Plaid Cymru History

Meredydd Evans

Plaid Cymru History
Wales has lost one of her foremost nationalists, Dr Meredydd Evans, who has died at the age of 95. A respected figure in the country’s life, Merêd was always ready to take a courageous stand for his nation’s language, culture and future. We extend our sympathy and best wishes to Phyllis and the family.   mwy » »
26 February 2015

Clive Reid, Swansea

Plaid Cymru History
Tributes have been paid to the late Clive Reid, Swansea, who died in November 2014.   A former Plaid Cymru parliamentary candidate for Swansea East and chairman of the Swansea West constituency, his life was honoured at his funeral in orations by the Rev Jill Hayley Harries, Heini Gruffudd and Gruffydd ap Gwent. Photos of Clive mwy » »
12 December 2014

Dolgellau Conference 1966

Plaid Cymru History
Araith Gwynfor – Aelod Seneddol – Lluniau y Ffotograffydd Tudur Owen Winnie Ewing yn Nolgellau 1966 Vic Davies (Ymgeisydd Is-etholiad y Rhondda) gyda Winnie Ewing (Ymgeisydd Is-etholiad Hamilton)  
12 November 2014

Were you in Scotland?

Plaid Cymru History
Scores if not hundreds of Plaid members made their way north to help Yes Scotland in their fight for independence. Were you one of them? If so do you have a story we could publish on the Plaid History website ( We would welcome a note telling us where you went, any anecdote and a mwy » »
5 October 2014

Dr John Davies, Historian

Plaid Cymru History
The Plaid Cymru History Society extends its condolences to the family of the late John Davies.  A leading historian John Bwlch-llan was a prominent and active member of Plaid Cymru.  A number of tributes have been published, including these:            
23 February 2015

1947 – The War Office Creating Havoc in Wales

Plaid Cymru History
1947 – The War Office Creating Havoc in Wales (as told by two cuttings in Plaid Cymru’s Welsh-language paper, Y Ddraig Goch) WHY? Because the War Office was considering a takeover of 27,000 acres of agricultural land in the Tregaron area to provide a training camp for the Royal Engineers. This followed similar actions in mwy » »
10 December 2014

Photographer presents pictures from the 1960’s

Plaid Cymru History
1964 Meirion yn Diolch i Gwynfor The photographer Tudur Owen, from Croesor, has presented a series of pictures dating back to 1964 to the Plaid Cymru History Society.  Among the photographs are the Adoption Meeting of Elystan Morgan as a candidate in 1964, celebrations in the Plaid Cymru conference in 1966 following Gwynfor Evans’ by-election mwy » »
11 November 2014

DJ Williams

Plaid Cymru History
Eisteddfod 2014 – Pabell y Cymdeithasau 2 at 3:30pm, Wednesday, 6 August With Simultaneous Translation CELEBRATING A GREAT CARMARTHENSHIRE HERO The achievements of one of Wales’ best loved twentieth century writers will be celebrated during the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli. A memorial lecture will mark the life of D.J. Williams (1885-1970), one of Carmarthenshire’s most mwy » »
22 July 2014