Had another fantastic session at today’s event @redhousecymru in Merthyr Tydfil for Voices for care Charity.
Rudy our Red Tegu made his first appearance after a winter in brumation and spring getting back up to weight although he is a little on the chunky side at the moment so it’s something we are going to have to monitor.
Rudy has been part of our Encounters team since nearly the beginning and must be over 10 years old.
We are starting some target training work with Rudy over the next few weeks so should make a interesting demonstration on the shows.
@welshrugbyunion Finals Day prep has began @brynmawr_pirates v #Nant Conwy in the Plate.
Y tair gem i weld ar @s4cymru lot o waith tyrchu i fynd.
Cwpan #Merthyr v #Newport .
Powlen #Pembroke v #porthcawl
Gem gynta am 1:00
The Merthyr Rising - Throughout May of 1831 coal miners and others who worked for William Crawshay took to the streets of Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales, calling for reform and to protest against the rampant unemployment and the lowering of wages. This unrest spread to nearby villages and towns and soon the whole area was in revolt. This event is believed to be the first time the Red Flag was flown in symbol of a worker’s revolt.
After storming the town of Merthyr, the workers took control of the local debtors court and took all of the goods that had been collected. Account books with debtor’s details were also destroyed. Calls for “Caws a bara” (Cheese and Bread) and “I lawr â'r Brenin” (Down with the King) could be heard. On June 1st, 1831, the protesters went to the coal mines and convinced the miners to stop work and join the protests. The British Government send in a portion of the army to put down the protests, but the protester’s numbers were too large by this point. Soldiers were ordered to just protect important buildings and certain individuals. On the 2nd, local employers and magisters called a meeting at the Castle Inn, a group led by Lewsyn yr Heliwr demanded for a reduction in the price of bread and and increase in wages. The employers and magisters declined, which prompted Lewsyn and his group to attack the inn. The 93rd (Highland) Regiment tried to stop the group, but some of their weapons were apprehended by Lewsyn’s men, which caused the Regiment to open fire on the group, and soon were forced to retreat. Now the whole town was abandoned to the protesters.
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