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Join us to continue Bill Nash’s magnificent legacy

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Our co-founder, Bill Nash, Ph.D., spent his 30-year-plus career instilling the love of music in his students as chairman of the music department for the Quakertown Community School District and as music director for several churches near his home in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

His influence upon his students was infectious. There are numerous accounts of many who went on to professional music careers. They will never forget him either.

Sadly, Bill passed away Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, after battling a number of illnesses for many years. Bill never complained and kept going despite his afflictions. Dr. Nash was a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and served as the organization’s District 11 chairman from 1993 to 2001.

Many don’t realize that the PMEA is the core that gives public school students a chance to compete with their schools in district, regional and state competition levels for band and chorus. Unfortunately, not all school districts participate in these worthy projects. We know for a fact from many stories that Bill was always willing to help students on a personal level to develop their musical ability and achieve their success. He never said no to anyone.

He served as vice president of The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the beginning, and he played an integral part in our advancement and achievement. He also contributed to the Welsh music community in his birthplace of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Welsh are world-renowned for their contributions to music and the singing word, for what our culture is most recognized.

The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund in honor and memory of our dear friend for whom, without his passion, this organization would not exist.

The new Dr. William L. Nash III Scholarship Fund for Music Study will provide financial support each year to a bright young student of music. As many of you may know, Bill’s biggest passion was teaching and performing at the organ and with many award-winning choirs – something that mirrored his training at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

At this time, we are honored to be part of his living legacy in supporting young men and women who will carry on his fervor and commitment to this type of music expansion. We encourage you to participate with us. Please consider making a substantial donation to this fantastic scholarship fund. Bill would be well pleased. You, too, will be recognized accordingly for your commitment in joining with us.



As an IRS sanctioned 501 (c) (3) non-profit, public charity, we can make this cause mutually beneficial and easy for you in that your financial support is tax-deductible.

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Dr. Lee Pennington reveals true history of King Arthur

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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It was pure destiny and a cosmic event that Prince Madoc – brother of legendary King Arthur II, both sons of Welsh King Meurig – to wander the Atlantic Ocean for a decade leaving Wales A.D. 562 for the first time.

The head of the British naval fleet, Prince Madoc, became disoriented as what historians believe was a comet or other astronomical object slammed into earth near Britain with the force of 100 nuclear bombs, Arthur historian, Lee Pennington, Ph.D., explained.

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Lee Pennington, Ph.D., speaks during a presentation on King Arthur’s journey to America March 26 at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

The naval commander, wandering the Atlantic circa sixth century, by chance came across what he described as a lush, green land.

When he finally returned to Wales and his brother, King Arthur of round table fame, 10 years after getting lost, he excitedly recounted his discovery of America.    

Dr. Pennington brought these histories, long-criticized by skeptics, to life when he spoke March 26, 2016, at the Irem Temple Country Club. His talk, and an accompanying buffet lunch, were sponsored by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  

“I was delighted with the reaction,” Dr. Pennington said about his reception. “I don’t always get that with this story.”

Whether King Arthur traveled to America 900 years before Christopher Columbus or whether he existed at all, is the source of great controversy. And as one of the world’s leading experts on King Arthur’s life and journeys, Dr. Pennington is no stranger to criticism for his findings.

Dr. Pennington disavowed the notion that a non-existent, unrecorded Madoc who is an invented son of Prince Owen Gwynedd arrives here around A.D. 1175.

King Arthur traveled to what is now the United States, and he died here, Dr. Pennington said.

Dr. Lee Pennington, left, and The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania President George Horwatt pose for a photo during an event March 26 at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

Dr. Lee Pennington, left, and The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania President George Horwatt pose for a photo during an event March 26 at the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas.

He showed images of ancient murals that depict native Indians attacking a king, whose arms are spread-eagle, with arrows. Historical documents reveal King Arthur was mummified, wrapped in deer skin and returned to Wales where he lays to this day.

