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The Welsh devolution referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative referendum held in Wales

The Welsh devolution referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative referendum held in Wales


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The Welsh devolution referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative referendum held in Wales

The Welsh devolution referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative referendum held in Wales on Thursday 18th September 1997, over whether there was support for the creation of an assembly for Wales with devolved powers.
Our picture shows... Welsh Flag flying at City Hall, Cardiff, Wednesday 17th September 1997.
The referendum resulted in a small majority in favour, which led to the passing Government of Wales Act 1998 and the formation of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999

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Devolution Flag Flags Flying General Pride Referendum Referendums Scene The Red Dragon View Views Vote Welsh 1997


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This print from Memory Lane Prints takes us back to a historic moment in Welsh history - the Welsh devolution referendum of 1997. The image captures the vibrant display of national pride as the iconic Welsh flag proudly flies at City Hall in Cardiff on Wednesday, 17th September 1997, just one day before the crucial vote. The significance of this pre-legislative referendum cannot be overstated. It sought to gauge public support for the creation of an assembly with devolved powers in Wales. As we now know, this pivotal moment paved the way for significant political changes and ultimately led to the formation of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999. In this scene, amidst a backdrop of picturesque architecture and blue skies, we witness a powerful symbol - the red dragon emblem fluttering majestically against a sea of white and green. The sight evokes feelings of patriotism and unity among those who rallied behind their nation's aspirations for self-governance. The outcome was not without controversy; however, it resulted in a narrow majority favoring devolution. This democratic decision set into motion legislative reforms that would shape Wales' political landscape for years to come. As we reflect upon this snapshot from our past, let us remember how moments like these define our collective identity and highlight our unwavering commitment to democracy and self-determination.

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