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       Cyngor Tref Aberystwyth


       Town Council



       GWEITHIO TUAG AT                            TOWARDS WORLD PEACE
       HEDDWCH YN Y BYD

       Am ddegawdau lawer mae Aberystwyth wedi chwarae   For many decades Aberystwyth has played a prominent
       rhan amlwg wrth eiriol dros heddwch a diarfogi.  role in advocating for peace and disarmament.

       Ym 1926 cynhaliodd y dref gynhadledd heddwch   In 1926 the town hosted a full-scale international peace
       ryngwladol ar raddfa fawr yn gysylltiedig â Chynghrair   conference associated with the League of Nations, the
       y Cenhedloedd, rhagflaenydd y Cenhedloedd Unedig.   forerunner of the United Nations. This international
       Roedd y gynhadledd ryngwladol hon wedi'i chynnal   conference had been held annually following the end
       yn flynyddol yn dilyn diwedd y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf ac   of the first World War and normally took place in
       fel rheol fe'i cynhelid mewn prifddinasoedd, ond y   capital cities, but that year it came to Aberystwyth. The
       flwyddyn honno daeth i Aberystwyth. Cafodd y 200   200 international delegates were all transported here
       o gynrychiolwyr rhyngwladol i gyd eu cludo yma ar   on a special train from London and several thousand
       drên arbennig o Lundain ac roedd sawl mil o drigolion   local residents lined the streets to greet them. The
       lleol yn leinio’r strydoedd i’w cyfarch. Cynhaliwyd   conference was held in a large wooden university hall
       y gynhadledd mewn neuadd brifysgol bren fawr ar   on the site of what is now North Road car park. The
       safle maes parcio Ffordd y Gogledd heddiw. Pennawd   Cambrian News headlined that week with ‘Towards
       y Cambrian News yr wythnos honno oedd ‘Towards   World Peace’ and reported that, ‘The delegates were
       World Peace’ ac ysgrifennwyd, ‘The delegates were   greatly impressed by the munificience of the reception
       greatly impressed by the munificience of the reception   by the people of Aberystwyth’.
       by the people of Aberystwyth’.
       Ym 1935 cynhaliodd y dref Basiant Heddwch, ac mae   In 1935 the town held a Peace Pageant, and photos
       lluniau'n dangos miloedd o drigolion lleol yn llenwi tir   show thousands of local residents filling the castle



























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