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Teulu Owain Owain: Tywyn, Cilmeri, Aberdaron
1969: a year in which many protested against the imposition of a non-Welsh Prince of Wales.
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Owain Owain – scientist, teacher, artist, writer and political activist – is present at and records two protests against the investiture of Prince Charles at Caernarfon on 1/7/1969: a gathering at the Cilmeri stone before the event, and a picnic on the beach at Tywyn on the day, an alternative to the royal carry-on. Family birthdays, too, are recorded, and a caravan holiday in Aberdaron.
Born in Pwllheli, the son of a quarryman, Owain married Eira, daughter of a Carmarthenshire farmer, in 1954. She was a primary teacher who continued her career after 4 children (Geraint, Robin, Nia, Gwenllian) at schools in Corris, Llanegryn and Tywyn. Owain worked at Windscale (Sellafield) nuclear power plant from which he turned to teaching chemistry, art and maths at school and university level in London, Bala, Pwllheli, Bangor and Tywyn. He was the first full-time head of the Urdd Gobaith Cymru camp at Glan-llyn, and from 1977-85 deputy director of education in Gwynedd (1977-85) and designer of the logo for Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society).
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Home movie 1967 9 mins Silent Location: Tywyn
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Teulu Owain Owain: Tywyn, Llangefni, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll Teulu Owain Owain: Tywyn, Llangefni, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll
Home movie 1972 10 mins Silent Location: Tywyn
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Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
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