Welsh Poet Hedd Wyn: The poet
Ellis wrote poetry and entered local eisteddfodau winning a number of competitions including the Bardic Chair in Bala, Pwllheli, Llanuwchllyn, and Pontardawe, in South Wales. Apart from writing for competitions he also composed poetry about events and people around Trawsfynydd. It is a custom that Welsh poets take an Enw Barddol (a Bardic Name), and Ellis chose Hedd Wyn which means 'Blessed Peace'. His ambition was to win in the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which he first entered in 1915 when it was held in Bangor.
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.