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A Welcome in the Hillside #WATWB

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watwic-bright-tuqblkThe shabby treatment meted out by the UK government to migrants who came from the Carribean and elsewhere in the years following World War II and worked for decades has dropped out of the headlines. I recently came across another example of a group of people who, despite having dedicated their lives to serving the UK government were, nevertheless, denied the right of permanent residence in the country for which they were prepared to risk their lives. In this case, the policy was changed thanks to the intervention of a well known and loved actor.

What has this to do with the good news that #WATWB is dedicated to spreading? Quite simply because it forms the background to the heart warming story to which I am inking today. A story that, for me, illustrates the sentiment of the Welsh anthem “We’ll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside” and, with it, the importance of welcoming all comers where ever they are from and where ever we are.

It’s quite long and comes from Wales on line.

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7 Comments

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    It’s so wonderful that the Nepalese families have made their home in Brecon and are integrating so well with the local community and contributing for the betterment of the society too. Thanks for sharing this positive story, Frank!

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  2. Tizzy Brown says:

    What a wonderful story. I remember Joanna Lumley campaigning for the Gurkhas to be able to stay in Britain.

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  3. In a word where divisiveness rules, it is great to see such unity and compassion. Thanks for sharing this story, Frank.

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  4. This is beautiful, Frank. Immigrants, and immigration, are taking the front seat in so many conflicts nowadays (maybe always, but it just feels more acid now), that it’s lovely to hear of this community being so accepted, not just by the Welsh but, now, by the law as well.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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  5. franklparker says:

    I am mindful of the fact that, if you go far enough back in history, we are all descended either from immigrants or from invaders.

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