Cash sought for Gwynfor memorial
8:00am Friday 31st August 2012 in Ammanford news
A FUND is being launched for a permanent memorial to Welsh Nationalist politician Gwynfor Evans, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his pivotal byelection victory in Carmarthen in 1966.
Born on September 1, 1912, Gwynfor Evans is regarded by many as the greatest Welshman of the 20th century and arrangements are under way to commemorate the centenary of his birth.
He was born in Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan and various presentations were made and lectures held at this year’s National Eisteddfod in the Vale, on his life and work.
Yet Carmarthenshire people associate Gwynfor Evans more with Llangadog, in the Towy Valley, where he lived for most of his life.
At 6.30pm on Saturday, September 1, at Y Garn Goch near Bethlehem, Llandeilo, where his memorial stone stands, a fund will be launched to finance a permanent memorial in Carmarthen by 2016.
People are asked to meet in Tregib School, Ffairfach, car park at 6pm, to car share, as the parking area at Garn Goch is limited.
Then on Sunday, September 2, at 3pm, a special commemorative service will be held at Priordy Chapel, Carmarthen, and on Friday, October 5, at Heol Awst Chapel Vestry, Carmarthen, the Enid Jones Memorial Lecture will be given by Peter Hughes Griffiths on Gwynfor – the Great Welshman, Christian and Pacifist.