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Old Jun 17th 2012, 9:32 pm
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 9:37 pm
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Did any Welsh men/women invent anything important? Just asking because I don't know.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 9:54 pm
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Don't know about inventing, but the Tudor's were Welsh.

Then there was Welshman Richard Williams (or Richard ap William as it would have been), who ended up as Sir Richard Williams and lived in Huntington.

Henry VIII thought the Welsh 'ap' thing would go against him and persuaded him to go under his brother-in-law, Thomas Cromwell's surname. His great grandson Oliver, then helped remove a future king.

The Roman's referred to the Welsh as Breton's and the Breton land included Merseyside, Cumbria and South West Scotland.
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Bertrand Russell? Katherine Jenkins (hot operatic babe!)
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 10:30 pm
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 10:36 pm
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Aneurin Bevan invented the NHS!
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Auld Yin View Post
Did any Welsh men/women invent anything important? Just asking because I don't know.
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Don't know about inventing, but the Tudor's were Welsh.

So the Welsh invented the Church of England? How perverse.
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Ryan Giggs? Imogen Thomas? Their child?
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So the Welsh invented the Church of England? How perverse.
Damn! I was going to say the exact same thing but you beat me to it!! Yes, the Welsh invented a church borne from the desires of a randy old Welsh goat.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 11:06 pm
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According to my father, and other like minded nationalists, we also invented oxygen, fire, motorways and close harmony singing
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Damn! I was going to say the exact same thing but you beat me to it!! Yes, the Welsh invented a church borne from the desires of a randy old Welsh goat.
Apart from the Welsh connection, aren't all churches started that way?
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I dated a Welsh girl with 38 double D‘s. It was the most ridiculous name I‘d ever heard.
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The Gilbern Invader. Not a convertible but mildly interesting anyway.
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Old Jun 18th 2012, 1:55 am
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I dated a Welsh girl with 38 double D‘s. It was the most ridiculous name I‘d ever heard.
DDolly?
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Bertrand Russell? Katherine Jenkins (hot operatic babe!)
We once stayed in a the converted garage of Bertrand Russell's holiday home.

Siân Phillips and Anthony Hopkins.
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