Yr Ysgwrn

This is the birthplace of Ellis Humphrey Evans, better know by his nom de plume, Hedd Wyn. He won the Chair in the 1917 National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead for his ode “Yr Arwr” (The Hero), although he was killed six weeks earlier in Ypres. When it was announced that he had been killed, the Chair was covered with a black veil and from that moment on, the Birkenhead Eisteddfod has been referred to as the Eisteddfod of the Black Chair. The Chair can now been seen at Yr Ysgwrn farmhouse along with a small exhibition about Hedd Wyn’s life and work.