In May 1961, Aberdare hosted the Urdd National Eisteddfod. You can read
below the account of the Pageant to proclaim the eisteddfod held at the Coliseum
in Trecynon. It was written by Glyn Griffiths of the Aberdare Leader.
The children taking part came from Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Abercynon, Pontypridd,
and Ynysybwl. The picture below shows some of those who took part. By holding your
mouse over the faces of some these participants you will discover their names. We can
identify the following so far:
Nessie John Jennifer Lewis Susan Dennis Gaynor
Watts Helen Evans
Marilyn Davies Janet Rees Mair Howells Eryl
Diane Prince Wyn Rees Janet Jones Gwynfor
Mehefin Edwards Diane Lewis Beti Bryant June
Judith Davies Ann Berfert Gwyneth Price and Janet
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Also taking part but not in the picture were Gwyn Hughes Jones, the
son of Rev. Glannant Jones (Saron), Mary Harries, and Gabe Treharne.