The missing elephant

Friday 11 March 2011, 10:32

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BBC News online have featured a nice tale about an elephant which marched through Tregaron, Ceredigion back in 1848 and promptly died there after alledgedly drinking water contaminated with lead - what a welcome to Wales that was!

But the story has led archaeologists to the beer garden of the local pub - the Talbot Hotel where the elephant is supposed to be buried. Excavations to try and find the skeleton will begin on 7 April so watch this space.

I first heard about this tale when working on the Weatherman Walking website as Derek Brockway and the team did a walk there last year through Twm Sian Cati country.

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