Eisteddfod Leaders

Leaders of the friends of Wales from abroad at the National Eisteddfod from the first ceremony in 1948 and who were invested with the ceremonial chain presented to the National Eisteddfod Court by R Gwilym Roberts, Buenos Aires, in 1951.

  • 1948 Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr. Thomas Edwards, Vanouver.
  • 1949 Dolgellau. R Gwen Jones, Buenos Aires.
  • 1950 Caerffili. Joseph A Jenkins, Pittsburg
  • 1951 Llanrwst - G Cleaton Jones, Cape Town, Africa.
  • 1952 Aberystwyth- Professor John Hughes, Montreal, Canada.
  • 1953 Y Rhyl – R Gwilym Roberts, Buenos Aires, Ariannin-Argentina
  • 1954 Ystradgynlais – W J Roberts, Christchurch, Seland Newydd – New Zealand.
  • 1955 Pwllheli – Angharad Lloyd Roberts, Vancouver BC, Canada.
  • 1956 Aberdâr – Lefi D Jones, Johannesburg, De Africa- South Africa
  • 1957 Llangefni – J R Jones, Hong Kong.
  • 1958 Glynebwy – Hywel Hughes, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 1959 Caernarfon – J Hugheston Jones, New York, UDA USA
  • 1960 Caerdydd - Jack Jones, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1961 Dyffryn Maelor - J.R.Jones, Hong Kong
  • 1962 Llanelli - Tom Jeffries, Baltimore, UDA.
  • 1963 Llandudno – R Arthur Hughes, Sillong, Assam, India.
  • 1964 Abertawe - J.R.Jones, Seattle, UDA.
  • 1965 Y Drenewydd - Geraint C. Walters, Singapore.
  • 1966 Aberafan - Mae Evans Dawe, Efrog Newydd, UDA.
  • 1967 Y Bala - Gwen Evans, Johannesburg, De Africa.
  • 1968 Y Barri - Ann Davies Thomas, Riverside, California. UDA.
  • 1969 Y Fflint - Sam E Williams, Bulawyo, Zimbabwe.
  • 1970 Rhydaman – D W Davies, Durham, UDA.
  • 1971 Bangor - Morgan Mathias, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1972 Sir Benfro - Joyce Bolland, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 1973 Dyffryn Clwyd - T. Elwyn Griffiths, Caernarfon, Ysgrifennydd Undeb y Cymry ar Wasgar.
  • 1974 Bro Myrddin - Maldwyn Rees, Sydyne, Awstralia.
  • 1975 Bro Dwyfor - Glyn Ceiriog Hughes, Trelew, Patagonia.
  • 1976 Aberteifi a'r Cylch - Joan Owen, Lisbon, Ohio, UDA.
  • 1977 Wrecsam - Idwal Wyn Parry, Portland, Oregon, UDA.
  • 1978 Caerdydd - Aneurin Rhys Huws, Brwsel, Gwlad Belg.
  • 1979 Caernarfon - Mary G Bewley, Hong Kong.
  • 1980 Dyffryn Lliw - Rona Williams, Nigeria.
  • 1981 Maldwyn a'r Cyffiniau - Iwan Francis Roberts, Berkeley, California, UDA.
  • 1982 Abertawe a'r Cylch - Gwenfyl E. Jones, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 1983 Ynys Môn - Rhys Maengwyn Jones, Canberra, Awstralia.
  • 1984 Llanbedr-pont-Steffan - Helen Richards, Illinois, UDA.
  • 1985 Y Rhyl – J D Griffiths, Launceston, Tasmania.
  • 1986 Abergwaun - Cerwyn Davies, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1987 Bro Madog - Myra Thomas Lawrence, California, UDA.
  • 1988 Casnewydd - Ifor Pugh, Melbourne, Awstralia.
  • 1989 Dyffryn Conwy – E H Andrews, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 1990 Cwm Rhymni - Eluned Fychan Gonzalez, Gaiman, Patagonia.
  • 1991 Bro Delyn - Rhiannon Jones Hardy, Florida, UDA.
  • 1992 Ceredigion, Aberystwyth - Nest Pierry, Paris, Ffrainc.
  • 1993 De Powys - Dilys Mitchell, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 1994 Castell-nedd - Edgar Jones , Y Swisdir.
  • 1995 Bro Colwyn - Roy Watterson, Sydney, Awstralia.
  • 1996 Llandeilo - Mary Grant, Johannesburg, De Africa.
  • 1997 Y Bala - Arturo Roberts, New Jersey, UDA.
  • 1998 Penybont-ar-Ogwr - Mair McGeever, India.
  • 1999 Môn - Catherine Huws Nagashima, Zwshi, Siapan.
  • 2000 Llanelli - Mari Morgan, Efrog Newydd.
  • 2001 Dinbych - Glyneth Cooper, Geelong, Awstralia.
  • 2002 Tyddewi - Heulwen Jones, Wellington, Seland Newydd.
  • 2003 Meifod - Idris T Evans, Lafayette, San Francisco, UDA.
  • 2004 Casnewydd a'r Cylch - Tony Davies, Johannesburg, De Africa.
  • 2005 Y Faenol, Bangor , Eryri - John Pritchard, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2006 Abertawe – Dr Philip Davies, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, UDA.
  • 2007 Yr Wyddgrug, Sir y Fflint - Dr Melya Hughes Crameri, Y Swisdir.
  • 2008 Caerdydd - Myfanwy Bajaj, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2009 Y Bala - Christine Boomsma, Melbourne, Awstralia.
  • 2010 Glynebwy - Edith MacDonald, Y Wladfa.
  • 2011 Wrecsam – Dr Gareth Williams, Deland, Florida. UDA.
  • 2012 Bro Morgannwg - Faleiry Koczkar, Melbourne, Awstralia

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