Back by popular demand!

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We’re delighted to announce that a second edition of Dr Carl Clowes’ popular book ‘Nant Gwrtheyrn – Rebirth of the Lost Village’ has been published.

In this latest volume, Dr Clowes updates us on the developments at Nant Gwrtheyrn since the first publication in 2008. As well as outlining the rich history of the area, he takes us back to the development of the quarries and the epic tale of the formation of Nant Gwrtheyrn as we know it today.

Dr Carl Clowes says: “The publication of ‘Nant Gwrtheyrn – Rebirth of the Lost Village’ in 2020 marks a milestone in our history. At the time of its last publication, some of the resources available today were no more than ideas in the mind or plans on paper. It is pleasing to see how much has been achieved since the last volume was published – Y Neuadd – the village hall, the Caffi Meinir conservatory, Tŷ Canol accommodation and seminar room – to name a few. It all adds to the experience of those who enjoy the Nant.

“As a result of the improvements, many opportunities have been created. We have seen a remarkable increase in the use of our learning resources with our residential and online courses praised in the highest regards. We have also seen an increase in the use of the site for conferences, weddings and outdoor activities.

When established back in the ‘70s, Ymddiriedolaeth Nant Gwrtheyrn (the trust) had two aims; to create a ‘machine’ to promote the Welsh language and to create jobs for the Welsh-speaking community in the area. With a team of dedicated staff, and excellent support from many directions over the years, we have achieved these goals. Hopefully, we can now see the aim of a nation increasingly confident in our indigenous language.”

If you want to delve deeper into the Nant Gwrtheyrn story, read Carl Clowes’ Welsh autobiography Super Furries, Prins Seeiso, Miss Siberia – a Fi” published by Y Lolfa. These books are available at the Nant Gwrtheyrn shop or online: