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Recovery of the Welsh Culture and what the history books won’t tell you

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Post Brexit and the possible great opportunities

The WCE persists in its plight to restore cultural nationalism

• Establishment intellectuals ostracize those who speak the truth.

• Wales’ energy and natural resource industries have been squandered while other nations reap the rewards.

• To compete internationally, Wales needs to concentrate on its private sector.

• Knowledge of accurate history binds people to their nation.

• Wales must reclaim its place in history so not to suffer another millennium of oppression.

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Many publications both in the US and the UK, particularly Welsh, abhor the June “Brexit vote.” Some blasted the voter’s intellect and others embarked on elitist rants continuing their socialist mantra. The vote count reveals that zero districts in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted “leave.”

What’s most surprising is that the UK national “leave” voters were 51.9 percent and stunningly in Wales, 52.5 percent of voters opted to exit the European Union. Furthermore the “leave” vote by region in Wales reveals the fact that only five out of 22 regions voted to “remain” in the EU.

Undoubtedly, Wales said something big, and either no one is listening or the media is censoring because of a culture of biased agenda. We think it might be a little of both.

Wales has suffered more than most from liberal economics and from political devotees in Britain, Europe and America. The 2012 Eurozone debt crisis alone left every family in Britain an average £18,000 poorer. Swathes of manufacturing jobs have left for cheap-labor nations, never to be replaced, and in some deprived areas of Wales, we see a third generation of unemployed people living on state handouts.

Now, energy and natural resources have become a prominent industry in Wales’ replacing a once-burgeoning mining industry. However, both have been grossly and irresponsibly mishandled.

Politicians don’t want anyone to know that most of the water captured by English-built dams in Wales goes to England. National government developers flooded entire villages to build the dams and relocated residents. The eyesore windmills that scour the Welsh countryside are horribly inefficient and have no economic benefit. If we attempt to place a cost/benefit analysis upon the environment, archaeological and ecological loss, there would be no “green gain.”

Before his death in April, Sir David Mackay, chief scientific advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change admitted that even if wind turbines covered 10 percent of the UK, they would provide an intermittent power supply at best. No one ever calculated the detrimental effects of their rusting hulls, rotting concrete underground or the unrecyclable composite blades. Fact remains that Wales supplies more than half of its electricity to England with five times the density of wind turbines in Wales compared to England.

The problem in Wales is the immigration of people who lean heavily on health and social resources rather than contributing to national wealth. These immigrants have little interest, if any, in furthering our most unique customs and culture, yet while pols (the government) cater to their every need, these newcomers dilute our population.

The ancient texts show that the Welsh government, then kings, made their primary purpose thwarting invaders who tried to settle in Wales. King Arthur I, in the early fourth century, fought off the Romans. Arthur II, in the early- to mid-sixth century, pushed back invading Saxons.

But it seems like in 1300, after the Norman King Edward I murdered Welsh King Morgan, the Welsh began to lose their country. Control of the Welsh Kingdom has withered ever since, but national pride has never truly diminished.

Britain has to begin with home-grown manufacturing that pays normal taxation rates. All private sector services suck the life from a manufacturing industry that could pay living wages to thousands now without work. Politicians with no knowledge of private industry seem to think that creating jobs in the public sector helps the nation. It does not. Their pay comes increasingly out of loans, not from the private sector. Many economies simply borrow money, which they can never pay back.

Yet there is no anger in Wales.

Depression? Yes.

Apathy? Yes.

Acceptance? Yes – perhaps until now.

Welsh author Terry Breverton took part in and provided poems for the 600th celebration of the beginning of Owain Glyndŵr’s War of Independence at Machynlleth. The former international rugby star Ray Gravelle, joined by a current television presenter, was to hand the sword over to the mayor. But at the last minute, they were replaced by the French consul for Wales, who made a gracious speech and knew the history of the French support for the greatest of all Welsh heroes. The BBC told Gravelle and the presenter that they would be in trouble if they attended. The BBC did not want to be associated with what it thought was a nationalist celebration.

Suffice to say, we know how Gravelle must have felt. The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in its ongoing efforts to expose significant differences between established academics and religious clerics and rock-solid historical evidence, has organized several top-notch events highlighting Welsh history and culture over the 10 years. Notably, this past March, we hosted Pulitzer Prize nominee Dr. Lee Pennington of Kentucky who presented an astounding rendition of the second King Arthur and his brother, Prince Madoc, coming to America in the mid-sixth century.

