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POOLE , EDWIN ( 1851 - 1895 ), journalist, printer, and local historian ;

b. 28 Feb. 1851 , at Oswestry . About 1866 he went to Brecon to work in the Brecon County Times office, but in 1889 he started the Brecon and Radnor Express , which he edited . He interested himself in the history of Brecon and of Brecknock , and published a number of books, of which the best-known are History of the Breconshire Charities ( 1880 ), Military Annals of the County of Brecknock ( 1885 ), The Illustrated History and Biography of Brecknockshire ( 1886 ), and John Penry ( 1893 ). He also brought out a short-lived but very useful antiquarian journal, Old Brecon Chips ( 1886-8 ). He d. 15 April 1895 .

Sources:

  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1895 , 83;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 ;
  • The Brecon and Radnor Express , 15 April 1895.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959