Saint Deniol’s Hawarden

"Aye! The nights are fair drawing in" is an old saying my grandmother used to use as winter came along. And with it comes storms, more rain and snow, especially in Wales. This morning I was told there was a heavy fall of snow in the Snowdonia National Park last night, so that could well... Continue Reading →

Gas Boys, Gas!

During WW1 chemical weapons were introduced and one of the worst was mustard gas, which really wasn't a gas, more of an oily liquid which was dispersed as an aerosol cloud. Mustard gas is a blistering agent causing very painful skin blisters, blindness and if you inhaled it the gas would cause untold damage to... Continue Reading →

A Walk Round Dinorwic Quarry

I should start by saying there is no way I could walk around the full extent of the quarry. Dinorwic was the second largest slate quarry in Wales, the largest was at Bethseda, just a short distance away. Covering over 700 acres and rising from about 100 metres in staged levels to a height of... Continue Reading →

Saint Baglan’s Church

Situated on the coast, south of Caernarfon the church, and its cemetary, stand like a small island in a field. I'd been planning a visit to this church for some time, but Covid-19 happened. The period between AD 500–700 was known as the age of the saints; during this time monastic settlements were established throughout... Continue Reading →

Where Did That Come From?

On my way home from Llynnau Mymbyr I decided to go via the Ogwen Valley and Nant Ffrancon. It's one of my favourite spots in Snowdonia, easily accessible from the road, but can be remote if you take lesser known routes. Whatever, there's always a good photograph to be had. Generally I won't use the... Continue Reading →

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