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|Land of My Fathers
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|The Gulf Coast Welsh Society
(Sarasota Welsh) is a not for profit
dedicated to the preservation of Welsh
heritage and culture.
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button to see how many
students have benefited from
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see everything we've
been up to in 2019!
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
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|Old photograph of women in traditional
Welsh costume. Is that a loaf of Bara
Brith I spot with their tea?
|A young, adorable, Dorothy McDaniel in
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in your family or a friend in Welsh Costume?
If so, send it either to firstname.lastname@example.org
for it to be included on our site.
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Feel free to print and pass on
to anyone you think may be
interested in knowing more
about our wonderful Society
This fund was created to pay tribute to our loved ones
who have passed away. We celebrate their lives by
honouring them with flowers on St David's Day and
publishing their names in the programme.
If you wish to contribute to this fund, you may contact
Don Hughes (Memorial Chair) on 941-374-1941
|Lots of ways
to contact us:
|The Welsh Dragon appears on the national flag of Wales. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to
symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to
have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. Its association with
these leaders along with other evidence from archaeology, literature, and documentary history led
many to suppose that it evolved from an earlier Romano-British national symbol. During the reigns of
the Tudor monarchs, the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English Crown's coat of arms.
The red dragon is often seen as symbolising all things Welsh, and is used by many public and private
institutions. These include the Welsh Government, Visit Wales, the dragon's tongue is in use with the
Welsh Language Society and numerous local authorities including Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff,
Carmarthenshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, and sports bodies, including the Sport Wales
National Centre, the Football Association of Wales, Wrexham A.F.C., Newport Gwent Dragons, and
London Welsh RFC. The Welsh Dragon is also one of The Queen's Beasts.
|In Wales, the daffodil is a symbol of
our patron saint, David, (Dewi Sant in
Welsh) and of rebirth and faithfulness
because they bloom every year even
after the harshest winters.
|Daffodil in Welsh is Cenninen Pedr
which means Saint Peter’s Leek. The
leek is the symbol of Wales and this
is Cenhinen in Welsh.
|It is believed that the only
Welsh-born Prime minister of
Britain (1916-22), Lloyd George
popularized the daffodil as a
symbol of Wales as he wore it to
all public engagements in his
lapel. He even wore it when
Prince Edward was invested as
Prince of Wales at Caernafon in
North Wales in 1911.