Welsh National Eisteddfod victory - 1876

This rectangular acoustic panel hangs in the current band hall and has been decorated with an excerpt of the report given in the Western Mail newspaper of the band’s historic victory at the 1876 Welsh National Eisteddfod in Wrexham.

Western Mail newspaper report

On Friday 25th August 1876, the Western Mail newspaper reported on the success, adding that as part of the prize the band had to remain in Wrexham for three days ‘to perform at each day’s services’ for the sum of £10.00 per day – seemingly stopping them competing at another contest in Rhayder on what would surely have been a long, celebratory journey home!

As it is, they must be content for the present with the laurels they have won. They have established a reputation, and have now only to stick well together, attend to their instructor, and go on towards the top rung of the ladder of fame - Western Mail newspaper, 25th August 1876

Fame

It ended, as can be seen by stating: ‘As it is, they must be content for the present with the laurels they have won. They have established a reputation, and have now only to stick well together, attend to their instructor, and go on towards the top rung of the ladder of fame’.