Plaque to James JamesMaco

There is a plaque dedicated to James JamesMaco who supposedly wrote the music for the Welsh National Anthem in the Swan Hotel in Aberaman in 1856. His father Evan James wrote the words. We do not know when it became the Welsh Anthem but it was given prominence at the Eisteddfod in Llangollen in 1858. It is known that local eisteddfods started around 1820 in the Swan Hotel in Aberaman, with poets, musicians and authors of essays.