Tryweryn: City of Liverpool apologise
Last pupils of Ysgol Capel Celyn (Picture: Gwyn Evans, Y Bala)
From the BBC
BBC Wales can reveal that Liverpool council is close to making a formal apology for the drowning of a Welsh valley almost half a century ago.
Party leaders on the city council have agreed the wording of an apology to go before the council on 19 October.
Although many say that it's bit late in the day, it can only a good thing. It's not really reasonable to lay the blame on the current councillors of Liverpool as they would have been young children at the time, but what happened at Tryweryn is very symbolic of Wales being 'used' by England and 'Cofiwch Dryweryn' (Remeber Tryweryn) is a slogan very much in use today. The name Tryweryn has become a by-word for injustice, and was probably the starting point for modern day Welsh nationalism. It's probably one of the best examples why proper devolution was/is required. At the time every single MP in Wales (even the Tories!) opposed the drowning of a whole community.
Here's more info from the Natinal Library's Ymgyrch! site.
In Pictures: The valley drowned fro a reservoir (BBC)
Letter's, photo's amd Pamphletes from Gathering the Jewels website
Remember Wales (BBC)