On Monday 7th March, less than a week after St. David’s Day, the statues of James James and Evan James, the composers of the Welsh National, were taken from their plinths in Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd and put on a lorry for London.

The statues are to be cleaned and restored and will be back in the park within a few months.  It was strange that none of the media picked this up as the statues are quite iconic – not only are the composers important but Goscombe John, the sculptor, is recognised both in Britain and in France.