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Porthkerry History Talk 2pm 10th June 2023

 Graham Loveluck-Edwards Porthkerry Church CF62 3BZ Saturday 10th June 2.00-3.00pm Free The picturesque little white washed church of St Curig in Porthkerry has a fascinating history dating back to the 13th Century. And the site has more than likely been one of spiritual significance since pre-history. In this talk I will be walking you through all that history talking…

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The legend of the white lady of West Orchard

This is a really tragic, old legend from St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. The back story of an oft reported aparation of a white lady ghost in a field near West Orchard Castle. With a lot of historical context. We hear about the second crusades, the De Clare family, the Berkerolles family, the…

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Talks on Glamorgan history and folklore

If you, like me, love a bit of Glamorgan history, folklore and legend, you may be interested in joining me at any number of talks I am giving in the coming months. As I am a guest speaker at most of these I have given details of the organisers so where tickets are required you…

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War diary of a Glamorgan farmer (WW1)

Edgar Walter Savours was born in 1897 and was brought up on Fontygary Farm which today is the Fontygary Inn on the western edge of the village of Rhoose. Throughout his life he kept diaries and journals and he published them in his memoirs. His gift for writing takes you right to the heart of…

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P8F7TN Ysgyryd Fawr. Offa’s Dyke Path. John o’ groats (Duncansby head) to lands end. End to end trail. Wales. UK (P8F7TN Ysgyryd Fawr. Offa’s Dyke Path. John o’ groats (Duncansby head) to lands end. End to end trail. Wales. UK, ASCII, 113 components,

A great Welsh legend for Good Friday

This is Mynydd Ysgyryd Fawr (or in English; The Skirrid). It lies north of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. It is also known as ‘The Holy Mountain’. Technically it is a hill not a mountain but the Welsh word ‘mynydd’ doesn’t have such a strict definition criteria as its English equivalent. It just means big hill. It…

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What’s in a name: Laleston

I have quite a strong connection with the village of Laleston, near Bridgend. I grew up in the parish, went to the primary school and sang in the church choir. So speaking as someone with that background who is mad about legends and folklore and the origins of local place names, you can imagine my…

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The Wreckers of Dunraven

One of my all time favourite Welsh legends this. Dunraven Castle used to stand on the Glamorgan coast of the Bristol Channel. Not far from Bridgend on the Heritage Coast by Southerndown beach. It has a fascinating history dating back to the Iron Age but nothing is more spectacular about this place than this legend.…

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Unus pro omnibus – one for all

We make many journeys in our life which just take us from A to B. In today’s blog however, I would like to share one with you which is reserved for special occasions. For those times when I have been a very good boy. And it is one which I believe many others will enjoy.…

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