WELL DONE ANGLESEY!
National Eisteddfod was one to be proud of
ANGLESEY is recovering this week after an unforgettable eight days, which saw almost 150,000 visitors enjoy the best of what the island has to offer.
147,498 attended the Maes at Bodedern which was hit by heavy rain on the opening weekend forcing organisers to change parking arrangements and bring in additional trackways, stone and straw.
The Eisteddfod’s president, Osian Roberts, said the success of the festival mirrored that of the Wales football team at the Euro 2016 championships last year.
While Derec Llwyd Morgan, chairman of the local executive committee, said Anglesey had been “Wales’ cultural capital” for the past week.
“It would be impossible to thank everyone but just look at the members of Llangefni Rugby Club. They thought they would be responsible for just one car park. They ended up supervising seven and all without a word of complaint,” he said.
Eifion Lloyd Jones, Eisteddfod Court chairman, repeated Mr Morgan’s comments noting the untiring work of the volunteers had ensured an Eisteddfod of “unbelievable high standards”.
Derec Llwyd Morgan chairman of the island’s working group that steered the event