Jan 15, 2009

Announcement: Eluned Phillips (27 October 1914 – 10 January 2009) Memorial Service at the Welsh Church in Los Angeles

"This Great Welshwoman was born in Cenarth,on the same day that Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea. She knew Dylan well, but did not number him among her close friends. Her friends included Augustus John, Pablo Picasso and that fantastic French singer, Edith Piaf. Her autobiography The Reluctant Redhead relates the story of her unusual upbringing in west Wales, and her periods in London, Paris, USA and Patagonia. She died of pneumonia aged 94 at Glangwili Hospital in Camarthen. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of the Gorsedd of Bards. Being also the only woman to win the bardic crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales twice, a feat she accomplished in 1967 at Bala and 1983 at Llangefni. There may be a Memorial Service for her at the Welsh Church in Los Angeles. For more details please contact Caroline Roper-Deyo cariadcaroline@yahoo.com"

Diolch yn fawr to Michael Barnes of BritishSocialNews.com for this information.

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