Stories

The Treasure of Tyddyn Cwtyn y Ci

Lewis T Evans (1882-1975)

Sound:

» Download the sound recording


Tyddyn Cwtyn y Ci is in Ysbyty Ifan. They call it Tyddyn Cwtyn. This man lived there. I don't remember his name. He dreamt every night that if he were to go to London Bridge, he would make his fortune. Eventually he'd had enough of this dream and decided to go.

And he went to London Bridge and walked there for a day or two. There was nothing that resembled a fortune there. Then he met this man - a Welshman.

'Hello', he said, 'I've seen you walking back and fore here every day. Why do you do this?'

'Oh', he replied, 'for no reason in particular, except that I'd dreamt continually that if I were to go to London Bridge, I'd make my fortune.'

'Tut, tut', answered the other, 'don't listen to those foolish old dreams. I've dreamt many times that if I were to go to a place called Ysbyty Ifan, to a farm called Tyddyn Cwtyn y Ci, and dig under an apple tree, I'd find a pot full of gold.'

'Well, I'd better go home then. I won't look any more.'

And off he went home and took a pick and spade and dug at the base of the old apple tree. And there he found the pot full of gold. That's the story of Tyddyn Cwtyn y Ci.


  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.