Rushlight Newsletter

In 1864, the village of Aberdovey published its first newspaper – Rushlight.

Unfortunately Rushlight disappeared without trace after just one issue, never to appear again – until 2014, when issue 2 was published, on the 150th anniversary of issue 1.

The question on many lips ‘What is a Rushlight?’ Simply, it’s a type of candle made by soaking dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease, and Rushlights were a common source of artificial light in the British Isles until the end of the 19th century, and in parts of Wales their use continued until the 1950s.

Rushlight is now our community news monthly mouthpiece, and if you have an event to promote, a thought to share, or a story to tell, please contact your Community Council.

 

RUSHLIGHT ARCHIVE

Rushlight Newsletter

In 1864, the village of Aberdovey published its first newspaper – Rushlight.

Unfortunately Rushlight disappeared without trace after just one issue, never to appear again – until 2014, when issue 2 was published, on the 150th anniversary of issue 1.

The question on many lips ‘What is a Rushlight?’ Simply, it’s a type of candle made by soaking dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease, and Rushlights were a common source of artificial light in the British Isles until the end of the 19th century, and in parts of Wales their use continued until the 1950s.

Rushlight is now our community news monthly mouthpiece, and if you have an event to promote, a thought to share, or a story to tell, please contact your Community Council.

 

RUSHLIGHT ARCHIVE

Rushlight Newsletter

In 1864, the village of Aberdovey published its first newspaper – Rushlight.

Unfortunately Rushlight disappeared without trace after just one issue, never to appear again – until 2014, when issue 2 was published, on the 150th anniversary of issue 1.

The question on many lips ‘What is a Rushlight?’ Simply, it’s a type of candle made by soaking dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease, and Rushlights were a common source of artificial light in the British Isles until the end of the 19th century, and in parts of Wales their use continued until the 1950s.

Rushlight is now our community news monthly mouthpiece, and if you have an event to promote, a thought to share, or a story to tell, please contact your Community Council.

RUSHLIGHT ARCHIVE