Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

A web log for the Resolven History Society which publishes articles and stories related to Resolven and the immediate surroundings.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Silver Jubilee Dinner

On Friday the 23rd of October, the Society celebrated the end of its Jubilee Year with a very convivial dinner at the Glancynon Inn in Hirwaun, which was attended by thirty members . This has been a very busy period for the History Society with events ranging from a Jubilee Concert to the unveiling of a plaque to the Three Doctors of Music.

Alun makes sure he can see his talk!

The guest speaker was Mr Alun Wyn Bevan. Mr Bevan is well known both as a previous Headmaster at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmnedd, but also as a first class rugby referee, commentator and presenter. Mr Bevan, took the story of Frank Lloyd Wright as the basis for his talk and described how this American of Welsh extraction had become the greatest architect of his period (by his own admission), most notably exemplified in the building of the Gugenheim Museum in New York. Hopefully, Mr Bevan will come and give a fuller version of the story at a lecture meeting in the near future.

Alun speaks without notes!

Mr Phylip Jones, responded on behalf of the Society. He described how the History Society had grown from a public meeting in 1983 to its present healthy position. Only three of the original members were present at the dinner, Bob and Mair Norton and himself. He noted how the nature of the membership had broadened and he complemented newcomers to the village for taking an interest in their adopted community and its history. Mr Jones finished on a very positive note in stating that he would only be 97 years old when the Golden Anniverary of the Society would be celebrated in 2033!

Mr Gwyn Thomas concluded the evening by thanking the speakers and officials for all their efforts during a momentous year.


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