History / Hanes

Since 1904, the Welsh community in London has held an annual Dinner in London.
Ers 1904, mae’r gymdeithas Gymraeg yn Llundain wedi cynnal cinio flynyddol yn Llundain.

List of Presidents and Speakers / Guests of Honour for the London Celebration of St. David’s Day:
Rhestr o Lywyddion a Siaradwyr / Gŵyr Gwadd ar achlysur Dathliad Gŵyl Dewi yn Llundain:

Date / Dyddiad President / Llywydd Speaker / Guest of Honour
Siaradwr / Gŵr Gwadd
1904 Ellis J. Griffith MP Lord Rosebery
1905 Ellis J. Griffith MP John Morley MP
Sir Alfred Thomas MP
1911 J. Herbert Lewis MP Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill
F.E. Smith MP
1913 John Hinds MP Rt. Hon. Reginald McKenna MP
Lord Reading
1914 J. T. Lewis Lord Reading KCVO
1917 John Hinds MP Public Meeting
1919 Sir E. Vincent Evans Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George
Lord Birkenhead
1920 Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George HRH The Prince of Wales
Rt. Hon. Bonar Law
1921 Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George Monsieur Briand, Marshal Foch
1922 Philip Williams OBE Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill MP
1923 Tom Hinds Rt. Hon. Sir Austin Chamberlain
1924 Rev. H. Elvet Lewis Rt. Hon. J. Ramsey MacDonald MP
1925 Hugh P. Roberts Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin MP
1926 Evan Richards Rt. Hon. The Earl of Oxford & Asquith
1927 Tim Evans Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George MP
1928 Dr. Dan L. Thomas HRH The Duke of York KG
1929 T. W. Glyn Evans Rt. Hon. Philip Snowden MP
1930 D. R. Hughes Rt. Hon. George Lansbury MP
1931 T. J. Evans Rt. Hon. Sir John Simon MP
1932 J. B. Sackville Evans Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George MP
1933 Dan Thomas CBE Lady Astor MP
1934 Owen M. Richards Rt. Hon. Arthur Greenwood MP
1935 Ben Jones Rt. Hon. Lord Hailsham
1936 Herbert Emlyn Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison MP
1937 HRH The Duke of Kent
1945 D. Owen Evans Sir Edward Evans
Tasker Watkins
1946 Robert Hughes Rt. Hon. J. Chuter Ede MP
Sir H. Pughe Lloyd
1947 Rowland Thomas QC Lord Jowitt
1948 T. W. Davies Canon Flt. Lt. Hughes
1949 J. L. C. Cecil Williams Lord Maenen
1950 Goronwy O. Jones Sir William Slim
1951 J. Alban Davies Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden MP
1952 Sir John W. Morris Sir David Maxwell Fyfe
1953 E. B. Byrch Jones HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1954 Alun Jones Archbishop of Canterbury
Sir John Hunt
1955 Harry O. Harries Earl Mountbatten of Burma
1956 D. J. James Gwilym Lloyd George
1957 Clement Davies MP Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan MP
1958 Sir Daniel Davies The American Ambassador J. Hay Whitney
1959 A. Rocyn Jones Lord Birkett
1960 Sir Ifor Evans Lord Morris
1961 Lord Evans Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd
1962 Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Charles Hill MP
1963 Sir Clement Price Thomas Sir Keith Joseph MP
1964 W. Idris Hughes Lord Snowden
1965 T. Ivor Williams Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson MP
1966 Miss Janet Evans Rt. Hon. Edward Heath MP
1967 E. Kenneth Thomas Sir Elwyn Jones
1968 J. Clifford Thomas Sir Geraint Evans
1969 W. J. Williams Dame Sybil Thorndike
1970 Tom Jones HRH The Prince of Wales
1971 Elvet Bowen Lord Hailsham
1972 Tom Davies Prof. Seaborne Davies
1973 Bryn Jones MBE Lord Mais Lord Mayor of London
1974 J. Williams MBE Lord Harlech
1975 Mrs. Kit Evan Jones Countess Anglesey
1976 Stan Charles Jeremy Thorpe MP
1977 Mrs. Megan Symons Rt. Hon. James Callahan MP
1978 Dr. Ernest Davies Rt. Hon. Lord Denning of Whitchurch
1979 Mrs. Gwyneth Morgan Rt. Hon. George Thomas MP, Speaker House of Commons
1980 H. Lloyd Evans Lord Edmund Davies
1981 Cyril Anthony Rt. Hon. David Owen MP
1982 Cledlyn Jones JP Sir Huw Weldon
1983 Thomas Morgan Rt. Hon. George Thomas MP, Speaker House of Commons
1984 David Griffiths Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Howe, Foreign & Commonwealth
1985 David B. Morris HRH The Princess Anne
1986 Neville Penry-Thomas Rt. Hon. Enoch Powell MP
1987 Prof. Gareth Williams Rt. Hon. Sir William Mars-Jones
1988 Dr. Ivor James Rt. Hon. Peter Walker MBE MP (Secretary of State for Wales)
1989 David Parry-Jones Rt. Hon. Lord Aberdare
Rt. Rev. G. O. Williams (former Archbishop of Wales)
1990 Mrs. Anita Griffiths TRH The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
1991 Wynford Evans Rt. Hon. Baroness White of Rhymney
1992 Ronald Hammond Rt. Hon. Lord Clwedyn of Penrhos
1993 Simon Davies Rt. Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern (Lord Chancellor)
1994 Clive Jones Rt. Hon. Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
1995 Mrs. Myriel Davies MBE HRH The Duchess of Kent
1996 Mr. Garfield-Davies Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London Alderman
1997 Alun Thomas F.C.A. Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS
1998 Sir Maldwyn Thomas is Excellency Rogelio Pfirter (Argentine Ambassador)
1999 Brig. Rolph James CBE Rt. Hon. William Hague MP (Leader of the Opposition)
2000 Peter W. Ll. Morgan Rt. Hon. Philip Lader, U.S.Ambassador
2001 Hon. Miss Gaenor Howells Rt. Hon. Lord Williams of Mostyn, H.M. Attorney General
2002 Mrs. Elinor Talfan Delaney Hon. Glyn T. Davies, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S.Embassy, London
2003 Sir David Prosser Sir Edward George, Governor of the Bank of England
2004 John F. Gray Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
2005 Lloyd Lloyd HRH The Duke of York KCVO, ADC
2007 Bryn Williams B.E.M. Reverend Canon Roger Royle
2008 Sir Alan Thomas Winston Roddick CB QC
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman David Lewis
2009 Dr D Wyn Davies The Rt. Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes
2010 Andrew Gulliford Mr Michael Slade
2011 Gareth Jones The Lord Carlile of Berriw QC
2012 Raymond Fagan Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE
2013 Geoff Walters The Hon. Harry Herbert
2014 Tony Harrop-Griffiths Prof. Dai Smith
2015 Dr Hywel Ceri Jones CMG Mayor of London Boris Johnson