Widely accepted translations of “The Stanzas of the Grave,” an ancient poem describing the burial places of British kings, say Arthur’s grave is “concealed forever.” However, Dr. Pennington argues the translation distorts the original manuscript, and King Arthur’s grave, to the exact spot, is described in the texts. Dr. Pennington’s collaborating experts, Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett in England, offer that at least 10 clear records combine to tell of his body being returned to Wales following a great funeral.

“It actually says the grave of Arthur is in a high, windy place,” Dr. Pennington said, going on to explain the name of the field is Mynydd y Gaer meaning fortress mountain, which is long in range.

Dr. Pennington spoke and answered questions for nearly four hours before an engaged and enthusiastic audience on the true history of Welsh King Arthur as well as efforts by other historians to stamp it out. A good number of those attending were not actually Welsh, but followed their curiosity and keen interest in the history of King Arthur.

Dr. Pennington’s presentation is part of a greater effort by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor to introduce our region, which is well-stocked with Welsh descendants, to this, our exciting history, in hopes that we might preserve it and pass it on for generations to come.

Keep watch for more important events and programs to be announced by The Welsh Cultural Endeavor.

This mural depicts the death of King Arthur II, in Kentucky AD 579

This mural depicts the death of King Arthur II in Kentucky, AD 579. Dr. Pennington shared images of the mural during his presentation, and they clearly depict a king being attacked by Indians. The mural was discovered in the 1970s beneath whitewash on the walls of Stoke Dry Church in England.

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Welsh Cultural Endeavor’s vice president, Dr. William Nash III, has died

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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It is with a heavy heart that we share sad news – Dr. William Nash III, our dear friend, passed away on Sunday, March 27. He was 69.

Dr. Nash, a Pottstown resident, was the former president of the St. David’s Society of the Wyoming Valley and, until his passing, served as vice president of our organization, The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Without his efforts, this organization would have never survived.

His obituary, which appeared in the Pottstown newspaper, The Mercury, appears below. The Welsh Cultural Endeavor extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Nash’s loved ones in their time of loss. He was a Welshman of the finest stock, and we were proud to have called him a friend and a Cymbro.

Contributions from his Welsh friends may be made to the Dr. William L. Nash III Scholarship Fund for Music Study c/o The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania on our Donate page via PayPal or mailed to 10 Skyview Dr., Dallas, PA 18612.

DR. WILLIAM L. NASH III, 69, OF POTTSTOWN

Dr. William L. Nash III, 69, of Pottstown, husband of Janet N. (Nossal) Nash, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Kingston, PA, he was a son of the late Raymond S. Nash and the late Margaret (Zimmerman) Nash. Bill was a music educator for Quakertown Community School District for thirty years retiring in 1998. He also was the music director at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown for 18 years, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown for 22 years, and Parkside United Church of Christ for one year. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown, Stichter Masonic Lodge #254, Pottstown, American Guild of Organists, The Antique & Classic Boat Society, and PA Music Educators’ Association.

Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, William J. Nash, Pottstown, and a daughter, Adrienne Nash Melendez wife of Carlos, Coatesville.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, from Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hanover & Walnut Streets, Pottstown. Officiating will be Reverend Phillip Waselik. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. 

Contributions may be made in his memory to Emmanuel Lutheran Church “Organ Fund”, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Arrangements were by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased.

Go to www.schumacherandbenner.com to extend sympathies and access additional service details.

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King Arthur in America — Dr. Lee Pennington

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

World-renowned forensic historian, author and poet, Dr. Lee Pennington, from Louisville, Kentucky, presented discoveries made of the presence of King Arthur along with his brother, Prince Madoc, in America during the mid 6th century. A host of artifacts and records were on display.

Read more about Dr. Pennington.

The presentation took place on Saturday, March 26, in the Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas, and included a buffet dinner.

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The ‘St. Patrick’ No One Wants To Hear About

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in News, Thought for Today, Uncategorized, Welsh History | 0 comments

There were 3 possibilities of a Saint Patrick, all Khumric “Welsh” too.

