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About bookvolunteer

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.

Plant a tree in ’73 – View the scene in 2016

  This little grove of Austrian or Corsican pines, planted in 1973, provides shade at the back of Dinas’ old school field, an area that had been the garden plot worked by the older pupils. The national campaign to ‘Plant a tree … Continue reading

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Surprise visitor

Vicky Moller, local Plaid Cymru candidate, called this afternoon. She is standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales, on May 5th. She’s third on Plaid Cymru’s Mid and West regional list. Canvassing on the doorstep is a brilliant way to gauge … Continue reading

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Undergrounding

The imminent disappearance of these power lines and their poles really took me by surprise. Click on the notice to read what’s planned. The delights of baby rabbits, lambs and spring flowers, however, were to be expected along the old … Continue reading

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Red Kites in Dinas

The two red kites I failed to photograph were above the flat path between Pwllgwaelod and Cwmyreglwys. The beautiful birds didn’t seem in a hurry and turned our rather unexciting walk  into a wonderful opportunity to observe their flying display. For brilliant … Continue reading

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Our Aunt Emily

Aunt Emily earned her place among the sea captains of Dinas by having spent nine years at sea, mainly on the poop deck of the ‘Comliebank’. John Griffiths, her nephew, standing third from the left in the back row,  coaxed her … Continue reading

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Truly free range eggs in Dinas

Look on the pavement just to the left of Dinas’ petrol station and you’ll find this black, water-proof box. Open it up and you’ll find egg boxes, free-range eggs and a money box so that you can make your purchase. ‘Free-range’ can … Continue reading

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The Frenchman’s Feet

The Frenchman Motel*, Goodwick, that hosted bands such as Status Quo, The Tremeloes, The Trogs, Sassafras and Elvis Costello in the 1970s has long gone. Did these feet bop along with the fans that were drawn to the events in … Continue reading

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