Huw Llywelyn Rees



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10th June

By: Huw Llywelyn Rees
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Born this day 1970 in Swansea

Chris Coleman, former Wales soccer international and current manager.  


The Vale of Glamorgan Line between Barry and Bridgend was reopened on this day 2005. 

Opened in 1897 and originally part of the Barry Railway Company,  the line ran from Barry to Bridgend via Aberthaw and Llantwit Major.  As well as a passenger service it also served  the limestone quarries and the cement works at Aberthaw, and Rhoose cement works. Then in World War II it serviced the 14,000 personnel at the RAF base in St Athan.  The passenger service was closed on 13 June 1964, however, after many years of campaigning, the line finally reopened to passenger traffic on Sunday 12th June 2005.   


Born this day 1921 in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the oldest ever spouse of a reigning British monarch

Some of the Dukes connections to Wales

*  The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is a  programme in which anyone aged 14 to 24 is encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities and improve their knowledge or performance in that field by attaining gold silver or bronze awards.  At present nearly 20,000 young people are participating in the D of E throughout Wales through the medium of both Welsh and English.and there are 56 Operating Authorities in Wales licensed to run DofE programmes.

*  The Prince Phillip hospital in Llanelli is named in his honour.

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On 10th June 1601, John Salusbury was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I of England for his assistance in suppressing an uprising against her government, known as the Essex Rebellion. 

Salusbury was a member of the Salusbury family, who owned a considerable estate in Lleweni in the Vale of Clwyd, Denbighshire. Various members of the family acquired honours and appointments for their support of the Tudor monarchs.

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