Plaid Cymru History

(Cymraeg) Cofio yr Athro Griffith John Williams a’i wraig, Elizabeth

Plaid Cymru History
Remembering Two Pioneers An evening event to commemorate the lives of two great pioneers of Welsh nationalism will take place in Gwaelod y Garth (at 7.30pm, Thursday 3 December 2015 in Bethlehem Chapel). The focus of the evening, arranged by the Plaid Cymru History Society, is Professor Griffith John Williams and his wife Elisabeth, who mwy » »

Vic Davies – Rhondda’s Champion 1917 – 2015

Plaid Cymru History
Vic Davies – Rhondda’s Champion Tributes by Cennard Davies and Leanne Wood and Jill Evans This tribute was delivered at the funeral of Vic Davies at Bethlehem, Treorci on Friday, 30 October 2015 by Councillor Cennard Davies.  A native of Treorci, Rhondda, Cennard is the former head of the Language Studies Centre in Glamorgan University mwy » »

Scottish Referendwm

Plaid Cymru History
Among the many people from Wales who travelled north to help the campaign for Scottish independence were Gwerfyl Hughes Jones, Llanuwchllyn and Mari Evans and Dafydd Williams from Swansea.  This is an unofficial record of their referendum week. Monday 15 September 2014 ‘Pob lwc’ – all the best was the encouraging farewell as we left mwy » »

Meredydd Evans 1919 – 2015

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 » »

Saunders Lewis remembered

Plaid Cymru History
Blue plaque for Saunders Lewis’ home A plaque is being unveiled next week at the house where Saunders Lewis lived in Penarth to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. The event is being arranged by the local Plaid Cymru branch and the Plaid Cymru History Society, with the support of the current house owner, who has lived mwy » »


Plaid Cymru History
An Exhibiton at the 2015 Conference was prepared by the National Library of Wales and Plaid Cymru History Society to mark 90 years since the Blaid was established.       The Welsh Political Archive The Welsh Political Archive is a dedicated programme in the National Library of Wales to collect, store, catalogue and promote mwy » »

Into The Fray – Scotland 2014

Plaid Cymru History
Into The Fray by Alan Jobbins. Plaid History secretary Alan Jobbins travelled with Owen John and Sian Thomas to Scotland to help the Yes campaign in Scotland’s independence referendum. Here is his story. Landing at Glasgow I wondered what was in store for Owen & Sian and myself. Glasgow being almost solid Labour land, what mwy » »

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: