Home Truths: fatherland

The longing to discover your roots can take you to far off lands. Deborah Withey grew up in Pennsylvania, USA but all the while she had been supressing a long yearning to discover her father’s Welsh roots.

Deborah lost her father when she was 10 years old. This left her with many burning questions about her heritage. To her, Wales seemed a land of magic and wonder. Now, it was time to discover that magic for herself. In 2009, she took the life-changing decision to leave her high powered job in America to move to St Davids – Britain’s smallest city.

Find out how coming back to her father's land made her feel closer to the man she never got the chance to know.


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