Tag Archives: Caerphilly

A tour of Eglwysilan common

The common land on Mynydd Elwysilan hasn’t featured enough in this blog except as a site of crime and conflict. It’s easy to forget what a wonderful asset Eglwysilan is, for cooperative commoners to graze their stock, for the public … Continue reading

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Rights restored around Eglwysilan common today

Tomorrow, pesky access-blockers may be back, but today belonged to the people who have rights on Mynydd Eglwysilan Common: commoners, byway drivers and trail, quad and pedal bikers, horse riders, walkers, roamers were all there to let the landowners know … Continue reading

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Works on Eglwysilan: the Inspector calls

On 23rd June, for the Open Spaces Society, I attended a site visit on Eglwysilan Common.  The Inspector visited following the application for an access across the common for the wind turbine at Castell Llwyd farm at the Nelson end. … Continue reading

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Seven:14 established artists and makers at Y Galeri, Caerphilly

There are some stunning works by Seven:14, a new group of women artist and makers at Caerphilly’s Y Galeri on St Fagan’s Street, there until 7th March.  The neat multi-space gallery is reflected in the intricacy of the works, and … Continue reading

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Big Cheeses and Big Bites: Caerphilly & Pontypridd

On the last couple of weekends we have had local “days out”.  First, the Big Cheese brought a funfair and lots of food and craft stalls to Caerphilly Castle grounds.  It was raining, and we stayed awhile in the Crimson … Continue reading

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What is going on around Eglwysilan Common?

It was a first for me: farmers unwilling to walk up a track on a common for fear of being threatened.  But that happened on a visit to see some very odd things being done on Eglwysilan Common following a … Continue reading

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