Re-enactment of 1963 language protest
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Trefechan bridge protest re-enacted 50 years on in Aberystwyth

Hundreds of people took to the streets mark the 50th anniversary of a historical Welsh language protest in Aberystwyth.

Actors mingled in the crowds as they re-enacted the events that took place around the town leading up to language campaigners' first protest in 1963.

The demonstration had been to raise awareness about the lack of official status for the Welsh language at the time.

On Saturday, members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society) re-enacted the blockade on Trefechan bridge.

On Sunday, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru produced Y Bont around the town.

Arwel Gruffydd, artistic director of the theatre group, explained what the drama was about, and those joining in gave their reaction.

Street theatre marks rally's 50th

  • 03 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales