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Hundreds at funeral of ex-BBC Wales man Dr Meredydd Evans

Dr Meredydd Evans
Image caption Dr Meredydd Evans has been described as a committed Welsh language campaigner

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of the former head of BBC Wales' light entertainment, Dr Meredydd Evans.

The 95-year-old, who was a Welsh language campaigner, performer and historian of Welsh folk music, died after a short illness.

His funeral took place in the village of Cwmystwyth in Ceredigion, where he had lived since the 1970s.

Figures from the music and television industries, and politicians attended.

Originally from Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Dr Evans leaves a wife and daughter.

Image caption The service was held at the Siloam Chapel in Cwmystwyth

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