RECENT VISITS - Jan - Sept 2015

30th September 2015
Recent colour images...





Peterwell Mansion, Lampeter, Ceredigion 2015





Gwrthwynt-isaf, Talsarn, Ceredigion 2015





















Tanyallt, Llangeitho, Ceredigion 2015 (revisit)













Allt-maes-rhyg-fach, Llangeitho, Ceredigion 2015



Nant Melyn, Llangeitho, Ceredigion 2015










Broncapel, Tynreithyn, Ceredigion 2015






Trewern Fach, Llwynpiod, Ceredigion 2015




Maesllydan, Llwynpiod, Ceredigion 2015




Dildre, llwynpiod, Ceredigon 2015








Unknown House, Bwlch-llan, Ceredigion 2015











Bryn Garw, Lledrod, Ceredigion 2015












Glanrhos, Trefenter, Ceredigion 2015
















BURY LODGE, Trefenter, Ceredigion 2015



























Settlement of TAI-UNOS, Rhos-gelli-gron common, Pontrhydyfendigaid, Ceredigion 2015



SCHOOLHOUSE, Rhos-gelli-gron common, Pontrhydyfendigaid, Ceredigion 2015




BLAENPENNAL CHURCH HALL, Ceredigion 2015













TRIAEL, Bont Goch, Ceredigion 2015













Tre-faes-uchaf, Bethania, Ceredigion 2015



Gwarnant, Bethania, Ceredigion 2015













Mill? Workshop? Aberaeron, Ceredigion 2015













Galen, Aberaeron, Ceredigion 2015














Ynys-Felen, Dihewyd, Ceredigion 2015

















Pant-y-rhew-fach, Dihewyd, Ceredigion 2015
















Ffynnon-wen, Ciliau Aeron, Ceredigion 2015




Abstractions, Aberaeron, Ceredigion 2015

























Llain, Aberarth, Ceredigion 2015






Aberarth Mill, Ceredigion 2015


Chapel at Tan-y-bryn, Aberarth, Ceredigion 2015












Olmarch School House, Ceredigion 2015






















PENBONT, Henllan, Ceredigion 2015










BRONWYDD GATEHOUSE, Aberbanc, Ceredigion 2015







LLUEST CANOL CAELON, Elan Valley, Radnorshire 2015







Llanrhydstud Lime Kilns and Jetty remains, Ceredigion 2015
















Cwmystwyth Mines, Ceredigion 2015









Cwm Rheidol, Ceredigion 2015





Silian School, Ceredigion 2015









Prignant, Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion 2015


















Cub Scout Huts, Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion 2015









Llanio Milkery (revisited), Llanio, Ceredigion 2015

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Alltddu (revisited), Llanio, Ceredigion 2015














Fron Felin, Chancery, Ceredigion 2015










Geufron, Nebo, Ceredigion 2015




Cwrt & Glyn Cottage, Llanon, Ceredigion 2014



(remains of leet)
Cwm Peris Mill, Llanon, Ceredigion 2014













Pant-afallen, Pontsaeson, Ceredigion 2015






Maes-mynach, Trychrug, Cilcennin, Ceredigion 2015



Greenacres, Lampeter, Ceredigion 2015










Trafle Uchaf, Llangeitho, Cerediigon 2015

Comments

Photo comment By Andrew Hawkey: Dear Paul - I return to your lovely website often, and today's visit is especially emotional for me. I rented Maes Mynach, Cilcennin from late 1976 to 1981. In those days it was still habitable (electric, water piped in from a spring) and I was young and fit enough to bear the cold, the draughts, the Elsan ... Nice to see my green paint on the back door is still holding up! The landlord, Sylvan Jones, whose farmhouse was down in Talsarn, was very emotionally attached to the place, and would invariably effect repairs, however botched, when slates blew off. Sadly, he died in the yard sometime in the 1980s when his old Fergie tractor overturned and crushed him at Maes Mynach. The house and outbuildings were inherited by daughter and son-in-law: the latter's first action was to punch out the doors and windows to render the place uninhabitable (although, to be absolutely fair, the blizzard at the end of 1981 that forced my departure had already done a lot of damage). I regard my 5 years in this crumbling and exposed house as a pivotal period in my life, and it still figures in my dreams to this day. It's incredibly sad to see it in this ruinous state ... how I loved this house and my time there. It was once a grange farm connected to Strata Florida Abbey, and the existing building would certainly not have been the first one on the site. It also has intriguing musical links: the early 1970s rock band Heads Hands & Feet (including world-famous guitarist Albert Lee) lived there for a few months in 1973, and the sleeve of their LP Old Soldiers Never Die (1974) has photos taken at the house ... I'm also a musician/songwriter and, oddly enough, am about to release a retrospective CD of songs, some of which were either written at Maes Mynach or are influenced by my time there. So finding your photographs this morning is serendipitous and emotional for me. I have a number of photos of the house taken around 1980/81, plus a couple taken shortly after the 2nd World War, when Sylvan's elderly spinster aunt lived there with her animals ... Do contact me if you'd like to see them and talk about this very special place, now, sadly, beyond repair. - Andrew Hawkey (01686 412706)
Photo comment By Janet Pearce: A really interesting collection of pics. I cannot understand why some of these remain derelict. - In my part of Wales they would have been snapped up long ago. I particularly like your earlier photos of lost and derelict large country houses in Wales. A few we have visited ourselves. Thank you for all your research
Photo comment By Brian John: Fantastic images, Paul! What a fascinating site -- keep up the good work! I can see now where the inspiration for "Hinterland" came from......

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