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Main discussion / Re: I got a Mouse!
« Last post by Wils on Friday 02 June 2017, 1751 »
Tree climbing goats and self-consuming brains?

The New Scientist seems to be going down hill rapidly.

They must have discovered gravity. Somebody was going to, sooner or later.
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Main discussion / Re: Llaingoch's Telly Bit And That
« Last post by Jean on Friday 02 June 2017, 0907 »
I see Poldark is back on Sunday week ...

Any more scything scenes, I wonder?
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Main discussion / Re: Pic of the day
« Last post by Rascal on Wednesday 31 May 2017, 1858 »
If you look over the wall from the cob you can see the remains of a load of guttering that somebody dumped whilst parked on that part of the cob.  The plastic shards of guttering are to be seen stuck upright in the sand all along the channels which are the deepest part of this portion of the bay.  A truly moronic place to fly tip your building rubble and debris. >:(
I wondered what they were, thanks,
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Main discussion / Re: Today is.....
« Last post by Trefignath on Tuesday 30 May 2017, 1313 »
From and entry in another internet site:

Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
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Protest: Land & Lakes - Penrhos development / Re: Penrhos/ Land & Lakes/MonFM
« Last post by Trefignath on Tuesday 30 May 2017, 1240 »
From the developer's arsenal we have the famous disappearing carrot.
First you see, it then you don't.
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Main discussion / Re: I got a Mouse!
« Last post by Trefignath on Tuesday 30 May 2017, 1202 »
Tree climbing goats and self-consuming brains?

The New Scientist seems to be going down hill rapidly.
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Main discussion / Re: Pic of the day
« Last post by Trefignath on Tuesday 30 May 2017, 1156 »

Close enough my friend, it's the Valley side - just across the water from Penrhos Nature Reserve/ Coastal Park.

Here is a photo from the same beach looking towards Holyhead. There is an old wreck in the photo too.
Lovely picture Baz!

She is the the "Thora" a small vessel that used to run coal from the port around to Bedmannarch Bay up that part of the cob that widens out into a grassy square.  You know, where the fishermen park.

She would unload there and the coal would go via horse and cart out to Valley and surrounding countryside.

I can't recall the date 1935 - 1950's? but one fateful day the "Thora" made her last trip around Bedmannarch Bay and was scuttled on the beach by the site of the original Valley Foundry, I guess the blacksmith played a major part in the operation; as he would have had the tools and strength.

She was fully surveyed about 5 years ago by a team of scientists and there is a site somewhere that has all these details, and much more but usefully I've lost the url

Interesting information this which throws a fresh light on my shaky memories.

I recall being told (or rather learning by half listening) that this wrecked boat was somehow associated with Scott of the Antarctic -- it had been part of his fateful expedition. Thinking about it now it makes no sense.

No evidence was forthcoming to support this widely held local folk tale but it seemed to be a part of HH history  -- as much as the shell of the wartime MTB beached at Bolsach which had been bought by a local for 1/- "for the wood".


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Main discussion / Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Last post by Che Guevaras Flip Flops on Monday 29 May 2017, 1911 »
Holyhead is pleasantly cool today after a few days of 23 - 26C temperatures.

At it's peak a couple of days OK, in my back yard/garden (which is walled admittedly) it hit 31c
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Main discussion / Re: What's Holyhead Like Right Now?
« Last post by Baz on Sunday 28 May 2017, 2243 »
Holyhead is pleasantly cool today after a few days of 23 - 26C temperatures.

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Main discussion / Re: Easter Eggs
« Last post by Baz on Sunday 28 May 2017, 2242 »
What did he sing on the toilet when he didn't have diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is hereditary, it runs in the jeans
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