ROBERTS , DAFYDD
( 1892 - 1965 ), chairman of Capel Celyn Defence
b. 18 Aug. 1892 in Weirglodd-ddu ,
Capel Celyn, Mer.
, the youngest child of
. He lived at Weirglodd-ddu for most of his life before moving lower down
the valley to farm Cae Fadog . Besides farming he was one of the
two postmen who carried the post in the area for more than 40 years. He was an
elder in Capel Celyn (Presb.) for many years until the church
was disestablished. When the threat came to drown the valley, he was elected chairman of the Capel Celyn Defence Committee and remained in that
position until the final fateful hour arrived. He accompanied Gwynfor
to London and Liverpool to try to save the
valley. He made every effort to prevent Liverpool Corporation destroying his
heritage. He had been very active in the district all his life. When it was finally decided
that the houses in the valley were to be demolished he moved to live in Bala .
He d. 11 Oct. 1965 shortly before the official opening of the reservoir. He
was buried in
, and was survived by
, his wife, and their son.
- Personal knowledge;
- [ Y Cyfnod
, 15 Oct. 1965 , 1].
John Lewis Jones, Mold
Published date: 2001