British Histories: What's Your Story?

VIDEO: Arwel Williams, Wales

12 March 2013

“I am Welsh. My mother and father are both Welsh, my grandparents are Welsh,” explains Arwel Williams, who has spent all of his life in Wales. Now living in Bangor in north Wales where he works in Pound Stretches, Williams feels his Welsh identity is quite strong.

A lot of his identity is also tied up in his language skills. He is a fluent Welsh speaker. “That helps me to be a Welsh person with my Welsh friends,” he says. At the same time, the fact that he also speaks English gives him a sense of Britishness.

Williams occasionally goes on holiday in England, but for the most part he has spent all of his life in Wales, including both his primary and secondary education.

See what else he has to say in the video above.