What do you know about Wales?

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Re: What do you know about Wales?

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Cant find the old roadscapes.co.uk website of Alan Spillett the transport artist from Aberaeron, Ceredigion.

There was some info that he was retiring so looks like his work is lost from the net! Much of his work was commissions for lorry drivers and their families. I do have one of his books "Roadscape II", not surprisingly his follow up to "Roadscape". Excellent stories about the pics as well as the pics themselves.

I find that he has a link with Newcastle.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/4647030.stm
Originally from London, he took the subject (art) at A-level but failed an interview for art school in Newcastle. That set back eventually led him down a totally different career route - truck driving.
"I hitched a lift with a truck driver back from Newcastle after my failed art school interview and he was quite a character," said Mr Spillett, ....."I thought his job was great and soon afterwards I got a driving job through my brother."
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Regards Neil