Cyhoeddwyd y darn ma yn y Gambo yn ddiweddar. Diolch i Mary Jones am y darn ac i Jon Meirion am y llun.
This item was published in the Gambo recently. Thank you to Mary Jones for the piece and to Jon Meirion for the photograph. Translation here:
'Shortly before Christmas a local 'girl' came to Cardigan Castle to launch her first novel, 'My Beautiful Imperial'. Rhiannon Lewis is the daughter of 'Brynllynan' (Farm), Ferwig, although she now lives near Abergavenny. Years ago, she discovered an old picture in one of the outbuildings at Brynllynan and when she asked her parents about it, she was told that the subject of the picture was her great, great uncle, David Davies. As a young lad, he had gone to sea from Cardigan, and after years of effort rose to be the captain of his own ship. 'My Beautiful Imperial' is the story of how he was caught up in the civil war in Chile in 1891. Rhiannon has done an incredible amount of research as background for the novel, and it is a story which grips from the very beginning - especially so for readers from this area. Get a copy immediately. It is available from Awen Teifi (Cardigan) and every good book shop.'
For those of you who are not familiar with the 'papurau bro', they are unique Welsh language newspapers which are run by and for the community. They exist in most parts of Wales and are great sources of local news and a fantastic resource for learning Welsh, for those who are interested. Each one has a different name. The word 'Gambo' is a word that was commonly used in Ceredigion and describes a kind of cart, a familiar form of transport in years gone by.