I am so sorry but I have spent the last three days battling to get my Cymro 007 post finished but I haven’t made much progress. The site has gone down repeatedly, text has disappeared, amendments have been made, saved and then have disappeared again. I have added a bit more today, but now the post has frozen although it still needs finishing, so I can’t make any headway and the ‘comments’ column has closed itself off as well without my permission.
I will write a follow up post tying up the ends that I intended to…
One thing that I noticed yesterday is that as well as the constituency of Denbigh always having a heavyweight MP (see ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’), so did the constituency for Merioneth, from the latter part of the 19th century. Until the unfortunate Lord Maelor of Ladies Clothes who spontaneously combusted in Nov 1984 became the Labour MP for the constituency in 1951, Merioneth had always had a Liberal MP and they were the most powerful Liberals in Wales. See post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and his pals didn’t live in the constituency until the early years of the 20th century, so the heavyweights won’t have been there to protect him. There was someone else there… Sir Clough inherited the Brondanw estate from his father, so I need to do a bit of digging re the history of the family.
I have for the last four weeks also been having serious problems with my hoster. I received notification some six weeks ago that my site would be taken offline unless I purchased more storage space. So I did. I purchased loads more storage space, enough to keep me blogging for ages. One week later my site was taken down again on the grounds that I had to purchase more storage space. So I did… This has happened again and again, including yesterday morning, when my site went offline, because ‘you’ve run out of storage space’. I purchased yet more to keep my site online!!
It is so obviously a con, I cannot possibly be using up all this storage space, someone is doing something to fill it to capacity somehow. Every time I ask the technical support people at my hoster for a solution, I just get ‘Computer says no until you buy more storage space’. So I told them that if this continued I would buy a whole new blog, leave this one online as well and continue on the new blog. Computer Said No! WHY I cannot do this I don’t know, so I’ll investigate…
I have loads more posts lined up, heaps of archive material, books etc that I’m getting through.
I am still receiving silly requests from dissenting police officers going on about will I name more petty offenders from years ago, well no I won’t, it’s no secret who committed the serious crimes in Wales and elsewhere, we complained about them repeatedly, their signatures are all over our records and they were recorded undercover anyway. The people who have been killed/were left to die are not coming back, years of my life and other people’s lives were lost and Patient F will not regain the years that he lost with his child who was stolen by the Gang. I really am not interested in a load of bent coppers wanting to use my blog for their own ends when I’m interested in a political expose and writing posts about history and sociology. Are they going to arrest the corpse of Gwynne and put it on trial? Bring back the dead, Lazarus-like? I think not…
I will try and begin a new post tomorrow, building on the information in Cymro 007, but I am worried that this blog is suddenly going to come to an end without me wanting it to in a flurry of Computer Says No beyond my control…
It’s all about the Royal Family since Queen Victoria, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home and whatever favours Gwynne and Dafydd did them. As well as Bertrand Russell and Sir Clough’s mates of course.
Who killed Lord Maelor then and why?
Thomas William Jones, Baron Maelor (10 February 1898-18 November 1984). Born into a mining family in Ponciau, Wrexham, he was educated at Ponciau School before becoming a coal miner at the nearby Bersham Colliery. He later attended Normal College, Bangor and qualified as a teacher. During WW I he was a conscientious objector but was granted recognition only to serve in the British Army as a non-combatant. He received a six-month prison sentence by court-martial for refusing to obey orders, on grounds of conscience, which he served at Wormwood Scrubs; under the Home Office Scheme he was transferred to Knutsford Work Centre, and then Princetown Work Centre in the former Dartmoor prison in.
Jones firstly stood as a Labour Parliamentary candidate in 1935, but was unsuccessful. However, in the 1951 General Election he was elected as MP for Meirionnydd Westminster constituency, a position he held until 1966. On 13 June 1966 he was given a life peerage as Baron Maelor, of Rhosllannerchrugog in the County of Denbighshire.
He was a poet and a member of the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and served as President of the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen. Lord Maelor, a lifelong heavy smoker, died in an overnight fire at his home in Ponciau in 1984 which was thought to be started by a smouldering cigarette.
His brother, James, was Member of Parliament (Labour) for Wrexham from 1955 to 1970.
Cymro 007, Geraint Morgan QC, who later served as the Tory MP for Denbigh, made his first attempt at becoming an MP in the 1951 General Election which resulted in Lord Maelor winning Merioneth. In 1951, Dafydd was still at Liverpool University. It was Gwynne who was lobotomising to order at Denbigh. The Gwynne whom Brown and I had complained about by the time that Lord Maelor went up in flames; we had received threats from D.G.E. Wood et al and I had also written to the GMC, who refused to investigate. The Chairman of the GMC at the time was Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton.
Leon Brittan was Home Secretary. Sir Peter Morrison was Minister for State at the Dept of Employment under Secretary of State Tom King. Mary Wynch’s case was listed to be heard by the Master of the Rolls. Nicholas Eden, 2nd Earl Avon, was infected with AIDS, in the last year of his life and was a junior Minister in the Dept of the Environment, under Secretary of State Patrick Jenkin.
Tom Ellis who succeeded Lord Maelor’s brother James as the MP for Wrexham might have known something about Lord Maelor’s death. Tom knew Dr Death, who is still with us.
Robert Thomas Ellis (15 March 1924-14 April 2010) was elected several times as a Labour MP and later defected to the SDP. Ellis was born in Pant, Rhosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire and was educated at Ruabon Grammar School. He entered the mining industry and in 1957 was appointed manager of the nearby Bersham Colliery. He took further studies at the university of Wales and the University of Nottingham. He was a president of Wrexham Fabian Society.
Ellis first stood for Parliament without success in Flint West in 1966. Elected at the 1970 General Election as Labour MP for Wrexham, he was re-elected in the Feb 1974, Oct 1974 and May 1979 elections. He also served as an indirectly elected MEP from 1975-1979.
Ellis had grown increasingly disaffected with the leftward direction of the Labour Party by the beginning of the 1980s. He was one of the core handful of Jenkinsite Labour MPs who were prepared to leave the Labour Party without the Gang of Three of David Owen, Bill Rodgers, and Shirley Williams. In fact, he had even gone so far as seriously to contemplate joining the Liberals. Ellis’ disenchantment with the Labour Party was so great that he probably voted for Michael Foot over Denis Healey in Labour’s 1980 leadership election in order to accelerate the disintegration of the Labour Party.
In 1981, Ellis became one of the founding members of the SDP. Ellis was one of three Welsh MPs to join the new party (the others were Jeffrey Thomas and Ednyfed Hudson Davies) and he was elected to serve as the President of Welsh Social Democrats. As a result of boundary changes, Ellis did not contest Wrexham in the 1983 General Election, instead he stood in the new constituency of Clwyd South West which incorporated much of his old constituency. Ellis finished second to the Conservative candidate Robert Harvey by 1,551 votes in a competitive three-way race.
At the 1987 General Election, Ellis stood again in Clwyd South West, finishing a respectable third. After the merger of the SDP and the Liberals, he stood for the then Social and Liberal Democrats at the 1989 Pontypridd by-election, finishing a weak fourth behind the victor Kim Howells.
‘Owen’s got guts’: D.G.E. Wood, 1984.