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My Wales Holiday

#1 by astoness , Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:13 pm

hello folks...well despite the odd sharp showers i had a wonderful time in wales...dont really know how we managed to pack such a lot into 3 days...managed to fulfil 2 things ive wanted to do for years now..the first on was on the way there. to pay my respects i visited the site of the school where the aberfan disaster took place with such a massive loss to young life..its now a wonderful peace garden...got and out about a lot and also visited a little museum in porthcawl and was amazed to find in 2 tanks of water 2 cannons dating from about 1750 that had been found by walkers on the nearby beach...the recent storms were that strong that about 18 inches of sand was washed away making the cannons just visible.. also nearby 3 coins dated 1749 were found..work is ongoing to try and date the cannons exactly but they are pretty sure they are english so when they have been cleaned up the markings and maritime records may tell what ship they came off...on the way back today took a small detour to do something i have wanted to do for about 30 years now but never got round to it..went to pontypridd and stood outside the house where tom jones was born and raised...i knew the street name but could not remember the number so i knocked on someones door[Little LOL]..such a lovely lady at no 14 told me the number and even had time to chat and tell me that toms cousin has passed away last week and that some of rellies still lived in the next street..this was the icing on the cake for me...i have taken a few piccies of the trip so i will post a few when i have time...


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#2 by Sheldonboy , Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Welcome back miss


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#3 by astoness , Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:50 pm

thank you SB


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#4 by astwood , Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:47 pm

Im glad you had a nice break in wales lyn

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#5 by Slow Jo , Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:01 pm

You certainly was busy the weekend ,I was down wales some time back,a place called abertillary working ,but came home weekends.

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#6 by astoness , Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:13 pm

thanks astwood and jo it was a nice break and a bit of rain did not put a dampner on things...from what my lad said it was probably worse here in brum..


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#7 by astoness , Fri May 09, 2014 8:17 pm

i will put a few more pics on over the weekend but this really made my day....taken outside the house where tom jones was born and raised...


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#8 by Slow Jo , Fri May 09, 2014 8:20 pm

Nice one lyn ,no doubt you will remember that for a while.

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#9 by astoness , Fri May 09, 2014 8:34 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #8
Nice one lyn ,no doubt you will remember that for a while.


jo i shall remember it forever and had tom been visiting his village as he does quite often i would have stayed there..[Little LOL]


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#10 by Slow Jo , Fri May 09, 2014 8:38 pm

My first wife was a tom jones fan,didnt know you were ,hes been around some time now,dont know his age.

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#11 by astoness , Fri May 09, 2014 8:42 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #10
My first wife was a tom jones fan,didnt know you were ,hes been around some time now,dont know his age.


been a fan since the age of 16 jo and have seen him live many many times...born thomas john woodward on 7th june 1940 pontypridd...


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#12 by Slow Jo , Fri May 09, 2014 8:44 pm

So hes only one year younger than me,he's well past it .

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#13 by Sheldonboy , Fri May 09, 2014 8:44 pm

I went to the Doctors once, I felt really ill. He said I had Tom Jones Syndrome. When I asked if it was rare, He said no" it's not unusual."


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#14 by astoness , Fri May 09, 2014 8:47 pm

what brave men you are jo and SB..cop this..[Hammers]


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#15 by Slow Jo , Fri May 09, 2014 8:49 pm

Sorry lyn couldnt resist it.

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