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.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Stop Press: Coron Glyndŵr has been restored.

21 Mehefin 2007, an historic day to remember and be marked as the day that 'Coron Glyndŵr' was restored to the Gwlad Glyndŵr of Machynlleth & Bro - Ddyfi.

At our annual 'Juratus Oweyn' ceremony on Parliament Green, Canolfan Senedd Dŷ Glyndŵr, Machynlleth, Embassy Glyndŵr presented the gift of a new 'Coron Glyndŵr' to the people of Cymru. This restored 'Coron Glyndŵr' is a Symbol of our National Sovereignty and is now a companion to 'Cleddyf y Cenedl' - Sword of the Nation - Symbol of Justice.

'Cleddyf y Cenedl' may be viewed at MOMA, Machynlleth and, in time, will be placed at Canolfan Owain Glyndŵr, following on it's re-development. 'Coron Glyndŵr' has been placed in care of it's appointed custodian Elfyn Rowlands at Cefn Caer, a 15th century residence used by Owain Glyndŵr at the time of his coronation in 1404 and later at the time of the Pennal letter in 1406.

Of course, not unexpected, the so called ''National Media'' (Cymru/Wales) both press and radio/tv, in Cymraeg and English, chose to censor this momentous day in the onward march of our people in the struggle began by Owain Glyndŵr - our national hero, to reclaim our national sovereignty.

However, the event was well covered by the local/regional press of the Powys County Times and a Welshpool Newspaper, plus, hopefully, the Cambrian News will also carry a report. Further, the Cymro had done an excellent pre event report and may follow up with a post event report. All of the pre-mentioned media were represented by photo journalists and so, their features should include some good photographs.

The photographs below show 'Coron Glyndŵr' in it's display case at Cefn Caer, placed there after the aforementioned
'Juratus Oweyn' ceremony

Photos following are of the chief moment of the ceremony at the point where 'Coron Glyndŵr' is being revealed by Glyn Rowlands of Corris, a well known patriot and one of our most loyal Pobl Glyndŵr. Myself, also in this photograph, reads the 'Cyfamod Coron Glyndŵr', an agreement between Embassy Glyndŵr and Elfyn Rowlands whereby he promises to be custodian of 'Coron Glyndŵr', caring for it, and making it available for public viewing. This agreement also requires that the Custodian, or his deputy, makes 'Coron Glyndŵr' available for an annual 'Juratus Oweyn' ceremony to be held on Parliament Green on 21 Mehefin - 'Dydd y Senedd'.

Also in attendance at the Ceremony were representatives of Machynlleth Town Council, and representatives of Corwen and Dolgellau as well as the Choir of Ysgol Bro Ddyfi who provided a marvellous muscal background to a successful ceremony that achieved it's purpose. Hopefully now the Council, along with other Glyndŵr interested parties in the local community, will continue to hold and develop this annual ceremony on 'Dydd y Senedd' to proclaim the national Sovereignty of our homeland to the world.

It is hoped that in time, this ceremony will be the opening event to a major annual national Glyndŵr festival in Machynlleth & Bro Ddyfi, the success of which now chiefly depends on local enthusiastic support and practical effort to set up and sustain. Such requires that a local Antur Gwlad Glyndŵr be established to make such possible. Such an Antur Gwlad Glyndŵr can always rest assured that Embassy Glyndŵr and Pobl Glyndŵr throughout the land will always be available to aid and assist.

Below is a photograph of Pobl Glyndŵr supporters of Embassy Glyndŵr at Cefn Caer after the above ceremony and prior to enjoying a wonderful six course evening banquet at Cefn Caer.

Below, our 'Juratus Oweyn' Banquet Glyndŵr at Cefn Caer, to celebrate the restoration of 'Coron Glyndŵr'. Hopefully, this may also become an annual event but present thinking arising is that it may be best to hold this 'Banquet Glyndŵr' on the Saturday following the ceremony and, as it happens, next year's Dydd y Senedd does fall on a Saturday so, If interested in being informed of details of the second annual midsummer 'Banquet Glyndŵr' on Dydd y Senedd 2008, please inform me of your interest asap.

Siân Ifan llysgenhadaeth@ntlworld.com
A full report of all touched on in this posting will be made in a posting to http://cenedl.blogspot.com in the not too distant future. Further, before the end of the month, we hope to get a little film up of these events on our new blog http://glyndwrvisions.blogspot.com/
One last photo:
The Road from Cefn Caer, at Sunset of 21 Mehefin 2007 'Dydd y Senedd'.

Prif Weithredwr Llysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr
'Juratus Oweyn'

All Pics: Sian Ifan (c) Visions Glyndŵr 2007.