People From Llanllyfni
R. Silyn Roberts ~ 1871-1930
Born in Bryn Llidiart
(now a ruin) on the side of Craig Cwm Dulyn. Crowned
Bard in the 1902 National
of Wales in 1902. He published a volume of poetry
“Trystan ac Estyllt a Chaniadau Eraill”, and after
his death a second volume “Cyfarwydd” was published.
At first he was a quarryman, then he went as a student
to the University of North Wales in Bangor. He founded
the North Wales Branch of the Workers Educational
Association (WEA) in 1925 and was a prominent socialist.
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Mathonwy Hughes ~ 1901-99
He was a nephew of R.
Silyn Roberts and son of a quarryman.
He was also born in Bryn Llidiart.
Poet and journalist. Chaired bard at the National
Eisteddfod of Wales in Aberdare in 1956. He published
of books and was sub-editor of the weekly Y Faner
for more than a quarter of a century.
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R. Alun Roberts
He was born in Glan y
Gors, also on the side of Graig Cwm Dulyn. A noted
specialist in improving
upland grazing land and the breeding of livestock.
He was also a famous naturalist. For many years he
took part in the radio nature programme Rhaglen Byd
Robert Jones ~ 1806-1896
born preacher based in Llanllyfni, he became famous
throughout Wales. He rejected Methodism and
joined the Baptists, and became a great opponent
of infant baptism. He composed over one thousand
hymns, the most famous being "O!
cenwch fawl i’r Arglwydd". (O! Sing praise unto the Lord.)
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