John Roberts Heritage Plaque Unveiled 09/11/17

November 8, 2017

In 1850 a young harpist named John Roberts, with his wife and three children, moved into a tiny house in Frolic Street, in the heart of the old Ladywell district of Newtown.

Over the next forty years he was to achieve fame for himself and his family as the nation’s leading performers on the Welsh triple harp, playing for town and country dances, public concerts, eisteddfods, gentry parties, even Royal visits.

In 2017, the people of Newtown celebrate the unveiling of a new heritage plaque in the town, recognising the life and acheivements of this extraordinary man and his family.

This new plaque marks the first in a series of celebrations of our town's historical heroes, places and memories, gathered together in the Newtown Heritage Trail.

Find out more about John Roberts

See for yourself in Frolic Street on Thursday 9th November.