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.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

More photos from the Unveiling

As promised, here are some more photos of the unveiling. Many thanks to Gwyn Thomas for the pictures. The blogger is playing up and will not allow me to place them in chronological order, hopefully this will be rectified later.
Phylip discusses the finer points of the music of the Three Doctors with the Chairman of the Community Council, Mr Conway Gillard.

The large audience awaits the ceremony.

Y Ganolfan -The Community Centre, has a direct connection with two of the Three Doctors since it was formerly Sion Chapel.

Setting up - Julie, Jean and Margaret prepare for the big day.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Momentous Day For History Society - Three Doctors Plaque Unveiled

Mr Gwyn Thomas making his official speech.

On Monday, the 4th of May the official unveiling of the Three Doctors plaque ( Y TRI DOETHUR CERDD) took place at the Community Centre ( formerly Sion Chapel). Some sixty members and supporters were present to see the unveiling. This was the culmination of many months of planning and will now be a fitting tribute to these famous sons of Resolfen.

The Plaque unveiled by Gwyn Thomas and Phylip Jones

The plaque was unveiled by Mr Gwyn Thomas ( Chairman) who decided to share the honour with our President Mr Phylip Jones, who without doubt has been the motive force in keeping the memory of David Evans, Tom Hopcyn Evans and William Rees Herbert alive and hopefully kindle the interest of future generations. In his address Mr Thomas said,

" Today, the History Society continues its Silver Jubilee with the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Three Doctors of Music from Resolven. We recently held a concert with Cantorion Bro Nedd and the Resolven Council of Churches Choir who sang the music of these celebrated composers. It was a great honour to be asked to unveil this plaque, but I would like to ask our President, Mr Phylip Jones to assist me".

Owing to rather inclement weather the remainder of the ceremony took place inside the hall. Mr Phylip Jones gave a "short" oration on the history of the Three Doctors and the Council of Churches Choir gave a performance of three pieces of music, one from each Doctor.

The ceremony ended with a light finger buffet, which was enjoyed by all present.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to such a successful day.

(More pictures to follow)