Library inundated after plea over 1958 world hitchhiker

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The National Library of Wales has been inundated with information after an appeal about a Gwynedd man who left home to hitch-hike across the world.

Islwyn Roberts, from Llanbedr, near Harlech, left in 1958, but little was known of what became of him.

The library, which is staging a travel exhibition in Aberystwyth, said people from South America who remembered Mr Roberts had been in touch.

It has emerged he returned from his trip and died in 1993, aged 79....

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