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An occasional update of Welsh News : New statue of Owain Glyndwr erected in Corwen


September 13th 2007

Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh hero, can at long last rest easy in his grave, if indeed he has one!
The so called statue of Glyndwr that was located in the centre of the town of Corwen in North Wales has been replaced with a monument worthy of the name of Owain Glyndwr.

The original statue, which looked more like a model of a dwarf with legs made out of cast iron drain pipes, was long derided by the people of the town. I suppose the only people who liked it were a few local council bigwigs or why else was it not removed years ago. (I believe it was once kidnapped and sent away on a long journey....but obviously not far enough).

Eventually in 2006 the decision was made to replace the statue with another that was more fitting for Wales' finest hero. There were some problems encountered along the way, including the new stone plinth falling down a ravine while on the way from China (...don't ask!).

A new stone plinth was eventually sourced in Wales and on the 13th September 2007 the statue of Glyndwr was bolted into position in the centre of Corwen.

I have not had time to take a photograph of the statue but I hope to in the near future.

Meanwhile the BBC news has informed us that the old statue is to be re-erected in a more prominent position on top of a nearby hill. You couldn't make it up!

But I am glad it is still to be on display as I never got the chance to take a photograph of it before it was deposed.

I just hope they name it after some local councilor or the "sculptor" who created it and not after the last and greatest Prince of Wales.

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