In his early years in London he was a member of Shirland Road CM Chapel ; he was actively connected with the Cymru Fydd movement, and was a member of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , and an early member of the Fabian Society . After his retirement from Kodak he became associated actively with several other societies, institutions, and bodies. Among these were Coleg Harlech ( Treasurer , 1927-48 , and subsequently Vice-President ); Urdd Gobaith Cymru ( Treasurer 1931-42 ), the Labour Party — he supported a Welsh Labour weekly Y Dinesydd , the Workers' Educational Association , the Caernarfonshire Historical Society , the Cambrian Archaeological Association .
One major interest which he shared with his wife Mary Williams ( 1873 - 1942 ), of London and formerly Ruthin , whom he married in 1903 , was mountaineering . He climbed in north Wales and the Alps with such pioneers as Owen Glynne Jones , Roderick Williams , J.M. Archer Thomson , and G.D. and A.P. Abraham ; he had joined the Alpine Club in 1903 and was also a member of the Climbers' Club . He was a contributor to S.H. Hamer , Dolomites ( 1910 , 2nd ed., 1926 ) and to Cassell 's Storehouse , ed. by S.H. Hamer . He had a large private library and had throughout the years collected Welsh books and works on mountaineering . He d. 10 August 1949 .
Margaret Beatrice Davies, M.B.E., Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001