2019 Annual Lecture

2019 Annual Lecture

The Annual Cymdeithas Waldo Lecture in 2019 will be held at Oriel y Parc, St Davids at 8.00 pm on Friday, September 29 and will commemorate 60 years since Waldo stood in a general election as Plaid Cymru’s first ever candidate in Pembrokeshire.

The lecturer will be Emyr Llewelyn who was one of those who supported the candidate. Emyr also delivered Cymdeithas Waldo’s first Annual Lecture at Bethel Chapel, Mynachlog-ddu in 2010.

Members of Cymdeithas Waldo will gain free entry to Oriel y Parc on production of their membership card. Available from secretary for £10. Otherwise an entrance fee of £5 will be charged.

A plaque will be unveiled outside the former Alandale Hotel in the city, where Waldo used to lodge at one time, at 6.30 pm. This will be followed by another unveiling at Oriel y Parc and a rendition by Goodwick Brass Band prior to the lecture entitled ‘Waldo’s Religion’. A new edition of ‘Cerddi’r Plant’, Waldo’s joint book of poems for children with E. Llwyd Williams, will also be launched.

Prior to the September activities, on Friday, May 3 at Bethel Vestry, Mynachlog-ddu at 7 pm, an evening will be held to evaluate some of Waldo’s poems led by Wyn Owens. The poems to be discussed will be ‘Preseli, ‘Ar Weun Cas’ Mael’, ‘Y Sant’ and ‘Daw’r Wennol yn ôl i’w Nyth’. Bring your copies of ‘Dail Pren’. Refreshments will be provided.