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Not been down for a while cos carpark charging machines are a mare to use if, they work. Too much of a risk for a fine.
- Coastal Wales
- Inland Wales
- Llandrindod Wells
- Bishop's Castle (England)
Places and Things
- Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber
- St David's Cathedral
- Devil's Bridge
- Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales
- Conwy Castle
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
This afternoon's shot of the glorious, if rather distastefully 'restored' Castell Dolwyddelan, built in the early 13th century by Prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth ('Llywelyn the Great').
The upper parts of the castle are clearly identified as the 19th century renovation, undertaken by Lord Willoughby de Eresby.
The #Dubai7s starting tommorrow and the #ThisIs7s #Podcast made a little preview: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1uBcunO9VF3KbDFaIiFZps
The Podcast from the former #Wales 7s Players Chris Knight and Luke Treharne and actual #Ireland Player Harry McNulty started three weeks ago in his 2nd Season and viewing back to the #Olympic2024 qualifier and the changes at the #WorldSevensSeries now called #SVNS.
It's hard to know the value of a mark without context, so in order to explore marks for another piece, I gave some test marks some context.
Two 5x5 cm wood engravings.
I know where I'd rather be. That said, I'm still none to sure how I'm going to approach the larger piece, though I do at least have a slightly clearer sense of some of the possibles.
Bookmarking for later reading. The University of Wisconsin-Madison holds a digitised copy of William Hughes's book "Dark Africa and the Way Out" (1892) which originally was held in the Christian Mission library in Bala (a history in itself). This book is essential reading for understanding how and why the African Institute, a school for children originating from several African countries, was set up in #ColwynBay in #Wales, of all places.
Delighted to learn today that my linocuts 'Yr Wyddor Gymraeg' and 'It would make you weep' have been accepted for the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art open exhibition, 2024.
'Yr wyddor Gymraeg' is a sampler of sorts based on the Welsh alphabet (as was before the introduction of the letter J).
Crawling through #PeoplesCollectionWales on #Bywgraffiadur business when I find a picture of Darwin Hinds, the first black mayor of Barry, with then Prince Charles -- who is either going through his hippie phase or coss-playing as a time-travelling Prince Harry.
Masterpiece of research, this. Proper deep dive into the 'assumed knowledge' that the dragon on the Welsh flag is 'The Red Dragon of Cadwaladr'.
Just because people have been saying he flew it, right back until 1700s, doesn't make it true.
Residents of #Pwllheli receive letters saying Crown Estate wants to register ownership of the minerals beneath their homes
Thursday 04 February 2016
“It is over 600 years since Pwllheli in North Wales was given its charter by Edward, the Black Prince.
“But now the ancient market town is at the centre of a #Royal claim over the 'manorial rights' to the ground on which its foundations are built. Around 1,300 homeowners in Pwllheli and nearby Morfa Nefyn have been sent letters saying the Crown Estate wants to register ownership of mines and minerals beneath their houses.
“The estate, which manages sovereign land, says it has owned rights over the minerals for many centuries and is now having to register its ownership after protection over these rights was withdrawn under new land registration laws.
“But the letters sent out by the Land Registry notifying residents of the claim have sparked 'worry and alarm' according to the town’s MP, who says the Crown Estate’s bid mirrors the 'grasping, unprincipled landlordism' that has bedevilled Wales in the past.
“The row comes two years after residents in Anglesey and the Arfon area of Gwynedd pledged to challenge similar notices sent out on behalf of the Crown Estate claiming ownership over ancient rights to minerals and mining.
“Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, which includes Pwllheli, said: 'This has alarmed my constituents and has been the cause of great worry for local people
“'Staking claim to mining and mineral rights reeks of the 19th century, not the 21st century. There is no place for this kind of approach today.'
“Mike Parry, a town councillor in Pwllheli, said: 'These letters are worrying for people, especially the elderly, who are concerned about what will happen to their homes.'
“The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business, with a history dating back to 1066. It has been tasked by Parliament since 1760 with managing the sovereign’s land.
“Over the last 10 years it has returned a £2.3bn profit to the Treasury. Its portfolio includes Regent Street and much of St James’s in London – and the entire UK seabed.
“Homeowners in Pwllheli have been told they can challenge the claim, but must provide evidence that they are entitled to whatever minerals might lie beneath their homes.
“The minerals, if they exist at all, might include deposits of sand, rock or even quartz. But they would not include coal, oil, gas, silver or gold, which are covered by other legislation.
“A spokeswoman for the Crown Estate said: 'Along with many other landowners, the Crown Estate is in the process of registering historical mineral rights with the Land Registry.
“'These claims are not new and we would like to reassure local residents that the registration process is in no way an indication of our intent to begin mining, which in any event would require planning permission and the surface owner’s consent.'"
This book actually belongs to my 15-year-old, not to me, but once he finished devouring it, he immediately brought it over to me because he knew I'd love it, too - and he's not wrong! Gorgeous art and so many cool creatures (some of them quite local to us) - bliss. ❤️
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We all have different ways of coping with grief. One of my coping mechanisms is to create something new. My new project is the life story of my 3 x great grandmother, Mary Hopkin. To tell her story, and the story of her relatives and village, I’ve stepped into her shoes and will follow her footsteps as a thirty-year-old single mother in 1848 through to her passing in 1897. I hope you will enjoy the posts.
As part of the #Bywgraffiadur Diversity Project, we just updated our list of names that need new articles.
This is the chance to have your say!
Do you recognise any of the names?
What do you know about them?
Which names are still missing from the list?
And: Would you like to write an article for inclusion in the Dictionary?
Find the list here: https://biography.wales/amrywedd
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Some things are faster on their way to publication than others. Turns out, the head editor of the #Bywgraffiadur is a fast reader and gave the green light for my unabridged, original version to get published on my blog.
So for those of you who enjoy their #HistoryOfMedicine, #MiningHistory, #EighteenthCentury and immigrants from #Germany with opinions about #MineralWaters in #Wales, I offer you a short biography of Diederich Wessel Linden (d.1769).