Throughout most of his life he acted as compère and adjudicator at countless eisteddfodau in north and mid- Wales ; he was one of the promoters of the first national eisteddfod held by Urdd Gobaith Cymru at Corwen in 1929 . Between 1938 and 1950 he was the witty compère of Parti Tai'rfelin (see Robert Roberts below) , a group which held concerts in all parts of Wales and for Welsh societies in England . He also frequently took part in radio and television programmes .
He had the true story-teller 's gift of narrating or writing a tale . This is evident in his autobiography Y Pethe ( 1955 ), the title of which later came to stand for the values and traditions that are associated with Welsh life at its best. In 1966 a volume of his letters was published, Diddordebau , which was edited by his nephew Trebor Lloyd Evans , and a collection of his articles for Welsh Farm News and other periodicals were published in Adlodd Llwyd o'r Bryn by his daughter, Dwysan Rowlands , in 1983 . After retiring he visited many places to give lectures on country life and culture . There are descriptions of him by Robin Williams in Y tri Bob ( 1970 ) and in Portreadau'r Faner (n.d.). He d. 28 Dec. 1961 and was buried in Cefnddwysarn cemetery. In 1963 a ‘ Llwyd o'r Bryn prize ’ for recitation was established at the National Eisteddfod in memory of him.
David Tecwyn Lloyd (1914-92), Corwen
Published date: 2001