See gallery of photos below recording the ancient Welsh tradition of Hen Galan that was celebrated in style on Saturday night in Caerleon. The Mari Lywd made an appearance and was welcomed warmly to great applause in the White Hart Inn. There followed a torch lit procession over the bridge to finish outside the Bell Inn in Ultra Pontem. The Mari was coaxed in with a small ale, thus evil sprits were vanquished for another year. A Noson Lawen then followed, led by the Dai Bach band supported by many visiting musicians from far and wide.
The Mari will return next year on Saturday 13th January 2018