by Jon Weaver
Hi WilWe had a discussion yesterday on what a person from Anglesey is called.A Manxman comes from the Isle of Man, for example.Can you shed any light on this subject?Regards,JonHmmmHi Jon,I had to check this with my Mum.I know that people from Bangor and Bethesda are called 'Howgets'. But had to be reminded what Anglesey people are called.Obaviously after Prince William (Bless him) and the Lovely Kate (Love her) have been staying on the Island we have become known as Anglesonians.I'm not too keen on this but at least the Royal Couple have told the world where we are, so I can live with it.Anyway back to your middle-class dinner party question.Anglesey and its people are called, Gwlad y Medra.Clearly it's in Welsh. Most appropriate translation is 'Land of the Can Do'.I'd like to think it's about our Can Do spirit and a willingness to engage with any challenge, though actually I think it means that we used to be regarded as an island of braggers.'Course I can do it!'There again, another correspondent asked if we were called Angels.I'll go with the latter.Lovely that you got in touch. Feel free to ask any reasonable questions that don't oblige me to undermine my Island people.Wil
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