Town History

Town History

Llantwit Major (in Welsh Llanilltud Fawr) is named as the site of the main church of Illtud, one of the founding Saints of the monastic settlements of the 5th century AD in Wales. Illtud came to this sheltered valley of Hodnant in the last decades of the 5th century....
HOPKIN

HOPKIN

Daniel Hopkin came from a humble family in Llantwit Major where his father had been a farm labourer but died in 1893 when Daniel was seven. Daniel was encouraged in the elementary school and later went to Carmarthen College, then to Cambridge to read law. He became a...