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Bread and Cheese


Dr Keith Strange, the stand-up comedian Mark Steel, Professor Chris Williams, the journalist William Cobbett, 1763 - 1835,

Brian Davies, Pontypridd Museum, local historians Huw Williams and Viv Pugh and children from Ysgol Santes Tudful
all have something in common They have contributed to this publication which concerns the
most dramatic event in Welsh history, the Merthyr Rising of 1831



They would not be content to work for bread alone
There is a new book for sale from the web-site
Bread and Cheese
Dic Penderyn & Radicalism in Merthyr Tydfil
Produced for the Dic Penderyn Society, this is a fascinating work on Merthyr Tydfil in the nineteenth century
and its important radical political history. This slim volume has both academic essays and more popular writings.
The book is dedicated to Dr. Keith Strange, a fine historian who loved the history of Merthyr Tydfil,
and his contribution is a lecture on Factors dividing the Workforce in Wales in the Nineteenth Century.
The foreword is by Professor Chris Williams and there are articles by Viv Pugh, The Dic Penderyn Society and the Popular Memory of Richard Lewis,
Brian Davies, Matthew John and the Chartists and Huw Williams, The legacy of 1831.
William Cobbett provided an old traditional version of the story and the North London comedian , Mark Steel , a new modern version of the Merthyr Rising
There is also a Parliamentary Report on the state of Merthyr Tydfil in 1831.
At only £4-99, an ideal ‘sticking-filler’ for anyone interested in Merthyr Tydfil or Welsh history.
  85 Pages with Illustrations - Only £4.95 plus £1.50 P&P