Ffynh 5Q

Instead of bemoaning the rural exodus, the Welsh patriot should sing the praises of industrial development. In that tremendous half-century before the First World War, economic growth in Wales was so vigorous that her net loss of people by emigration was a mere 4 per cent of her bountiful natural increase over the period. Few countries in Europe came anywhere near to that.

(B. Thomas, ‘Wales and the Atlantic economy’ in B. Thomas (ed.) The Welsh Economy, Cardiff, 1962, p. 28 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )