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Posted By: Gareth
01-Dec-02 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: What have the Welsh ever done for us ?
Subject: RE: BS: What have the Welsh ever done for us ?
"And let the daughters of Rebbecca rise and destroy the gates".

Time that old tradition was revived at the Severn Bridges.

Which reminds me - What did the women of Camarthen do that the Zulu's failed to do at Roukes Drift

Answer Put the 24th of Foot to flight.

Historical Note - The 24th of Foot - South Wales Boarderes were sent into Camarthen to supress the "Rebbecca Riots" - An attempt to destroy the plethoria of tollgates around the town. For the best of reasons Ball Amunition was not issued, and the 24th were driven out by the jeers and stones of the Women of Camarthen.

Gareth