After graduating from Aberystwyth University in 1990 I found employment at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. I became a Curator looking after ...
After graduating from Aberystwyth University in 1990 I found employment at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. I became a Curator looking after the Fishing, Hunting, Sports and Weapons collections. This involved in looking after these important objects and where possible to delve into and research their rich history.
I was involved in cataloging the Museum's rich heritage and in time I was able to give talks and demonstrations on these objects. Talks would have been on:
Traditional Fishing in Wales
Cockle Industry in Wales
Lave Fishing in Wales
Experiences of the Irish POWs at Frongoch in 1916
Otter Hunting in Wales
Public Houses in Wales
I have been interviewed regularly for television and radio - giving advise wherever possible.
Whilst at the Museum I travelled to Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and the United States to visit and give talks on the above topics.
I have a website detailing the pubs of Wales which gives assistance to anyone who wishes to find a traditional Welsh pub.
I enjoy most sports especially football, rugby, cricket, darts and athletics and able to answer many questions on these sports. I enjoy reading and exploring the country of my birth - Wales.
I am a fluent Welsh speaker who certainly knows the history and traditions of our unique and hospitable country. I visit or work at the National Eisteddfod, Royal Welsh Show regularly and able to explain to visitors where to visit in our country. The choice is endless!
Welsh cities have their own distinctive traditions, local pride and all historically different. They all remain Welsh in character and proud of their rich history be it historically or sporting. They have all adopted well over the centuries to assimilate so many different communities but in time becoming Welsh.
All have different dialects, history points and regional food. Local legend and myths are still remembered and all have decent museums and galleries to visit - all having a distinctive Welsh flavour.
Local traditions, food and drink are still of paramount importance with local festivals still thriving. All have local football, rugby, cricket teams and local derbies are not to be missed!
History can be seen all around - most cities grew during the Industrial Revolution with most being only small towns or villages before then. At the local museums you can see how the ports steadily grew and villages quickly becoming important ports serving Welsh coals to most parts of the World. Welsh coal became well known throughout the world.
The Welsh language is still thriving in these cities and towns especially in the last twenty odd years. Most Welsh children now have the opportunity to speak and learn Welsh with the Welsh Assembly constantly becoming stronger and making important decisions.
More tourists are coming into Wales to visit our major cities and towns and cannot believe that the beautiful Welsh countryside is so close and accessible to all.