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Welsh Poet’s Home Wins Europa Nostra Conservation Award

On 21 May 2019, the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2019. Recipients of the award included one UK winner: Yr Ysgwrn – the rehabilitation of the home of Hedd Wyn, a Welsh war poet killed in World War I.

25 laureates from 16 countries were recognised for their accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. The winners will be honoured at the high-profile European Heritage Awards Ceremony on 29 October in Paris, during the European Heritage Congress.

The 2019 award winners within the field of conservation include:

  • Castle of Montreuil Bonnin, FRANCE
  • Fortified Settlement of Mutso, GEORGIA
  • Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Turin, ITALY
  • Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem, THE NETHERLANDS
  • The Queen Louise Adit Complex, Zabrze, POLAND
  • Pavilion for the Presentation of Archaeological Remains, Celje, SLOVENIA
  • Lithica Quarry of s’Hostal, Menorca, SPAIN
  • Oratory of the Partal Palace in the Alhambra, Granada, SPAIN
  • The Portal of Glory, Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
  • Medieval Tithe Barn, Ingatorp, SWEDEN
  • Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd, Wales, UNITED KINGDOM

Citizens from around Europe and the rest of the world can now vote online for the Public Choice Award. Voting closes 15 September 2019.

A full list of winners and more information can be found here


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