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.

Monday, August 21, 2006


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In an earlier posting on this blog, Embassy Glyndŵr reported that the Owain Glyndŵr Community Centre at Blaenhodden near Castell Nedd are unable to fly Baner Glyndŵr because the local labour council has refused to allow six halls in it’s care to fly this meaningful flag. Cllr Elwyn Jones’s reasoning behind this decision was that it may upset a variety of ‘’races’’ living in the area. See our original report for full details and note that the campaign to change the council’s minds on this issue continues with your support. Do continue to send your letters and e-mails to the clerk of the council (see earlier posting) and, in particular, send DYDD GLYNDŴR 16 MEDI GREETINGS to each and every member. Of course it would be to the campaign’s advantage if local Pobl Glyndŵr held a Dydd Glyndŵr celebration on Saturday 16 Medi at the Owain Glyndŵr centre in question - and why not make it an annual event? Other than that, if and when possible, why not visit this hall and have your photo taken outside waving ‘Baneri Glyndŵr’ and send copies to the council as well as to the local and national media and how’s about setting up your own blogs in support of the campaign. It has also been suggested that a protest march should be organised to the community centre but we feel this would be counter productive as, at the end of the day it is a matter for local Pobl Glyndŵr to decide on any action to be taken and then it is up to the community itself to get local councillors to change their minds and overturn the stupid decision they have taken previously. Whatever, do not give up as forbidden the flying of ‘Baneri Glyndŵr’ in any part of our country is a major set back for ‘Aches Glyndŵr’. As far as we know, only one other council has refused point blank to fly this important flag and that was Flint Council, hopefully they too will have changed their minds betime the Eisteddfod gets to Mold next year.

Ironically, Cllr Elwyn Jones is also the present Mayor of Nedd Afan Council who have, up to the present, annually flown a borrowed ‘Baner Glyndŵr’ on ‘Dydd Glyndŵr’? and we have now presented the council with their own ‘Baner Glyndŵr’.

Pobl Glyndŵr please note, to date, there are at least 12 Councils that now annually fly ‘Baner Glyndŵr’ on ‘Dydd Glyndŵr, you will find that most councils seem happy to do this if asked to do so. Why not ask your council to fly ‘Baner Glyndŵr’ and perhaps organise local support to buy and present to your local council a ‘Baner Glyndŵr’ this may ‘’clinch it’’ and ensure that they will fly ‘Baner Glyndŵr’. Please note, we have a special “all weather version’’ of the flag for council use, it’s slightly larger and of tougher material but then also costs more - but is still a bargain at the price of £20 plus £2 P&P obtainable from the Embassy.

Further to the above we must draw your attention to an excellent letter in the Evening Post ( 16 August 2006) sent in by Linda Ware of Neath headed ‘Don’t bury the past’. Linda goes on to castigate the short sightedness of Blaenhodden council and draws attention to the fact that elections will come about and there will be an opportunity to vote off the council those who have voted against ‘Baneri Glyndŵr’. The full version of this letter may still be seen in ‘Have your say’ on the South Wales Evening Post Website, Linda mentions two other people/matters in connection with the above but I, myself, have been unable to track these down on the SWEP web site. if you have the info on such please let me know. Mae’r Frwydr yn Parhau

Siân Ifan.


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