Plaid Cymru History

  • Gwilym Hughes Cartoons

     

    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 08/07/2020
  • Alcwyn Deiniol Evans 1942 – 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 shop, Dan Evans, was very close to his heart.  Alcwyn was a ...

    More 10/05/2020
  • Stuart Neale: Plaid Cymru candidate and pioneer of gay liberation

    Syd Morgan has published an article about Stuart Neale, Plaid Cymru Candidate in Gwent 

    Syd Morgan Article > Linc 

    More 08/11/2019
  • Films of the Eisteddfod

    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 28/06/2020
  • Rhys Lewis 1937 – 2020

    Rhys Lewis (1937-2020) was a mainstay of Plaid Cymru in Cardiff Central for very many years. Ever present in party meetings, his commitment, his wisdom and his many organisational skills were a constant source of inspiration to all members.

    Born in Machynlleth, he was just 1 year old when his family settled in Cardiff, and he was undoubtedly a proud Cardiffian.  Although Welsh had been his parents’ language, that had been largely abandoned in the home when they settled in the city, and Rhys attributed his mastery of the Welsh language to his inspirational teacher in Cathays.

    A successful career in journalism within BBC Wales and independent broadcasting companies enabled him to keep abreast of Welsh current affairs even if those roles limited the ways in which he could contribute to party political work,  but he more than made up for that when, following ...

    More 20/04/2020
  • Remembering Glyn James

    A Blue Plaque in memory of the leading nationalist Glyn James was unveiled on Saturday 19th October at 9 Darran Terrace, Glyn Rhedynog / Ferndale, Rhondda CF43 4LG.  

    The plaque was unveiled by Councillor Geraint Davies and tributes were given by Cennard Davies and Jill Evans A.E. A musical contribution was given by Côr y Morlais. The event was organised by Maerdy Archive and its Secretary, David Owen.  

     

    More 06/11/2019