The President's Chain





The medallion was presented by Mr Ivor Jones, who should have been the first president but moved away just before the inauguration of the Society. For quite a few years the medallion was held by a ribbon while other local Celtic societies had grand chains. Eventually it was decided that we looked like “the poor relations” and a fund raising committee was formed to fulfil our desires. The required £300 was soon achieved and Rev D Melville Jones was the first president to be ennobled.

The bars, engraved with the President’s name and year of office, were added until in 1995 there was no space for a new bar. Lengthening the chain was considered but lady presidents were already complaining of the chain's weight so it was decided to save money and weight by adding later presidents on the reverse of existing bars.