Tuesday, June 09, 2009

It's Not Unusual To Have Only One Welsh Grandparent

The music world was rocked today by news that singer Tom Jones is not completely Welsh.

Returns of the 1911 census, released for the first time today, confirm that just one of the singer’s grandparents was of Welsh blood. The other three had parents from the West Country, with no Welsh connections.

The disclosure has shocked some of Sir Tom’s most loyal fans, who have promised to stand by him nonetheless.
The disclosure surprised Margaret Owen, 54, a local historian and a lifelong fan. She said: “I can’t believe it. Tom is the symbol of Welsh manliness around the world and has been for decades.

“It is quite a shock to discover he has more English blood in his veins than Welsh, but we still love him.” [Link]

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