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Sunday, September 25, 2011


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Whilst in Norfolk we visited Kings Lynn and it was interesting to find out where the name Vancouver came from.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Norfolk Broads - the setting sun

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We had a few days away in Norfolk, and this shot was taken at Horsey just by the water pump.  I suppose Norfolk is mainly known for The Broads. but there's a lot of other very interesting  places as well. 

Thursday, September 08, 2011

From this to this!!

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This is from part of a cycle ride.  The first picture is as you are leaving Treorchy with its ribbon development and then heading up the mountain road to the top of the Rhigos Mountain.  Its 4 miles from where the first picture was taken to the top, a steady climb and not too steep.  I took these pictures whilst cycling.
On the way to the top you pass an old Iron Age settlement called Hen Dre Yr Mynydd [The old town on the mountain], some more pictures here.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Industrial relics - Rhydyfelin tin works

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These old industrial buildings always intrigue me, I wonder what went on in there...I must find out!!

Well, Ceil, I have done, and I should have done it before publishing ....they are the Rhydfelin Tin works.

From the RCT website

"The following years saw the expansion and modernisation of the tin works until by 1836 they had become the largest in Britain. During this period the Crawshays had also acquired a small iron works by purchasing adjoining land to their existing land at Treforest. They had expanded to form the Taff Vale ironworks, which in conjunction with the tin works formed the Fforest Works. By 1835 these works were under the direct control of Francis Crawshay who had moved to the Treforest from Hirwaun (where the family owned an ironworks) and now lived at Forest House that was later to become the site for the University of Glamorgan."

See here for more info.