Pasiant Cwm Cynon

Urdd Proclamation Pageant

an account and picture of the pageant to proclaim the 1961 Urdd National Eisteddfod that was to take place in Aberdare

contributed by Susan Dennis


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 Bailey
Diane Prince     Wyn Rees     Janet Jones     Gwynfor Davies
Mehefin Edwards     Diane Lewis     Beti Bryant     June Thomas
Judith Davies     Ann Berfert     Gwyneth Price    and    Janet James

To view the picture click here

Also taking part but not in the picture were Gwyn Hughes Jones, the son of Rev. Glannant Jones (Saron), Mary Harries, and Gabe Treharne.

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