'Breuddwyd Syr Ifan' by Penri Jones
Based on the contents of a pile of letters written by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards and some of the Urdd staff, this book presents a summary of the background to the founding and development of Urdd Gobaith Cymru with historical pictures and manuscripts and documents.
The first Urdd recreational camp was held in Llanuwchllyn in 1928, more sites were obtained at Llangrannog in 1932 and Glanllyn in 1950. Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards initiated the Urdd annual eisteddfod in 1929, a camp for those learning the Welsh language and a football league to play for the Urdd cup in 1941, an international camp in 1948 and a Celtic camp in 1949. In 1949, Pantyfedwen in the village of Borth, Cardiganshire was opened as a residential centre with thousands of young people and adults attended many kinds of interesting courses there. In 1947 Sir Ifan received a knighthood, Urdd Gobaith Cymru presented him with his portrait by Alfred Janes in 1956; he received the Cymmrodorion gold medal in 1956, and an honorary degree of the University of Wales in 1959.