And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Castle built on a rockBy the time the photo* was taken in the 1960s, these walls had withstood the wild sea weather for 60 years at least and provided an apt example for the local Vicar to use when teaching the parable of the house built on the rock. Gerwyn Stephens, the Vicar of St Brynach’s Church, Dinas, compared the strength of this little house to the impermanenence of sand castles in a programme made for Sunday broadcasting. Local children built the sand castles for the cameras and David Harford’s little house on the rocks stood for the work of the wise man.

If you have seen my previous post on this subject you’ll know that the little house has since been restored by Parkes builders and has been photographed, in colour, by ceridwen.

Did you build one of the sandcastles? Did you see the programme? I’d love to hear from you.

*With many thanks to David Stephens.

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I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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