This year 2007, marks the 725th Anniversary of the War of Independence 1282 – 83 and the death of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd on 11 Rhagfyr 1282 at Aberedw (Not at Cefn y Bedd near Cilmeri, more information regards this will be posted in due course). 2007 will also mark 25th anniversary of the great Cofiwn rally at Cilmeri and march in and around Builth Wells in December of 1982 to mark the 700th Anniversary of 1282. Cofiwn in 1982 marked this anniversary of 1282 with a year long series of events throughout the year all over Cymru, running from April to December concluding with a gathering at Cilmeri of up to 3000 ‘pobl Llywelyn’, although the media put it at 2000 patriots. Whatever, an huge number of patriots participated in a great event of 1282 commemorative events of that year of 1982. Some see this as Cofiwn’s greatest achievement and maybe it was if we managed to motivate the Western Mail into an editorial and Y Cymro publish a wonderful front page with regards to Rali Cilmeri 1982.
However, Cofiwn did much work and achieved a great deal in the years of it’s existence, much that we did is now perhaps forgotten, sometimes claimed by others and much being ‘’Stalinised’’ out of our history (No! not by the English but by our own Quisling establishment). Thus this COFIWN ARCHIVE Blog in main is to tell the Cofiwn Story but unfortunately limited as otherwise we would need a website to tell the full story. Before I consider a web site I am looking to see if it is possible first to publish a ‘’Scrapbook’’ style ‘Hanes Cofiwn’ much along the same lines as Gwilym Tudur produced on Hanes Cymdeithas yr Iaith Cymraeg. However, this is a really heavy duty project and would take some time to do, especially if we at same time work to compliment with a DVD of our Cofiwn Film Archive, to tell the story of ‘Hanes Cofiwn’. So this year to ‘’kick off’’ this new Blog, as it is an important anniversary year I shall start at the high point in ‘Hanes Cofiwn’ with the story of the 1282 – 1982 Commemoration., Not least I shall reproduce Cilmeri 1982 archive material.
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Patriots, especially so called "Welsh Republicans" of Cymru Rydd, Balchder Cymru and not least the last of those ''Old Republicans'' of WRM's I & II why not debate the below in your forums.....