The Re-Writing Of White Welsh History & Struggle.


In a manner reminiscent of George Orwell’s “1984,” the Welsh government is mandating a revisionist approach to history at the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon.

Under the guise of promoting diversity, the museum must now offer a “decolonised” version of history, aligning with a prescribed narrative that emphasizes historical injustices and the contributions of ethnic minority communities.


This Orwellian directive extends beyond the Big Pit museum to other heritage sites under Museum Wales, enforcing a similar revisionist agenda on places dedicated to slate mining and the Welsh woollen industry. Museums are urged to conduct audits of their collections, seeking out connections to ethnic minority history, colonialism, and imperialism.

By rewriting history through the lens of anti-racism and emphasizing the non existent experiences of black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups, the Welsh government is enforcing a narrow and ideologically driven interpretation of the past.

This manipulation of historical narratives risks distorting the truth and erasing important aspects of our shared heritage.

Just as George Orwell warned of the dangers of altering history to suit political agendas in “1984,”we must not tolerate the rewriting of history in the name of social justice. History should be presented in its full complexity, allowing for a diversity of perspectives and interpretations.

By imposing a singular narrative on museums and heritage sites, we risk losing valuable insights into our past and undermining the very essence of historical inquiry and understanding.

Can anyone spot an ethnic minority person in this picture of the hunger march by Welsh miners to London from the Rhondda Valley

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