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Tim Bowen2
10/15/11 01:22:15AM
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What’s happening to all the Welsh societies in America??

Promoting Wales in the USA

I found a DC welsh society and dont' see anything "churchy" on there but I know what you mean. Wales is the least religious country in Europe but a lot of Welsh societies here are tied to churches. From things I've read here and other places I think that's because the Welsh churches in the US were the centers of the Welsh communities and also there were a lot of Welsh Quakers and Methodists that came here in the 19th century. I'm curious about the other Welsh communities that must have been here, in the coal and steel industries like the Tredeger Iron works in Virginia and what happened to them.

I'm pretty sure Morris dancing is English but I have heard of Welsh folk dance.