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Anniversary of the flooding of the village of Capel celyn in wales to supply liverpool with water.

This weekend was the anniversary of the flooding of the village of Capel celyn in wales to supply liverpool with water. 
Capel Celyn was a rural community to the north west of Bala in Gwynedd, north Wales, in the Afon Tryweryn valley. The village and other parts of the valley were flooded to create a reservoir, Llyn Celyn, in order to supply Liverpool and The Wirral with water for industry. 
It later came out that they didnt need the water and wanted to sell it.

Quote bellow from wiki
"In 1956, a private bill sponsored by Liverpool City Council was brought before Parliament to develop a water reservoir from the Tryweryn Valley. The development would include the flooding of Capel Celyn. By obtaining authority via an Act of Parliament, Liverpool City Council would not require planning consent from the relevant Welsh local authorities. This, together with the fact that the village was one of the last Welsh-only speaking communities, ensured that the proposals became deeply controversial. Thirty-five out of thirty-six Welsh Members of Parliament (MPs) opposed the bill (the other did not vote), but in 1957 it was passed. The members of the community waged an eight-year effort, ultimately unsuccessful, to prevent the destruction of their homes.
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Wales protested strongly and even violently at times.
Aberystwyth student Emyr Llewelyn, farmer's son Owain Williams, and former RAF military policeman John Albert Jones, formed  Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru, the Movement for the Defence of Wales.
On the night of 9 February, they travelled through blizzard conditions to the construction site, and planted a 5lb (2.3kg) bomb at an electricity transformer powering the whole project.
But within a week of the explosion, Llewelyn was under arrest, after a police patrol noted the registration of the car hired by the student in Aberystwyth.


Llywelyn refused to name his co-conspirators, and was given a year-long jail term.
35 out of 36 welsh mps voted against the bill but It didn't make a dam bit of difference, The people were dragged out of their homes and their community was drown to supply liverpool with water.
THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED.
Lake Vyrnwy, Powys.

Built by flooding the Welsh village of Llanwddyn to supply Liverpool and Merseyside. It has a volume of 59,666 ML. So that's just under 60 billion litres of our water.
It was built for the purpose of supplying Liverpool and the districts later designated as Merseyside with fresh water. It flooded the head of the Vyrnwy valley and submerged the small village of Llanwddyn.
In 1892, the British government passed the Birmingham Corporation Water Act allowing the council to effect compulsory purchase of the total water catchment area of the Elan and Claerwen valleys (approximately 180 square kilometres (69 sq mi).effectively giving the corporation 160 square kilometers of wales. The Act also gave Birmingham the powers to move more than 100 people living in the Elan Valley. All the buildings were demolished

THESE LAKES BELLOW SUPPLY ENGLAND WITH WATER
Lake Vyrnwy
Llyn Brenig
Tryweryn
Claerwen reservoir
Clywedog reservoir
Llyn Brianne
Alwen Reservoir
Caban-coch
Pen-y-garreg
Craig-goch

Wales has no say at all in this union and never has. There are 100s of examples where this fact can be proven. However most welsh people have a bbc perception of their nation and are ignorant to the injustices faced by their country. Thanks to the internet though things are changing. The welsh people are slowly waking up. The media and london can no longer mould them into what they want them to be.
Wales has a fascinating history. Much of which is known by few in wales and far less outside of wales.




A rally on the 17/10/2015



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