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From Weaving to Computers

Who would have thought that cloth weaving and the invention of the first computer would be linked but read on and you’ll find out how. If you’ve ever bought quality curtains/drapes for your home or bedding then you may know the name Jacquard.  Monsieur Joseph Marie Jacquard was French as you’ve probably guessed and he came…

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Our Sleeping Hero

Everyone has heard of Braveheart thanks to a certain film by Mel Gibson portraying the Scottish hero William Wallace, but few outside of Wales (unless you have studied Henry IV part one by William Shakespeare) have heard of our hero Owain Glyndŵr.  It’s therefore one of our tasks as Tourist Guides for Wales and in…

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President Thomas Jefferson

Did you know that, in addition to there being some 16 signatories of Welsh origin of the 56 delegates who signed the American Declaration of Independence, the Principal Author was one Thomas Jefferson, who went on to become the 3rd President of the United States of America.  It is said that Jefferson’s ancestry comes from…

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