Thursday, 24 September 2015

Welsh love letters from the First World War preserved in song

There are many ways to try to preserve family stories from long ago, but this one gets a gold medal as far as I am concerned! The story of love letters written between Gladys 'Gladdie' Woodland and Leslie Atwill, both from Cardiff, over a hundred years ago during the First World War, is being preserved in a song written by Glady’s great-grandaughter Amy Goddard. It has already reached the semi final of a UK Songwriting competition.

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Nice one!


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