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World War One poet Hedd Wyn's home gets £2.8m boost

The home of World War One poet Hedd Wyn has secured £2.8m in heritage lottery funding to safeguard its future and transform it into a museum.

Yr Ysgwrn, a Grade II* listed building near Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, houses the bard's National Eisteddfod chair posthumously awarded in 1917.

The poet Ellis Humphrey Evans died in action at Passchendaele six weeks before the festival.

The money will conserve his eisteddfod chair and artefacts.

Roger Pinney reports.

  • 28 May 2014