Der Spiegel // Welsh Nationalism


An interesting commission for German publication, Der Spiegel. The story looked at Welsh Nationalism in light of Brexit and how the controversial flooding of the Welsh speaking community of Capel Celyn, nr. Bala during the 1960s has become a symbol of the movement. A reservoir was created on the site of the village to provide water for Liverpool. Across Wales, and on the banks of the reservoir, the political slogan ” Cofiwch Dryweryn ” can be seen and means “Remember Tryweryn” . I met Eurgain, who lived in Capel Celyn as a young girl and still lives nearby and Elfed who recently repainted the the slogan along the A487 nr. Aberystwyth.

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