Tag Archives: Newport

Mudlarking at Newport

The River Nevern must have carried and dropped this weighty item into the estuarial mud and its origins are clear to anyone willing to stop and read. The Goodwick brickworks, established in 1908 just a year after the arrival of the Great Western railway, produced … Continue reading

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Ty Twt: a little museum in Newport

We took the long route from Tegfan (Dinas) to Ty Twt (Newport), going up the mountain behind Dinas, along the ridge to Carningli and then down to Newport. It was a wonderful walk and at the very end, as we … 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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Left or right?

Both are delightful. When you get to the beach at Newport, turn left for the dunes. Turn right for these rock formations in the cliffs.

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Wynmor Owen – sculptor

Wynmore Owen comes from a seafaring family  in Llangrannog, just 25 miles or so up the coast from Dinas but he has since moved even closer. His father and grandfather were mariners and Wynmor continues this close connection to the sea … Continue reading

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My Alzheimer’s Peppers

My pepper plants came from a stall in Newport when the town was raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. There was live music, a BBQ and several stalls. The food was delicious and the stalls were tempting. I managed to resist the books … Continue reading

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Food for free

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A rarity

The Perennial Centaury (Centarium scilloides), which flowers in June, was thought to have only one native habitat in the UK – Newport Dunes. It has recently also been seen in Cornwall but it remains an exciting find. It grows on the Atlantic coasts … Continue reading

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From Carningli to Dinas Island

This beautiful photo was taken from the top of Carningli,  behind our local town of Newport. Although the rocky summit is only 347m in height I feel that it qualifies as a mountain  because of the way that it rises up steeply … Continue reading

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Ann Gent and Graham Coles invite you to rummage

From the outside you can’t tell that the Carningli Centre is an art gallery and a second-hand book shop as well as a destination for lovers of old railway signage, collectors and connoisseurs of oil lamps and indeed anyone who loves to … Continue reading

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Come to Dinas to see the real thing

  We saw these birds by Ugo Rondinone in Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof earlier in the year. A few months later, the memory of the gallery installation worked to make the ordinary birds on the murky Newport river mud a joyous sight.

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When Wales was the envy of Russia

To those of us who find it hard to resist the opportunity of wandering around a graveyard, a headstone will often offer a personal, privileged glimpse into largely undocumented lives. This inscription marks a grave in St Mary’s churchyard, Newport, Pembrokeshire. John Morgan, a … Continue reading

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