Welsh Keywords: Didoreth

From Planet 239

by Robert Minhinnick

This is the thirty‐fifth contribution to our Welsh Keywords series – inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords – which offers contemporary perspectives on contested meanings of words in Welsh and how these shifting meanings continue to shape our society.

(For Decima Minhinnick 1926 - )

‘The only drawback to this place is the number of leeches about. I had one on my leg last night which had bitten me before I killed it…’

7 June, Albert Minhinnick’s 1945 diary

In 1985 Albert Minhinnick was driving us north in the Afan valley. I can’t recall the reason. Albert drove me to many places and I enjoyed such journeys as much as he was pleased to reveal elements of his past.

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