Gerald Williams, custodian of poet Hedd Wyn's home, passes away aged 92


Gerald Williams outside Yr Ysgwrn. (Image: Llywelyn2000 (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Gerald Williams, the nephew of famous poet Hedd Wyn, and custodian of the poet's farmhouse— Yr Ysgwrn— has passed away at the age of 92.


Mr. Williams was a farmer from Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd and dedicated his life to preserving the memory of his uncle who was posthumously awarded the Cadair at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol shortly after being killed in the Battle of Passchendaele.


Mr. Williams made it his duty "to keep the door open" to pilgrims visiting the house, having promised his grandmother that he would do so.


In response to his passing, the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol and Eryri National Park authority, as well as members of the public, extended their condolences to Mr. Williams' family.


Eryri National Park Authority, said: "Gerald's unique character, sharp wit and wonderful ability to communicate with visitors of all ages and backgrounds created a truly unique visitor experience at Yr Ysgwrn. He took delight in the company of people and was overjoyed by the interest that children and young people universally demonstrated in his uncle’s story."

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