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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Apr 2022, 13:31
mickthemaverick wrote:
25 Apr 2022, 13:07
Now another rather tricky bit of investigation may be needed. This is a picture of a friend checking her lottery ticket but which castle can you see out the window? :-D
Criccieth is in County number 15 Mick, no wonder I couldnt find it in County number 54 :-D

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25 Apr 2022, 13:20
A bit late for my claim on the 100 points, but off the top of my head - surely The Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited should have its moment in the limelight :-D
"It wasn't a very long or very important railway but it was called The Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited and it was all there was".
Some moving pictures needed...surely youtube will have some. :-D

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Not only an example episode, but also the very first episode in black and white.



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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Apr 2022, 13:44
bobins wrote:
25 Apr 2022, 13:20
A bit late for my claim on the 100 points, but off the top of my head - surely The Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited should have its moment in the limelight :-D
"It wasn't a very long or very important railway but it was called The Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited and it was all there was".
Some moving pictures needed...surely youtube will have some. :-D

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Here you go then with the updated version:

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Its different Mick, but I posted the original original about 10 mins ago black and white, poetic, slow, more dour, and very simple storyline which continued into episode 2 the next week.

viewtopic.php?p=715742#p715742

Do prefer the original.

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The pictures and animation are indeed updated but the script is pretty much true to Oliver Postgate's original writing!! I did find an 'in between' version, a colour cartoon but it only had the beginning so I went for the whole story!! :-D
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Apart from a brief mention at the beginning of this county we have not acknowledged the part Portmeirion played in a significant TV production with Patrick McGoohan. This picture (click on the image) clearly illustrates the beauty of the place and its history is well worth reading up on here
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Another pictorial delve into Merionethshire produced this image of the photogenic Barmouth Bridge. You can walk and cycle across it too and is on National Cycle Network Route 8.
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It was a bit damper and a bit duller when we visited in 2016 :-D There will be much footage of it on youtube, and without doubt Michael Portillo will have covered it in one of his programmes.

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...and having mentioned Michael Portillo here he is on a Merionethshire Journey (for true Merionethshire ignore the Porthmadog bits! ) kicking off with a bit about Blaenau Ffestiniog I didn't know about...use of the caverns in the slate quarries for storing national art treasures.



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Merionethshire is the place for gold, and has supplied the Royal Family with wedding rings for many years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clogau_Gold_Mine

http://www.welshgold.co.uk/welsh-gold-mines.aspx
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Apr 2022, 16:48
...and having mentioned Michael Portillo here he is on a Merionethshire Journey (for true Merionethshire ignore the Porthmadog bits! ) kicking off with a bit about Blaenau Ffestiniog I didn't know about...use of the caverns in the slate quarries for storing national art treasures.

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The quarries / caverns at Manod that were used for the art treasure storage were also used as a film location for the TV drama "Edge Of Darkness". Craven and Jedburgh stumble upon the remains of 'the main Govt. bunker' where they crack open some wine and have a candlelit dinner and pause a while. The rooms they were in were actually some of the rooms built to store the art teasures.
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One of the various versions of "Men of Harlech", which......... "is a song and military march which is traditionally said to describe events during the seven-year siege of Harlech Castle between 1461 and 1468, when the castle was held by the Lancastrians against the Yorkists as part of the Wars of the Roses."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_of_Harlech

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bobins wrote:
25 Apr 2022, 19:58
The quarries / caverns at Manod that were used for the art treasure storage were also used as a film location for the TV drama "Edge Of Darkness". Craven and Jedburgh stumble upon the remains of 'the main Govt. bunker' where they crack open some wine and have a candlelit dinner and pause a while. The rooms they were in were actually some of the rooms built to store the art teasures.
I have had the DVD here for a couple of years, waiting to watch it again.
(The series, not the film)
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'Earl of Merioneth' at Blaenau Ffestiniog
'Earl of Merioneth' at Blaenau Ffestiniog
Since the passing of Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh the title of Earl of Merioneth is now held by Prince Charles, as well as this locomotive.

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Direction sign here at Tywyn Merionethshire

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.58828 ... 312!8i6656
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