Twelve of us Welsh rugby fans (including two new people) gathered at the Diamond Bar and Grill in Glastonbury, CT to watch the live stream broadcast of the Six Nations match between Wales and France.
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.
The Welsh Society of Western New England celebrated St. David’s Day 2016. Everyone enjoyed Welsh music, culture, the Welsh language and very importantly each other’s company. Member Leslie Spencer gave a wonderful presentation of “Wales - Land of Song: A look at the choral tradition from yesteryear to today.”
Six European nations of Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France have played in the annual competition called the “6 Nations Cup” since it was formed (previously as 4 teams in the Home Nations Cup from 1881) in 2000. Wales has won the 6 Nations Cup 26 times since then and I remember Wales being such a strong and winning team in the 70’s.