Records of Ty'r Cymry, Gordon Road, Roath (centre for Welsh language promotion), 1940-1980s

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous Ty'r Cymry papers: Bryntaf Trust papers, 1970s; children's Saturday School papers; correspondence; various publications, etc.

In 1936 Mr Lewis Williams, a Vale of Glamorgan farmer, made a gift of Ty’r Cymry, Gordon Road, Roath, as a meeting place and a work place for organisations, societies, groups of people who are promoting Welsh and its interests. Today, it is in the hands of trustees. Ty’r Cymry was the home of Ysgol Sadwrn Gymraeg Caerdydd from 1943 to 1947. This action led to the establishment of similar schools throughout Glamorgan and Gwent. Over the years, Ty’r Cymry has been home to a number of institutions, including Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru, the Welsh Evangelical Church, Yr Urdd, Parliament for Wales Campaign, Celtic League (Wales Branch), Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin, the Movement for Christian Education Wales, and Menter Caerdydd. Groups presently using rooms in Ty’r Cymry include a Welsh Nursery Schools group, a Welsh learners' class, Cymdeithas Ty’r Cymry, a cultural society, Plaid Cymru (Central Cardiff), and Cymdeithas yr Iaith.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donated by Iorwerth Morgan, former secretary of UCAC.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

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