Y Bardd Cocos

by Einir Roscoe
(Perth in Western Australia)

St Tysilio Church Island, Menai Bridge

St Tysilio Church Island, Menai Bridge

St Tysilio Church Island, Menai Bridge
Menai Suspension Bridge from St Tysilio Chucrh Island

Hi Wil


Was it my imagination that my Nain and Taid used to talk about someone called Y Bardd Cocos - I think.

I remember them saying he was from Brynsiencyn way?

I know it has nothing to do with this thread. Just asking maybe someone does actually remember and it’s not my imagination.

Einir xx




Hi again Einir,

Swsus to you too.

Do you remember the four lions on the Britannia Bridge, two on both sides? Y Bardd Cocos (the Cocckle Bard) wrote a very well known ditty about these lions. There's a tansalation on my Britannia Bridge page.

Pedwar llew tew
Heb ddim blew,
Dau 'rochr yma
A dau 'rochr drew


I've just disovered that his name is John Evans (1826-1888). I hadn't made the connection. He is bured on the Church Island of St Tysilio below Thomas Telford's Suspension Bridge.

He was renowned for writing poetry that was not supopsed to be funny but was. Wikipedia has very little on it, unless you check out the Welsh version.

Google 'Y Bardd Cocos' and you'll find plenty there.

Pob lwc

Wil

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Y Bardd Cocos
by: Tecwyn Owen

In 2014 a pocket book in the Welsh Language was published by DN (Dalen Newydd costing £3.00 UK), author Dafydd Glyn Jones (Lecturer at Bangor University) about the life and work of this cockle-seller from Menai Bridge Anglesey North Wales. John Evans thought that he was one of the, if not the, most renowned poet ever but his verses were little more than doggerel and are quite hilarious ..., and extremely funny in their haywire seriousness. For the non-Welsh reading his work might seem a worthless task but for e Welshma/woman his verses are very funny . . .

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