Dear oh dear Annie
Another near miss connection between us !
My Davies lot were at a small holding called Tirbach from 1852 - 1880 ish.
Which is short of a mile and a half from said Cerreg Cennen Castle, back
I also have a photograph of the castle on my Davies home page, taken by an
uncle in the first half of last century.
Not half as good as JB's selection though, his are superb.
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Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 2:00 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] John Ball's website
I always enjoy John Ball's website. The one on Castle Cennen holds lots of
memories. I was there in 1994. As I was driving up the road towards it, I
reminded that it resembled the castles that were always in the fairy tales
the Prince Charming and the Princess. I did not climb up to the castle as
the trail was very steep and I was alone and did not want to fall. I would
liked to have gone up to the top and then looked over to the farmland to the
west. My grandmother, as a child, lived in that area beneath that castle.
I went into the tearoom and had tea and a pastry. I also bought some books
that have come in handy since. While I was sitting there, a beautiful
came up to the door and banged its beak against the glass as if to say "open
up." When no one raced to open the door, he went around to the other door
did the same. At that time, I said, "Aren't you going to let him in?" The
woman said, "no." Apparently, he was a regular visitor to the door of her
It was a nice trip up that mountain to that beautiful castle. Castle Cennen
remains one of my favorite castles in Wales - Caerphilly, Llanstephen, Conwy
and Castle Cennen.
It's beautiful countryside there, some of the finest farmland in south west
Wales. That's what someone told me when I said my grandmother lived on a
south of Llandeilo on the River Cennen.
Keep it up, John.
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