Hedd Wyn's house saved

Heritage Lottery Fund has given £149,700 to save the home of Wales' iconic First World War poet - Hedd Wyn.

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£149,700 lottery grant to preserve poet Hedd Wyn's home

The family home of Wales' famous World War One poet Hedd Wyn will be transformed into a museum, thanks to a Lottery grant of nearly £150,000.

The farmhouse was bought by the National Park, with Welsh Government funding earlier this year. Now plans to make it an international tourist attraction have been unveiled.

Esyllt Carr has been hearing why the move is being welcomed by the poet's family and the wider community near Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia.

Poet Hedd Wyn's house receives £149,700 lottery grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given a grant of £149,700 to a project to help preserve the home of First World War poet Hedd Wyn .

The building, a Grade II listed farmhouse called Yr Ysgwrn, is located in the Snowdonia National Park.

"What we want is not just the history, but opportunities" says Jennifer Stewart, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Wales.

"Opportunities for young people to learn skills, so they'll get opportunities to learn about guiding and how to take care of collections, and how to make this available digitally."