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Haf 1933 Cardigan
Home is where the heart is and it is back to Cardigan for the summer holidays for London-based lawyer Goronwy [Ronw] Moelwyn Hughes and his family and nanny.
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Goronwy [Ronw] Moelwyn Hughes, a London-based lawyer and Labour MP for Carmarthen 1941-45, takes his family and nanny back home to Cardigan for the summer holidays. They picnic and play at the seaside (Mwnt, and probably also Aberporth and Tresaith) and visit Cardigan which is hosting a ‘Hospital Week’. Ronw’s father, the Rev. J G Moelwyn Hughes, was minister at the Tabernacle Chapel in the town and Ronw attended the Grammar School which is featured.
Goronwy Moelwyn Hughes (1897-1955) was the eldest of six children and achieved first class honours in law at Cambridge. He became a barrister in 1922. He started his political career as a Liberal, standing unsuccessfully in two general elections (in 1929 and 1931). He switched to Labour in 1934 and was unsuccessful as candidate for Cardigan in the 1935 general election. Nothing daunted, he stood at a by-election for Carmarthen in 1941 and won, holding the seat until 1945. He married Louise [Lulu], only child of Frederick Arthur Greer, a judge, who was himself the eldest of fourteen children. Ronw and Lulu had 3 children, two sons, Arthur and Ifan, and a daughter, Robin, all of whom feature in this film.