Protecting the Place Names of Wales


One of the events of the Daniel Owen Festival on 18 October 2017 was the launch of the important Place-Names of Flintshire (University of Wales Press) by Hywel Wyn Owen and the late Ken Lloyd Gruffydd. There was a substantial audience for the event held in the Library in Mold, which was chaired by Kevin Matthias, former Denbighshire archivist, and addressed by Claire Harrington, the Flintshire archivist and Eirlys Gruffydd-Evans, widow of Ken Lloyd Gruffydd. Hywel Wyn Owen stressed the book’s contribution to place-name studies in Wales and England and emphasised the importance of place-names in interpreting the county’s history, landscape and language. Ken’s place-name database is accessible on the WPNS website. Reference was made to WPNS’s generosity in providing funds towards publication costs. Musical items were provided by Caitlin Lovett.

Hywel Wyn Owen ac Eirlys Gruffydd-Evans, gweddw Ken Lloyd Gruffydd, cydawdur y gyfrol

Hywel Wyn Owen and Eirlys Gruffydd-Evans, widow of Ken Lloyd Gruffydd, co-author of the book