1968 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1968 to Wales and its people.

List of events


See also:
1968 in
The United Kingdom

. . . 1968 in Wales . . .

  • 9 May – County borough and district elections take place, with the Labour Party losing its majority on Newport Borough Council after 16 years.[3]
  • 11 AugustGulf Oil open a refinery at Milford Haven.
  • September – In response to the news that Harold Wilson‘s government has proposed to use part of the disaster fund set up to help the people of Aberfan to meet the costs of removing the tip that caused the Aberfan disaster, Merthyr MP S. O. Davies says: “I have never known a prime minister to behave so disgracefully in all my 34 years in the House of Commons”.[4]
  • October – Trawsfynydd nuclear power station, the only nuclear power station to be located in a national park, is opened.
  • November – In the referendum on the Sunday opening of public houses, the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Cardigan, Carmarthen and Merioneth vote to stay “dry”.
  • 17 December – Official opening of first phase of the Royal Mint‘s new Llantrisant plant.[5]
  • The Welsh Office acquires responsibility for historic monuments, and for the water supply in Wales.
  • The first bilingual (Welsh/English) postage stamp is issued, in recognition of the Prince of Wales’s forthcoming investiture.[6]
  • Hugh Cudlipp becomes Chairman of the International Publishing Corporation.

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