Vernon Watkins

Died aged 61

Vernon Phillips Watkins (27 June 1906 – 8 October 1967) was a Welsh poet and translator. He was a close friend of fellow poet Dylan Thomas, who described him as "the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English".

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Vernon Watkins Poet 1906-1967 Death cannot steal the light which love has kindled nor the years change it

Heatherslade Residential Home 1, West Cliff, Southgate, Swansea, United Kingdom where they was

Vernon Watkins 1906-67 Poet/Bardd Worked here 1928-1966 when it was a bank. Gweithiodd yma rhwng 1928 a 1966 pan oedd yn fanc

English translation:

St. Helens Rd and Beach Street, Swansea, United Kingdom where they worked