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Attempting to do my best to increase the WikiWales content. No great national, but like to see the country represented properly. If an episode of Dr Who can get three pages of content then towns where people actually live and die need their say too.

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Rugby union[edit]

  • Bevan, Alun Wyn (2005). Stradey Stories. Llandysul: Gomer Press. ISBN 9781843235705.
  • Billot, John (1972). All Blacks in Wales. Ferndale: Ron Jones Publications.
  • Billot, John (1974). Springboks in Wales. Ferndale: Ron Jones Publications.
  • Collins, Tony (1998). Rugby's Great Split, Class, Culture and Origins of Rugby League Football. Routledge. ISBN 9780714648675.
  • Davies, D.E. (1975). Cardiff Rugby Club, History and Statistics 1876-1975. Risca: The Starling Press. ISBN 0950442100.
  • Dine, Philip (2001). French Rugby Football. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-327-1.
  • Gate, Robert (1986). Gone North: Volume 1. Ripponden: R.E. Gate. ISBN 0951119001.
  • Godwin, Terry (1976). The Guinness Book of Rugby Facts & Feats (2nd ed.). Enfield: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-264-7.
  • Godwin, Terry (1981). The Guinness Book of Rugby Facts & Feats. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-214-0. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. London: Willow Books. ISBN 000218060X.
  • Grant, Philip J (2010). Tommy Vile: A Giant of a Man. Llandysul: Gomer Press. ISBN 978-0-9567271-0-7.
  • Griffiths, John (1982). The Book of English International Rugby 1872-1982. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0002180065.
  • Griffiths, John (1990). British Lions. Swindon: Crowood Press. ISBN 1-85223-541-1.
  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0460070037.
  • Griffiths, John (2000). Rugby's Strangest Matches. Robson Books. ISBN 1861053541.
  • Haynes, John (2007). All Blacks to All Golds. Brighouse: League Publications Ltd. ISBN 9781901347173.
  • Hughes, Gareth (1986). The Scarlets: A History of Llanelli Rugby Club. Llanelli: Llanelli Borough Council. ISBN 0906821053.
  • Jenkins, John M.; Pierce, Duncan; Auty, Timothy (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players. Wrexham: Bridge Books. ISBN 1-872424-10-4.
  • Jenkins, Vivian (1981). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1981-82. Aylesbury: Rothmans Publications Ltd. ISBN 090757405X.
  • Jones, Stephen, ed. (1985). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1984-85. Aylesbury: Rothmans Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-356-10447-8.
  • Cleary, Mick; Griffiths, John, eds. (1996). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1995-96. Aylesbury: Rothmans Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-7472-7816-4.
  • Jones, Stephen (1985). Dragon in Exile, The Centenary History of London Welsh R.F.C. London: Springwood Books. ISBN 0862541255. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Marshall, Howard; Jordon, J.P., eds. (1951). Oxford v Cambridge, The Story of the University Rugby Match. London: Clerke & Cockeran.CS1 maint: display-editors (link)
  • Maule, Raymond (1992). The Complete Who's Who of England Rugby Union Internationals. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-873626-10-X.
  • Owen, Arwyn, ed. (1972). Welsh Brewers Ltd Rugby Annual for Wales 1971-72. Cardiff: Welsh Brewers Ltd.
  • Owen, O.L., ed. (1954). Playfair Rugby Football Annual 1953-54. London: Playfair Books Ltd.
  • Owen, O.L., ed. (1955). Playfair Rugby Football Annual 1954-55. London: Playfair Books Ltd.
  • Owen, O.L., ed. (1956). Playfair Rugby Football Annual 1955-56. London: Playfair Books Ltd.
  • Parker, A.C. (1970). The Springboks, 1891-1970. London: Cassell & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-304-93591-3.
  • Parry-Jones, David (1999). Prince Gwyn, Gwyn Nicholls and the First Golden Era of Welsh Rugby. Bridgend: seren. ISBN 1-8541-1262-7.
  • Parry-Jones, David (1989). The Rugby Clubs of Wales. London: Stanley Paul. ISBN 0-09-173850-4.
  • Richards, Alun (1980). A Touch of Glory: 100 Years of Welsh Rugby. London: Michael Joseph. ISBN 0-7181-1938-X.
  • Roderick, Alan (1995). Newport Rugby Greats. Newport, Gwent: Handpost Books. ISBN 0-9515213-5-7.
  • Smith, David (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0708307663. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Starmer-Smith, Nigel (1977). The Barbarians. Macdonald & Jane's Publishers. ISBN 0-8600-7552-4.
  • Thomas, Clem (1980). Welsh Rugby, The Crowning Years 1968-1980. London: Collins. ISBN 0-0021-1641-3. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Thomas, J.B.G. (1980). The Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby. London: Pelham books Ltd. ISBN 0720712688.
  • Thomas, J.B.G. (1954). On Tour. Essex: Anchor Press Ltd. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Thomas, J.B.G. (1970). Rugby in Wales. Swansea: Christopher Davies (publishers).
  • Thomas, Watcyn (1977). Rugby Playing Man. London: Pelham Bo0ks Ltd. ISBN 0-7207-0952-0.
  • Thomas, Wayne (1979). A Century of Welsh Rugby Players. Ansells Ltd.
  • Thorburn, A.M.C. (1985). The Scottish Rugby Union, Official History. Scottish Rugby Union and Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-0043-5697-7.


