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Apr 28, 2019
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

The Norman castle at Pencelli, east of Brecon, has virtually disappeared yet part of its moat remains in water - and often used by canal boats. When the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal was built in the 18th century, the ditch provided a ready-made ...

Apr 20, 2019
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

When Samuel Roberts of Llanbrynmair (near Machynlleth) had retired to live with his brothers in Conwy, the Government gave him £50 in recognition of his social and postal reforms. As a young man in the 1820s, he had advocated a system of penny post ...

Apr 12, 2019
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

If the monument to William Ewart Gladstone in Hawarden strikes you as surprisingly large for such a small town, there's a fascinating explanation: the statue was made for the broad expanse of Dublin's Phoenix Park. The ...