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Heol Ffrydan - Ffrydan Road (A4212)
(Coleg y Bala)

Lewis Edwards

Llanbadarn Fawr 1809 - 1887
Welsh educator and Nonconformist minister
W. Goscombe John
A.B. Burton (Thames Ditton)

Bala /  Lewis Edwards   Bala /  Lewis Edwards


Bronze statue of Lewis Edwards seated with an open book on his lap, and books and newspaper under the chair.


y parch
m.a d.d

cyfodwyd y cerflun hwn
i anrhydeddu coffadwriaeth
y parch lewis edwards m.a. d.d
sylfaenydd a llywydd cyntaf
athrofar bala 1837 - 1887
a dysgawdwr cenedl y cymry
fel llenor duwinydd a
gweinidog yr efengyl
ganwyd hyd 27 · 1809
bu · farw · gorff · 19 ·1887

The Reverend
M.A. D.D.

This statue is raised
in remembrance and to honour
the Reverend Lewis Edwards M.A. D.D.
Founder and head of the first
Bala College 1837-1887
and who taught the Welsh people
as a literary man and Minister
of God, the gospel.
Born October 27, 1809
Died July 19, 1887

Signed: w. goscombe john r.a. 1911
a.b. burton / founder thames ditton


A statue of his son, Thomas Charles Edwards, is in Aberystwyth. Also in Bala is a statue of Thomas Charles, the grandfather of his wife Jane Charles.

Bala / Lewis Edwards


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Item Code: gbwa105; Photograph: 28 July 2012
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