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Memorial to great Welsh thinker.

A MEMORIAL stone dedicated to 18th century Welsh travel writer and intellectual Thomas Pennant was unveiled last night.

It marks the peak of a campaign by a Flintshire group to have the author remembered.

Footpaths and a series of lectures have already been named after the polymath from Whitford,best known for his work A Tour in Wales.

Yesterday the simple black marble stone inscribed with silver lettering was unveiled by David Schwarz of Holywell near Whitford School,Ysgol y Llan.

Pennant (1726 -1798) was also a naturalist and antiquary,and his travel book is regarded as the finest work in a body of Welsh tour literature published from around 1770.

Pennant belonged to a distinguished Welsh family who lived for many generations at Downing,in Whitford,near Holywell, where he was born.

He received his early education at Wrexham,and afterwards entered Queen's College,Oxford,but did not take a degree.

The memorial stone is the culmination of years of effort by the local Pennant group, which over the last decade has campaigned to create an area to be known as Pennant Country.

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Norman Closs Parry (left), chairman of the Pennant Group, and guest of honour David Schwarz at the unveiling of the memorial stone
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