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Friday, November 19, 2021

Book of condolence for legend Wyn now open at tourist information centre

* Dennis Williams and Barbara Matthews with the condolence book at the Tourist Information Centre.

llanblogger in association with Llangollen's town clerk has arranged for a book of condolence to be opened for him in the Tourist Information Centre.

Wyn – affectionately known as Wyn Paraffin – recently passed away in Chirk  where he had been re-couperating from a stroke.

As soon as news of his passing became known there was a flood of moving tributes from a host of people who knew and admired him.

There was a suggestion from the manager of Llangollen FC, Damien Tobin,  that such comments could be added to an official book of remembrance to be held in a central venue.

So llanblogger contacted the Tourist Information Office in Castle where the team immediately said they would be honoured to host the book in memory of Wyn.

And the book in which people can write their tributes is to be provided courtesy of town clerk Gareth Thomas.     

It is available for written contributions from Mondays-Wednesdays 9.30am-5pm - not on Thursdays when the centre is closed - and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am-5pm.

llanblogger's Phil Robinson said: "I am extremely grateful to the Tourist Information Centre and the town clerk for their help in making this gesture possible.

"Judging by the number of warm tributes received following Wyn's death many, many people would wish to sign the book of condolence.

"He was most certainly one of the town's best-loved figures and, as was said plenty of times in the social media tributes to him, a true legend of Llangollen."   

A separate book of condolence for Wyn has also been placed in St Collen's Church by Father Lee Taylor.  

At their monthly meeting earlier this week members of the town council agreed to dedicate one of the wooden benches along the back wall of Centenary Square to Wyn's memory. 

His funeral is due to take place at St Collen's next Thursday, December 2 at 12noon and then at Wrexham Crematorium at 1.30pm.

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