Promoting Welsh Industry
The Abergavenny eisteddfodau are so interesting. Other medals in the collection show how the woollen industry was being promoted, how attention was drawn, even, to industrial south Wales, where the iron works and the coal pits were, of course, drawing more and more people into the area. Take that, together with the eisteddfodau's appeal to the bigwigs, and to those Celtic scholars who were willing to come over to Abergavenny from Germany, and you'll see what an exciting period the Abergavenny chapter is in the history of the Eisteddfod.
Listen to a video narrative in Welsh by Hywel Teifi Edwards (requires QuickTime player):