Killed during a battle with American Indians, King Arthur’s remains were returned to his native Wales. Ten different accounts tell of his funeral and the two places of interment. Despite requests for help from the secular press and paid advertisements in Welsh media to promote Dr. Pennington’s visit, the media replied with little more than the sound of crickets.

As no Welsh politician appears to have any vision beyond extending socialism, it is doubtful that many in power truly understand the magnificent history we have in our blood.

It is shameful that Wales is dying economically and culturally. Instead of rooting out the problem, the pols and media make accusations of racism and bigotry. They ignore that multiculturalism brings with it enormous costs and a loss of national values that we once so cherished as being Cymry.

National culturalism costs nothing, yet it is priceless to our people and other nations admire it. We can prove that real Welsh history was rarely or never taught and has been deliberately misrepresented. Most of us know who we are, yet 57 percent of the world knows nothing about Wales.

Our Christian and pre-Christian history is backed by solid evidence. We can show that we the Welsh – really known as the Khumry, Kimmeroi, and now Cymry – are without question the 10 Tribes of Israel as noted even by the ancient Assyrian records. We can associate the Holy Family with the lineage of the Welsh Kings.

Wales also is a place steeped in great Christian faith. The four Welsh Christian Revivals – over a period of about 200 years in the 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s – brought a moral reconstruction to Wales and sweeping conversions to Christianity for its people.

The eisteddfod, the unique pride of the Welsh tradition furthers our quest for excellence in poetry, prose and music performance.

Our organization chooses to be different and has taken a higher road than government, academia and the establishment church. We firmly believe that knowing the truth will set us free and lead us to be recognized as a culture with roots that trace back to civilization’s foundation. We focus on bringing truth to the forefront while encouraging the Cymry in self-worth, individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit to become independent again as a nation – a nation forged by a highly-literate and well-educated people thousands of years ago.

Can we say that history is what truly binds us to a country? Could Brexit be the apparatus that shakes up the establishment and peels back the first layer of bondage ushering us as a people toward independence?

Cymru am byth!

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Terry Breverton, author and academic, speaks on the dwindling nationalism of Wales

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We asked Terry Breverton, a Welsh author and academic who has published numerous books on Welsh history and current events, for his take on Brexit and its implications for Wales. We included some of Here is his full response:

Few political commentators would agree that Plaid Cymru (the Party of Wales), which apparently flourished under the leadership of Dafydd Wigley in the 1990s, in this millennium seemingly has become moribund! [I was right, and today’s leading Welsh news is that the number of Welsh speakers is still dropping in Wales. I cannot get this message over except in books. The media in Wales relies upon government and council advertising for revenues, and will not publish items that criticize their main revenue earners.]

Indeed, this has been the case. There has been no progress despite the collapse of the LibDem vote. Scotland wiped out Labour in the last General Election, but Plaid hung on to three seats by the skin of its teeth.

Plaid is a busted flush – it will never address in-migration, or the scarring of Wales with wind turbines [it has five times the density of England – presumably the wind halts at Offa’s Dyke]. For the past fifty years, 90 percent of the population growth of Wales has been from outside, pushing the population up from two to three million people.

They do not come for jobs – there are none here – but for a better environment and cheaper housing. If one is on benefits, one knows that one cannot be offered a job here. If one is ill, the free prescriptions draw you. Wales has been resettled to the extent that only a third of the population now claims to be Welsh.

If we add in those whose parents and grandparents are incomers, the population is more like 50 percent Welsh – thus Plaid can never win an election, but studiously ignores the General Census facts. The best Welsh people leave, to get better jobs in England and elsewhere, and in effect Wales has become ‘Europe’s Tibet’.

It has among the worst health, housing, living standards, GDP per household and education statistics in Europe, partially owing to the influx of non-workers on benefits [Wales has the highest proportion of people on benefits in Britain] and partially because the Barnett Formula has for forty years skewed central government spending towards Northern Ireland and Scotland at the expense of Wales.

With lower living standards than both, Wales receives proportionately less money. This is reflected in standards of living, and the fact that Welsh children have £10,000 less spent on them throughout their educational years than the other UK nations.

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Join us to continue Bill Nash’s magnificent legacy

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments


Our co-founder, Bill Nash, Ph.D., spent his 30-year-plus career instilling the love of music in his students as chairman of the music department for the Quakertown Community School District and as music director for several churches near his home in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

His influence upon his students was infectious. There are numerous accounts of many who went on to professional music careers. They will never forget him either.

