Watkin William Price
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Price was born on 4 September 1873 at 261 Cardiff Road, Aberaman, the son of Watkin and Sarah Price. His Welsh-speaking parents had moved to the area from Breconshire. He attended Blaengwawr Elementary School and after leaving formal education found work at the offices of Tarian y Gweithiwr, the Welsh language weekly newspaper published at Aberdare. He became a pupil teacher at local schools before enrolling as a student at University College Cardiff in 1895.
After three years teaching in Cardiff, he returned to the Aberdare area. He was successively appointed as headmaster of Llwydcoed (1912), Cap Coch (1921) and Blaengwawr (1924) schools; he retired from teaching in 1933.
Price spent many years researching local history, an interest that began with preparing an essay for the national eisteddfod in 1920. His work remains of value to historians today and his manuscripts are kept at the National Library of Wales.
He married Margaret Williams in 1901 and they had four sons and one daughter.
- Davies, David Leslie. "Watkin William Price". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
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