Meeting with Emyr Lewis Next Week

Bardd y Gadair a’r Goron Emyr Lewis will kindly come to see me next week to discuss my Bequest to the National Eisteddfod. The main aim is to ensure that in due course, this house will be used permanently on behalf of the Welsh language. The Trustees of the National Eisteddfod will make the final decision. Emyr Lewis lives in the old school in Craig Cefn Parc, Penclun, and is a first class lawyer and of course a first class bard. We will discuss the details of whether a house and grounds can be bequested as well as capital for investment and other use by the Eisteddfod. This kind of Bequest has never happened before. I think that a permanent presence of the National Eisteddfod will help reinvigorate the language in Mawr. It is world famous and one of the largest cultural festivals in Europe, taking place entirely in the Welsh language. I have also discussed the need for a Welsh language University in the manner of my ancestral cousin, Owain Glyndw^r (King Owain IV ap Gruffudd Fychan ap Gruffudd ap Madog, Glyndyfrdwy a Sycharth). I have also made enquiries about joining Elim and Salem Baptist chapels to do something about the organ. It is almost a family chapel, we were also the organists for a long time. As the old people used to say, “it’s a lovely place to be buried”. Hopefully not too soon.

cc Trustees Newlands family Trust

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