Sadly, Bill passed away Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, after battling a number of illnesses for many years. Bill never complained and kept going despite his afflictions. Dr. Nash was a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and served as the organization’s District 11 chairman from 1993 to 2001.

Many don’t realize that the PMEA is the core that gives public school students a chance to compete with their schools in district, regional and state competition levels for band and chorus. Unfortunately, not all school districts participate in these worthy projects. We know for a fact from many stories that Bill was always willing to help students on a personal level to develop their musical ability and achieve their success. He never said no to anyone.

He served as vice president of The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the beginning, and he played an integral part in our advancement and achievement. He also contributed to the Welsh music community in his birthplace of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Welsh are world-renowned for their contributions to music and the singing word, for what our culture is most recognized.

The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund in honor and memory of our dear friend for whom, without his passion, this organization would not exist.

The new Dr. William L. Nash III Scholarship Fund for Music Study will provide financial support each year to a bright young student of music. As many of you may know, Bill’s biggest passion was teaching and performing at the organ and with many award-winning choirs – something that mirrored his training at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

At this time, we are honored to be part of his living legacy in supporting young men and women who will carry on his fervor and commitment to this type of music expansion. We encourage you to participate with us. Please consider making a substantial donation to this fantastic scholarship fund. Bill would be well pleased. You, too, will be recognized accordingly for your commitment in joining with us.

As an IRS sanctioned 501 (c) (3) non-profit, public charity, we can make this cause mutually beneficial and easy for you in that your financial support is tax-deductible.

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Dr. Lee Pennington reveals true history of King Arthur

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments


It was pure destiny and a cosmic event that Prince Madoc – brother of legendary King Arthur II, both sons of Welsh King Meurig – to wander the Atlantic Ocean for a decade leaving Wales A.D. 562 for the first time.

The head of the British naval fleet, Prince Madoc, became disoriented as what historians believe was a comet or other astronomical object slammed into earth near Britain with the force of 100 nuclear bombs, Arthur historian, Lee Pennington, Ph.D., explained.


Lee Pennington, Ph.D., speaks during a presentation on King Arthur’s journey to America March 26 at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

The naval commander, wandering the Atlantic circa sixth century, by chance came across what he described as a lush, green land.

When he finally returned to Wales and his brother, King Arthur of round table fame, 10 years after getting lost, he excitedly recounted his discovery of America.    

Dr. Pennington brought these histories, long-criticized by skeptics, to life when he spoke March 26, 2016, at the Irem Temple Country Club. His talk, and an accompanying buffet lunch, were sponsored by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  

“I was delighted with the reaction,” Dr. Pennington said about his reception. “I don’t always get that with this story.”

Whether King Arthur traveled to America 900 years before Christopher Columbus or whether he existed at all, is the source of great controversy. And as one of the world’s leading experts on King Arthur’s life and journeys, Dr. Pennington is no stranger to criticism for his findings.

Dr. Pennington disavowed the notion that a non-existent, unrecorded Madoc who is an invented son of Prince Owen Gwynedd arrives here around A.D. 1175.

King Arthur traveled to what is now the United States, and he died here, Dr. Pennington said.

Dr. Lee Pennington, left, and The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania President George Horwatt pose for a photo during an event March 26 at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

Dr. Lee Pennington, left, and The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania President George Horwatt pose for a photo during an event March 26 at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

He showed images of ancient murals that depict native Indians attacking a king, whose arms are spread-eagle, with arrows. Historical documents reveal King Arthur was mummified, wrapped in deer skin and returned to Wales where he lays to this day.

Widely accepted translations of “The Stanzas of the Grave,” an ancient poem describing the burial places of British kings, say Arthur’s grave is “concealed forever.” However, Dr. Pennington argues the translation distorts the original manuscript, and King Arthur’s grave, to the exact spot, is described in the texts. Dr. Pennington’s collaborating experts, Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett in England, offer that at least 10 clear records combine to tell of his body being returned to Wales following a great funeral.

“It actually says the grave of Arthur is in a high, windy place,” Dr. Pennington said, going on to explain the name of the field is Mynydd y Gaer meaning fortress mountain, which is long in range.

Dr. Pennington spoke and answered questions for nearly four hours before an engaged and enthusiastic audience on the true history of Welsh King Arthur as well as efforts by other historians to stamp it out. A good number of those attending were not actually Welsh, but followed their curiosity and keen interest in the history of King Arthur.

