Cymdeithas yr Iaith Protests

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Welsh language protests against English only road signs from the 1960's.

Description of Welsh language protests by the Welsh Language Society through the 1960s against English only road signs with an interview with one of its leaders describing the non violent nature of the protests, influenced by the words of Saunders Lewis in 1962.
From: The Sixties
First broadcast : 26 December 1969

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 11-14

Subject : History

Topic : Twentieth century world

Keywords : Welsh language

Notes : Questions ; Why did the Welsh language society feel the need to protest? What were the problems with the Welsh language of the time? What are the problems with the language today?


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