Welsh Drovers: Wales Had Cowboys Too

The rich history of drovers, the Welsh equivalent of cowboys.

Cockfighting Pit Illustration
Idris’ sketch of a cockfighting pit. The drovers liked nothing better than to stop at an inn after a hard day’s droving and indulge in drinking, gambling, cockfighting and probably more besides. These men worked hard and played hard. Perhaps some of your cowboys had Welsh drovers in their ancestry. We certainly know that a great many Welshmen left their home country to start new lives in America. 
Photo By Josephine Roberts