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Slideshow presntation about the life of Daniel James (Gwyrosydd) (1848-1920), the author of Calon Lân.

Early years: family background; Capel Mynyddbach (location of blue plaque); working at Morriston Ironworks and Llandore Tinplate Works – includes the process of making iron and tinplate; as a student of music – ‘Daniel Mynyddbach’ (bardic name)

Adult life: hammerman at Llandore Tinplate Works; family life; social life; the poet; the author; the economic migrant; ‘Gwyrosydd’ (bardic name)

Authorship and composition of Calon Lan: including information on Tom Bedford-Richards and John Hughes

Later Years: Carn Colliery, Blaengarw; Parc Calon Lân monument; life in Blaengarw and Mountain Ash; Nixon’s colliery (deep Dyffryn); death and legacy
 

 

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