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Dec 24, 2016

Up before dawn on Christmas Day

Children leaving their beds before dawn on Christmas Day isn't a modern phenomenon in Wales. In olden times, they'd go to the plygain service, whose name comes from "cock crow" in ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

Latin. The service would include many Christmas songs and start hours before dawn. It was still a strong tradition in Llysfaen, near Colwyn Bay, well into the 20th century. In 1915 a choir of more fhan 50 children sang at St Cynfran's Church in a plygain service which started at 6am. For more about this church and St Cynfran, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the noticeboard by the church gate. Or click here