Sir Henry Haydn Jones (December 27, 1863 – July 2, 1950) was a Welsh Liberal Party politician. Events 537 - The Hagia Sophia is completed 1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party
Henry (sometimes known as "Harry") Haydn Jones was born in Ruthin, Wales. Ruthin ( Welsh: Rhuthun) pronounced RITH-in He was the son of Joseph David Jones (1827-70), a schoolmaster in the town and a respected Welsh musician and composer. Joseph David Jones (1827 &ndash 1870 was a Welsh composer and schoolmaster commonly known as J After the early death of his father, Haydn Jones was brought up by uncles at Towyn (now called Tywyn). Tywyn (formerly Towyn) is a Town and Seaside resort on the Cardigan Bay coast of southern Gwynedd (formerly Merioneth: In 1903 he married Barbara Annie Gwendolen Davies Jones, daughter of Lewis D. Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting Jones, a Welsh-born Chicago ironmonger and quarry owner. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or Minerals are extracted
In 1889 Haydn Jones was elected as a member of Merioneth Council, and a year later he was the chair of the council. Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common He continued to rise in the political world being elected as the Member of Parliament for Merioneth at the January 1910 general election. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Merioneth, sometimes called Merionethshire, was a constituency in North Wales established in 1542 which returned one Member of Parliament to the The United Kingdom general election of January 1910 was held from 15 January to 10 February 1910. He continued to serve in this role until 1945 general election, and received a knighthood in 1935. Results |} Total votes cast 24073025 All parties shown Conservative total includes Ulster Unionists Reason for Labour victory Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1909 the Bryn Eglwys slate quarry, the Abergynolwyn estate and village and Talyllyn Railway came up for sale. Bryn Eglwys was a remote slate Quarry located near Abergynolwyn in Gwynedd mid- Wales. Abergynolwyn (Mouth of the River with a Whirlpool is a village in southern Gwynedd, Wales, located at the confluence of the Nant Gwernol and the Afon Dysynni The Talyllyn Railway (Rheilffordd Talyllyn is a narrow-gauge preserved railway running for from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol Aware of the distress which would be caused by permanent closure of the quarry Sir Haydn bought the lot himself in 1911 for £5250, and became the sole owner of what became the Abergynolwyn Slate and Slab Company. In 1935 he extended his quarry ownership, leasing the Aberllefenni Slate Quarry in the neighbouring Corris district. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Aberllefenni Slate Quarry is the collective name of three slate quarries, Foel Grochan (sometimes misspelt as Foel Crochan Hen Chwarel and Ceunant King George's Fields SH7507 195jpg|240px|right|thumb|The entrance to King George's Field next door to the junior school]] Corris is a Village in the south of
The quarrying and slate business did well until the early 1920s when demand fell and the Bryn Eglwys quarry was only kept open by pillaring the easy to obtain slate rather than by digging out new underground chambers. At times there was a three day week, but the quarry soldiered on until 1941 when Sir Haydn's lease expired. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He continued on a yearly lease until 1946 when a roof fall caused by the continued pillaring closed the quarry for good. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
By buying Bryn Eglwys, Haydn Jones had become effectively owner of the Talyllyn Railway built to carry slate from the quarry to Tywyn. The Talyllyn Railway (Rheilffordd Talyllyn is a narrow-gauge preserved railway running for from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol After the quarry collapse and closure in 1946, the railway had little reason to continue operating. Haydn Jones declared that the railway would remain open while he remained alive and it continued to run until 1950. After his death his widow reached an arrangement with L. T. C. Rolt and his associates allowing them to lease the railway, which continues operating to this day. Lionel Thomas Caswall Rolt (usually abbreviated to Tom Rolt or L
One of the Talyllyn locomotives, ex-Corris Railway No. The Corris Railway (Welsh Rheilffordd Corris) is a narrow gauge preserved Railway based in Corris on the border between Merionethshire 3, was named "Sir Haydn" after him in 1951. This was more appropriate than was known at the time, as Sir Haydn's strong support of the Corris Railway during his time as lessee of Aberllefenni Quarry was instrumental in the railway continuing to operate throughout World War Two and the locomotive therefore avoiding the wartime scrap drive.
It is in his role as owner of the Talyllyn Railway that Sir Haydn Jones became a figure known, albeit not by name, to many small children. One of the early railway preservation people who joined Rolt was the Rev. W.V. Awdry, and in the form of the owner of the Skarloey Railway, Sir Haydn was immortalised in his books as Sir Handel Brown. Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, ( 15 June 1911 &ndash 21 March 1997) better known as the Reverend W On the Fictional Island of Sodor in The Railway Series by Rev We know how exciting this is but WPTHOMAS/FAQ explains WikiProject Thomas' As in real life, loco No. 3 on the Skarloey Railway was named after him as Sir Handel. There is no verifiable information about Season 12 13 or later available at present
The papers of Sir Henry Haydn Jones are archived at the National Library of Wales, donated by his widow in 1995. The National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru is the national Legal deposit library of Wales, located in Aberystwyth. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Sir Henry Haydn Jones succeeded (barely) in keeping his promise that the railway would outlive him. After the railway was revived by L. T. C. Rolt and the others it prospered and became a major Welsh tourist attraction and flagship to the infant Heritage railway movement. A heritage railway ( United Kingdom) preserved railway ( United Kingdom) or tourist railroad ( United States and Canada) is a The Aberllefenni slate quarries are now all closed.
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