Dylan Thomas and under milk wood
The Thomases' bohemian lifestyle upset William Killick, a Captain in the Royal Engineers, home on leave, sufficiently for him to shoot at the occupants of Majoda one drunken night.
Whist living in New Quay Dylan wrote the radio scripts ‘Quite early one morning’ and ‘Memories of Christmas’ and some of his best poems, including ‘Fern Hill’, ‘Poem in October’, ‘Vision and Prayer’, ‘Holy Spring’ and ‘A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, Of A Child in London’. These poems went into Deaths and Entrances (1946).
The Thomases also drank at the Dolau Inn, Chapel Street, which was Caitlin’s favourite local. Alistair Graham, Evelyn Waugh’s former lover and nephew of the Duchess of Montrose, the inspiration for Sebastian Flyte in Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and a probable inspiration for Dylan’s Lord Cut-Glass, was a regular.