|Whilst daily hundreds of people come
to admire the new statue, until now we were unable to
confirm the identity of the 'Llandoddie' at the Lake Park.
However, we can now reveal that it is in fact a commemorative
statue of 'Dewi Mawr' (Big David), who saved the 'Llandoddies'
from the 'Grogs' invasion at the Battle of the Lake
on St. Cewydd's Day (July 15th) 1740.
"It has been passed down from historic folklore
that 'Dewi Mawr' enlisted the help of the Witch 'Coarse-Cackle'
to warn the 'Llandoddies' just in time of the impending
invasion," stated Mabel Dellery's grandson this
week. (Mabel, as you may remember, was the first to
document the 'Llandoddies' legends in her historic accounts
of 1895-1937). Her grandson is now considering release
of a book recounting the history and folklore of the
'Llandoddies' in Llandrindod Wells to satisfy the growing
demand for more information.
Meanwhile, 'Llandoddies', who have a longevity of many
hundreds of years, are yet again being spotted all over
the Lake Park and Rock Park in ever increasing numbers.
As was reported previously, sightings must be reported
immediately to the 'Llandoddie' website (www.llandoddies.com).
We will keep you posted of developments on this most