Welsh classes starting soon

Philip Davies has advised us that three Welsh courses are starting at Edinburgh University on 1 October. Details at this link. Enquiries can be addressed to Philip at moc.liamtohnull@seivad1pilihp.

“Gogs” and terraced housing

Jim Hughes found a recent BBC4 repeat very interesting, and invites us to watch it. The second of Dan Cruickshank’s “At home with the British” programmes concerns terraced housing, and Dan visits the Toxteth area of Liverpool where “Gogs” were heavily involved. You can access it on iPlayer at this link until 16 May.

David Hughes points out that the programme didn’t mention the street names which are also a lasting sign of the Welsh influence in Toxteth – Madryn St / Rhiwlas St / Dovey St / Wylfa Road, etc. – all live on in Toxteth. There are many more – known as the “Welsh Streets” locally.

Webmaster’s note: The Welsh Streets have been under threat from demolition and redevelopment for many years. Go to this link to find out what a residents’ group has been able to do to influence regeneration of the area.

Back on track!

This year’s dinner and Gymanfa Ganu were called off because of the unkind and unsafe weather conditions. Naturally we were all very disappointed, and your committee has been working hard to get back on track. We have also managed to reinstate the film show from January that also fell victim to the weather.

We hope to see you on 25 March, 20 April and 22 April – you’ll find all the details in our newsletter.

No Gymanfa this Sunday

We sorry that, because of the continuing bad weather, you won’t get the chance to sing hymns at our Mini Gymanfa Ganu on 4 March. We hope to reschedule this event for a later date. Meantime, stay safe and keep warm!

St David’s Day dinner postponed

Mortonhall Golf Club are unable to clear the snow from their car park, so tomorrow’s St David’s Day dinner is a casualty of “the Beast from the East”, and has had to be postponed to a date to be agreed. Any queries, please contact Jennifer Welsher on 0131 335 3161 or at moc.liamgnull@dccswe.