Read the programme from 1957
Souvenir brochures were designed in the 1950s by Mr Longley, a talented multilingual translator who worked for ICI.
A letter from a Dutch competitor to their host family dated November 9th 1951
1953 was a truly memorable year for the Eisteddfod, captured by Pathé News.
Prof Chris Adams, Archive Committee, writes:
There are few stories from the 75 years of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which excite supporters more than the visit of Dylan Thomas in July 1953. He described his visit a few weeks later in a 15 minute broadcast for the BBC Home Service, and generated verbal images of the early Eisteddfod whose power resonates to this day. There are no known recordings of the broadcast, and so we have had to make do with the text, which was printed in the 1953 compilation “Quite Early One Morning”, though several television programmes about the festival have used Thomas’s words, voiced by a Welsh actor.