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Chair is full of symbols; FARM & COUNTRY.

ENGRAVED heads of Welsh farm animals and the progress of the river Conwy are depicted on the Chair at this year's Urdd National Eisteddfod.

It's been donated by the Farmers' Union of Wales which commissioned Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy design teacher Mike Rayner, of Llanddoged, near Llanrwst, to make it.

"The top of the Chair represents the mountains of Snowdonia and the top of the main panel is cut to depict Siabod hill overlooking the Conwy Valley," said Mr Rayner.

"To represent the local farming community I engraved the heads of a ram, cow and sheepdog on slate circles above a light-blue feature which marks the confluence of the Conwy and Llugwy rivers."

The words Eisteddfod yr Urdd Sir Conwy 2008 run down the length of the back panel, tracing the route of the Conwy to its estuary.

It was handed over by the FUW's Denbigh and Caernarfon county branches.

The eisteddfod is taking place this week at Gloddaeth Isaf Farm, near Llandudno, where the union is promoting local food.

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Chair of the eisteddfod's local executive committee Dilwyn Price (left) and Mike Rayner with the chair surrounded by FUW representatives (from left) Denbigh chairman Arthur Roberts; Uwchaled chairman Emlyn Davies; area officers Dafydd Peredur Jones and Gwyn J Williams; Dyffryn Conwy vice chairman Dafydd Gwyndaf
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Date:May 29, 2008
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