Books [Mrs. Roland Whittington]
A. There are challenge soles for instruments too.
Q. Are there many contestants in the recitations.
A. Yes. By daughter won the recitation for children under ten one year. She had to recite “The Swing” by Robert Louis Steven son. That was in English, of course. There are recitations in Welsh also. You'll find them on that program that you have.
Q. I wonder if you would translate the titles of these Welsh poems that are listed here. (Indicating the program.)
A. Certainly. Arthur bach ai ddillad newydd” means “Little Arthur with his new clothes”. “Mi ges fy monet newydd” is “I've got a new bonnet”. The first one is for boys to recite, and the second for girls.
Q. Here is a contest for making a leaf of " Bara Brith” and another for making “Bara Ceirch”. What are they?
A. “Bara Brith” is a sort of fruit-bread. “Bara Ceirch” is an oatmeal cake that is cooked on top of the stove. It is made of very thin oatmeal.
Q. There is a contest in writing poetry here. What do these words mean?
A. “Pedwar penill wyth llinell, “Y Gweithiwr” (Cymraeg nei Seisnig) “means” Four verses with title, 'The Worker' (in Welsh or English)". The contestants had to write a poem of that type. “Englyn, “Clawdd” is “Essay on “Stone Walls.” They had to write the essay on that subject.
Q. The prizes were money?
A. They give money as prizes here, but in Wales at the National