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Swansea sea, print & Scribble

During a June heatwave, a gentle breeze off the sea helps make a good day out with friends.  Last Saturday was also special, because three of us were converging on the Swansea Print Workshop to become part of Rose Davies’ … Continue reading

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Snow on St David’s Day

Everyone and their dog takes photos of snow, to which I am adding my own from getting to my horse from home in Efail Isaf. This was the gradual development of snow around March 1st, St David’s Day – a … Continue reading

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Tower Regeneration: a site visit

Tower Colliery has now closed, and the site is being restored through Tower Regeneration Limited (TRL).  I have been to one working group meeting, representing Open Spaces Society (as the Local Correspondent for Rhondda Cynon Taf), and last Friday we … Continue reading

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“Landmarks” at Made in Roath

Made in Roath has an annual October festival which has a brilliant range of open exhibitions, happenings and events from dawn to dusk – all free to the public. My highlight this year was “Landmarks” by Unity and Rufus Musafa  … Continue reading

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Western Communities, Bridgend: talking about Open Spaces

I was really pleased to get an invitation to talk about Open Spaces Society at the Westward Community Centre, thanks to Councillor Charles Smith. I first met Charles as the chair of Save Morfa Beach and he held together a … Continue reading

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Looking for commitment on Footpath 48a in Tonteg

Local Correspondents for Open Spaces Society have opportunities to object to any path orders, and I have had to refuse to withdraw objections to an order to extinguish a footpath through a new estate in Tonteg in Rhondda Cynon Taf.  … Continue reading

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“Parochial Artist” Gayle Rogers at Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare

Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery work hard, in their modern guise of a trust, to maintain Aberdare’s reputation for culture. One of the Valleys’ artist activists, Dr Gayle Rogers, has a solo exhibition there until July 8th 2017. Anyone who … Continue reading

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