Hedd Wyn: His story and the Black Chair
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Hedd Wyn centenary: WW1 poet's story, home and chair

The home of the World War One poet Hedd Wyn will soon welcome the public after a £3m restoration project.

The farmhouse has been renovated - along with the Black Chair - awarded at the National Eisteddfod a few weeks after the bard's death in July 1917.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

A new exhibition and visitors' centre has also been built, and marks the impact of the war on the community.

The Snowdonia National Park Authority secured the future of Yr Ysgwrn for the nation in 2012 when Hedd Wyn's nephew handed over the farm to their care.

For the last two years, Sian Griffiths has managed the restoration project.

  • 26 May 2017
  • From the section Wales
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