  • Davies, Lawrence (2011). Mountain Fighters, Lost Tales of Welsh Boxing. Cardiff: Peerless Press. ISBN 978-095703-420-4.
  • Harding, John (1994). Lonsdale's Belt: The Story of Boxing's Greatest Prize. London: Robson Books. ISBN 0-86051-846-9.
  • Jones, Gareth (2009). The Boxers of Wales: Cardiff. Cardiff: St David's Press. ISBN 978-1-902719-26-9.
  • Jones, Gareth (2011). The Boxers of Wales: Merthyr, Aberdare & Pontypridd. Cardiff: St David's Press. ISBN 978-1-902719-29-0.
  • Jones, Wynford (2007). Benny's Boys: The Stable of Benny Jacobs. St Helens, Merseyside: Colourplan Design & Print. ISBN 978-0-9551082-1-1.
  • Lee, Tony (2009). All in My Corner: A tribute to some forgotten Welsh boxing heroes. Ammanford: TL Associates. ISBN 978-0-9564456-0-5.
  • Stead, Peter; Williams, Gareth, eds. (2008). Wales and its Boxers, The Fighting Tradition. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-1915-4.


  • Bacchetta, Aldo; Rudd, Glyn (2000). Porth, Gateway to the Rhondda. Stroud: Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-2161-1.
  • Berry, David (1996). Wales and Cinema, The First Hundred Years. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1370-1.
  • Carpenter, David J. (2000). Rhondda Collieries. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-1730-4.
  • Davies, Meirion (1981). Glynogwr and Gilfach Goch, a History. Bridgend: D Brown & Sons Ltd. ISBN 0-905928-14-8.
  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.CS1 maint: display-editors (link)
  • Davis, Paul R. (1989). Historic Rhondda. Hackman. ISBN 0-9508556-3-4.
  • Draisey, Derek (2004). Women in Welsh History. Swansea: Draisey Publishing. ISBN 0-9546544-1-2.
  • Evans, C.J.O. (1948). Glamorgan, its History and Topography. Cardiff: William Lewis.
  • Evans, D. Gareth (1914). A History of Wales, 1906-2000. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1594-1.
  • Freeman, Bobby (1980). First Catch Your Peacock, a book of Welsh food. Griffithstown, Gwent: Image Imprint. ISBN 0-9507254-1-2.
  • Herbert, Trevor; Jones, Gareth Elwyn, eds. (1988). Wales between the Wars. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0989-5.
  • Jenkins, Philip (1997). A History of Modern Wales 1536-1990. Harlow: Longman. ISBN 0-582-48925-3.
  • John, Angela V., ed. (1991). Our Mothers' Land, Chapters in Welsh Women's History 1830-1939. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1129-6.
  • Lewis, E.D. (1959). The Rhondda Valleys. London: Phoenix House.
  • Lloyd, John Edward; Jenkins, R.T. (1958). The Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Down to 1940. Cardiff: William Lewis.
  • May, John (1994). A Chronicle of Welsh Events. Swansea: Christopher Davies Ltd. ISBN 0-7514-0723-6 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help).
  • May, John (2003). Rhondda 1203 - 2003: The Story of the Two Valleys. Caerphilly: Castle Publications. ISBN 1871354099.
  • McCririck, Mary (1963). Stories of Wales: Book 3. Denbigh: Gee & Sons Ltd.
  • Morgan, Kenneth O. (2002). A Rebirth of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821760-9.
  • Newman, John (1995). Glamorgan. London: Penguin Group. ISBN 0140710566.
  • Salter, Mike (2002). Castles of Gwent, Glamorgan and Gower. Malvern: Folly Publications. ISBN 1-871731-61-5.
  • Stephens, Meic, ed. (1979). The Arts in Wales 1950-1975. Cardiff: Welsh Arts Council. ISBN 0-905171-43-8.
  • Stephens, Meic, ed. (1998). The New Companion to the Literature of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1383-3.
  • Tibbott, S. Minwel (2002). Domestic Life in Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1746-4.
  • Wade, J.H. (1914). Glamorganshire. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Williams, Chris (1996). Democratic Rhondda, Politics and Society, 1885-1951. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1334-5.
  • Williams, Gwyn A. (1991). When Was Wales?. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-013643-6.


  • Hobsbawm, E.J. (1964). Labouring Men: Studies in the History of Labour. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. ISBN 0297764020.
  • Newham, C.E.; Williams, J.D.B.; Richards, Eileen, eds. (1958). Official History of the VIth British Empire & Commonwealth Games.

