Hello, I'm new to Mumsnet but hoping some of you with experience of moving to Wales from England can help. Hubby and I are hoping to move to a village location (Coedpoeth) about 3 miles from Wrexham. My hubby is worried about moving to Wales and being seen as 'English' and being stoned out of the village. I still vividly remember some choice graffiti about 'English go home' on a village road sign several years ago on the entrance to another village (not Coedpoeth!) so I can understand his concerns. He doesn't speak Welsh and I only know a couple of phrases but I'm keen to learn and so is he - would this help? Are there far bigger things we should be worrying about instead??? Does any one know of many children's groups (Welsh or English), other SAHDs (hubby is one), young families in the area? We have family spread around North Wales but for various reasons (nothing to do with them!) we don't want to be living on their doorsteps (remote hill farm) and would like to make our own friends. We both drive and have a car.
Im in north Wales,and speak virtually no Welsh (learning along with ds who attends a Welsh speaking school)I know a hand full of Welsh speakers and almost never hear it spoken in shops and the like. Most schools around here run beginners classes in the first term though if you really want to learn the language. I've never experienced any anti-English attitudes, especially in the north east.I moved to a fairly small town after many years away,everyone knows everyone so I still feel a bit like an outsider-but that's my issue, you'll probably find the Welsh are very welcoming.good luck with your move. Croeso!(welcome-I think)