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Plaque to commemorate the Carnegie Library building: also poem by Thomas Mardy Rees 'On Opening of Free Library, Buckley'"

Old Library and Baths, Mold Road, Buckley


This poem is taken from "Breezes from the Welsh Hills and Other Poems", 1906, which was presented to Saint John's Church when he left.

See 28.366 for an account of his ministry at Saint John's 1899 - 1906.




Hail! goddess of famed learning, tarry here,

And help us all thy lore to store with cheer.

Thou raisest us to heights of bliss and wealth,

Thou art the guardian of our moral health.

Thy banquet sumptuous, varied, rich, and sweet,

Long since desired, now at length we greet.


Shine forth in all thy lustre in our town,

While in this temple we thy fair-brow crown.

Send forth thy light, may joys abound through thee,

May Buckley brighter, happier, better be.


For more information, please see Welsh Biography Online at (Feb. 2010)


Quote from the above web site, by WilliamThomas Pennar Davies (1911 -96), Swansea.:


In 1899 he moved to Buckley, Flints., as pastor of the English church, and whilst there he took advantage of the resources of St. Deiniol's Library, Hawarden. He played an active role in local government as a member of the county council and as chairman of Flintshire education committee. He was a member of the deputation which went before the Commission on the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church. In 1906 he moved and took charge of Markham Square church, Chelsea...

Author: Rees, Thomas Mardy Reverend


Year = 1906

Building = Public

Event = Historic

Work = Public Service

Extra = 1900s

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