- More 17/09/2020
Vaughan Roderick discussing the poet Harri Webb with Peter Finch on Sunday Supplement 13 September 2020
- More 20/08/2020
On what would have been his 100th birthday, here’s a lovely little film about the great poet Harri Webb, and his Merthyr connections. ‘Sing for Wales or shut your trap, all the rest’s a load of crap!’
This film shows the inspiration of Harri Webb’s life and poetry on the people of Merthyr. Those who knew him,read his verse and admired his politics. Children from three schools wrote poems in workshops inspired by his work for a competition. Locals at a monthly Open Mic at the Imperial Hotel read his poetry, sing songs and read their own poems based on Webb’s verse. Featuring ‘Colli Iaith’ music track with the vocals of Erin Lancaster and produced by Gwyncy Jones . Harri Webb lives on through all of them…
- More 28/06/2020
Berian Williams, Hirwaun, was a keen follower of the Eisteddfod and brought his cine camera to the event on numerous occasions.
Here is the 1974 Carmarthen Eisteddfod film :- Linc
It’s obvious form looking at the film that many people knew Berian and were willing to smile to the camera. How many famous people can you spot?
Berian was a Botany and Science teacher at Liverpool, Chester and Narberth. He then became a lecturer at Aberystwyth University. He translated many books from English to Welsh. He died in 2015.
- More 07/09/2020
The 100th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated nationalist poet Harri Webb has been marked with the laying of flowers at his grave at St Mary’s Church, Pennard, Gower (12 noon Monday 7 September 2020).
Harri Webb was born in Swansea at 45 Tycoch Road and grew up in Catherine Street near the centre of the city. His family had strong links with the Gower peninsula.
He became a leading figure in Plaid Cymru, editing the party’s newspaper Welsh Nation and standing as its candidate at Pontypool in the general election of 1970.
Harri Webb came to prominence as a poet during the 1960s, when political nationalism was beginning to make headway in the industrial valleys of South Wales, and became a regular contributor to the magazine Poetry Wales.
The gathering at Pennard was told ...
- More 08/07/2020
Gwilym Hughes was an art teacher at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, Rhyl. He was an excellent cartoonist who subtly made his point. Here are two cartoons which appeared in the Welsh Nation portraying Alec Douglas Home and Harold Wilson perfectly.
Gwilym Hughes won an election to Rhyl Civic Council.
- More 10/05/2020
Alcwyn Deiniol Evans
At the age of 78, Alcwyn Deiniol Evans died at his home in Romilly Park Road, Barry. A former Director of the famous department store Dan Evans, Alcwyn was a familiar face and a very well-known figure in the public life of Barry.
He was the eldest son of Gwynfor Evans, the former President of Plaid Cymru and a native of the town. During the Carmarthen by-election of July 1966, Alcwyn campaigned enthusiastically for the party. He worked strenuously to ensure his father’s success when he won the seat to become Plaid Cymru’s first Member of Parliament. Alcwyn was passionate in his support for the Welsh language and identity, supporting and promoting the same beliefs and values as his father.
He spent over 40 years in business, and the family ...