Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 29 Aug 2020, 9:44am

Nice to know the telephone box is still there. :lol:

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby Jamesh » 30 Aug 2020, 10:47pm

Along with the rain! :( :( :(

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby jimlews » 30 Aug 2020, 11:33pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
rotavator wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Right again phil

I prefer Blaenau Ffestiniog to Barmouth mind, one could have fun explaining to people that it actually a great place to live


So what is good about living in Blaenau apart from the cheap house prices and the independent shops?

'Low' property prices, town is big enough to have everyday local services, two railways, fantastic walks from the doorstep, bilingual culture, history, unjustified bad reputation :wink:


Indeed! Unfairly slated. :wink:

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby philvantwo » 31 Aug 2020, 4:48pm

There's no Wetherspoons there! Is there an Aldi?

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Re: Blaenau am byth - we love Ffestiniog!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 6:03pm

Its all at the co-op now in Blaenau :wink:
I predict it shall become even more popular because it is quite high, so should not get so hot as the climate warms
Besides, there are 700 000 000 tons of slate waste to play with
Thinking of retiring there in my next life

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby lbomaak2 » 1 Sep 2020, 9:52am

It's not just Blaenau Ffestiniog that is a really pleasant place despite its dreadful reputation; I really like Bethesda, that other great slate-mining town.

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Sep 2020, 10:55am

And the Valleys, a perfect mix of urban sophistication and raw nature
Quite a diverse area, lots of people of Italian extraction for example, not to mention everyday bilingualism
I shall retire there in my third life
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby philvantwo » 5 Sep 2020, 7:19am

Brains dark beer.........lovely drink!

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby Mike Sales » 5 Sep 2020, 9:15am

I remember reading a novel by a South Walian in which the characters say, not "I met this bloke or woman", but "I met this voter". All characters are referred to as voters. I cannot remember the title or author. Can anyone help?

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Sep 2020, 9:47am

Doubtless there is an institute of some sort for anglo-welsh literature down there
Someone very familiar with the literature could help without looking it up, maybe
Political memoirs?
..
Which famous novel set in Wales has a scene where a huge rock has to be moved? The Canadianperson in charge was in despair
The old Welsh shepherd scratched his head a moment, moved to one side of the stone, shoved it with his shoulder. Job done
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2020, 11:55am

Good news I think, a factory making batteries for electric vehicles shall not be built in Wales, it shall be built in England instead, plusminus

There are too many vehicles already, the existing infernal combustion vehicles could surely be fitted with electric motors

Good at least is that an area equivalent to XY rugby fields in Wales shall not be concreted over
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Dec 2020, 12:35pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Good news I think, a factory making batteries for electric vehicles shall not be built in Wales, it shall be built in England instead, plusminus

There are too many vehicles already, the existing infernal combustion vehicles could surely be fitted with electric motors

Good at least is that an area equivalent to XY rugby fields in Wales shall not be concreted over


It's being built in Northumberland instead. My MP can't stop boasting about it. Not long ago Johnson was boasting about the Wales factory.

If you fit a car with an electric motor, replacing the ICE, you still need a battery.
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby Jdsk » 11 Dec 2020, 12:41pm

INEOS would have employed 500 people at Bridgend. Britishvolt 3,500 at St Athan.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Dec 2020, 12:44pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Good news I think, a factory making batteries for electric vehicles shall not be built in Wales, it shall be built in England instead, plusminus

There are too many vehicles already, the existing infernal combustion vehicles could surely be fitted with electric motors

Good at least is that an area equivalent to XY rugby fields in Wales shall not be concreted over


It's being built in Northumberland instead. My MP can't stop boasting about it. Not long ago Johnson was boasting about the Wales factory.

If you fit a car with an electric motor, replacing the ICE, you still need a battery.

With a bit of luck, it shall not be built there either
Often decisions NOT to build something that was planned are kept quiet, not sure why :wink:
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby RickH » 11 Dec 2020, 1:06pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Good news I think, a factory making batteries for electric vehicles shall not be built in Wales, it shall be built in England instead, plusminus

There are too many vehicles already, the existing infernal combustion vehicles could surely be fitted with electric motors

Good at least is that an area equivalent to XY rugby fields in Wales shall not be concreted over

If it was affordable electrifying existing combustion engine cars would/could be attractive.

I've seen mention of a bolt-in electric kit for a classic VW Beetle but that cost around £20,000! If that is the going rate at the moment then the car would have to be something special to be worth it.