31 MAR 2014

MP DELIGHTED TO HELP LAUNCH WELSH ICON'S STAMP

Simon Hart MP was delighted to help launch a Dylan Thomas stamp which has been issued as part of the Royal Mail's "Remarkable Lives" series.

The set of stamps features ten Britons who were all born in 1914 and features other icons such as Sir Alec Guinness and Roy Plomley.

"This is a beautiful stamp and it's a very fitting memorial as we celebrate the centenary of Dylan's birth," said Mr Hart.

"The DT100 events are gathering pace and I am greatly looking forward to the Laugharne Weekend at the start of April."

The launch at the Wales Office in London was also attended by Dylan's granddaughter Hannah Ellis.

She said: "My grandfather wrote passionate and poetic letters to friends and family. They are a treasure box of magical and delightful descriptions and humorous anecdotes of life in Welsh towns and villages. It is a great honour that he is being remembered in the Remarkable Lives series of stamps. I do wonder how he would have felt to see himself on a stamp."

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PIC CAP: Simon Hart MP is pictured with Dylan Thomas' granddaughter Hannah Ellis at the launch of the Remarkable Lives set of stamps.

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