- 1889 in Wales
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1889 to
Walesand its people.
Prince of Wales- Edward Albert, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
Princess of Wales- Alexandra of Denmark
Archdruidof the National Eisteddfod of Wales- Clwydfardd
8 February- Nine people drown in a ferry accident at Pembroke Dock.
13 March- 20 miners are killed in an accident at the Brynmally Colliery, Wrexham.
18 July- Opening of the first dock basin at Barry.
26 August- Act of incorporation of the Barry Railway.
*The passing of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act marks the beginning of secondary education in Wales.
*The Showmen's Guild is co-founded by
Jacob Studtand other active Welsh cinema pioneers.
Arts and literature
National Eisteddfod of Wales- held at Brecon
Howell Elvet Lewis
Owen Morgan Edwards- "O'r Bala i Geneva"
Glamorgan County Cricket Clubplays its first match, against Warwickshire at Cardiff Arms Park.
Rugby union- Bedwas RFC, Blackwood RFCand Llantwit Major RFCare formed.
1 February- John Lewis, philosopher (died 1976)
11 December- Cedric Morris, artist (died 1982)
21 January- Joshua Hughes, Bishop of St Asaph (born 1807)
8 June- Gerard Manley Hopkins, Anglo-Welsh poet (born 1844)
*"date unknown" - John Hughes, industrialist (in St Petersburg)
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