What do you know about Wales?

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Re: What do you know about Wales?

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One year we holidayed late (October/November) near Pendine. The only day it rained was the day we left. My colleagues at work was convinced I had been abroad!

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And not too far from me the memorial stone on the way to Aberystwyth for Dryweryn.

For those that don't know, this was the Welsh village that was flooded back in 1965 so that Liverpool could have our water!
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"Remember Dryweryn"
The story in pictures here:


The music's a bit sad, so hankies at the ready :-({|=

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^ I'm based quite close to Capel Celyn, it's used to maintain the level of the river Dee in order to allows water abstraction downstream in Chester for the Liverpool area.

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I used to pass that memorial everyday to and from Aber, it has been defaced a few times, but is always restored very quickly after an incident.

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Re: What do you know about Wales?

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Right Reservoir? If so a mere 65.5 miles from Devils Bridge and 41.0 miles from Boduan

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Llyn Celyn dam and tower w [Public domain], by Velela (photo taken by Velela), from Wikimedia Commons

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That's the one.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Jun 2018, 19:43
Thanks Eifion...you would appear to have a fair stable of French Cars to "do the deed" with (original photo with car at said box!)

Now if I was to select one from your list it would have to be the 1972 Citroen DS...is it a go-er?


It is, though it's not the shiniest DS. I'll see what I can do.

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Excellent...plenty of layby space to pull in at Boduan just off the A497

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.9107646 ... 312!8i6656

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Here’s one, any guesses?
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Its a Gilbern, but not sure which model. I always wanted an Invader.

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The Austin J-Forty and its story has appeared on the FCF before and the Pickled Egg library has this
The factory was at Bargoed

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I learn't to drive in a real one of those, it was the works van.

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 23:28
Here’s one, any guesses?

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I am always disappointed with these when I look at them "in the flesh". So many little things wrong that they add up to make them a disappointment.

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This Gilbern above looks a bit like the back end of this DB5
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