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Honour Gwilym R; YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.

SIR - I wonder if there is still an intention to erect a statue in honour of the racist and anti-Welsh HM Stanley in Denbigh, as allegedly "the town's most famous son".

If they have it in mind to locate it outside the public library, that would be adding insult to injury.

A far more worthy candidate for such an honour would be the late Gwilym R Jones (1903-93) who, though not Denbigh-born, spent most of his life and died in the town.

Gwilym R, as he was known throughout Wales, was the first person ever to complete the trilogy of winning all three most prestigious literary prizes at the National Eisteddfod: the Chair, the Crown and the Prose Medal.

This feat has only been achieved twice since; by Tom Parry Jones (1905-80) and Dr Mererid Hopwood who, happily, is still with us.

A well deserved statue of one of our greatest poets and writers of the 20th century would grace Denbigh Library far more worthily, illustrating the proverb that the pen is mightier than the sword.

DR ROBYN LEWIS Nefyn, Ger Pwllheli
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 14, 2010
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