Displaced communities are not new, it is just that this one happened in Wales, and it’s not Tryweryn. The sad story of Capel Celyn has won its place in the memory of the people, Epynt has not. That is why, 80 years after the Chwalfa (the Clearing), Wales should commemorate this atrocious chapter in its history.
There is an interesting article on Nation Cymru which covers this event, 80 years ago. Click the link below.
Photo © Iorwerth Peate, the curator of the Sain Fagan Folk Museum