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Carmarthenshire's vehicle reg area code...the relevant letters in the period of interest basically Pre-1974 are

BX and TH

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I know this is a tl;dv video, but it has its place here in the thread. Its not just about a rugby match, its about Llanelli, and its people. I liked it I viewed it, and wouldn't have done so if the page on this thread had not turned to Carmarthenshire's day in the spotlight. :-D They speaking voices are also wonderful in their own right :-D



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County Boundary stone...hands pointing the way too. :-D

County Boundary Stone - Castle Ely, Llanteg
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In my endless search for new material to bring to the thread I have three main criteria in mind! It must be in the right county, it should be interesting and ideally it should be entertaining. If it can be original in terms of subject matter then so much the better!!! Well this film fulfills 2 out of 4 so get ready for a blockbuster :-D



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Amelia Earhart needs a mention on the thread. I must have read about it before, and her name carries the association for me with Joni Mitchell's masterpiece "Amelia" referencing the pioneering aviator.
On 17 June 1928 Amelia Earhart flew from Newfoundland with co-pilots Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and Louis "Slim" Gordon in a Fokker F7 where did she land as shown in this film... :?:

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TOH Carmarthenshire :-D
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If only: :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
06 May 2022, 17:58
TOH Carmarthenshire :-D
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The researched answer came up with the goods Mick!

Havent found a story of Carmarthenshire's BX or TH reg codes to match the M1 registration of Cheshire.

Tricky to do a search for cars with "BX" reg numbers and come up with some alternatives, but there are 2 decent sources to look.

1 Buses are a good bet because the Bus Companies would tend to register their fleet in the "home" county.
2 Youtube and other video sources of old 1950's or 1960's films of towns.

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Here's one of those "only in Carmarthen" things...

Everyone's heard of a coracle surely,



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Not our registration number, not BX or TH, but a lovely image and its Llanelli and an unusual bus with a story.

Does it look like a double decker which someone has bung a low roof on it :?:
one of many by Alan Murray-Rust made available<br />on Geograph
one of many by Alan Murray-Rust made available
on Geograph
One of eight – Llanelly 1969
South Wales Transport No.40 passes in front of Llanelly Town Hall. The section of roadway it is using is now part of the public gardens (Spring Gardens) facing the town hall.

It was one of a batch of 8 buses of special design for use on the route to the New Dock area which had a railway bridge with just 9 ft clearance. It has an AEC Regent V chassis (built 1963) which was a double-deck type, these being the only single deck version of the type built. The by-then standard underfloor-engined single-deck bus could not accommodate a low profile body.
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Earlier today I looked up BX1 on Autotrader Vehicle Check. The first Registration number to be issued by Carmarthenshire.

Nothing really special it is currently on this rather anonymous vehicle...
FORD S-MAX TITANIUM TDCI 2017
Registration number: BX1
Body type: Mpv
Colour: Grey
Date of first registration: May 2017

So what are the chances of finding an image of it...... :?:

100% it turns out, thanks to this blog post here
Result!

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Getting on for last orders for Carmarthenshire's day in the spotlight.
I'll go for one more contribution before it moves on.

If anyone has a contribution to make please post it up.

Bit of music missing?

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Au Revoir Carmarthenshire

Bit of Land of my Fathers from Llanelli Male Voice Choir


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____________Carmathenshire Done!_____42 done 50 to go________

There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each is having a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.

Our 42 numbers selected so far have been
2,3,4,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,15,16,18.19,20,22,24,28,31,34,44,48,51,52,54,59,61,65,66,68,69,70,72,73,75,78,79,81,82,84,86,89

______________________________________________________________________
Here's the pool
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Here's the random tool https://www.random.org/
Random Number is 14
County is Buteshire
Back to Scotland!


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Buteshire: Today's County in the spotlight

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Rothesay has to be in Buteshire. It is...along with the Isle Of Bute, The Isle of Arran, Great Cumbrae, Little Cumbrae
Holy Isle and Inchmarnock
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The settlements are few
Rothesay
Brodick
Lochranza
Millport

But it still gets its full allocation of a Day-ish in the spotlight
and an opportunity and a challenge to find out about it.

Here's an association for me. My first ever cassette tape. The Spinners Live Performance. Track 1 Side 1

This
"A durham a do a durham a day a durham a do a daddy-o, a durham a do, a durham a day, the day we went to Rothsay-o"



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