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The Black Chair, the most famous of all bardic chairs in a tradition stretching back to the 6th century, sits quietly, sits peacefully in the tranquility of an old parlour in the Cwm Prysor valley. Not only does it symbolise the poetic genius of Hedd Wyn, but it also honours all the young men of Wales, of Britain and of Europe that left their seats empty at home during the Great War.

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