Blog posts by year and month December 2012

Posts (49)

  1. A few more freezing fog patches are expected tonight, mainly in Powys and the Marches together with another widespread frost.

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  2. Not every performer would be prepared to open up their own house to the public for several nights at one of the busiest times of year. But for dancer Caroline Sabin, Christmas is a fascinating time.

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  3. Never having heard of the name myself I was amazed to see not one but two queries in my inbox which asked for help tracing ancestors both called Salome.

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  4. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (c.1223-1282), or Llywelyn the Last, was the last prince of an independent Wales. He died at the Battle of Orewin Bridge on 11 December 1282.

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  5. In April 1941, at the height of the German bombing offensive against Britain during World War Two, the small village of Cwmparc, just outside Treorchy, was subjected to a devastating bombing raid from the Luftwaffe.

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  6. After a long, windy journey through some of mid and north Wales' most lovely countryside (stopping in Porthmadog for a cuppa and a bun), we arrived in Bangor.

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  7. I first played Gallops on the radio in 2007. They sounded unlike anyone else making music in Wales at the time.

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  8. The new £1bn Pembroke power station may be forced to change its cooling system because of fears its technology may breach conservation laws.

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  9. This week marks the centenary of the birth of one of Wales’ most distinguished classical composers of the 20th century, Daniel Jenkyn Jones.

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  10. From his makeshift radio workshop at Gelligroes Mill, amateur radio enthusiast Artie Moore picked up a distress signal from the stricken Titanic after it hit an iceberg. Now, 100 years on, this story has inspired a new play about eavesdropping and listening to the voices of the past.

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