Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Not much to say about the above except for the obvious, that Radnorshire isn't in England and that the "fine old stronghold" was built just 90 years or so before the Land Army girls moved in.

On the other hand you come across comments like this from a book called Language in Geographic Context:

"the border counties of Brecon and Radnor, which have long been anglicised since Tudor times"

Now I wouldn't mind if this was penned by purveyors of crockery but it's in a tome authored by two of the leading authorities on the geographical history of the Welsh language and it's nonsense.

I could go on ........ but I've given up blogging so I won't


Anonymous said...

Dyma yn gwmws pam y ddylet ti gario 'mlaen!

Fferllys said...
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old radnor said...

Fferllys - I'm afraid I deleted your comment by accident. Sorry about that.

I've missed a couple of opportunities to hear Dai Hawkins' recent lecture on Radnorshire, anyone able to say what he had to say about the Welsh language in the county?

Dafydd y Garth said...

My attention has just been drawn to this topic. There are at least three more chances to find out what I had to say about the Welsh language in Radnorshire:

"Sir Faesyfed,y wlad anhysbys"
"Radnorshire, the unknown country"

Saturday 10th November, Radnorshire Society, Metropole Hotel Llandrindod 17:00 (in English)

Friday 16th November, Kington History Society, Kington Primary School 19:30 (in English)

Date & venue to be arranged: Oxford University (yn Gymraeg).

I'm hoping to do a few more gigs in other locations in England and Wales..