Tag Archives: Dinas Cross

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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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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Bara Brith – 5* review

Stop for refreshment at Bara Brith. Dinas’s new café  in ‘Yr Hen Ysgol’ is on the main road opposite the petrol station and it’s open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. The menu changes daily, the staff are all … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

Dinas’ Primary School closed in 2002 but it didn’t take long for local people to negotiate, fundraise and recruit supporters so that it could open again as ‘Yr Hen Ysgol’. There are activities on offer now for everyone, ranging from … Continue reading

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Strung along in Dinas

I wonder how many of us have a little corner in the knickernsock drawer, or perhaps an old cigar box on the desk, that acts as a final repository for small sad broken items with sentimental value: dad’s gold fountain pen, mum’s … Continue reading

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At anchor on the heavenly shore

Remembered by the maritime communities of Dinas, Pembrokeshire and Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

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Part 7: Unknown lives. Guesses, Slivers of Information and Cul-de-sacs

W Adams, died June 30, 1941, 64 yrs Pembroke Dock Leah Hunt, died April 28, 1942, 76 yrs West Bromwich Mary J Albrow, died Nov 2, 1942, 87 yrs Stepney Annie E Smith, died Sept 11, 1943, 73 yrs Paddington … Continue reading

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Part 6: Friends

JESSIE A PRESS, DIED JULY 5, 1945, 83 YRS, STEPNEY The last name on the gravestone is that of Jessie Amina Press who was born in the East-end ward of St George in the East in 1862 – the same … Continue reading

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Evacuees remembered

There are plenty of clues that tell of the evacuation of people from the cities to our part of North Pembrokeshire during the early days of the Second World War. We know that our area  welcomed young evacuees. They are smiling at … Continue reading

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The ridiculous shame of poverty

In at least one respect Martha Ann’s (absent) husband was a good catch. David became a master mariner and was known locally as ‘Capten dwbl’ on account of the additional maritime certificates he was said to have acquired. Even a doubly qualified … Continue reading

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Welcome to ‘Blas’

A five-hour walk along the mountain ridge from Dinas brought us into Newport for a very very late lunch. It was wonderful to sit down (warmly, comfortably and well looked after) inside and to be offered a great range of delicious … Continue reading

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