Capel Celyn


Capel Celyn was a Welsh speaking rural community to the north west of Bala in the Tryweryn valley. The valley was flooded in the 1960’s to supply the Liverpool Corporation with water. Nearly 70 residents lost their home, despite Wales wide opposition to the private members bill. All but one Welsh MP voted against the motion. The Cofiwch Dryweryn (Remember Tryweryn) mural was painted on a wall at Llanrhystud near Aberystwyth by Meic Stephens in 1963. In 2019 the mural was repeatedly vandalised which sparked the painting of 100’s of “Cofiwch Dryweryn” murals across Wales and globally! This is a watercolour of a Capel Celyn cottage, with the faceless family looking over the “Cofiwch Dryweryn” plaque painted across the entrance of the cottage gate, faceless but not forgotten!

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