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SIR - Culturenet Cymru is to be congratulated on its poll of '100 Welsh Heroes'.

Containing a heartening variety of admirable and unsung achievers, the list should prove beneficial not only as an educational resource but also to improve Wales' image, counteract unwonted stereotypes and promote tourism.

Many famous or worthy individuals missed the 100; Henry V, St Patrick, Charles Rolls, Shirley Bassey, the Stereophonics, Charlotte Church, Mary Quant, 18th century actress Sarah Siddons, folk heroine Jemima Nicholas, Crimea war nurse Betsi Cadwaladr, scientist Evan Williams, poet George Herbert, politicians Michael Heseltine, Michael Howard, Rhodri Morgan, John Prescott, Dafydd Wigley, Geoffrey Howe and sportsmen Barry John, Billy Meredith, Ian Woosnam, Ray Reardon, Lynn Davies, Ryan Giggs and Joe Calzaghe.

JOHN DAVIES

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 8, 2004
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