Welsh Poet Hedd Wyn: Hedd Wyn the shepherd
Hedd Wyn the shepherd
In 1923 a bronze statue of Hedd Wyn as a shepherd was unveiled in the centre of Trawsfynydd by his mother. The inscription is verse which Hedd Wyn wrote in memory of a friend who lost his life in the Trenches: 'Neither his sacrifice nor his dear countenance are forgotten, though the Hun has stained his fist of steel in his blood', (roughly translated from 'Ei aberth ni â heibio - ei wyneb / Annwyl nid â'n ango / Er i'r Almaen ystaenio / Ei dwrn dur yn ei waed o').
Welsh Poet Hedd Wyn
Background information about Ellis Humphrey Evans (Hedd Wyn) the Welsh poet who was killed during the First World War. This is to provide context for those studying the craft of the film-maker (for the film 'Hedd Wyn' - a set work for study at the Welsh Second Language exam at AS level).
Created by Alun Edwards.