Barnstars and stuff[edit]

The Original Barnstar For all your work on Welsh related articles. - Shudde talk 13:16, 25 July 2008 (UTC) The Invisible Barnstar Barnstar. For your very considerable low-profile background work, constantly tweaking, fixng and improving articles about Wales and the Welsh. Diolch yn fawr,  Roger Davies talk 07:28, 30 September 2009 (UTC) The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar For addressing the void left at Valle Crucis Abbey. Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:16, 14 December 2009 (UTC) As the year comes to a close, I would like to express my admiration for all your hard work to all thinks Welsh over the last 12 months. Da iawn. ~Geaugagrrl talk 00:45, 15 December 2009 (UTC) Working Man's Barnstar For all your hard work getting Milford Haven to GA status. Pondle (talk) 23:11, 10 February 2010 (UTC) The BLP Barnstar This barnstar is awarded to FruitMonkey, for his ability to see what is truly important to the project, and his noble efforts in referencing articles. Thank you for your brilliant efforts. Okip (formerly Ikip) 09:47, 14 February 2010 (UTC) Rugby Barnstar For your efforts in finally helping to solve the Irish flag issue . For your willingness to discuss the issues not the editiors and for at all times remaining civil. I hearby award you the Rugby barnstar,  Gnevin (talk) 13:06, 14 February 2010 (UTC) The 25 DYK medal For your good work in creating Rugby related and other DYKs. Your work is appreciated. Congratulations and happy editing. Tiamuttalk 23:08, 28 April 2009 (UTC) The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal Congratulations for reaching the milestone of 50 articles that you created or expanded listed at "Did you know?" on the Main page. Your articles, primarily on Welsh topics, are a real asset to the encyclopedia. Iechyd da! Binksternet (talk) 21:04, 17 May 2010 (UTC) For driving forward the concept and the reality of taking Wales to WP:GA. If anyone deserves this, it's you. Thank you, and congratulations. Daicaregos (talk) 22:20, 1 December 2010 (UTC) Thankyou for your efforts over the last few days, both reverting poorly thought thorugh edits and debating the inclusion of the UK Prime Minister within the Wales article. Although a fair debate to be had, as you correctly pointed out on numerous occasions, this is something which affects all four countires of the UK, and not just one. Thank you for watching, being diligent, and above all then following through fully and correctly on the talk page. Rgds, - Trident13 (talk) 17:05, 22 January 2011 (UTC) For scoring a mighty zero!! Well done! Regards, The-Pope (talk) 14:14, 23 January 2011 (UTC) Thanks for all your hard work on disambiguation pages, it's appreciated. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 20:31, 12 February 2011 (UTC) Thanks for working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Golf/Sports related coverage when you created the new article Golf in Wales. Your efforts are appreciated Northamerica1000(talk) 17:37, 16 February 2012 (UTC) Congratulations! You have passed the mark of 100 of your newly created and expanded articles mentioned on the Main page. Your articles, primarily about sport topics in Wales, but including other subjects and areas, have been greatly beneficial to the wiki. Marvelous work! Binksternet Northamerica1000(talk))] 16:21, 29 March 2012 (UTC) For good works on Welsh topics SilkTork ✔Tea time 21:05, 30 August 2012 (UTC)For your excellent work covering Paralympians I award you the closest thing we have to a Paralympic barnstar Basement12 (T.C) 04:12, 2 September 2012 (UTC)Thank you for 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships; it looks fantastic. John Vandenberg (chat) 00:22, 26 July 2013 (UTC)For your articles related to disabled sports. They rock! Inisheer (talk) 07:12, 21 August 2013 (UTC)I could have sworn that I had given you a barnstar, but it seems that I have yet to thank you for your sterling contributions making sports article. Best, Matty.007 19:46, 8 March 2014 (UTC) For your work in getting Arthur Gould to Featured Article status. Hope you didn't find the experience too stressful and that you consider nominating further articles for the accolade. Congratulations! Shudde talk 10:37, 3 May 2014 (UTC) I know I gave you one before but I've been away for some time and when I look at my watchlist you are responsible for updating many MOST of the Paralympian articles I began. Thank you. Basement12 (T.C) 23:44, 5 August 2014 (UTC) Keep it up. Regards, CoconutPaste (talk) 23:27, 22 January 2016 (UTC)Congratulations on finishing 7th in the April 2016 Awaken the Dragon contest!! Thankyou for the hard work you've put in during this it is much appreciated! :-) ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:16, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
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I cannot believe that no one had written an article about Angela_Madsen - she is such an inspiring person. Hope you have the tenacity to propose this at DYK. #WikiWomenInRed have tweeted her and I'm optimistic that others will be inspired by #Herstory Victuallers (talk) 11:01, 5 September 2016 (UTC)