Tag: Carmarthen

The memory of Sir Thomas Picton

August 23, 2019 0 Comments
The memory of Sir Thomas Picton

One of the many noxious elements making up the miasma of Brexiter thinking is exceptionalism.  The idea that Britain is naturally superior to other countries, and that it is strong enough to stand alone against every foe, has deep roots – much deeper than the Battle of Britain, so often trundled out by politicians.  If […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 23: Carmarthen to Llansteffan

April 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 23: Carmarthen to Llansteffan

Carmarthen town: a sunny morning at the end of a spell of hot spring weather. The three of us walk from the car park, along King Street and down Quay Street, with its blue plaques commemorating the eccentric historian George Eyre Evans and the young Egyptologist Ernest Harold Jones. Two hundred years ago Quay Street […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 22: Ferryside to Carmarthen

March 28, 2015 2 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 22: Ferryside to Carmarthen

We join J. at Swansea station, on the two-carriage train to Carmarthen. A British Transport Police officer paces our carriage. Maybe coastal walkers, with their clumpy boots and aggressive waterproofs, rank only just below Cardiff City fans on the BTP Travelling Troublemakers Index. But we reach Ferryside, a request stop, without challenge. It’s a cool, […]

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