Dr. Pennington’s presentation is part of a greater effort by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor to introduce our region, which is well-stocked with Welsh descendants, to this, our exciting history, in hopes that we might preserve it and pass it on for generations to come.

Keep watch for more important events and programs to be announced by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor.

This mural depicts the death of King Arthur II, in Kentucky AD 579

This mural depicts the death of King Arthur II in Kentucky, AD 579. Dr. Pennington shared images of the mural during his presentation, and they clearly depict a king being attacked by Indians. The mural was discovered in the 1970s beneath whitewash on the walls of Stoke Dry Church in England.

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Welsh Cultural Endeavor’s vice president, Dr. William Nash III, has died

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments


It is with a heavy heart that we share sad news – Dr. William Nash III, our dear friend, passed away on Sunday, March 27. He was 69.

Dr. Nash, a Pottstown resident, was the former president of the St. David’s Society of the Wyoming Valley and, until his passing, served as vice president of our organization, The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Without his efforts, this organization would have never survived.

His obituary, which appeared in the Pottstown newspaper, The Mercury, appears below. The Welsh Cultural Endeavor extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Nash’s loved ones in their time of loss. He was a Welshman of the finest stock, and we were proud to have called him a friend and a Cymbro.

Contributions from his Welsh friends may be made to the Dr. William L. Nash III Scholarship Fund for Music Study c/o The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania on our Donate page via PayPal or mailed to 10 Skyview Dr., Dallas, PA 18612.


Dr. William L. Nash III, 69, of Pottstown, husband of Janet N. (Nossal) Nash, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Kingston, PA, he was a son of the late Raymond S. Nash and the late Margaret (Zimmerman) Nash. Bill was a music educator for Quakertown Community School District for thirty years retiring in 1998. He also was the music director at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown for 18 years, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown for 22 years, and Parkside United Church of Christ for one year. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown, Stichter Masonic Lodge #254, Pottstown, American Guild of Organists, The Antique & Classic Boat Society, and PA Music Educators’ Association.

Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, William J. Nash, Pottstown, and a daughter, Adrienne Nash Melendez wife of Carlos, Coatesville.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, from Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hanover & Walnut Streets, Pottstown. Officiating will be Reverend Phillip Waselik. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. 

Contributions may be made in his memory to Emmanuel Lutheran Church “Organ Fund”, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Arrangements were by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased.

Go to to extend sympathies and access additional service details.

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Dr. Lee Pennington

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


             LEE PENNINGTON is the author of 19 books including I knew a Woman (1977) and Thigmotropism (1993)–both nominated for Pulitzer Prize. He has had over 1300 poems published in more than 300 magazines in America and abroad. He has had nine plays produced, wrote the script for The Moonshine War (MGM, 1970, starring Alan Alda, Richard Widmark, etc.), and has published thousands of articles in everything from Playgirl to Mountain Life and Work. Since 1990, through his video production company, JoLe Productions (,  Lee, along with his late wife, Joy, produced 23 documentaries including In Search of the Mudmen (1990), Wales: History in Bondage (1995), and Secret of the Stones (1998), Eyes that Look at  the Sky: The Mystery of Easter Island (2001), The Mound Builders (2001), The Serpent Fort: Solving the Mystery of Fort Mountain, Georgia (2005), Let Me Not Drown on the Waters: Fred Rydholm, Michigan’s “Mr. Copper” and Sometimes You Clean, Sometimes You Litter: The Amazing Warner Sizemore.  His most recent documentary is Room to Fly: Anne Caudill’s Album. Lee is a graduate Berea College in KY and the University of Iowa.  He holds two Honorary Doctor degrees: Doctor of Literature from World University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Arts from The Academy of Southern Arts and Letters. He taught for nearly 40 years, the last 32 as Professor of English and creative writing at University of Kentucky Jefferson Community College until he retired in 1999  He has traveled extensively (in all the United States, all the Canadian Provinces except one,  and  in 78 foreign countries). In 2013 the University of Louisville opened THE LEE AND JOY PENNINGTON CULTURAL HERITAGE GALLERY which will house all of his works as well as the University’s rarest items such as first editions of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton.  Lee presently lives in Kratz House, a designated historic home, in Middletown, KY with Jill Baker, an artist who illustrated many of Lee’s books. For the past ten years, he has served as president of the Ancient Kentucke Historical Association, a group dedicated to the study and research of pre-Columbian contact in the Americas.


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