A COUPLE have returned to their homeland after more than 40 years away.
Angela and Graham Brown courted and were married in Cardiff before emigrating to Australia more than 40 years ago.
As well as catching up with friends and relatives during their return home, the pair have enjoyed sampling Brains beer and visiting the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay – two developments they had never seen.
The couple, who have two sons, Matthew, 29, and Craig, 27, are staying with Graham’s cousin Clare Evans, in Llanishen, Cardiff.
Graham, 66, said his highlight has been watching Wales’ Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.
He said: “It was absolutely fantastic. My chest certainly came out with pride. I rang my two boys in Australia to tell them. I was blown away.
“I’ve been sampling the Brains beer too – it went down like nectar. They should leave it on people’s doorsteps like milk.
“I walked down Queen Street and I was blown away by the castle. You don’t realise how impressive that castle is until you haven’t seen it for years. It really stands out and thumps you.”
Graham grew up in Eyre Street, Splott, and Angela, 63, comes from Ceridwen Street, Mountain Ash.
They moved from Cardiff to Adelaide in 1965 and have not returned since.
Clare, 42, a hairdresser and trainee social worker, said friends and family were all delighted to see them.
She said: “They emigrated the year I was born so it’s been lovely to meet them. We keep in close contact so when I saw them, I felt like I’d known them all my life even though we had never really met.”