New Book: Powell Maesgwynne

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denlon
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New Book: Powell Maesgwynne

Postby denlon » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:02 pm

In a few months time the following book will be published by
Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society with
support from Llanboidy Community Council :

Powell Maesgwynne

Philanthropist,
Sporting Great and
Radical Hero


An account of the life and times of
W.R.H. Powell M.P.,
Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire
(1819-1889)


Denley Owen

Walter Rice Howell Powell the influential squire of Maesgwynne,
challenged the established order ...

a churchman, he called for disestablishment of the Church in Wales ...
a landlord, he campaigned for tennants’ rights ...
a magistrate, he supported the law-breaking daughters of Rebeca in their
quest for justice ...

He was the voice of the common people and they
clamoured for him to stand for parliament ...

... he became Carmarthenshire’s first radical MP.

In this compelling account Dr Denley Owen recounts the incredible story of
a benefactor who provided education and homes to the poor of his native Llanboidy and sickness benefits and pensions to the labourers of west Wales and ...
much much more ...

Despite his tireless efforts on behalf of the less privileged, Powell found time for
hunting and steeplechasing and became one of the top sportsmen of his day.

Walter Powell, affectionately known as Powell Bach, was truly a remarkable man and this is a fascinating account of his life and times.


... [the author’s] research has been immense ... a great book! ...
Thomas Lloyd, OBE, FSA, Wales Herald Extraordinary and
Vice-President of Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society