South West Wales

Plaque to remember Waldo Williams' iconic poem, Cofio

Waldo Williams is considered one of Wales' greatest poets
Image caption Waldo Williams is considered one of Wales' greatest poets

A plaque has been unveiled in a Pembrokeshire village on to remember an iconic poem.

Cofio (Remembering) was composed by Waldo Williams in 1931 when visiting his great friend Willie Jenkins in Rhoscrowther, near Pembroke.

It expresses a distant longing for lost civilisations.

The plaque was unveiled by former First Minister Rhodri Morgan and his brother Prys, and followed by a reading and lecture.

Their father, Prof TJ Morgan played a significant role in ensuring Waldo Williams' release from military conscription in 1942.

The unveiling was organised by Cymdeithas Waldo and took place in Rhoscrowther Hall.

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