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Baron Davies, politician with a connection to Wales (Powys)

Baron Davies

Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire and philanthropist to University of Wales and Library of Wales.
Connection: Born in Llandinam, Powys, Wales.

comment by:Cymraes
'Davies of Llandinam, He had this little engine And according to its power It did thirty miles per hour'. Learned in school, Y Drenewydd, Canol Cymru - subject: famous local people. David Davies was a self-made man whose fortune was derived from contracting, coal-owning, railways and the docks. The above ditty is still recited to children by people of the area. Grand daughters Gwendoline Davies (1882-1951) and Margaret Davies (1884-1963), two spinster sisters from mid-Wales amassed one of the great British art collections of the twentieth century.

comment by:amanda
See my book Welsh Steeplechase Jockeys published by Cwm Nedd Press by Brian Lee. Hywel Davies and other famous Welsh jockeys are listed.





link by: DdraigGoch
Baron Davies biography
get more information on Baron Davies at this biographical website.