Minsterley & District Eisteddfod
It is truly amazing to see the way Minsterley and District Eisteddfod has progressed over the years. To see the wonderful talent that is encouraged and developed.
I remember the founder members, some, I am glad to say still here, others, sadly passed on; my parents, Stanley and Sarah Ann Evans, and my husband, Ivor Lewis, among them. Little did they know what ‘genie’ they were ‘letting out of the bottle’ when they started that first Eisteddfod but, they took ‘one small step’ not knowing where it would lead.
I have heard one of the male prize winners sing in the Royal Albert Hall and Bryn Terfel, before he was famous, sing on the stage at the Eisteddfod Concert.
To those who are competing for the first time, especially the children, remember, it all begins with ‘one small step’ and who knows where it will lead.
Thank you to the committee. I remember some of the members in the children’s classes in past Eisteddfodau.
Well done and thank you to everyone who works so hard to keep the Eisteddfod going, to those who come to help on the day and to the audience for their valuable support.