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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Outside and in [2]

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Outside the library and looking out.  I wonder if Lady in Red was playing anywhere??

Monday, February 27, 2012

Inside and out

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The graduation ceremony was being held inside but this graduate need some fresh air.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Maerdy Colliery

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The last tram of coal...I wonder if this really is the last one, as I have seen this written on trams in other places.  This one is in the Rhondda Heritage Park.....so it must be true.!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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........to Caerphilly Castle!
This is one of the entrances, no doubt at one time barred to stop Cromwells army.  They didn't succed in keeping them out though.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Craig yr allt

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This overlooks Taffs Well, but is not walked as much as the other hill, The Garth, that also overlooks the village.  The Garth was featured in the film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995). starring Hugh Grant.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Year

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This is a pillar from the Taffs Well viaduct which carried the railway line to Barry.  As you can see its been decorated for the two previous jubilees so I wonder where the Diamond one will go?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Winter trails

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Snow always adds that little bit of interest to well walked trails.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Brrrr....... its cold

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After a fairly mild winter so far we've had a very cold snap, and even the ferns decided to lay low!!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Taffs Well

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Taffs Well sprinkled with a light dusting of snow!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Barry and its beaches

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The top one is Barry Island beach taken from Cold Knap Point and the bottom picture is of Watchtower Bay.

"During the Second World War, Cold Knap Point was altered to look like the Battery on Nell's Point, with the placement of dummy guns and fortifications. There was also a barrage balloon site built in the swimming pool grounds to give credence to it. This fooled no one, as in the 30's the Graf Zeppelin flew over Barry taking pictures of the port and the surrounding countryside.

Watch Tower Bay takes its name from the watchtower built there in about 1865, when Barry had a population of less than 90."
 [ Tom Clemett's History of Barry http://www.barrywales.co.uk/tomclemett/knap.asp ]