' Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, of moving accidents by flood and field, of hairbreadth 'scapes ... in faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange.' .
Old Time Piloting in the Bristol
. Ex-Superintendent David Davies
Comedy and Tragedy in Cardiff
S. E. Hailes
Pioneers of Wireless in the Bristol
Captain F. W. Cutcliffe
The Capture of the Belgia at
Newport, August 4, 1914
Produced by A. Watkin Jones
The third edition of this popular programme will contain some interesting reminiscences of the old days in the Bristol Channel. Frank Trott , one of the oldest Bristol Channel pilots--he is over eighty-will take listeners back to the old sailing-ship days. It was he who brought the great Euripides up channel to dock at Cardiff.
South Wales docks were not as quiet in those days as they are now, and ex-Superintendent David Davies of the G.W.R. South Wales Docks Police will have some hair-raising experiences to relate.
S. E. Hailes was a G.P.O. telegraphist, and he will have something to say of the early experiments that the Post Office was forced to make owing to the cutting of the submarine cable which used to be the basis of the Severn defence communications.
Captain F. W. Cutcliffe can remember the loss of the Belgia off Newport, on August 4, 1914, the first ship to be captured after the declaration of war.
Captain F. W.
Rhaglen Ysgafn o gan a chytgan, englyn ac ymson, parodi a limerig gan W. D. Williams
' Cewch gan y cor buddugol,
A dyri'r bardd cadeiriol,
A siawns na chlywir hwy yn well Nag yn y babell, bobol'
Y cyfarwyddo gan Sam Jones
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