Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

A web log for the Resolven History Society which publishes articles and stories related to Resolven and the immediate surroundings.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A very historical jug

Mr T. Monaghan of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear has recently contacted the Society regarding a jug in his possession which features Dai St John of Resolven. The history of Dai,"bac y Vaughns", the mountain fighter and British boxing champion has been featured several times on our blog, therefore Mr Monaghan's letter is reproduced in full:


Dear Trefor,

                  Hello I hope this might be of interest to you, it is a couple of pictures of a jug which I have with the picture of Dai St John on it. It has taken quite a while to find out about this person and where he came from. It seems he was very famous when he was alive and the history about him is very interesting and i have found out even more with the help of Mrs Mair Hambly from the local library in Resolven whom I contacted via e.mail. This jug was mentioned a few times but I do not think anyone knew that it still existed. These pictures confirm that it does. The jug stands about 7" tall and is still in good condition.


Yours sincerely,

Thomas Monaghan

The History Society is extremely grateful to Mr Monaghan for his valuable contribution.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

January meeting

January MEETING :
Mr Phylip Jones
Meeting begins at 7:00 in the Church hall on Monday 9th January.
Membership: £8 ( including refreshments)
Visitors: £3.

Croeso cynnes i bawb