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John Ballinger

August 31, 2020 2 Comments
John Ballinger

There’s something faintly ridiculous about the phrase ‘librarian as hero’. But just occasionally librarians come along who, if not exactly heroic, at least have the capacity to astonish their successors with the number and breadth of their achievements. John Ballinger (1860-1933) was one such example. Ballinger was the Librarian of the Cardiff Free Library1 and […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 53: Aberystwyth to Tre’r Ddôl

May 5, 2016 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 53: Aberystwyth to Tre’r Ddôl

In Tre’r Ddôl I lock the car and tie up my boots, while the others make for the bus stop.  Walking over the bridge I look up and see the bus is already there and about to leave.  I have to break into a run to catch it.  C explains that the driver – Lloyds […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 52: Llanrhystud to Aberaeron

September 13, 2014 2 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 52: Llanrhystud to Aberaeron

In the early morning sun the T1 bus bowls down from Aberystwyth to Llanrhystud. We thank the National Assembly twice over: for our free bus passes, and for the campaign by Elin Jones AM to replace the bus routes suddenly abandoned by the wicked Arriva. The coast road has ruined the centre of Llanrhystud, but […]

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