Throughout his life he was a regular contributor to a number of Welsh and English journals incl. Y Cymro , Yr Herald Cymraeg , Meirionnydd , Yr Athro , Llafar , Y Genhinen , Y Gymdogaeth , Countryside , Country Quest and Y Crynhoad . He published ‘ Stalwm , a play dealing with Welsh life past and present and also Llyfr Blodau ( 1952 ).
He became a member of the Gorsedd of Bards in 1923 where he was known as ‘ Vaughan Tegid ’. He was also a member of the Welsh Folk Song Society and collected many songs , publishing some of them in Chwe chân werin Gymreig ( 1938 ). He was co-editor and contributor to the Chester and North Wales Natural Society from 1947-1954 . He was awarded the Kinsey Memorial Medal in 1934 ‘ for material contributions to several branches of natural science ’.
He and Prof. R. Alun Roberts (see above) were the first experts on the Welsh radio naturalist programme Byd Natur which started in Jan. 1951 . In the last decade of his life he was dealt a crushing blow when he lost his sight but despite this, he remained a panel member of Byd Natur until his death in Wrexham , 3 Mar. 1962 . He was buried in Wrexham public cemetery . He m. Edith Mary Davies , Wrexham in 1921 , and they had one son.
Melfyn Richard Williams, Llanuwchllyn
Published date: 2001