Plaid Cymru History

Anthony Packer 1940 – 2014

Plaid Cymru History
TRIBUTES TO PENARTH DIPLOMAT WHO FORGED LINKS BETWEEN WALES AND LITHUANIA Tributes have been paid to a long-standing Plaid Cymru member, who was the Honorary Consul for Lithuania in Wales. Anthony Packer, of Salisbury Avenue, Penarth, died at the age of 74 after battling prostate cancer at the Cardiff and Vale Marie Curie Hospice.  St mwy » »
3 March 2014

Tribute to Eirian Llwyd

Plaid Cymru History
The long-standing Plaid Cymru member and artist, Eirian Llwyd, 63, died in Ysbyty Gwynedd following a short illness in January  2014.  Eirian was the wife of the former Plaid Cymru leader and former AM and MP for Ynys Môn, Ieuan Wyn Jones.  She was also the loving mother of three children, Gerallt, Gwenllian and Owain and mwy » »
10 February 2014


Listen to Phillip Lloyd talking about about Plaid Cymru’s illegal broadcasts in the ‘50s & ‘60′s on John Hardy’s S4C programme , ‘Cadw Cwmni’ [sub titles] , Monday 20 th January , 9.30pm [sub. titles] . The interview will be also be broadcast on Saturday 25th January at 2.00 pm with on screen sub titles mwy » »
16 January 2014

First Newsletter of History Society

Plaid Cymru History
The first issue of the History Society’s Newsletter has been published. You can read it here  >>  Newsletter
24 December 2013

Allan Pritchard 1943 – 2014

Plaid Cymru History
Allan Pritchard, the former Plaid Cymru leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, described as “a giant of the Valleys”, has passed away after battling against cancer. Allan, who was 71 and lived in Oakdale, leaves a wife Pauline and two daughters, Kailey and Rhayna, as well as three grandchildren. Lindsay Whittle, South Wales East AM, mwy » »
27 February 2014

Tribute to Nigel Jenkins

Plaid Cymru History
Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales West, Bethan Jenkins, said: Nigel Jenkins , who died today at the age of 64, was one of Wales’ s most committed and also eclectic writers. He won many prizes, including Wales book of the year in 1996. He was a dedicated member of Plaid Cymru, and regularly emailed mwy » »
28 January 2014

Penarth meeting led to formation of Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru History
A special event was held to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the first meeting of The Welsh Movement, the group which led to the formation of Plaid Cymru. The historic, secret meeting was held in Bedwas   Place in Penarth on January 7, 1924, and led by the lecturer and dramatist, Saunders Lewis, who lived in mwy » »
8 January 2014

Women in Plaid Exhibition

Plaid Cymru History
In the Annual Conference the History Society had prepared an exhibition of Women in Plaid Cymru – The Early Years            
12 December 2013