All these were taken at Porthcawl harbour.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This is the inside of my latest library book. Point number 4 amuses me, how would they have known?
Here's a little story as to why I am reading this again.
When I was about 8 I used to rush home from Sunday School, pedalling like mad on my bike to be home by 4.30 to listen to the serialisation of Beau Geste on the radio. [or wireless as it was then]. This started off a fascination for the French Foreign Legion which has lasted all these years. I think it was the fact that you could "disappear" into the legion without any questions being asked that gave it that huge sense of mystery.
Recently Beau Geste was broadcast again, so back came the memories, and after listening to it I just had to get hold of the book. Luckily the library had a copy in their reserve stock, and so here we go again, being transported back to an 8 year old and soaking up those stories once more.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
This was from the age when coal was king, as the railway viaduct in the background was used by the Barry Docks railway to take coal from the Nantgarw collery to Barry. At the time Barry was the bigest exporter of coal in the UK. The industrial buildings below were part of the Forgemasters works and Taffs Well rung to the sound of the huge steam hammer working the steel.
All has changed, the coal mines are closed, the viaduct demolished, along with the railway line, the heavy industry has gone, and we now import coal.
But the old railway line is now a cycle track.