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National Eisteddfod Chairs

A collection of eisteddfod chairs which have been preseted to the succesful bard at the National Eisteddfod. The chair is presented to the Prifardd (which literally means 'the main bard') during the Chairing of the Bard Ceremony for composing an 'awdl', a poem written in strict metre form known as 'cynghanedd'. A new chair is especially designed for each Eisteddfod, and this ceremony is considered to be one of the most important events in the Welsh eisteddfod tradition. This collection includes photographs of chairs, and related items, from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century.

There are 38 items in this collection

Eisteddfod chair 1819

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The Mold Eisteddfod chair 1873

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Eisteddfod Chair 1876

  • 793
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The Empty Chair at Wrexham, 1876

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1878 Eisteddfod Chair post conservation

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1878 Eisteddfod Chair pre-conservation

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William Deudraeth Jones (of Caegwyn,...

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Eisteddfod Chair 1881

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Eisteddfod Chair 1888

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Eisteddfod chairs 1894

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National Eisteddfod chair, Brecon, 1889

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Eisteddfod Chair 1896

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Eisteddfod Chair 1900

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The Black Chair

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The Black Chair in the parlour at Yr Ysgwrn

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National Eisteddfod chair 1928

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Wrexham National Eisteddfod Chair 1933

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Shanghai Chair, Wrexham Eisteddfod 1933

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The Cardiff National Eisteddfod Chair, 1938...

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Eisteddfod Chair 1953

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Rev. Emrys Edwards in his chair, Eisteddfod 1961

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Gerallt Lloyd Owen wins the National Chair

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Floral dance, chairing ceremony, 1977 Eisteddfod

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The Chairing Ceremony, 2009

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Eisteddfod chairs

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Eisteddfod chairs 1906

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Eisteddfod chairs 1900

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Eisteddfod chairs 1908

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Eisteddfod chairs 1910

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Eisteddfod chairs 1911

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Eisteddfod chairs 1912

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Eisteddfod chairs 1913

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Eisteddfod chairs 1919

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Eisteddfod chairs 1920

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Eisteddfod chairs 1921

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Eisteddfod chairs 1922

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Eisteddfod chairs 1924

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Eisteddfod chairs 1925

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