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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2011, 11:11:12 AM »
I was watching this last night.  I found it really poignant.  I had been told this story since I was a kid.  It must have been devastating for the people who lived there.  Re-located like Gypsies.

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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2011, 11:17:15 AM »
This was interesting too.  Health and Safety would have a field day now  :o

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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2011, 03:15:07 PM »
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I was watching this last night.  I found it really poignant.  I had been told this story since I was a kid.  It must have been devastating for the people who lived there.
he he, do we Brummies get our water from there now?

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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2011, 04:19:39 PM »
Nah not you lot the liverpudlians..............day do dow, dont day dow  ;D

I was once told they never actually supplied Liverpool in the end.  Never checked it out though
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2011, 06:50:51 PM »
Construction of the reservoir involved flooding the village of Capel Celyn and adjacent farmland, a deeply controversial move. Much of the anger was occasioned because the village was a strong-hold of Welsh culture and the Welsh language, whilst the reservoir was being built to supply Liverpool and parts of the Wirral with water, rather than Wales. The legislation enabling the development was also passed despite the opposition of 35 out of 36 Welsh Members of Parliament, with the 36th not voting. This led to an increase in support for the Welsh Nationalist party, Plaid Cymru, in the late 1950s and gave fresh impetus to Welsh devolution.

Although many doubted the wisdom of having an official opening, this took place on 21 October, 1965. Representatives came from Liverpool Council, and invitations were sent to all those with family links to the valley. In view of the anticipated protest, there was a strong police presence. The ceremony in fact lasted less than 3 minutes, for protesters had cut the microphone wires, and the chants of the hundreds of protesters made the speeches inaudible.

In October 2005, Liverpool City Council passed a public apology for the incident.

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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2011, 07:42:44 PM »
At least you can't blame the English this time..... it was The Scousers!
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« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2011, 12:58:39 AM »
A bit ironic really, as a great deal of Liverpool was built by construction workers from North Wales.



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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2011, 01:43:45 PM »
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A bit ironic really, as a great deal of Liverpool was built by construction workers from North Wales.
Even more ironic.  Liverpool was the capital of Wales years ago!
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« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2011, 01:57:42 PM »
If you ever feel that you're having a bad day check this guy out. He fills me up every time.

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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2011, 11:45:01 PM »
Very humbling Paddy, in some ways he's leading a better life than most people.

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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2011, 11:46:02 PM »
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Incredibly sexy video
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2011, 03:08:38 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2011, 04:48:29 PM »
Strewth! enough to make one Celibate.  :o
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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2011, 02:49:24 AM »
Maybe CCBC will give them a tender for some building work. All they need is a white van.  :D

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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2011, 08:41:57 PM »
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Strewth! enough to make one Celibate.  :o

As if one has a choice in that matter Quiggs, once one is married!    L0L
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