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    Dare we dream of independence for our country? Have we the courage to go it alone? King Arthur has not been resurrected. Neither has Owain Glyndwr. We are tired of waiting for Y Mab Darogan, the Son of Prophecy, first predicted many years ago as the saviour of our country in its hour of need. It’s time to realise in fact that we are all the Children of Prophecy and that we need to dare to wake up to our own potential. Confidence is a requisite ingredient to a successful life. Wales has endured over seven centuries of being governed by another country and hamstrung by an inferiority complex...

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    Ianto Glan Tawe

    Y Negeseuwr


    Yr wyf wrthi yn rhoi 'Hanes Cymry Colorado' (a gyhoeddwyd yn Denver yn 1889; trawthawd eisteddfod oedd) ar wefan sydd gennyf / I'm busy putting the Welsh-language Eisteddfod essay  'History of the Welsh People of Colorado' on a Welsh-language website  I have.  Dyma fap (gobeithio) o'r holl lefydd yn Colorado y mae sôn amdanynt yn y llyfr / On this map (if it uploads correctly) there are all the places in Colorado mentioned in the book.

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    I am an obnoxious Cymrophile. Everyone I know knows that I am obsessed with all things Welsh. Over the last dozen years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Wales. It has always been in month to six-week increments. There are dragons all over my apartment. The lilting noises of that beautiful singsong language regularly float out my windows in blaring BBC Radio Cymru programs and online Welsh Lessons. But now, I am packing the dragons away, and moving out.  I have four days left to accomplish this task, because I am becoming semi-permanently nomadic, starting with a three-month visit to...

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    The bestselling autobiography of the first superstars of rugby union, Terry Davies, has reached the shortlist of rugby book of the year at a prestigious awards. Terry Davies - Wales’s First Superstar Fullback by Terry Davies with Geraint Thomas has reached the The Cross Sports Book Awards Rugby Book of the Year short list. ‘The Cross Sports Book Awards is the major annual promotion for sports writing and publishing leading to Father’s Day. The Awards will be filmed and aired on Sky Sports. In his autobiography, Terry Davies reveals the truth about his life in rugby in the 1950s as well...

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    Paul Steffan Jones2

    From The Loquacious Usk


    MORE FROM PAUL STEFFAN JONES: CLICK HERE Son of Pillgwenlly in the former domain of Gwynllyw Farfog on the loquacious Usk and the tongue-twisting old tongue you sacked conventional work unless to pay for your passage eschewing the teeming path of the Empire’s Christian soldiers to sleep under the forever stars in a vastness with railway arteries and waning bison heart you were transatlantic transamerican transhuman you wondered at Nature the great outdoors as you wandered the Great Dominion and the Great Plains that reverence for the unmanufactured world always...

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    On 26th July 2016, Tom Davies left his home in Presteigne. Nine weeks later he arrived home, having walked the 1,100-mile perimeter of Wales, raising £6,700 for Alzheimer`s Society. Now his newly published book, A Welsh Wander – An Epic Trek Right Around Wales, is his heart-warmingly open and honest story, bursting with facts about places along his route. With vivid descriptions and photos of stunning scenery on the Offa`s Dyke Path and Wales Coast Path, Tom describes magical wildlife encounters, bizarre anecdotes, random and life-reaffirming generosity from strangers, and even a few dark...

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    The mid-sixties was a period of protest and fun a young man Robat Gruffudd took advantage of the new small offset printing process to produce cheeky, colourful material for the Welsh youth of the time. He had produced the first issue of ‘Lol’, a satirical magazine, with a friend while at Bangor University, before settling in Talybont, where his new wife, Enid, was a teacher at the primary school. ‘It was an exciting and hopeful period, but I was lucky too. Talybont turned out to be the perfect location - a friendly, cultured village right in the middle of Wales’ said Robat, ‘Ceredigion...

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    Free Wales Army Manoeuvres


    MORE FROM PAUL STEFFAN JONES: CLICK HERE Far from London’s Swinging Sixties but feeling the full force of the gravitational pull of its lawmakers, financiers and Armed Forces, Wales endured a number of traumas in that epochal decade that led the country down an unfamiliar path. The insensitive way in which our people and resources were being treated by the British Government had caused a feeling among many that their country was being oppressed and in danger of losing its defining identity. In the vacuum left by non-representation by a toothless and treacherous political mainstream, many...

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    ..... ..... From the Wikipedia: "Joseph Jenkins (27 February 1818 – 26 September 1898), was an educated tenant farmer from Tregaron, Ceredigion, mid-Wales who, when aged over 50, suddenly deserted his home and large family to seek his fortune in Australia. The Australian Dictionary of Biography says that "Jenkins's noteworthiness stemmed from the rich documentation of his experiences and thoughts that has survived". He was a consistent diarist for 58 years of his life and a consistent if not outstanding poet, under the bardic name Amnon II. He achieved fame posthumously from...

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    On July 31st 2017 two large-scale ceremonies will take place to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War – the Battle of Passchendaele. Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium will be the venue for the international ceremony and a few hours later the Welsh National Memorial at Langemark will be the site of the Welsh national event. The very word ‘Passchendaele’ has become a byword for the suffering of the Great War. A remorseless slog by Allied soldiers through mud and rain, by the time the battle ended on 10 November 1917 hundreds of thousands...

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