Tag Archives: Wales

The essential accompaniment to Sunday breakfasts – Welsh diaspora, 1960s

To re-live the experience click here. (The Delysé record company was set up in 1954 by Isabella Wallich who was born in Italy to a musical family in 1916, but migrated to Britain with her family at the age of 5. … Continue reading

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Do you remember your classmates from primary school?

I love this photo of class 3, Dinas Primary School c 1953, and can give you the names of everyone in the class, including the four children who were absent on the day. Back row, from the left: David Stephens, Ken … Continue reading

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How do I love this county?

The coastal path is a pleasure and a delight; the sea in all seasons has an awe-inspiring beauty; the wildlife fascinates but the Preselis have a breathtaking grandeur that holds me in a spell and binds me to this part of Wales. … Continue reading

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Aberbach in 1930

I think this photo was taken in Dinas’ Aberbach beach in about 1930. Apart from the style of boys’ swimming costumes, nothing much has changed.

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Welsh Quilts

I’m curious to know more about these quilts. They’ve been in our family for 100 years or so. I think they must have come from Dinas (North Pembrokeshire) at the beginning of the 20th century, or perhaps earlier. They are … Continue reading

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Good teachers make a difference

I have two sets of great-grandparents who were born and brought up in Dinas. They were born in the 1840s and I don’t know whether or not they went to school. Judging from John Hughes’ depressing account of Education in … 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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