|It's official! Carnedd Uchaf is now Carnedd Gwenllian!
(And even the Catalans know about it! See here!)
Photo by Dave Newbould
Saturday, Sept 26th 2009 was a historic day for Wales and for the Society. At a ceremony in the Bulkeley Hotel Beaumaris, with a magnificent view overlooking the Menai Strait and a panorama of the mountains of Snowdonia the Society’s project to name a peak in the Carneddau range as Carnedd Gwenllian came to fruition after five years of, sometimes difficult, negotiation with relevant organisations – The National Trust, the Snowdonia National Park, the Snowdonia Society, County Councils, the ambulance and mountain rescue services, Ramblers Association, local farmers, etc. - About 100 members and supporters came to hear the Welsh Assembly Minister of Culture (Alun Ffred Jones) formally name the peak “Carnedd Gwenllian”. Then Lord Nant Conwy, better known as The Assembly’s Presiding Officer (equivalent to the Westminster Speaker of the House) welcomed Gwenllian’s name back from her outcast prisoner existence in Lincolnshire seven hundred years ago to be with the other members of her family – Carnedd Llywelyn (her father), Yr Elen (her mother) and Carnedd Dafydd (her uncle).
The new Ordnance Survey map, including Carnedd Gwenllian, was launched by Jonathan Holmes, Chief Data Officer of the O.S., who presented copies to the Welsh Assembly representatives.
A very worthy ceremony.