Friday, September 12, 2008

Tafod y Ddraig

I was flicking recently through a few old editions of Tafod Y Ddraig (The Dragon's Tongue), the magazine of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society). Some of the cover designs, and the quality of the political cartoons contained within, are excellent. My favourite examples come from 1969 - the year of Charles Windsor's investiture as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon castle. Anger at this colonial celebration of the subjugation of the Welsh, imbues every page. It's a shame these editions are not better known outside the Welsh-language community - even within Wales - if only as a reminder that there were some Welsh people in 1969 prepared to stand up and give a dissenting, two fingered salute, to the monarchy and the forces of colonialism.