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« Reply #72 on: Thursday 26 January 2006, 0010 »
I didn't see it Tref, I wanted to but was at work :(

I've got a copy of 'Anglesey Whalers' somewhere, a cracking read.  I have also found 'Holyhead Mountain' and 'Holyhead Breakwater and quarries' by Eddie Owens, Story of a Port by Hughes & Williams and of course 'Every Picture Tells a Story', ed. Gareth Rowlands to be very interesting - I think you can still buy most of them at the Ucheldre.  There was also a history of the Catholic Church in Holyhead last year (I think) which was a good read.
"The housecat may mock the tiger," said the master, "but doing so will not make his purr into a roar."

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« Reply #73 on: Thursday 26 January 2006, 1416 »
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...  I have also found 'Holyhead Mountain' and 'Holyhead Breakwater and quarries' by Eddie Owens, ... and of course 'Every Picture Tells a Story', ed. Gareth Rowlands to be very interesting....


Thanks for that note Cod - they are ones that I have missed but will try and contact Ucheldre for copies as I doubt whether I shall be visiting HH for a year or two.

Is "Hen Caergybi" by [?First name?] Bell still in print? The edition I have has a photo of my my [maternal] Victorian nain identified in the caption as "remembered as a Mrs Hughes" standing in front of the Market Buildings. She is the source for my fondly recorded  Encyclopedia entries under "Misty manners", "Cric-y-mala"  and "Lockaboard".
But that is enough about me [rather than HH].
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« Reply #74 on: Thursday 26 January 2006, 1511 »
Thanks for that link Det.
Seems the old place is buzzing a deal more that when I were a hogyn <old age icon>.
Pity it fails to keep the chavs off the streets. But then I suppose nothing of this sort would :roll:
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« Reply #75 on: Thursday 26 January 2006, 1754 »
Hi Reenee not to sure how you do that you know us girls and computers!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #76 on: Thursday 26 January 2006, 1838 »
Hiya again

On the front page of the forum - the forum index. there's a thread called introductions. The template we all used was the one designed by the ever fabulous Bolsachain -- take a look and join in ........Everyone who hasn't done it yet, should - it's great :)
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Oh silly me -- just click on this
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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« Reply #77 on: Saturday 28 January 2006, 2103 »
I only have to look at red wine or think of green grass (of home :)  ) and I pick up dirt.  Dunno how they do it, especially as a lot of them seem to live knee - deep in crap.
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« Reply #78 on: Sunday 29 January 2006, 1648 »
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...Some forecasters are predicting that next week will be worse, when we start getting wind straight from Russia, where they have had very severe weather (-25 degrees)....


Another good reason for setting up an independent HH as you suggested in an earlier thread. We could stop it at the border at Four Mile Bridge yeah.
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« Reply #79 on: Wednesday 01 February 2006, 0031 »
The posts that came after this point have been spit into a separate thread: http://www.caergybi.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=281
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« Reply #80 on: Friday 03 February 2006, 1730 »
Another gem, Bolsyn bach.  Thank you!

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« Reply #81 on: Friday 03 February 2006, 1820 »
May I say (at risk of my admiration for your writing being taken in the wrong context :roll: this town and rumours aye :roll: )
Lovely Bolsy - Lovely, Bolsy
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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« Reply #82 on: Saturday 04 February 2006, 0038 »
Aye that one hit the spot here too.
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« Reply #83 on: Saturday 04 February 2006, 2222 »
Bolsyn, you poet cum historian you.  The pont Hwfa you mention in your piece is more than a mere piece of stone.  It derives from the Bridge of Hwva (Celtic Hwfa) as chronicled in the "Tales of Emyr the Brave" published c1854.  Emyr refers to the last days of Hwva who had once been to ogof scouts to bear witness to the oracle and who vowed to be burned on an altar of "The Mountain stone" 23 cubits from the entrance to the cave and his ashes to be scattered over Chwalar Jersey on a "September morn."

This request was duly carried out by the Roman authorities and his memory as a brave soldier and stalwart of the Roman Empire is rememberd in the Romanic anthem, "Hwva beats as he sweeps as he cleans."  Later, of course, his tales of derringdo were somewhat overshadowed by Dysonius III who swept up all before him with his new "tacticas nil bagore" that revolutionised modern warfare.

Yours, "In suctorium, nil bagorium et Mynydd Turus est.

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« Reply #84 on: Sunday 05 February 2006, 1105 »
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The lifeboat has been out a handful of times this last pethefnos, and I haven?t heard the maroons go off, have you?

Bolsyn bach, see Cod's entry in the Encyclopaedia HolyheadYeah under "Maroons."

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« Reply #85 on: Sunday 05 February 2006, 1610 »
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...(the Irish raiders had more of an influence down Bolsach here than those Romans see).


Who included among others the black American Irish popular music combo  the O'Jays, and the negative Irish Japanese stage players the O'Nohs.

Oh dear...
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« Reply #86 on: Tuesday 07 February 2006, 1144 »
What's the weather like today, Bolsyn?  Is it a drying day?  Worth putting the dillad out?

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« Reply #87 on: Tuesday 07 February 2006, 1152 »
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Diolch Uncle Mynydd - a very handy extra def by Det as well.


Sorry, Tec.  Perhaps you added yours after I had looked it up.  Interesting information, though. Thanks.

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« Reply #88 on: Friday 10 February 2006, 2304 »
Nice to see that your back on your feet Det.

What's this complaint about ?5 for a meal for two :o
I've just come back from up town [big mistake yeah] and, feeling peckish, looked at the ready meals on Charing Cross Station [another big mistake]. Something they were trying to pass off as a Cornish Pasty [all sad looking and made of puff pastry myn diawl]
?3.20

It would have just made three mouthfuls and had not been closer to Cornwall than bluddi Ealing yeah.
Gimme the pies in the Globe any day. Dew hiraeth diawledig yeah.
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« Reply #89 on: Saturday 11 February 2006, 0858 »
Sorry to hear about your illness, Tec.  I'm pleased to hear you are better.  I bet The Mountain looked great, yeah.

p.s. What's a conservatory?

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« Reply #90 on: Saturday 11 February 2006, 0926 »
I think it's where you make Jams and thing MyM -- or is that a preservatory??
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« Reply #91 on: Saturday 11 February 2006, 1041 »
he he he he  :D

But you have given me a clue because I know some posh people call jams 'conserves' yeah.  So maybe conserves are made in a conservatory.  He must be posh him, aye. And Price's in the middle of the week myn uffar!

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« Reply #92 on: Saturday 11 February 2006, 1137 »
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I guess it's more of a greenhouse really


Do you have Goosegogs in your greenhouse?
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« Reply #93 on: Saturday 11 February 2006, 1516 »
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or is that a preservatory??


That's not the same thing as "un preservatif", is it ??

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« Reply #94 on: Saturday 11 February 2006, 1534 »
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or is that a preservatory??


That's not the same thing as "un preservatif", is it ??


  :oops:
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« Reply #95 on: Sunday 12 February 2006, 1155 »
Qu?est-ce que c?est que ca?