Letter: Good tenants

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THE National Trust's action at Cwmdu, Llandeilo, of which Michael Prestage writes ('Trust 'saving' of hamlet has ruined it, say locals', 25 April), has to be seen against the background of the enormous migration of recent decades which has destroyed what was a generation ago Welsh- speaking Wales. In the 1980s alone 600,000 moved into Wales. Cwmdu is one of the many scores of erstwhile Welsh-speaking communities that had been severely anglicised before the National Trust intervention.

In insisting on Welsh-speaking tenants for the Cwmdu public house the National Trust has at least taken a small step to stem anglicisation.

Gwynfor Evans

Llanybydder, Dyfed