Glamorgan Archives Blog: Discovering Glamorgan’s Past

Fossil ferns and reed…also an antique silver ring and a specimen of white rock: The Founding of the Cardiff Naturalists’ Society in September 1867.

Fossil ferns and reed…also an antique silver ring and a specimen of white rock: The Founding of the Cardiff Naturalists’ Society in September 1867.

On the 11th September 2017 the Cardiff Naturalists’ Society celebrates its 150th anniversary. Read More: Fossil ferns and reed…also an antique silver ring and a.. Read More →

First World War

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'Our Renowned and Beloved Physician, Dr Davies' Dr Henry Naunton Davies, 1828-1899

'Our Renowned and Beloved Physician, Dr Davies' Dr Henry Naunton Davies, 1828-1899

  • 09/10/2017
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff.

    Discover more about the life of a doctor in 19th century Rhondda.

    Join Ceri Thompson from Big Pit National Coal Museum as he discusses the life of Dr Henry Naunton Davies (1828-1899).  Dr Davies was from a family of Rhondda doctors.  When he was born there were a few hundred people living in the area; by the time he died there were some 130,000.

    Dr Davies became colliery doctor for a number of local pits and treated people injured in both individual accidents and major disasters.  He came to the notice of the wider world for his actions during the rescue of trapped men from the Tynewydd Inundation of 1877, for which he was awarded the first British Medical Association Gold Medal.

    He was later heavily involved in the establishment of Porth Cottage Hospital.

    This is a FREE event but places are limited so please contact Glamorgan Archives to book.


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