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A Mock Castle Built on the Backs of Slaves and Welsh Quarrymen

I’ve been away this week helping the National Trust out with some of their management issues at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales.  My first impression of this place, because of its incredibly grand appearance on a truly large scale, was … Continue reading

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The Old Wooden House

I once had the great pleasure of wandering around an old wooden church in the state of Mississippi and was able to really feel and smell its history.  It was quite a humbling experience in many ways, and it certainly … Continue reading

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The Old Road to Nowhere

High up on the slopes of the Rhinogau (Rin-og-i), an isolated, rugged range of mountains forming much of the Harlech Dome in North Wales, lies a 19th century gold mining complex.  All that remains of the hard toil of the … Continue reading

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The wonderful history, landscape and wildlife of the Dinefwr Estate

I have been exceptionally lucky recently to have been asked to prepare a conservation management plan for the estate at Dinefwr (Din-ev-or) near Llandeilo in West Wales, which is owned and cared for by the National Trust. It is quite … Continue reading

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