THIS week the nostalgia section features a photograph of the The Gorsedd Circle, north of Romilly Park, Barry, in 1919.

The Gorsedd Circle was constructed for the 1920 National Eisteddfod and the stones were quarried in Cadoxton at the Palmerstown Quarry.

Following a Bardic procession around the town, the proclamation ceremony was held at the stone circle on June 18, 1919.

Reports say thousands of people gathered to see the proclamation on a beautiful sunny day while the local and national press hailed the ceremony a success.

It was reported to the parks committee the week after that there had been some damage to Romilly Park flowers and shrubbery as crowds surged to see children dancing on the tennis courts.

It was concluded policing on the day had been inadequate and the committee requested a larger number of officers for the 1920 Eisteddfod festival.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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