllian Llywelyn.
- Welsh-Canadian artist Robert Harris is commissioned to paint the Meeting of the Delegates of British North America.
Arts and literature
- Chair — withheld
- Crown — Anna Walter Thomas
- Rhoda Broughton — Belinda
- John Jones (Myrddin Fardd) — Adgof Uwch Anghof
- Robert Owen - Pilgrimage to Rome
- Robert Williams (Trebor Mai) — Gwaith Barddonol Trebor Mai (posthumously published)
- Treorchy Male Voice Choir formed.
- Football — Wrexham win the Welsh Cup for the second time in its six-year history.
- Rugby union
- 6 January — Harry Uzzell, Wales international rugby union captain (died 1960)
- 23 March — William Evans, Wales dual code international rugby player (died 1946)
- 30 April — David John de Lloyd, composer (died 1948)
- 7 May — Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley, newspaper magnate (died 1968)
- 28 May — Clough Williams-Ellis, architect (died 1978)
- 12 June — Margaret Mackworth, 2nd Viscountess Rhondda, suffragette (died 1958)
- 13 September — Percy Thomas, architect (died 1969)
- 14 October — Dick Thomas, Wales international rugby player (died 1916)
- 23 November — James 'Tuan' Jones, Wales and British Lion rugby player (died 1964)
- date unknown
- 25 January — John Elias Davies, harpist, 35
- 29 January — John Owen (Owain Alaw), composer, 61
- 28 May — Hugh Jones, Principal of Llangollen Baptist College, 51
- 8 November — William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), poet, 81
- date unknown - John Batchelor, businessman and politician, 63
- Guy, Dr John (1984). Saving Flat Holm’s Cholera Hospital. Exploring Local History. pp. 244–246.