Mathias Family Archives



Wednesday, May 24, 2000


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For More information on the Welsh culture in Nebraska, visit the
St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska


A White Paper on Welsh Independence
Here it is--the definitive paper on Wales and its struggle for independence.

The Government of Wales Act
Complicated legaleze but parts will perk your interest.  Governments--even new ones--end up this way.

The Vote for Welsh Independence
You think it was unanimous?  Think again.  The referendum for independence barely made it! And voting was not heavy although it does appear that most voted. See how your county of interest stacked up.  My Pembrokeshire said `thanks, but no thanks´. 

Well, deal with it!

The Church in Wales
Really a misnomer if I´ve ever heard one.  It should be more aptly named "The Anglican Church in Wales".  In fact if you ask about other Churches they seem to get a bit testy! And it could be said that this site is really about the English Church trying to hang on a bit against the continuing inroads of Independence.  Remember, it was the Anglican Church that made poor Rev. Henry Mathias be buried not in the Congregational Independent Church graveyard, but an Anglican one.

A General History of Wales
Okay, say what you will about the stuffy UK--but this is a very pretty web site.  There´s more there than just Wales, too but there are so many good things about this particular area I couldn´t resist.

Facts That Will Amaze About Wales
Okay, now I´ve heard it all. America was named after a Welshman and Amerigo was just hype. And Welshmen were here in America in the 1100´s.  Whew! And Pennsylvania was NOT named for William Penn.  Talk about tidbits for tacos and martinis.  You gotta check this one out. Kids, tell your history teacher s/he´s way off.  If s/he scoffs, say it´s your history and you´ll turn them into the PC cops.