  1. Patrick, the son of Alfred, the son of Goronwy, of Gwareddog on Arvon who lived in the time of St. Elvod, and belonged to the college of Cybi in Anglesey, of which he was a saint. But not the Patrick of Ireland.
  2. Patrick son of Gwyndeg and brother of Gynyr of Caer Gawch.  Ther are many saints in the progeny and family Gynyr of Caer Gawch.  Non Vendigaid (the Blessed), the mother of St. David and the daughter of Gynyr of Caer Gawch etc., refer to Britainy – late 5th early 6th century.  The dates do not fit the time period.

The “Life of St Patrick” is quite explicit. He was born at Tair Onen c. AD 373 (Three Ash Trees) a tiny hamlet around 1 mile east of Cowbridge in Glamorgan, South Wales. He attended the Monastery on the coast later known as Llan Illtyd Fawr, now Llantwit Major (an English concealing name).

Irish raiders – who practised sudden hit and run raids before the military could get at them, seized Patrick.

One way or another he was set free when the eldest son of Cunada Wledig crossed over and seized South East Ireland – Leinster, where he set himself up as king there.

This set Patrick free and he and later returned to South East Wales.

Patrick then wanted to go back to Ireland to spread Christianity there.

The South East Wales Apostolic Christian rulers refused to allow this.

So Patrick went to Gaul-France where the ‘British Church’ had spread and to to persuade the religious chiefs there to ordain him to go to spread Christianity in Ireland.

They wanted to get rid of him – so they ordained him and told him to go spread Christianity in Ireland.

A Welsh King had conquered Leinster and was ruling that South East region of Ireland and he was the eldest son of the Cuneda Wledig- Battle Sovereign – who had ejected Irish settlers from Gwynedd in North West Wales.

The British-Welsh seized Leinster in order to end the Irish nuisance.

In the soon to be released writings it is obvious that the North Welsh Prince who set himself up in that part of Ireland, was the person who then set Patrick free and allowed him to return to Wales.

Patrick then got the idea of returned to that Leinster zone and spreading Christianity.

Our researchers have investigated all this but have not published the full account of it yet. Book to be coming soon, ‘The Real St. Patrick’ – Michael A. Clark contributing editor based on the works of M A Kelly

The Irish do not like the idea of anyone conquering parts of Ireland in antiquity but facts are facts.

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MORE…that St Patrick “of Ireland” came from Glamorgan in South East Wales, King Arthur, II country. – Our researchers will be providing much more…

Anyway, more collaborating agree there were three old saints all named Patrick.

One was of around AD 550 – 600 and plainly from the North of Britain and no one thought he was the correct one.

The other two establishment loudly advertises St Patrick from Gwynedd in North Wales.
 They actually state that St Patrick was a son of Alfred an Englishman.
They state that he was at Bangor Monastery.
They state that he was in the time of Bishop Elfodd

As St Patrick is dated as being in Ireland circa AD 317 – 337 all this is strange.
First, the Bangor Monastery was founded in the time of Maelgwn Gwynedd – ie around AD 570 – 600
A bit late for St Patrick of Ireland.
Second the Bishop Elfodd is VERY WELL recorded and he was of the AD 790 – 820 era.
 Again some 500 years out of time.
 St Patrick was born at Tair Onen – Three Ash trees in Glamorgan about 1 mile East of Cowbridge – Bonaventum
 all very well recorded and he was educated at the great Llantwit Major Monastic College in Glamorgan.

This is the sort of blatant hypocrisy currently practised by the devious academic political establishment.
Transfer Patrick – VERY WELL DETAILED RECORDED – out of South East Wales.
 Move him as far away as possible to the North West.
Then shift him to an impossible time frame in a monastery that did not exist,
Then make his Abbot-Bishop to be Elfodd who was known as The Traitor.
 Elfodd proposed transferring from Apostolic British Church to the Roman Catholic Church.
 This then suitably allows St Patrick to be transferred in religion. – Alan Wilson.

 

 

 

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WHY WE WELSH ARE DIMINISHED

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

  “ Who controls the past” — “controls the future”:

      who controls the present controls the past”

~ George Orwell’s ‘1984’ ~ © 1949

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The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania

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“Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to ever lasting

 

*      All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary

 

*      Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connection with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connection that is contained in a direct lie

 

*      All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory” – [generational]”

 

 

 

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