Poet WJ Gruffydd dies, aged 94, after a long illness

WJ Gruffydd WJ Gruffydd won the National Eisteddfod crown twice

The poet WJ Gruffydd has died aged 94, after a long illness.

He served as a baptist minister, mainly in Pembrokeshire, and was Archdruid of the Gorsedd of Bards between 1984 and 1986. He won the National Eisteddfod crown twice, in Pwllheli in 1955 and 1960 in Cardiff.

Mr Gruffydd was one of the Ffair Rhos bards - a Ceredigion village well known for poets.

He leaves two children, Wyn and Mair, as well as several grandchildren.

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