The Carmarthen Cheese Riot occurred on 25th September 1818.
The disturbance happened when a crowd of people prevented a consignment of cheese from being loaded onto a ship docked at Carmarthen. A second attempt was made two days later, this time, however, not only were the goods stopped from going on board, the vessel was also ransacked. Cheese had become a vital part of many people's diet as a substitute for meat as a source of protein. To see it being sent for export instead of being made available to the people of Carmarthen was the flashpoint for the riot. Order was only regained when the merchants decided to distribute the cheese locally.
The background to this incident lay in the difficult and challenging economic situation at the time, which was impacted by many issues.
The Enclosure Acts which had been introduced since 1750 resulted in bigger privately owned estates and the only way for the vast majority of people to continue farming was through tenancy. By the 19th century approximately 90% of agricultural land was being farmed this way. The arrival of farm produce from Europe increased dramatically following Britain's victory in the Napoleonic Wars. This resulted in a decrease in the price of Britain's home grown produce which combined with a series of poor harvests and the additional financial burden of toll-gates and Church tithes drove many tenant farmers into poverty and resulted in a shortage of food.
I live in mynydd y garreg and there are no pokestops in the area at all would love it if someone could visit the park area some time. Thanks
Setting out from Swansea the Republicanism Gang train (which is actually an SUV) went up A48 and reached Carmarthen where X4RC05 set up a makeshift platform from which he would prosterylise to the Carmarthen public. Parking near Carmarthen Park, X4RC05 opened the backdoors of the SUV and took out three crates, a Welsh flag and a megaphone. he stacked the three crates to make a makeshift pedestal and pinned the Welsh flag to it.
People of Carmarthen! This election you have a choice between two versions of Wales. The first version is a Welsh Tory vision of Wales under strict austerity, reliant on London to pay for her public services, social care, and education due to not being able to cover the ever rising cost of these services with a budget that stays the same and stagnates under the London bloc grant formula. This is a Wales where patients decide to go over the border to seek treatment in England because they're afraid of the service they'll receive in Wales. A Wales where the youth not only leaves their hometowns to find a better life in the cities, but also leaves Wales to find a better life in England.
The other version is a Wales which is not afraid to take a stance on any issue, a Wales which isn't afraid to demand a fair share of the budget which we not only pay income taxes into but also sin taxes, VAT and APD. A Wales which is an equal member of the Union. A Wales in which everyone can live a decent live, not be discriminated against, and can afford their own home be it a flat or a house. This is a Wales in which the rich pay their fair share, and a person from Aberystwyth can take a train to Fishguard instead of taking a 4 hours trip through Carmarthen.
This election you have a very important choice living in a three-way marginal constituency. If you don't want the first version of Wales, a kind of status quo minus, then you have to vote for a party which puts the interest of Wales first and foremost and above any ideology or London party. Vote for a party of and for Wales. Vote Plaid Cymru on June 5th! Pleidleisiwch Plaid!
X4RC05 disassembles the makeshift stage as fast as he set it up and in a nick of time he's already on the road heading for the next destination of the Republicanism train.
It's a rural constituency in Wales where Labour went from second place behing Plaid to third behind Plaid and Conservative. They seem to have rapidly transitioned from being on the right of the party nominating Liz Kendall in 2015 to being to the left of Momentum, nominating RLB, Burgon and ex-suspended councilors to the NEC in just four years.
My guess would be that going from second to third discouraged some people who stopped attending, and some members may have left or even switched to Plaid but that's a complete guess and I can't find anything else on it (the same would seem to apply to some seats in Scotland where Labour is in third or even fourth place but those CLP's don't seem to have changed so radically to the left). It just seems a bit of an curiosity, normally you'd think of very left wing CLP's being in urban Labour safe seats, not in rural seats where Labour is in third but in this case the CLP is arguably one of the most left in the country.
#FT: The New Saints 1-0 Carmarthen
The New Saints scorers: Kurtis Byrne (87')
Venue: Park Hall
The New Saints
Paul Harrison, Chris Marriott (Jonathon Routledge), Blaine Hudson, Keston Davies, Joash Nembhard (Kurtis Byrne), Aeron Edwards, Adrian Cieslewicz, Daniel Redmond, Ryan Brobbell, Ryan Harrington, Dean Ebbe (Greg Draper).
Subs: Billy Whitehouse, Kane Lewis, Lewis Dutton.
Subs: Craig Hanford, Robert Crawford, Lewis Rocke, Josh Bull, Ayrton Morgan.
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