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Mar 4, 2018

Poet's demise in the workhouse

MPs and literary figures urged the government to grant the poet Glaslyn a pension after he was forced to move to Penrhyndeudraeth workhouse. It was reported that the Prime Minister agreed to ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

provide £100, but Glaslyn died before he could benefit from the money. Richard Owen, who took his bardic name Glaslyn from a river in Snowdonia, was also well known locally as a quarry supervisor, singer and manager of a circulating library in Beddgelert - in what is now the Colwyn Guest House. For more on the history of the building and Glaslyn, use your mobile to scan the QR codes in the guest house's front window. Or click here