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By Alun Roberts

This new and strange Pocket advisor refers to greater than three hundred Welsh graves of the well-known and never so recognized. they're grouped in handy geographical components utilizing the present neighborhood executive obstacles and there's suggestions on how to define the graves themselves. The ebook isn't loads in regards to the graves themselves (although the place they're rather striking there are images and outlines) yet in regards to the humans buried in them. It therefore presents potted biographies of the participants concerned and provides a few exciting juxtapositions. So we discover the rather first rate Cynan and Sir John Edward Lloyd buried with regards to the heavily eccentric John Evans (Bardd Cocos) at Menai Bridge, Joe Erskine as regards to Arwel Hughes at Thornhill, whereas Trealaw will be worthy vacationing to determine the graves of Viscount Tonypandy, Tommy Farr, Lewis Jones and Kitchener Davies in addition to that of Williams Evans, proprietor of the Corona pop manufacturing unit.

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The local people paid for his gravestone, on which is written: He died upon the hillside drear Alone, where snow was deep. By strangers he was carried here Where princes also sleep. Undoubtedly the oddest headstone in the cemetery, near the grave of Dafydd ap Gwilym, commemorates the amputated left leg of Henry Hughes – the rest of him managed to emigrate to America. The headstone, which bears an outline of the member in question, carries the following inscription: The left leg and part Of the Thigh of Henry Hughes Cooper was cut off & interr’d here June the 18th 1756 An amusing poem by John Ormond, ‘Lament for a Leg’, which at one point, inevitably, refers to ‘one foot in the grave’, is included in R.

He was a lifelong pacifist who denounced not only the Crimean War but even the American Civil War, making him unpopular with everyone, and he returned to Wales in 1867, to live in Conwy for the rest of his life. DOLWYDDELAN High above the village in the cemetery is the grave of George Maitland Lloyd Davies (1880– 1949). The grandson of the celebrated Welsh preacher, John Jones, Talsarn, and for some years a Calvinistic Methodist minister himself, Davies was a pacifist of the purest sort, being a conscientious objector not only during the First, but also during the Second World War.

TALGARREG The village of Talgarreg was the last home of the great Welsh poet David Emrys James (1881–1952) who, under his bardic name Dewi Emrys, won the Chair at the National Eisteddfod of 1926 and the 38 Crown on four occasions, 1929, 1930, 1943 and 1948. After his fourth success at Bridgend the rules were changed so that henceforth no one could win either the Chair or the Crown more than twice. He is buried in the chapel cemetery at Pisgah, about half a mile up the hill from Talgarreg. The prominent stone memorial can be seen straight ahead from the cemetery entrance, about thirty yards away.

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