Glyndwr, Owain

In 2007, the townsfolk of Corwen raised an equestrian statue to their favourite son on the banks of the River Dee beneath the Berwyn Mountains. This statue is a fitting memorial to Wales’ greatest hero.

The equestrian statue replaced an iron statue of Owain Glyndŵr by the Hereford sculptor Simon van de Put, from 1995. Many of the town’s folk felt very strongly that this statue was not a good enough representation of Owain and there was a great deal of controversy when it was unveiled. Many called the statue, “the gnome in wellies” and they were pleased that a new statue had been commissioned to replace it. Historian’s visiting Corwen said that Van de Put’s statue was not authentic in dress or arms.

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