North West Wales

Bid to buy Pwllheli chair from 1921 eisteddfod

Image caption Owner Richard Patterson: "the chair has to go back to where it belongs in north Wales"

A heritage group hopes an historic chair awarded as a prize at a Welsh cultural festival in 1921 can be returned to north Wales.

Members of Llyn Archaeology and History Society spotted the eisteddfod chair awarded in Pwllheli on sale on an online auction site.

And although it had been listed as a prank by the owner's wife, he has agreed to sell it to them for £850.

The society is now raising the funds to see the chair's return to the town.

Owner Richard Patterson from Pwll near Llanelli, said: "I didn't want to sell it, but my wife put it on eBay as a joke to see what I would do.

"I had an offer of £2,000 from a private buyer in America but I decided the chair has to go back to where it belongs in north Wales."

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