In the middle of February, 2020, South Wales got hit by Storm Dennis, one of the most intense extratropical cyclones ever recorded. Many areas of South Wales experienced more than a month's worth of rainfall within a period of less than 48 hours. Record gusts accompanied the rainfall, and across Wales hundreds of residences were flooded out … Continue reading Castle Inn Bridge, Treforest
I had to go to IKEA the other day. I quite like IKEA products. In fact, an unhealthy chunk of my household furniture is from IKEA. My liking of IKEA products however, is directly proportional to my dislike of wandering around an IKEA store. That said, there is one aspect of going to Cardiff IKEA … Continue reading Flatpacked.
I grew up in the Eighties in the small Welsh village of Ton Pentre. As a kid, my mum would take me on the train up to visit my grandmother in the nearby town of Treorchy, and a few years later, I caught the same train to school. Many years later, I would use that … Continue reading What’s In A Name?
I've been living in Rhydyfelin for almost ten years, and since moving to the area I've been fascinated by the history of the place, but also frustrated at the lack of photographic evidence for lots of it too. Over the years, I've passed a local football ground countless times, and never though much of it. … Continue reading Track Days Gone By…