On December 6, 2018, 3 Board members, plus member Don Sit who kindly drove us into NYC, attended a holiday cocktail party at the residence of the British Consul at the invitation of the Welsh Government. The British Consul, Anthony Phillipson, (who is also Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America) and his wife Julie greeted us warmly. Mr. Phillipson was very enthusiastic about WSWNE and will be contacting the British Consul in Boston to make her aware of our Society.
Representatives of the Welsh Government, plus VisitWales.com, were also on hand, with a video of majestic Wales as well as hors d’oeuvres with a Welsh flavor: Glamorgan sausages, delicious lamb chops, and slices of Welsh Rarebit.
Representatives from Cardiff City Football Club were being congratulated for reaching the Premier League of British Football, and they told us about the far- reaching efforts by the club to garner supporters from around the world, especially the USA and China. Cardiff City football games are shown in the USA on TV weekly, and anyone interested in watching them with the club representatives should contact WelshWNE@gmail.com and we’ll put you in touch.
We also met old friend Illtyd Barrett there, whom some may remember from the Welsh restaurant in Brooklyn, the Sunken Hundred (now sadly closed.) We also touched base with the New York Welsh group and discussed with them our Genealogy Workshops and the upcoming projects, Wales Week in New England and Wales Week around the World.
- from the WSWNE 2019 Spring Newsletter; to read more newsletter articles visit Our Newsletters Page in the Past Events + News menu.