Mary Jones

Kate Davies (1892-1980)

Ardwyn, Maes-y-meillion, Pren-gwyn, Llandysul, Ceredigion.

Born in Berthlwyd Lodge, Pren-gwyn. A very cultured housewife, in her element telling old tales and stories and entertaining children and neighbours. She competed in local eisteddfodau on literary subjects, and published a volume of her verse: Cerddi Kate Davies (Llandysul, 1946), and a memoir: Hafau fy Mhlentyndod ym Mhentref Pren-gwyn ('The Summers of my Childhood in Pren-gwyn Village', Llandysul, 1970). She was also the author of: Canrif o Addysg Gynradd yn Hanes Ysgol Tre-groes, 1878-1978 ('A Century of Primary Education at Tre-groes School, 1878-1978', Llandysul, 1978). Her father, Daniel Thomas, was a brother to Thomas Thomas (Sarnicol), the author of Chwedlau Cefn Gwlad ('Rural Tales') (1944).

Stories presented:

  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.