John Edwards is a native of Abercynon, South Wales. He worked as a teacher and head-teacher in four schools in and around Bristol until taking up an appointment as 'County Inspector of Schools' in Flintshire and Clwyd, North Wales. He returned home to work as 'County Advisor for Spoken English' for what was then, Mid-Glamorgan.

 On his retirement, he was made a 'Fellow of the English Speaking Board' for 'Services to Spoken English - an award much appreciated by a Welsh speaking Welshman!

 He is an occasional broadcaster, a regular after dinner speaker, an educational consultant, and enthusiastic raiser of monies for "worthy causes".

 John Edwards has never had an agent since he never felt the need for one, so he has given me permission to publish his address here for the use of those wishing to contact him with a view to purchasing one of the recently recorded series of CD's of his live presentations and demonstrations of Wenglish "in use", to book his services as an after dinner speaker etc., or simply to correspond with him.

Contact Info:

Mr. John Edwards

 'Ty Ni'
Woodland Crescent
Mountain Ash

South Wales



Chris Lewis is webmaster of which was created in part to remind him of his heritage when he moved to Australia some 15 years ago. John Edwards kindly consented to his work being spread to a far wider audience by the creation of the site. We aknowledge his hard work in compiling this dictionary and wish to thank him for immortalising the special dialect used in and around the valleys of South Wales.