Thursday, 10 September 2009


Ysgol Emmanuel school choirIn June 1953 the present Queen Elizabeth II had her coronation. The following month she was here in Rhyl visiting Brookes’ field (between Rhyl and Rhuddlan) to see advance preparations for the National Eisteddfod’s visit in August.

Mrs. Joyce Simcock (was Taylor) of Rhyl says, “This is a picture of Ysgol Emmanuel Choir who were Eisteddfod winners that year. I am in the middle row, sixth from the left, and the gentleman in the front row looking pleased is Mr T.A. Williams the music teacher.”

Thank you, Joyce. In the enlarged detail, she is top left and Mr. Williams bottom right. Not many boys in the choir, I see – shirking as usual! In 2010 the Eisteddfod will be held on the old steel site in Ebbw Vale and in 2011 it’s in Wrexham.