Monday, 4 August 2014
A little Elvis nostalgia
We know Elvis Presley was the son of Gladys and Vernon Presley but from where did the ancestors of this couple with their traditional Welsh names originate?
My favourite theory is that they came originally from Wales, a place known as the Land of Song. And although I can't sing, it is, I'm proud to say, the land of my birth.
There is an area of moorland and hills with rocky outcrops in Wales known as the Preseli Hills. It is not unreasonable to assume that the American name of Presley is from that part of Wales.
The Preseli Hills are of historical significance for it is there that the unique bluestones for Stonehenge were quarried thousands of years ago.
Perhaps some ancient ancestors of the King of Rock and Roll helped to build the iconic stone circle? I like to think so.
The photos below were taken recently at the World's Smallest Elvis Presley Show in Austria.