Thomas An Introduction Since moving to Llanafan Fawr in the beauty, remoteness and the sense of timelessness here have never failed to impress me. When driving home from a mundane shopping expedition, thoughts miles away, a sudden unexpected sunbeam might pierce an ominous sky illuminating an isolated farm with a golden halo; or a magnificent red kite may suddenly soar into view, gliding in lazy circles eyes intent watching for danger or an easy meal. This is the stuff that dreams are made of and I feel privileged and extremely grateful to live in such a beautiful area. But Llanafan Fawr offers more than just beauty, for man has left his footprint here, for good and bad, for thousands of years leaving behind archaeological treasures some of which are only now being rediscovered after a millennia of being ignored, and some which are world famous. Llanafan boasts one of the oldest living objects in Britain, over 2, years old and still growing, together with unique gravestones, one dating back over 1, years.
Darren Jeffreys jailed for life for Karen Catherall murder
Darren Jeffreys jailed for life for Karen Catherall murder - BBC News
Lightfoot was the principal director of excavations at Rumney Castle in southern Wales for two archaeological digs that took place in and Lightfoot is also the author of the subsequent excavation report produced for the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust. Rather than reprint the entire report, we've decided instead to present only some basic background on the castle along with some of the conclusions reached as a result of the excavations. The full report can be found in Medieval Archaeology, vol. First mentioned in A. The defenses consisted of a ditch and clay rampart constructed around three sides of the site.
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These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Family photo via north wales police Image caption Ms Catherall was described as a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunty and friend A year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering a Flintshire woman he met on a dating website. Mother-of-two Karen Catherall, 45, was found strangled and with head injuries at her home at Gwernaffield, near Mold, on 14 September, Last December, Darren Jeffreys, from Mold, admitted killing his girlfriend.
Norman invasion of Wales and Wales in the Late Middle Ages The southern and eastern parts of Great Britain lost to English settlement became known in Welsh as Lloegyr Modern Welsh Lloegr , which may have referred to the kingdom of Mercia originally and which came to refer to England as a whole. His sons, in turn, would found three principal dynasties Aberffraw for Gwynedd, Dinefwr for Deheubarth and Mathrafal for Powys. Rhodri's grandson Hywel Dda r.