Tag Archives: Cwm yr Eglwys

On the rocks

The rocks on Dinas’s beaches provide an anchorage for an interesting collection of molluscs and lichens, many of which are indicators that the air is clean and general pollution levels are low. Our local Cwm yr Eglwys is included on the Marine … Continue reading

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Glorious colour

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The foolishness of tax avoidance

The sea wall at Cwm yr Eglwys was built to protect the graveyard after the great storm of 1859 had destroyed the Church and the sea threatened to encroach further and further inland with gruesome and distressing consequences. The Rev. Jones (writing … Continue reading

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Seeking the person behind the inscription: DAVID CHARLES JONES

The Reverend David Charles Jones was not originally from Dinas and indeed Jones is not a common surname in the village. However, he spent many happy holidays in the area and chose to be buried, with his wife and son, … Continue reading

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From Tegfan to Cwm yr Eglwys on the old road

If you plan to walk from Tegfan to Cwm yr Eglwys, it will take you about 10 minutes along this road. Walkers don’t expect traffic here; they’ll be admiring the wild flowers in the hedgerows (more of that another time) … Continue reading

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Fifty years too late

This photograph of Cwm yr Eglwys Churchyard, taken in 2005, gives a false impression of timelessness. This scene has not remained unchanged for centuries. The 1859 storm that destroyed the Church (while a service was taking place – miraculously there were … Continue reading

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The usefulness of arsenic

In the late 19th century, when doctors were still speculating about the possible causes of typhoid fever and worried about the high mortality of children working in factories, they already knew that arsenic in the home constituted a health risk. But, before the discovery of penicillin, … Continue reading

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Cwm-yr-Eglwys regatta

The first Cwm-yr-Eglwys regatta took place in 1899 – planned in a hurry when  Newport decided to abandon its regatta for that year. There was much enthusiasm in the village and Dinas residents determined to put the Fishguard regatta in the … Continue reading

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Welsh Ships and Sailing Men

I have bought this delightful book and shall be adding it our collection. What a treat! Just the thought of it sitting expectantly on our shelves, should tempt you down to Tegfan to read it. J Geraint Jenkins, who was … Continue reading

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The Great Storm of 1859

Now that we have seen the TV pictures of the storms battering the SW coast in the winter of 2013/2014, we can begin to imagine the strength of the Royal Charter Storm, the most powerful storm  in the Irish Sea … Continue reading

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Same old same old

Had we kept all the post-cards received over the years, our long-standing family connections with Dinas mean that we would now be able to paper a room with versions of this one. The countryside side around Dinas is one of the … Continue reading

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Film locations

The Pembrokeshire coastline is so dramatic, wild, picturesque and undeveloped that it has inevitably featured in a number of films. Richard Burton’s Under Milk Wood was made in Fishguard Lower Town, and more recently Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood was filmed on … Continue reading

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