Promoting an interest in the history of Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh Son of Prophecy, his life, times and society and his great Welsh War of Independence;also promoting causes today in Glyndwr's spirit and promoting the flying of the Glyndwr flag on Sept 16 Glyndwr Day.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


An Embassy Glyndŵr news & Information Service
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Llysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr/Embassy Glyndŵr
Tel: 07787926981: E-mail: llysgenhadaeth@ntlworld.com

'Trech Gwlad Nag Arglwydd'* ( The land is stronger than the Lord)

A major ''land issue'' has broken out close to the village of Llandarcy near Neath in West Glamorgan, Wales over the proposed scheme to build a ''model village'' on land belonging to B.P. but, the scheme would also encroach on nearby designated conservation land.
Echoing the popular call to action of Welsh people in the past, campaigners, under the flag of Owain Glyndŵr, the 15th century Welsh Prince who had led a war of national Liberation for Welsh Independence 1400 - 21, have set up a protest camp on the endangered land and protester Tyrone Bevan, who has led the way in the establishing of the camp has warned the developers that the camp will remain and grow as other supporters join the campaign; he has also stated that he personally will have to be manually removed off the land before any development takes place. The proposed scheme is backed by the English pretender ''Prince of Wales'' Charles Windsor and outline planning consent has been given to the building of 300 homes on the site. NB: Further and full details may be found on the web: Search for Llandarcy Protest or contact Tyrone Bevan at Greenway, Llandarcy, Neath. West Glam, Wales.

Siân Ifan C.E.O. Embassy Glyndŵr visited the protest camp and on leaving promised fullest solidarity with the protesters and will further pro - actively support the protest campaign by all means possible until victory has been achieved. This is not the first time Embassy Glyndŵr has been involved in similar protest action, in 2002 Embassy Glyndŵr successfully assisted the local community of Carrog, near Corwen to stop a car port being built on the historic site of Owain Glyndŵr's prison house. Embassy Glyndŵr is also active in a 'Tarian (Shield) Glyndwr' campaign in defence of Welsh Heritage in the landscape particularly where it concerns Glyndŵr history, the Embassy thus opposes windmill developments on the Plumlumon Mountains, location of one of Owain Glyndŵr's greatest victories. Embassy Glyndŵr also supports the 'I'r Gâd' Welsh Battlefields Preservation Campaign

Welsh History Foot Note: In Wales during the 16th century the Anglo - Welsh Gentry encroached on common land much of which had been occupied by the ''Bare Foot Welsh Doggis'' which were the remnants of Owain Glyndŵr's largely Peasant Army. Many had become outlaw bands - such as the 'Gwerin Owain' a continuing ''Guerrilla resistance'' band and later, the Red Bandits of Dinas Mawddwy, but many had taken up a life of "seeking to making a living" in their 'Tai un Nos' townships (Barrios). However, following the 1536 Act of Annexation that made Wales part of England, an ''anglicised Welsh gentry'' along with English gentry began to encroach on and enclosed land occupied by the peasantry. As often as not, this led to violence - as at Dolbadarn in Gwynedd - when armed Gentry thugs burnt the 'tai un nos' township and drove peasants off their land. However, when the same was attempted against the peasantry of Cwmwd Caio, they rose up in resistance with a call to action 'Trech Gwlad Nag Arglwydd' a call to protest that has echoed down through the ages to the present times.


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