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Did you know that what is regarded as the first significant modern Eisteddfod was held at Corwen in Clwyd in 1789? Local customs official Thomas Jones was the driving force. Strangely for an even celebrating Welsh language and culture poetic subjects upon which bards were to compose verses included the recent recovery of George III; Mr William Pitt; and Queen Charlotte. The prize for penillion singing went to harpist Lewis Roberts of Maentrwog.

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