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Dylan Thomas's daughter's funeral

Funeral of Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis
More than 250 mourners packed in to the Parish Church of Holy Cross in New Malden, Surrey

The funeral has taken place in Surrey of the only daughter of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

More than 250 people were at the church in New Malden for the service for Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis, who died last week at the age of 66.

Tributes were led by family and friends, including a reading of her poem Dylan's Daughter, and her son Huw read his, Words About My Mum.

There were floral tributes by the Dylan Thomas Society and the city of Swansea.

She was born in London in March 1943, and had cancer.

Aeronwy Ellis at a New York poetry reading
Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis at a poetry reading in New York a year ago

Throughout her life she promoted the work of her father, and has been described as "fantastically supportive" of the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, her father's birthplace.

The mourners were led by her husband Trevor, and her son and daughter, Huw and Hannah.

The congregation were then led in song by the members of the London Welsh Chorale.

In addition to the poetry read by her son and Annie Taylor, another of her compositions, Swallows Flight, was read by Barbara Hardy.

A tribute to her life and work was paid by the theatre director and family friend Malcom Taylor, who produced the first stage version of her father's Under Milk Wood that she saw in 1970.

It is understood her ashes will be scattered at the Boathouse in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, where the poet and his family lived.

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