Pupils and staff from Ysgol Gymraeg Parc y Tywyn in Burry Port visited the Houses of Parliament in Westminster this week, together with their “tour guide” Mr Emyr Phillips who is known to many in Burry Port for his former travel agency business. Whilst there, they met Nia Griffith MP and Lord Leslie Griffiths of Burry Port. Nia took the visitors around parliament, showing them where the Queen arrives for the state opening of Parliament, as well as the Chamber and voting lobbies of the House of Lords and the House of Commons’ Terrace, where they had a splendid view of the River Thames.
Nia then took the group to Central lobby where they were able to watch the Speaker’s procession go through on the way to the Chamber of the House of Commons and hear the police officer shout the traditional “Hats off Strangers” to herald the Speaker’s approach. They then completed their tour, with a visit to the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft with Lord Leslie Griffiths of Burry Port, who took his title from the town of his upbringing when he became a member of the House of Lords a few years ago.