Saturday, 1 December 2007

Lordo Urbestro de Londono


Presidents, prime ministers and other leaders are getting a taste of Wales during David Lewis’s year-long tenure as Lord Mayor of London. More specifically, they’re getting a taste of Carmarthenshire, where Mr Lewis’s cousins still farm.

The new mayor has even carried his zeal for things Welsh to his official coat of arms, which has a Welsh-language motto.

His family have farmed in the Cothi Valley for at least 500 years, but it was his father’s generation which broke the mould.

“My father went to Llangathen school, about three miles from Llandeilo,” says Mr Lewis, 60.

“He didn’t speak any English till he was 10...."

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