Na­tional Eisteddfod was one to be proud of

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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

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