Parry took a prominent part in the creation of the North Wales Quarrymen's Union in 1874 ; he was its first secretary , and afterwards ts president for some years. In 1879 he visited slate quarries in the United States at the Union's request. He published several books dealing with the quarrymen's affairs : Caebraichycafn ; yr Ymdrafodaeth , 1875 ; Chwareli a Chwarelwyr , 1896 ; The Penrhyn Lock-out, 1900-01 — Statement and Appeal , 1901 ; The Cry of the People , 1906 ; and edited, with W. J. Williams , the Welsh translation of the evidence on slate quarries and quarrymen submitted to the royal commission on labour ( 1893 ).
He wrote much to Yr Herald Cymraeg , Y Genedl Gymreig , the Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald , and the North Wales Observer , on labour problems, leaseholds, Crown lands, Home Rule, county councils, arbitration, etc. He was one of the founders of the newspaper called Y Werin , in 1885 , and its first editor for three years. He also wrote for other periodicals — Y Dysgedydd , Y Cronicl , Y Geninen , Cymru (O.M.E.) , etc. He published Cofiant Tanymarian , 1886 ; Cyfrol Jiwbili Capel Bethesda , 1900 ; Telyn Sankey , 1901 ; Cofiant Hwfa Môn , 1907 ; The English Hymnal , 1907 ; and numerous pamphlets. He d. 1 Sept. 1927 , at Bethesda .
David Thomas, O.B.E., M.A., (1880-1967), Bangor
Published date: 1959