As many of you will know, the daffodil is one of the national emblems of Wales. Daffodils burst into flower around the time of St David's Day on 1st March, St David being the Patron Saint of Wales. I have used the daffodil emblem on each of the Welsh Family History Archive (WFHA) pages as a tribute to my adopted homeland.
Origin of the daffodil sketch
The sketch of the daffodil, shown at the top of my Welsh interest webpages, is a miniaturised version of a fine ink-on-paper sketch drawn by my friend Tony Price who lives near Swansea, South Wales. The original sketch was in black and white, but after scanning the sketch I 'filled' the petals with yellow and the leaves with green in order to create a logo suitable for use on my website.
The coloured version of Tony's work had previously been the emblem of the South West Wales School of Radiography (SWWSR), an educational institute established in the 1950s to meet the demand for high quality medical radiographers in south and west Wales. The SWWSR was based at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, South Wales. Both Tony Price and I (John Ball) have strong links with the South West Wales School of Radiography: Tony graduated from the SWWSR in the 1960s, and later undertook postgraduate studies and taught in the School; I was its Principal from 1974 until 1995, when the establishment became a victim of reorganisation of radiography education in the UK.
On graduating from the SWWSR, each student was presented with an enamelled lapel badge bearing the daffodil emblem based on Tony's original sketch.