He represented the County Council on several public bodies, e.g. the courts of the National Museum and the university colleges in Aberystwyth and Cardiff . He was a member of several committees and he was appointed chairman of the county Education Committee in 1950 . He worked hard in 1936 to persuade the government to classify the A40 road as a trunk road. In 1946 , he sought, without success, to maintain the separate identity of the Brecknock Constabulary ; when it had been united with the Montgomeryshire and the Radnorshire constabularies , Lloyd became chairman of the new body until 1953 . During World War II , he was a conscientious controller of the Air Raid Precautions ( A.R.P. ) in his county. Despite his English education, he developed a considerable interest in the history of his county and he tried to form an antiquarian society in 1924 . At the time, he failed to obtain sufficient support and, in its place, a museum was established. When the funds proved insufficient to convert the English Congregational chapel in order to display the exhibits, he persuaded Lord Buckland (see above, under Berry Family ) to donate £300 for the completion of the work as well as an annual donation for 7 years to help with the running costs. Lloyd was made secretary of the Museum and he obtained many items for the collection. He established the campaign to restore the historic buildings at Tretower . In 1952 , he prevailed upon the County Council to raise a more worthy monument to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ( DWB , 597) at Cefn-y-bedd than the one raised fifty years previously by S.P.M. Bligh (see above) , but he did not live to see the unveiling of the monument in 1956 .
He d. 30 May 1954 ; his remains were cremated and the ashes were buried in the grave, at Mailleraye-sur-Seine , of his youngest son, John Richard , who lost his life when his aeroplane was shot down near Rouen on 22 June 1940 . He lost his eldest son, Thomas Clive Conway , on board the Thetis on 2 June 1939 , shortly before the outbreak of the war.
Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001