"There is little or no material evidence of the Vikings ever having settled here though there are some words in the local dialect which would appear to suggest Norse influence. 'Selk' is the local name for the common seal"
Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological shapeshifting creatures that are found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. Selkies are seals that can shed their skin to become humans. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands, where selch or selk(ie) is the Scots word for seal (from Old English seolh).
lizjames: If anybody has a link to the Silk family that eventually lived in Blaina Gwent or Monmouthshire, the Silk commission for Welsh Devolution was written by a member of this branch of the family. Sir Paul Silk.
Jul 7, 2017 20:02:36 GMT
daniel walpole silk: Searching for information please
Jun 13, 2017 23:19:15 GMT