Tag Archives: Newport

Menna Gallie – For when you’ve read your Dylan Thomas

We are nearing the end of Dylan Thomas’ centenary year. I hope that all fans have re-read ‘Under Milk Wood’ a few times in these past months and now have a little gap in the reading schedule before reminding themselves … Continue reading

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Catch a few crows

Jane Seymour is an artist with a strong connection to our part of West Wales, having spent much of her childhood on her parents’ farm near Newport. Her father (John Seymour)’s guides to running a small-holding, beautifully illustrated by Sally Seymour, were … Continue reading

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What’s going on in the Memorial Hall, Newport?

When you are in Dinas make sure you find out what is going on in Newport’s Memorial Hall; it’s only three miles down the road. The building was constructed in 1922 as a memorial to local men who died in the first … Continue reading

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John Brett’s holiday rental

When the artist, John Brett, decided to paint on the coast of West Wales in the 1880s he became a regular summer visitor to the Dinas area, renting Newport Castle to accommodate his large family. This was handy for visits to the bays … 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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A winter walk round Dinas Head

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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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A non-conformist guide to the Middle East

The density of chapels in this sparsely populated corner of Wales repays some study and the names transport the passer-by to the Middle East*. Some chapels survive as places of worship, many have been abandoned and others been converted to residential … Continue reading

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Self sufficiency in West Wales

  Sally Seymour’s lovely scraper board illustrations*are based on the farm near Dinas where the Seymour family strove to become self-sufficient in the 1970s. The illustrations appear in the book  Self-Sufficiency – The Science and Art of Producing and Preserving … Continue reading

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