1950 Bagillt Reserves Football Team
It is with sad regret that one of Bagillt History Clubsmost loyal and dedicated members
Mr Emlyn Round passed away on Friday 26th August2011. Aged 72.
He told many stories of his childhood days living in the Boot End of the village
before starting a new life by emigrating to Canada.He never forgot his links with the village of Bagillt
and through the wonders of the internet contact was made with the Bagillt History Club.
Many emails later, having been told that a1889 Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair was in the hands of the Victoria Welsh Society in Canada. His first words where,
This chair should be in its home village of Bagillt. On behalf of Bagillt History Club
and along with his good friend Gwerfyl Richards.
Emlyn armed with his BHC books and his favourite Welsh sweater, with its Welsh dragon on the front
met the committee of the Victoria Welsh Society asking for the return of the chair to Bagillt.
How could they resist the charms of a true Bagilltonian. His request for the chairs return was granted.
The rest is history, after the Celebratory return of the chair with villagers filling St Mary,s Church to the brim, the chair now rests in its home village for all to see.
Emlyn ranks along with Mrs Ceridwen Meese writer of many books on the history of Bagillt,
as having the honour of making history, and helping to keep our history alive
for future generations to come.
Emlyn Round 1938-2011.
Historic plaque unveiling in Bagillt
To celebrate the historic birth of a former Prince of Wales
within the mediaeval manor of Coleshill, now part of the modern day village of Bagillt,
a commemorative plaque will be unveiled upon the outside wall of the Upper Shippe Inn public house.
the forthcoming event is open to all members of the public
On SUNDAY, JULY 25th , 2010.
The plaque will be unveiled at 2pm
by Mr Dafydd Wigley
the honory president of Plaid Cymru, Also in attendance
will be the popular "Cambria" Drum band .
After the unveiling, a complimentary buffet will be provided by the management of the
Upper Shippe public house. Bagillt.
Monument to the Medieval Prince of Wales, Dafydd 11 ap Llyweln
On Friday 19th October 2007 a public meeting will be held at Capel Penbryn, Holywell to discuss the erection of a monument in Flintshire to the medieval prince of Wales, Dafydd II ap Llywelyn.
Dafydd was prince of Wales from 1240 to 1246, and was born at Castell Hen Blas near Coleshill in Flintshire. Son of Llywelyn the Great, in his short reign he sent ambassadors to the king of France and the Pope, and withstood an invasion of Wales by Henry III in 1245. He was described by Welsh writers of the time as Tarian Cymru – 'the shield of Wales'.
The idea of raising a memorial was first mooted by Dr. Craig Owen Jones and David Owen Jones, both from Flintshire, who held a meeting at the Mold Eisteddfod last August to discuss the idea.
'Dafydd was the only native prince of Wales to be born outside Gwynedd. Yet because his father and successor ruled for such a long time, Dafydd has been ignored somewhat, and few people in Flintshire are aware of the fact that we have claim to a head of state,' said Dr. Jones.' As places such as Conwy, Cardiff and Machynlleth have monuments to princes, we felt it was time for Dafydd to have one too.'
The meeting will see the formation of a committee to raise monies for a monument, and is open to all, beginning at 7pm.
Latest Monument Update
Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair .
The story of the 118 year old Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair found in Canada and returned to its home village of Bagillt in North Wales.
The story was first published on the internet on the Carwyne Edwards
News on Wales website USA.
From there on it was picked up by the media with the story of the chairs return seen, heard, and printed in news papers around the world.
The Bagillt Eisteddfod Chair again recieved recognition at the Welsh National Eisteddfod, held in Mold , North Wales.
Where it again appeared on television, with the story told on the radio to the people of the UK.
In September 2007 the 118 year old chair was displayed along side the 2007 Eisteddfod chair in the town of Ruthin, North Wales, for their Heritage Weekend .
It was on display in the showrooms of
Bizarre Furniture Makers
( The 2007 Eisteddfod chair maker )
Unit 2. Ffordd yr Onnen. Lon parcwr. Ruthin.
For many years villagers of Bagillt believed the Famous laxey wheel in the IOM It was made in Bagillt by the Hawarden Iron Works, Boot End, Bagillt.
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