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    • Glad
    • By Glad 4th Jan 07, 7:31 AM
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    Glad
    Welcome to the WALES board
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    • 4th Jan 07, 7:31 AM
    Welcome to the WALES board 4th Jan 07 at 7:31 AM
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 9th Jan 09, 4:17 PM
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    • 9th Jan 09, 4:17 PM
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    Hello, Glad. Daft as I am I always look out for other Taffs in The MoneySavers' Arms. I did post a question on 'where are you in Wales". No answer yet, but can someone tell me why are Llanelli-ites called Turks?

    My great-grandfather was a Swansea Jack, who moved to The Rhondda, but I've never heard of Llanelli Turks before that thread.

    Pol
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • scarletsladyintheparc
    • By scarletsladyintheparc 11th Jan 09, 1:00 PM
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    • 11th Jan 09, 1:00 PM
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    • 11th Jan 09, 1:00 PM
    Hi there Polly
    I have gone into the thread and posted an answer for you, hope it makes sense to you..............scarletslady.
  • ksl44
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    • 19th Mar 09, 12:51 AM
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    • 19th Mar 09, 12:51 AM
    as for swansea jacks, im ashamed to admit that despite living in swansea all my life i still dont know where this term comes from!!
    any info??
    thanks! xx
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    • 24th Apr 09, 10:14 PM
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    • 24th Apr 09, 10:14 PM
    Apparently Swansea Jack was a dog made famous years ago by rescuing some 27 people from Swansea harbour / River Tawe after hearing their cries for help. Swansea Jack was awarded cups and medals for his efforts!!!

    Hope this helps

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    • di3004
    • By di3004 21st May 09, 12:10 AM
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    • 21st May 09, 12:10 AM
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    • 21st May 09, 12:10 AM
    Hi everyone

    I am from Torfaen also known as Gwent or Monmouthshire, in South Wales.

    Good to meet you.
    The one and only "Dizzy Di"
    • WELSH-DRAGON
    • By WELSH-DRAGON 6th Aug 09, 6:14 PM
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    • 6th Aug 09, 6:14 PM
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    • 6th Aug 09, 6:14 PM
    hiya I'm from Barry !

    Welshy x
    I am the only Voucher Queen in my village LOL
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    • 12th May 11, 8:14 AM
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    • 12th May 11, 8:14 AM
    as for swansea jacks, im ashamed to admit that despite living in swansea all my life i still dont know where this term comes from!!
    any info??
    thanks! xx
    Originally posted by ksl44
    Well shame onn you LOL. There are many theories. the most famous is about the dog who saved a mans life when he fell into the docks in Swansea. The dog jumped in and brought the man to safety.
    There used to be a pub near the quadrant called the swansea jack with a picture of the dog on the sign outside. (not sure if its still there)
    Others claim that the derivation is from the nickname given to Swansea's sailors, who had a reputation as skilled and dependable mariners.
    Another theory is that the coal miners of nearby coalfields called the miners from Swansea "Jacks" because their lunch-boxes were uniquely made of Swansea tin and called Jacks

    So I leave it up to you to decide which story you want to run with
  • Ladybirds
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    • 12th May 11, 8:19 AM
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    • 12th May 11, 8:19 AM
    Hello, Glad. Daft as I am I always look out for other Taffs in The MoneySavers' Arms. I did post a question on 'where are you in Wales". No answer yet, but can someone tell me why are Llanelli-ites called Turks?

    My great-grandfather was a Swansea Jack, who moved to The Rhondda, but I've never heard of Llanelli Turks before that thread.

    Pol
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Lots of Turkish POWs were put to work in Llanelli docks and since then they were known as the Llanelli Turks the name has stuck and now all the people in Llanelli are nicknamed Turks
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