Tag Archives: Tegfan

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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And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

By the time the photo* was taken in the 1960s, these walls had withstood the wild sea weather for 60 years at least and provided an apt example for the local Vicar to use when teaching the parable of the house built … Continue reading

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Meet the Miller’s Wife

Jane Hall, who introduced herself as ‘The Miller’s Wife’, brings her wonderful bread and flour to Fishguard market on Thursdays. The flour is produced at ‘Y Felin’, adjacent to the 12th century Abbey at St Dogmaels. The Abbey itself is … Continue reading

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Earth, wind, fire and water c1987

The wooded valley leading down to Aberfforest beach once hosted an amazing exhibition of sculptures. They were fashioned from soil and slate, turves and trees and were destined to return to nature in their own time and leave no trace. We watched … Continue reading

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Pwllgwaelod to Aberbach

Here are some of the wild flowers we saw on a walk to the beach at Aberbach this summer. I love Aberbach. The road that dips and climbs along the coast at this point is only single track and there … Continue reading

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Wild Wood

The meltwater channel that joins Cwm yr Egwlys to Pwllgwaelod is now a wild wood of willow and alder. In spite of the wide, wheelchair accessible path that follows the valley and offers coastal path walkers an easy shortcut across the … Continue reading

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I know I’m probably over-reacting but

I was personally affronted that Pembrokeshire doesn’t feature in the index of this little book that I have bought for the Tegfan book shelves. The author is Jean-Pierre Mohen who has a doctorate in prehistory from the Sorbonne and has written … Continue reading

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What did the Sea Captains from Dinas do with their money?

The first thing many of them did was to build a house and change the shape of the village. Dinas had originally been sited in the bay of Cwm yr Eglwys, where all the land was owned by large land … Continue reading

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Home spun treasure

This beautiful skein of pure new wool comes from a flock of Llanwenog sheep on a small holding in Llanllwni near Lampeter. You don’t have to travel far from Dinas, however, because you’ll find it on Jana Davidson’s ‘Leafy Lion’ stall … Continue reading

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The bus shelter at Yet y Bontbren (or Teenage passion c1955)

Have a good look at this bus shelter because it will soon disappear and be replaced with something much more modern and probably flimsier. Before it’s demolished, however, we should celebrate its beginnings and give thanks for the community spirit that … Continue reading

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The old hay barn

When Mr Rowlands constructed his hay barn, about seventy-five years ago, his wife and daughter were not impressed; it was rather a dangerous contraption, in their view. Over recent years the farmers in the Dinas area have taken to new ways of storing … Continue reading

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Beehive pigsty – a pig’s eye view

As you can see, the pigsty (on the left) is in much better condition that the house of its owner (on the right). The cottage has fallen into disrepair and fencing prevents the unwary walker from straying into an area … Continue reading

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