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Cofiwch Dryweryn mural vandalised again

12 Apr 2019 1 minute read
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The Cofiwch Dryweryn mural near Aberystwyth has been vandalised by graffiti for the second time in two months.

In February, the famous words – ‘Remember Tryweryn’ – were painted over by the words ‘Elvis’. Fresh graffiti saying ‘Agari’ have now been painted on the wall.

Cofiwch Dryweryn has been painted on the wall since the early 1960s in a reference to the Welsh village near Bala that was flooded to provide water for Liverpool.

The wall has been vandalised many times before, with a smiley face in 2014 and graffiti in 2010.

The ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ slogan was originally painted by the academic Meic Stephens, who died last year at the age of 79, and Rodric Evans.

Actor Rhys ap Hywel is also known to have re-painted the wall as a schoolboy.

The wall was painted again in February by members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith’s Aberystwyth cell.

After the wall was vandalised in February, a campaign to build a permanent memorial was mooted by some.

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