Ambrose, G.P. (1947)
The History of Wales
E.J. Arnold & Son Ltd
Gwilym Ambrose was headmaster at the school from 1940 until 1951. However, from
1946 to 1950 he was seconded by the Ministry of Education to be the Principal of Coleg
Llandrindod, where an emergency teachers’ training college was established for
ex-service men who wished to become teachers.
It is tempting to suppose that the book was written during his stay there, but it
is quite possible the book was started while he was at Aberdare. The style of writing
and depth of coverage indicate that the book is aimed at academic lower secondary
school pupils. The book has 23 chapters and 128 pages. There are a large number of
Within a few years of returning to Aberdare, Mr. Ambrose was appointed Principal
at Caerleon Training College.
It is most likely that this book found a place on the shelves of the County School
from Colin Rees