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Davies, Idrislocked

(1905–1953)
  • Meic Stephens

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Davies, Idris (1905–1953), poet and schoolteacher, was born on 6 January 1905 at 16 Field Street, Rhymni, Monmouthshire, the elder child of Evan Davies (1881–1947), a colliery winderman, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, née Williams (1884–1971). In their home they spoke Welsh, as did some two-thirds of the town's population at that time; although most of ...

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