Tha name of the old Philharmonic Hall lives on as The Philharmonic bar.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Lori in her blog had a picture of an old advert and asked if anyone else had some. Well here's one which is opposite our local newsagent. The old shop has now been converted into two small appartments, but luckily the sign remains.
Apologises if you have seen this already, as I have a feeling I may have posted it ages ago in an older blog.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Elderberries and haws.
Elderberries make fantastic wine. Folklore says that you should ask the tree first before picking the fruit. The Elder also supposedly has connections to witches. The haws really are just winter food for the birds, I dont know of any other use for them. Do you ?
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
No.....dont tell me.
The reason why I took this was because whilst camping the toothpaste flipped its lid and oozed out all over . So I had to wash all the junk in there and then when it was drying, thought it would make an interesting picture.
My bag is more of a survival kit than anything else. Why I have a comb in there now is crazy.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Port Eynon is the most southerly point on Gower and is thought to be named after an Eleventh Century Welsh Prince, Eynon. It is believed that he built Port Eynon castle which has disappeared over the years. Once there was a booming trade in Oyster fishing (the remains of the Oyster Pools and the old harbour wall can be seen at low tide), limestone quarrying, lobstering and crabbing, but as with many little ports also came reports of smuggling. At one stage, it is thought that eight excise men were stationed in the village alone.
At the far end of Port Eynon Bay stands the Eighteenth Century ruin of the old Salt House. Originally extracting salt from the sea, (the sea in Port Eynon has an especially high salinity) it is thought that the business was run as a cover for smuggled goods. Maybe this theory is not too far fetched when you consider that most of the local population of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries appeared to have been involved in smuggling. On one notable occasion, the goods were hidden in the church!
Extracted from the village website