Manordeifi is an inspirational place – but did you know it’s also the final resting place of Alun the poet – as he is known in the literary and bardic history of Wales?

From his humble beginnings as an apprentice shoemaker, to prize-winning poetry in in local eisteddfodau, to a scholarship to Oxford and a short lived career as Rector of this peaceful Pembrokeshire church.  As a poet, Blackwell is best remembered for verses written in free metre, and has been hailed as a progenitor of the Welsh lyrical poetry of the Romantic movement.

Our Trustee Dr John Morgan Guy continues his monthly blogs exploring the people and places of forgotten sacred Wales.  Read more about Alun the Bard. 


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