Tag Archives: London Welsh

Free university education for Welsh immigrants and their children

In the late 1930s about 9,000 young people, in total, graduated from UK universities per year: an experience that was out of the question for my father and his sisters – with my grandfather a fireman and recent economic migrant. But when his … Continue reading

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From Welsh to London Welsh

Some time towards the end of the 1860s, my distant cousin, Thomas George, moved from Llanwnda near Strumble Head in North Pembrokeshire to South West London, where he worked as a carpenter, married and brought up his large family. Had he … Continue reading

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Read this and rage against stupid educationalists

If you have strong feelings on the positive value of a bi-lingual education, or indeed any education at all, be warned that there are parts of this wonderful book that will make your blood boil. The Story of Education in … Continue reading

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