01 January 2010
Like in the days of Cofiwn, see below picture of just some of the flags made by Toni Lewis. I continue in his tradition but will never match Toni for commitment and non stop production of some cracking Cymric flags. Great to see that at Cilmeri Commemoration 2009 there was on display flags of Gwynedd and Powysian Princes apart from my flags made this year; Red Stag, Grey Wolf, Croes Naid and Red Pitch Fork but how many others during course of year went to the trouble of making at least one flag? Very few indeed, lets hope that by the 21 June 'Dydd y Senedd' Machynlleth Glyndwr Commemoration 2010 and Rali Cilmeri 2010 we will see that a lot more flags will have been made and are flying? C'mon it will only take you a day or two, a week at most for Heraldic flags and cost you less than a night out on the booze, is that too much of a sacrifice for our struggle? I will this year make the NPF flag to mark 40th anniversary of it's demise following the 1970 Rali Cilmeri it organised has it's final endeavour. Cilmeri Commemoration really needs more Baner Llywelyn III, the four Lions Passive of Gwynedd but whom will do this, not I! I have done three in my time and all have walked? I shall also find time to produce a brand new Adfywiad Gwladgarol Eagle Flag, bigger and better than the last one, which I left at Rali Cilmeri 2009. This reminds me, we need also has many Croes Naid 'Celtic Cross' flags as possible and that is one not too difficult to make. Go to it then?.
Some one out there has run off with two great two pole banners, one for Cofiwch 1282 - 1982 and one for the Abergele Martyrs, hope you have kept them safe but why not bring them out and put them on display at events? I think it's time that we saw many more Cofiwn flags (I made all those in picture above for the 1982 Cilmeri Commemoration and, again they have disappeared?) C'mon, this is an easy flag to make, lets see lots more again at Cilmeri Commemorations, not least for 2010 and 2011.