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More Nooks and Crannies

In which The Author is on the campaign trail again

To celebrate my membership of Plaid Cymru, I joined Cynon Valley’s candidate Cerith Griffiths on the campaign trail in Aberdare yesterday. 2,171 more words


My Private View

I’ve been promising myself for a while that I will explore this mountain. It’s a stone’s throw from a little road which snakes from Maerdy through to Aberdare. 230 more words


The Twilight Zone

Ever since bus deregulation in October 1986, a number of small operators have been able to enter a marketplace previously dominated by the National Bus Company (in its many regional subdivisions). 1,037 more words

Public Transport

A Letter to the Editor 1959

In which The Author’s friend opens a can of worms

I made it to Aberdare Library quite late on Friday afternoon. I’d been captured by the world and his wife on the way into town, queued behind assorted doddering coffin-dodgers in the Post Office, and then waited ages to be seen in the Jobcentre. 876 more words


A Sign of the Times

In which The Author sees something disappointing

It’s difficult to explain this to young people, but there was a time when we actually had ‘inward investment’ in the valleys of South Wales. 436 more words


Hæc Olim Meminisse Juvabit

In which The Author thanks his lucky stars

One of my all-time favourite films is the 1939 adaptation of James Hilton’s novella Goodbye Mr Chips… 2,266 more words


Up Around the Bend

In which The Author ropes in a friend

I’m well aware that I’m tempting fate here, but the last few bank holidays in the UK have been accompanied by decent weather. 2,022 more words