Thursday, August 09, 2007
The Black Chair 3, Sword
this black, black chair
This isn't working on the page and to see the effect properly yourself, you need to copy the text, paste it, then centre it. Can't find reliable advice on how to to this on Blogspot, so if you know, please tell me!
Anyway, when Hedd Wyn won the Chair at the National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead in 1917, the carved oak chair stood on the stage and a sword was placed upon it. Then, when it was announced that Hedd Wyn was dead, the sword was removed and the chair draped in black. The picture shows Ray Gravelle, current Keeper of the Sword and a Welsh hero in many more ways than one.