Welsh family bible



This beautiful Welsh language bible comes from Crosby Welsh Chapel. It is leather bound with gold metal clasps and corners. Inside the bible is a record of the births, deaths and marriages of the family of John Parry, born 1865, and Ann Jones Foulkes, born 1859. The last entry is dated 1971. Welsh people would often use their family bible to keep a secure record of important family events by writing on the flyleaf of the bible. In the 19th and early 20th centuries Liverpool was home to a large Welsh community whose influence and legacy remain in the city today. The community, which numbered around 70,000 by the end of the 1800s, built over 90 places of worship. Many of Liverpool’s street names also reflect the Welsh people that built them with names such as Rhiwlas Street and Madryn Street, birthplace of The Beatle’s drummer Ringo Starr.