Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gower bits and bobs

Two pretty things seen on the Gower coast whilst we were there.  On the footpath saw a house key presumably put on the top of a small wall so that the person who lost it might more easily find it … Continue reading

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Exotic Creatures comes to a BT box near you – perhaps

Walking up to the Seven Dials a couple of days ago I noticed that a telecoms box which used to display a pleasing play on words about turtles and tortoises has had a make-over.  It now celebrates the soon to … Continue reading

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Heading back to the workhouse

At the AGM of the B&H Heritage Comission I was introduced to Val Brown, a historian who wrote a history of women’s hospitals in Brighton  and Hove.  She gave me a copy of it because it has a section on … Continue reading

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Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick at St Lukes Church

Really went for Mr Carthy,  not being a big violin fan, but the way the two of them played so well together made me a bit of a convert to the violin.  Swarbrick seemed to get Carthy fired up, so … Continue reading

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Pennard Castle and Worms Head

So we went out in Strat and Tamsins car, no apostrophe cos means changing keyboard,  and started at a National Trust  car park a couple of miles away, with a walk along cliffs, the  inland over fossil dunes to Pennard … Continue reading

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To the lighthouse

Low tide makes it possible to walk to Mumbles lighthouse, but it’s still across seaweed crusted rocks.  We left the pier and headed out.  Only took half an hour even with exploring, turning over the odd rock, pulling up bits … Continue reading

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Oystermouth Castle

Tuesday afternoon we went down to the castle in Mumbles.  Much in ruin, but loads of barrel vaulting, spiral stairs and much altered buildings.  It was built, and burnt down three times before more peaceful times allowed bigger windows and … Continue reading

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