1889 in Wales

1889 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1889 to Wales and its people.


*Prince of Wales - Edward Albert, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
*Princess of Wales - Alexandra of Denmark
*Archdruid of 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 Studt and other active Welsh cinema pioneers.

Arts and literature


National Eisteddfod of Wales - held at Brecon
*Chair - Evan Rees
*Crown - Howell Elvet Lewis

New books

*Owen Morgan Edwards - "O'r Bala i Geneva"




*Cricket - Glamorgan County Cricket Club plays its first match, against Warwickshire at Cardiff Arms Park.
*Rugby union - Bedwas RFC, Blackwood RFC and Llantwit Major RFC are 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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