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JONES , EDWARD OWEN (‘ E.O.J. ’; 1871 - 1953 ), journalist and writer of englynion ;

b. in May 1871 at Welford, Northants. , where his father, ‘ Berwron ’, was a farm bailiff , but in 1875 the family moved to Llosg-yr-odyn , Y Gaerwen , Anglesey . He was apprenticed to the printer 's trade at the Bangor office of the North Wales Chronicle in 1887 ; then in 1903 he succeeded Hugh Edwards as editor of Y Clorianydd , the Anglesey weekly paper, at Llangefni , and held the post for 48 yrs. He was adept at writing englynion and competed at the national eisteddfod every year; he won the prize at Llandybïe national eisteddfod in 1944 for an englyn to the serpent: ‘ one of the poorest I ever made ’. He d. 18 Sept. 1953 .

Sources:

  • Percy Hughes , Ysgrifau a Cherddi P. Hughes , Swansea, 1966 (1966) , 27-30;
  • Y Goleuad , 14 Oct. 1953 , 3.

Author:

Bedwyr Lewis Jones (1933-92), Bangor

Published date: 2001