Temporary Coronavirus Testing Site

Temporary coronavirus testing site is to open in Barry A walk-in COVID-19 testing facility is to open in Barry town centre in response to rapidly rising case numbers in the Vale of Glamorgan.   For more information Click below to go to this Vale of Glamorgan website   https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2020/November/Temporary-coronavirus-testing-site-to-open-in-Barry.aspx    

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Pontypool

Footsteps To Pontypool We started from the Pontypool active living centre. Soon we were walking through Pontypool park to climb up to the shell grotto (groto cregyn) and the Folly tower. It was uphill to the grotto. As we climbed, we had good views of Pontypool behind us. The grotto itself was closed (coronavirus restrictions) but even from the outside […]

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Christopher Columbus’ Carers

Christopher Columbus’ Carers On September 23rd 1493, Christopher Columbus embarked on his second expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships. On September 23rd 2000, members of the Carers walk, discovered one of Columbus’s ships in the Old Harbour at Barry Island! The ship was certainly a colourful sight and looked like it had survived […]

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Offa’s Dyke To Cardigan Bay

Offa’s Dyke To Cardigan Bay In the 1960s, the war correspondent and journalist Wynford Vaughan Thomas was persuaded by the BBC to climb on a horse and ride from Pembrokeshire to North Wales, with no previous experience. He described the journey in “Madly in all Directions” in 1967, with an account superbly interspersed with personal anecdotes from his life and […]

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