Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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A golfer?
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Not by profession Paul!
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He had that ex-golfer look about him...
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Paul-R wrote:
17 Jun 2022, 13:31
He had that ex-golfer look about him...
Yes I know what you mean, a bit Peter Alliss-ish but although it is likely he played the game that's not what his claim to fame is!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
17 Jun 2022, 12:06
Who is this and what is the connection with Monmouthshire?
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I havent looked him up and to be honest I have no idea by looking at him who he is, but he is standing on a cricket field, must have some connection with Monmouthshire and Wales so while I would remember him with dark hair it could be a a more elderly Tony Lewis, who may be half of the Duckworth-Lewis "method", and he may have been born in Monmouthshire.

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One omission from the map is that Newport is firmly in the historic county of Monmouthshire

The interactive map on which the 92 counties are based is here...

Interactive map
Page for the historic county of Monmouthshire
https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Monmouthshire

... and my first picture for Monmouthshire is a bit of tubular steel from Newport Monmouthshire erected over the Tweed in Peebles and a perfect bridge between our previous County in the Spotlight and Todays County in the Spotlight.
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With golf mentioned earlier, the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010
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Few happy faces here at the end of the contest





On another sporting front when I saw Tredegar within the boundaries on Monmouthshire I immediately thought of Ray Reardon the snooker player 6 times world champion without even looking it up.

His Wiki page reveals that I was quite right in my association :-D

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This is a gorgeous and photogenic Bridge, and maybe Gibbo can happily claim half of it for Gloucestershire, when Gloucetershire is randomly selected for its turn to feature with its own day in the spotlight.

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andy dolman / Bridge over Wye

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 Jun 2022, 19:38
This is a gorgeous and photogenic Bridge, and maybe Gibbo can happily claim half of it for Gloucestershire, when Gloucetershire is randomly selected for its turn to feature with its own day in the spotlight.

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andy dolman / Bridge over Wye

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Almost the name of a good war film: Bridge over the River Wye!! :-D
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Things to look out for as you drive through the major road routes of Monmouthshire.

Memorable Roadside Sights (Monmouthshire main Road Routes) No 1. Celtic Manor Resort Hotel nr Newport
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Monmouthshire/Gloucestershire host some iconic bridges across the Severn, and before the bridges the ferries.

The original Severn Bridge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Bridge

The Second Severn Crossing (Prince of Wales Bridge)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Severn_Crossing

The Aust/Beachley Ferry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aust_Ferry

There is also the Severn Tunnel for the rail connections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Tunnel

Canny lot of words on them all there, but a few example images and the odd video may be easier to digest.
If you find any post them up.

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Severn Estuary Crossings
OpenStreetMap Foundation (Main map); User:Martinvl (Additional annotations), ODbL <http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

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For all the engineering and design achievement of the bridges and tunnels, I do like a bit of old film of the ferries and the cars.
In colour!


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We crossed the Severn Bridge on the final day of our September Stroll:
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Abergavenny Camping Barn Montage April 2004
Quite a decent Camping Barn<br />Certainly nice scenery when it stopped raining and daylight came.  Previous night it was torrential rain and pitch dark when we arrived, and involved driving up steep narrow lane about 2 miles from Abergavenny
Quite a decent Camping Barn
Certainly nice scenery when it stopped raining and daylight came. Previous night it was torrential rain and pitch dark when we arrived, and involved driving up steep narrow lane about 2 miles from Abergavenny
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 Jun 2022, 18:59
mickthemaverick wrote:
17 Jun 2022, 12:06
Who is this and what is the connection with Monmouthshire?
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I havent looked him up and to be honest I have no idea by looking at him who he is, but he is standing on a cricket field, must have some connection with Monmouthshire and Wales so while I would remember him with dark hair it could be a a more elderly Tony Lewis, who may be half of the Duckworth-Lewis "method", and he may have been born in Monmouthshire.

REgards Neil
It's not Tony Lewis, you have got the right sport and he was born down the hill from your camping barn! I refer you to the clue in my original post! :-D