WALES' most famous Welsh-language graffiti became the subject of a national campaign earlier this year after the ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ mural in Ceredigion was almost destroyed on two separate occasions.

The message was originally painted in the 1960s by young nationalist Meic Stephens, who was determined that the people of Wales would never forget the decision by the UK Government to drown the village of Capel Celyn, near Bala, in 1965 to create a reservoir for Liverpool City Council.

But, after several months of uncertainty and worry, it will be revealed in a special programme Huw Stephens: Cofiwch Dryweryn this week that the wall displaying the passionate message has been sold to a new owner, who intends to protect it for the future.

The wall’s new owner, Dilys Davies, said: “I, like so many others, felt angry and hurt when the symbolic ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ wall was damaged twice earlier this year. It led me to think of what I could do.

"For certain I could not run up to Llanrhystud late at night, climb over fences and repaint the wall, so I contacted Ceredigion AM Elin Jones to ask how I could help.”

In the emotional S4C showing on Thursday, August 8, Meic Stephens’ son, the presenter and DJ Huw Stephens, asks why the mural has fired the imagination of a new generation of Welsh people who want to safeguard our history.

He said: “The ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ wall is an important part of our history, and for everybody in Wales. As a family we are very pleased that - thanks to Dilys - the wall is being put into the hands of a charity, to preserve it, so that what happened in Tryweryn will never be forgotten.”