John Hughes, an engineer from Merthyr Tydfil, went to Imperial Russia in the 1870s. On the wide empty plains – the steppes – of the southern Ukraine, he set up an ironworks which developed into a huge industrial complex. Around the works grew up a town: Hughesovka.
Too bad that Hughesovka has been in the thick of it lately.
Again, I appreciate learning about this, SFA...and again also, I love hearing the Welsh names and place names...you just KNOW that a place called Merthyr Tydfil must needs produce great people!
Yes, indeed, Virginia!
Yes..I was in Merthyr before Christmas watching rugby.
Rich with industrial history.
Here, Virginia, you can practice Welsh city and town names with Pete Seeger.
Oh Tink...LONG time ago...I enjoyed it, went to YT and this appears to have come from a college concert in 1960!
And it is Rum knee
I’ve been to all of the places mentioned in the song.
That is remarkable, and wonderful too, SFA!
He got Rhymney right in this performance:
I hope you didn't meet Corneil and Amy in Swansea!
I finally just looked up Pete Seeger on Wikipedia...had not thought of him for LONG time...anyway, he lived until 2014, he was 94 years old!
He was well known as a songwriter, of course...especially the protest songs the Sixties were famous for...I suppose that at some time I actually knew that he wrote all these... A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with additional lyrics by Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer(The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Haysof the Weavers), "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (also with Hays), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!",