The past is being taken away from us just as we are beginning to discover it

‘It’s all the more difficult to get a grip on Welsh life because of the way the tide has rushed in over the last couple of decades and demolished so many familiar landmarks. Most of us no longer live in the society we grew up in. Paradoxically, the past is being taken away from us just as we are beginning to discover it.’

Patrick Hannan, The Welsh Illusion (Bridgend, 1999), p. 11.

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Author: HanesCymru

I teach history at Swansea University.