Samiksha Jaiswal

1953 in Wales

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Centuries:  18th 19th 20th 21st
1953 in Wales
Decades:  1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1953 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Prince of Wales – vacant
  • Princess of Wales – vacant
  • Archbishop of Wales – John Morgan, Bishop of Llandaff
  • Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales
  • Cynan (outgoing)
  • Dyfnallt (incoming)
  • Events

  • 7 March - A "Saint David's Day" pageant is held in the streets of London.
  • 11 March - The Royal Badge of Wales is granted an augmentation of honour including the motto Y Ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn ("The red dragon inspires action").
  • 1 June - In the Queen's Coronation Honours List, Victoria Cross recipient Ted Chapman is awarded the British Empire Medal.
  • 9 July - Elizabeth II makes her first visit to Wales since her 2 June Coronation.
  • 10 July - The royal tour of Wales concludes with a ceremony at Caernarfon Castle and visits to the National Eisteddfod site at Rhyl, Wrexham and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
  • 2 December - Llandudno experiences unusually warm weather as a result of the "foehn effect".
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners is established in Wales.
  • Goronwy Rees becomes Principal of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  • Grismond Picton Philipps is knighted.
  • Arts and literature

  • Dorothy Squires marries Roger Moore.
  • Thomas Parry (later Sir Thomas) becomes head of the National Library of Wales.
  • Waldo Williams leaves the Baptist denomination and becomes a Quaker.
  • Robert Frank photographs a Glamorgan mining village for U.S.Camera.
  • Susan Williams-Ellis joins her father, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, in his work on the village of Portmeirion.
  • Awards

  • Emyr Humphreys wins the Somerset Maugham Prize for Hear and Forgive.
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Rhyl)
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - E. Llwyd Williams
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Dilys Cadwaladr
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - withheld
  • New books

  • Islwyn Ffowc Elis - Cysgod y Cryman
  • Jack Jones - Time and the Business
  • Bertrand Russell - Satan in the Suburbs and Other Stories
  • David John Williams - Hen dŷ ffarm
  • Music

  • 8 June - Geraint Evans appears in the première of Benjamin Britten's Gloriana.
  • Film

  • Rachel Thomas and Clifford Evans co-star in Valley of Song.
  • Richard Burton stars in The Robe.
  • Rachel Roberts stars in The Limping Man.
  • Broadcasting

  • 6 January - The Broadcasting Council for Wales meets for the first time.
  • January - Edward Williamson, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, broadcasts a lecture on Henry Vaughan on BBC radio.
  • Welsh-language television

  • 1 March - First broadcast of a television programme entirely in Welsh: a religious service from the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Cardiff.
  • Sport

  • Archery - The North Wales Archery Society is founded.
  • Rugby - In December, Wales defeat New Zealand 13-8 at Cardiff Arms Park.
  • Births

  • 10 February - Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans
  • 11 April - Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, politician
  • 12 April - Huw Edwards, Labour politician, MP for Monmouth 1991-1992 and 1997–2005
  • 8 June - Bonnie Tyler, singer
  • 11 July - Nigel Rees, footballer
  • 20 July - Dave Evans, singer
  • 10 August - Gillian Elisa, actress, singer, and comedian
  • 2 September - Keith Allen, comedian and actor
  • 28 October - Phil Dwyer, footballer
  • 16 November - Griff Rhys Jones, actor, comedian and television presenter
  • Deaths

  • 10 January - Howell Elvet Lewis ("Elved"), poet and Archdruid, 92
  • 7 March - Jack Williams, Victoria Cross recipient, 66
  • 20 March - Fred Parfitt, Wales international rugby player, 83
  • 24 March - Mary of Teck, Princess of Wales 1910-1936 and Queen 1936-1952, 85
  • 6 April - Idris Davies, poet, 48
  • 30 April - Sir David Rocyn-Jones, medical practitioner and President of the WRU, 90
  • 2 May - Thomas Mardy Rees, author
  • 23 May - Henry McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway, industrialist, horticulturalist and politician, 74
  • 5 June - Elizabeth Mary Jones ("Moelona"), 75
  • 18 June - Reg Plummer, Wales and British Lion rugby union player, 64
  • 26 August - Rachel Barrett, Welsh editor and suffragette, 77
  • 9 November - Dylan Thomas, poet, 39
  • 11 November - John Glyn Davies, poet and children's writer, 83
  • 26 November - Sir Ivor Atkins, organist and choirmaster, 83
  • 27 November - T. F. Powys, Anglo-Welsh writer, 77
  • 17 December - David Rees Griffiths, poet, 71
  • References

    1953 in Wales Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Queen of the Desert (film)
    Rachel Bell
    Melina Manandhar
    Topics