Letter: Expert colonisers.
WHAT exactly do those few Welsh people who are accusing the English of colonising Wales mean by colonising?
As I understand the meaning of the word, theWelsh themselves must be amongst the most expert of colonisers.
Apparently about half of the Founding Fathers of the USA hadWelsh connections; organisations such as the London Welsh choirs and Welsh clubs,associations and societies still exist in many English towns and cities; Eisteddfodau and Cymanfaoedd Ganu are held annually all over the world,and I was once told that there was a time when the majority of teachers in Essex were Welsh.
Then of course there's Patagonia -now that's what I call colonising !
As I have never heard,for example,of a Cardiff English Male Voice Choir and I'm pretty sure there's not a Pwllheli one either,I would have thought the English must be leaving their even greater colonising expertise at Offa's Dyke.
Which is perhaps a pity -just imagine Dafydd I wan and the Archdruid doing a spot of Morris dancing ! Allen Powell,Aneddle,Criccieth
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Sep 8, 2003|
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