a reply to: teapot
I would very much like to hear about that, I know that during the last century (1900's) thing's went from bad for the welsh to gaining equal standing
with there English cousin's but that the legacy of the Norman overlord's and there cruel law's meant at controlling the welsh remain's though most of
us are oblivious to it today.
From the 1800's up to about the 1970's welsh language was severely discriminated against and persecuted, children would be severely beaten for
But some of the greatest men in the UK have come out of Wales, Nye Bevan, Lloyd George etc.
Remember though they did to the English first, the English used to speak a language much more closely related to the Dutch and the German's and also
in the north of England Danish was the common language until the Norman's suppressed them.
For over 400 years Norman French was the only language which was allowed in public office and anyone speaking the older languages was discriminated
against, for over 400 years the English were serf's OWNED by the Norman's as a slave population.
Of course most over the English side of the border don't even know this much like most in Lancashire don't even know that most of there county was
once part of Wales with a welsh prince dying there in a battle with the Norman's - referred to as the English but let's cut the smoke - the
On the other side of the coin there are arse holes on both side of the debate, my mum was evacuated from Liverpool to wales during the second world
war, she was disabled and did not speak for two years because of the trauma she had suffered as a child.
The boarding school were she was housed was later called Robert Merlam Home's (probably by a construction firm that had taken over the site) and I
assume has been turned into flat's or something but was once a large country house which my mum suspected had been a part of a trust which she had
been robbed of left to her by her relatives the Tattersall family, she sent a letter asking for detail's and my mum's spelling was not always top form
but it was perfectly legible and she at least hoped someone would respond.
They did but not with even an ounce of human decency and the response was a fully welsh letter with no English and what little could be translated
was full of insult's and mockery, she also had a cruel welsh teacher when she was there whom delighted in causing her pain - my mum could not lift her
right arm since it was damaged by operation's when she had been EXPERIMENTED on by a doctor Brian MacFarland and then a student doctor under him had
been allowed to perform a live dissection on her right arm to see how the arm worked before putting it back together wrong leaving it deformed and
painful - this was the 1930's that she was experimented upon, this teacher could see my mother's arm was deformed and my mum whom was a little girl at
the time was in pain and would still make her put her arm above her head even though it made my mum scream in agony then force the sweater which was
too tight down over her very roughly.
Now if I did not feel kinship with the welsh which I do then that would definitely color my opinion, it is how bias is formed and even now I feel
like taking a trip to Robert Merlam Home's (one day I may dig through my mum's stuff and find that address) and finding that scumbag that sent her
that letter and making them eat it along with a large five knuckle sandwich - which being 6'4" and over 20 stone I probably could with one arm behind
my back but then I would be just as bad as them and they have probably moved on a time ago now since that was in the 90's.
But you would not believe what my mother suffered - mostly in England but also in Wales, cruelty and crook's I am sorry to say are a nation apart and
seem to delight in setting us against one another at some level.
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