TORFAEN council are looking to return a National Eisteddfod certificate and photograph to the family of a Pontypool poet after a worker discovered the items behind an office cabinet.

The finds mark the success of Pontypool-born Myfanwy Haycock, who won the Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod in 1932, and were originally on loan from the family to form part of a Torfaen History Society exhibition at the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival in 1992.

They were recently discovered behind a cabinet in Civic Centre, Pontypool and the leader of Torfaen council, Cllr Bob Wellington, is appealing for her family to come forward to discuss what should happen to them.

Cllr Wellington said: “To my knowledge, Myfanwy Haycock is Torfaen’s only winner at the National Eisteddfod. It would be great to reunite these items with her family or pass them to Pontypool museum so they can be enjoyed by visitors for many years to come.”

Myfanwy Hancock’s poems, drawings and sketches featured in national and local newspapers and magazines, and her poems and plays were broadcast on radio and television.

She continued to write poems for television until she died in 1963.

Compilations of her work can be seen at Torfaen museum and the museum are planning an exhibition of her work for May this year.