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21200Re: [WarOf1812] The "C" in Welch

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  • ray.hobbs@sympatico.ca
    Apr 5, 2004
      One small footnote re: Welch and Welsh. The 16th City of Cardiff Battalion of the Welsh Regiment,
      which was raised during WW1 wore "WELCH" on their shoulder flashes before 1920, also keeping the
      old tradition alive.

      As for the name being a marketing ploy - there's a little more to it that that. T.B. Welch was born in
      England in 1825, emigrated to the US and developed "unfermented sacramental wine" by using Louis
      Pasteur's process of "pasteurising'. In the late 19th century the "wine" was changed to "grape juice",
      and put on the open market. It proved extremely popular as a soft drink, and the rest, as they say, is

      Ray Hobbs
      41st Regt. CO
      Hamilton, UC

      > From: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
      > Date: 2004/04/05 Mon AM 10:28:12 EST
      > To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [WarOf1812] The "C" in Welch
      > "Larry Lozon" wrote:

        Commander Hobbs is a WELCHMEN !
      (note spelling ...)

      From: "debsfuller" <debsfuller@...>

                 He makes grape juice?

          For  Deb et al:

            The "C" in Welch

         In 1702, the spelling "Welch" was common usage, but was swept away during
      the 18th Century by "Welsh". The Royal Welch Fusiliers
      (23d Regiment of Foot)Regiment, however, stuck resolutely to the old
      spelling, although it was not until 1920 that they persuaded the War Office
      to agree with them.  "Welch" has been used by most Welsh Regiments.


      I believe the juice company used the spelling as a retail ploy!


      Sapere Aude

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