Posted on 07 May 2011 by smokeandtoke6123
Going round the ‘ouses I
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The Round homes
The round homes can be located among Glyntaff crematorium and the typical in Pontypridd. They had been build by 1 of the area’s most effectively known and loved historical figured Dr William Cost. It is mentioned that he wished them to be round simply because "women only appear to gossip on corners".
Dr William Value was renowned for his radical views embracing vegetarianism, nudity, totally free enjoy and uncommon style of dress.
The roundhouses kind the front of the courtyard exactly where Dr Price’s grand house on the hill was to be create. However only the round homes were completed due to difficulties with arranging permission.
A true doctor, he trained in London and locally. He practiced but famously refused to deal with patients who smoked. He was popular for using unorthodox strategies involving herbal remedies and Celtic healing rituals (proclaiming himself to be an arch-druid).
It was in Llantrisant, on the 18th January 1884, that the 83-year-old Dr Cost really produced background.
Believing burial to be damaging to the environment, he cremated the dead physique of his 5-month-old son, Iesu Grist (Jesus Christ) a name given probably to enrage the neighborhood church.
Cremation was illegal in Britain at the time, but Dr Price’s accomplishment in the following court situation prepared the way for the Cremation Act 1902.
Dr Price was keen litigator and commit several a day in court fighting for some claim or other. Amongst other folk lore when walking through a furnishings shop the seller ask Dr Price "would you like this furnishings set". Dr Value took it house and refused to spend later due to the fact he was never ever told something other than if he would like the furniture.
Before he died at the age of 92, he fathered yet another son and daughter with his companion Gwenllian Llywelyn
Dr Value died on 23rd January 1893, in Llantrisant.
His physique was cremated, as he had instructed, on top of two tons of coal.
He remains a figure of intrigue and inspiration for the hippy soul (he preempted the 60s by a hundred many years).