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    What about the Welsh community ?

    The Welsh built many of our houses and had a notable influence on our city.
    There are still quite a few Welsh churches scattered around various districts.


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    Um, Hi! There is a Welsh community, very small group

    this is a discussion that raises it's head often in our family. The tiny remaining Welsh community in Liverpool appears to be a direct corrolation to the hords of people returning to Wales with Hiraeth (Belonging or home sickness)

    There doesn't seem to be much in the way of youth movement, not in the Universities or within the few remaining chapels.

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    I don't think the Welsh influence in Liverpool gets much attention.
    The focus has always been on Irish ancestry, maybe because the Irish were here in greater numbers perhaps. The Welsh did such a lot of building and many streets were built entirely by them. I think their presence in L'pool tends to get overlooked at times.

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    It doesn't do a lot to help itself. It's never gone out of it's way to promote the language or culture outside of Wales (it has a hard enough job inside of Wales I suppose)

    You never see Welsh themed pubs or Welsh products having a large scale advertising campaign (this recent high profie Magners Cider) adverts for instance.

    It has a lot of culture, and a massive diaspora to promote as well. It's one of the reasons it's such a shame some stuffy memebers of the Welsh Communiy faught so hard against having the 2007 Eisterfod in Liverpool, insted forcing it of Mold, Flintshire, a horribly cash strapped council.

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    I think you are right Wormella. The Welsh community always kept quietly to themselves and there never has been any promotion of their culture.

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