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Has anyone advice on a place to visit in Wales preferably flat and if possible antique shops. When the weather is nice mum and aunty get the wanderlust they fancied Ireland so I suggested Wales, advice on other places you have visited also welcome.

Gem

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Llangollen is ok, so is Machynlleth. Good B & B's too.

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Been to Llangollen and have friends in Machynlleth. Someone told me Mold was nice. Never been there but it has to be better than Mould!

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I like Llandudno, having been several times. Fairly unspoilt, with a bit of a this-is-how-the-world-used-to-be atmosphere.

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36 minutes ago, Gem said:

advice on other places you have visited also welcome.

Gem

Heres one for you to recommend Gem,,bet not many others will mention it,, Workington,,one of the nicest friendliest places I've been to in Britain,,nice town on a river,,lots of B'Bs,,on the coast with nice walks,,within touxching distance of the beautiful lakes,,Maryport and Whitehaven also coastal towns nearby,,abd you can see Scotland across the Solway Firth, beautiful,,

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Hire a narrow boat Gem, follow the Llangollen canal into Llangollen. Brilliant ! Black Prince boats from Chirk marina, couple of tunnels and the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct nothing quite like it. If you've never done it before, you get tuition before setting off at a nice leisurely pace. B.

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Also love Llandudno cliff ton,, half way up the Great Orme bumped into a lad from Bestwood estate,, ey up said he,and ey up Barry said i,, as if it was quite normal,,

Did you go in the Cafe at the top cliff ton,? Withall the memorabilia of Randy Turpin,,?

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We used to go to Llandudno for our holidays with my parents many years ago in the late fifties/early sixties. Isn’t there some sort of a tram that goes up the Great Orme? I can remember trekking up it quite a bit, I am fairly sure my dad met Randolph Turpin at the top once. Also went to Conway and Caernarvon (spelling?) as my dad had a thing about castles.

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

Hire a narrow boat Gem, 

 

That is a definite no no, I think two ladies with a combined age of 199 years are best kept on dry land but I must admit for myself I like the idea.

Ben, Workington would never have popped into mind but maybe Whitehaven could be a nice place, will have a look at their tourist information site. As long as they don't ask to cross the desert on a camel I will consider most things.

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Yes SG,,it was on the tram where i bumped into the Bestwood lad,,,in the fifties holidayed at Rhyl just down the coast,,and recall Dad telling me ""that was Randy Turpin he just said how do to"" on the Beach,,

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1 hour ago, benjamin1945 said:

Also love Llandudno cliff ton,, Did you go in the Cafe at the top cliff ton,? 

 

22 minutes ago, Stavertongirl said:

 Isn’t there some sort of a tram that goes up the Great Orme? 

 

From the front of the tram/train, sitting at the top of Great Orme. Llandudno is the built-up area in the distance.

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Just sitting here with me coffee and noticed a daddy long legs in the room. I opened a window, gently caught him in my hands and put him outside. I bet you are thinking, so what? My dad would be so proud of me, as a kid, sitting on the outside loo, I would scream bloody murder if there was any insect flying around me, and he'd come and remove it for me. I'm all growed up now!

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The  Dalai Chulla would also be proud of you! Those in saffron robes advocate non violence towards all forms of life! :rolleyes:

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Went to the practice round on Tuesday at The Open. Although showers were forecast it turned out a lovely day. Yesterday it rained every bit of the day. Today we have tickets for the first round, rain was forecast again for the whole day. Up this morning at 5 and it was raining, but now it's bright at 7.30, so hope it stays that way. I just hate the Drowned Rat look!

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Gotta fix the flapper valve in one of the bogs.  About all I'm good for these days since the doctors got a hold on me.

Hard to believe I started life with a bog dahn the yard with newspaper hanging on a nail.  As far as I know it didn't have a flapper valve.  Just a chain and some spiders.  :Shock:

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Worra day! Back online after a week of no internet and have to report thunder and lightning. Hope it doesn't bugg*r the line up again.  Went walkabout last Sunday on the long-abandoned isle of Stroma. Spent most of today going through photos trying to find a couple of  half-decentt ones to post.  Watch the ""Out and about" topic over the weekend for some pictures.

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Went to see a production of 'The Lion King' at the village Junior School this afternoon.  There were about 150 - 200 children aged 7 - 11 taking part in the show and the singing, acting, make up and costumes were amazing!   A couple of the solo singers really stood out, also the three main hyenas who were an extremely  funny trio...  

All  the children were very disciplined in that they knew where to be at every given stage, yet they obviously were enjoying it all.   They have some very dedicated teachers, I think, to produce such a polished performance.  

Never did anything like that when we were  at Junior School, eh Phil...... we only sang boring songs in the class 'choir'.   

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I'm afraid creativity was not encouraged. We still lived in the residue of the Victorian age where it was all about discipline. I'm just reading some old Mellish school magazines from 1947 to 1958 and it was really another world back then. These were rescued by an old school friend from an eBay seller and he's put them online https://hmgs.home.blog

I'm sure your brother would be interested in these if he clicks on the link I've supplied.

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I was interested in that link too,  Phil.  Thanks for posting it.   I bookmarked it for later.  Noticed my FIL on that big photo on the first page.

 

Edited to add.  Our post crossed.  Thanks again.

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Just had a quick skim through the oldest magazine.

What struck me immediately was the overall quality of the writing even on simple topics.  Put our local rag of a newspaper to shame.  It is written at a grade two level.

I look forward to reading more for the simple  pleasure of reading good stuff.

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