Cymdeithas y Gronyn Gwenith Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of 5 typed pageant scripts performed between, 1978 and 1984 and written by Harri Parri, Elen Roger Jones, Gruffudd Parry and others. Also a programme dated 1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cymdeithas y Gronyn Gwenith, the "Wheat Grain Society" is believed to have been established in 1977. It's aim, initially, was to perform annual pageants in Seilo Theatre in Caernarfon, Gwynedd in order to present the heritage of Wales in a religious and cultural way and to introduce the gospel in a modern and entertaining way. As an amateur theatre society, it received no financial support and attracted audiences of between 1,500 and 2,000 for a week, every year, for at least a decade.

Amongst the subjects dramatised by the society were George M.Ll. Davies (1880 - 1949), a Welsh pacifist, Rev. Tom Nefyn Williams, and the growth of Christianity in Caernarfon.

Arrangement

The papers have been arranged chronologically where possible and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Items 35459-35462 were donated by Rev. Harri Parri of Caernarfon.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2001.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 33078, 35459 - 35462, 35845

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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