A message from the Chairman of the Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust

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We are living through a time unlike anything any of us has seen before.

Nant Gwrtheyrn, like all other bodies, companies and organizations, has had to think deeply about what to do day to day and week to week, as the situation changes and new advice or rules are set by Government.

The Nant’s Board of Trustees has decided to take all possible steps now to protect the health of the public and its staff. The Centre and the Café will be closed to the public until further notice. The road down to the village is now closed. A small core staff will be working from home to deal with specific enquiries and to maintain essential administration, and we are very grateful to them for their dedication. See here how you can contact us.

We firmly believe that a day will come when it will be possible for all the resources and services available here to be open once again to be enjoyed by learners and the public.

This village has been closed before – for many years – and has been revived. We will do it again – hopefully a lot sooner this time.

Over the next period, this website and our social media channels will be Nant Gwrtheyrn. We will keep them going and use them as a meeting place to discuss those things that are a natural part of the Trust’s mission – learning Welsh, local and national history, the environment and so on. We would welcome contributions from you to such discussions, as well as your thoughts on how the Nant can play an even more important role in Welsh life when things get back to normal.

In the 1970s the campaign to save this village led to a flurry of fundraising activities and rebuilding. Singers and poets were inspired by it to write and to sing. Today the theme is the same: –

“Byw Fyddi Nant Gwrtheyrn”
Nant Gwrtheyrn – you will live again

Huw Jones