Baner ac Amserau Cymru

The Baner ac Amserau Cymru (established in 1857) was a weekly Welsh language newspaper, distributed throughout Wales and in the Liverpool area. It contained local and national news and information. It was formed by the amalgamation of Baner Cymru ("The Banner of Wales"), which had been founded in 1857 by Thomas Gee, and Yr Amserau ("The Times", founded 1846) in 1859.[1] The bookseller and writer Ellis Pierce wrote for the Baner.[2] It ran until 1972 when it was replaced by Y Faner, which folded in 1993.

Baner ac Amserau Cymru
Baner Cymru Mar 4 1857.jpg
Baner Cymru, Baner ac Amserau Cymru, Y Faner
Typeweekly newspaper
PublisherThomas Gee Edit this on Wikidata
EditorThomas Gee
Launched4 March 1857 Edit this on Wikidata
CityDenbigh Edit this on Wikidata
OCLC number705965086

Welsh Newspapers Online has digitised many of the early issues of Baner ac Amserau Cymru from the National Library of Wales' newspaper collection.


  1. ^ Baner ac Amserau Cymru at Welsh Newspapers Online, National Library of Wales
  2. ^ Evan David Jones, "Ellis Pierce" in Dictionary of Welsh Biography (National Library of Wales 2009).