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Our industrial heritage

St David’s Day was a most appropriate day to hold an industrial heritage tour in the south Wales valleys.  Organised by Ruth Taylor-Davies of Valleys That Changed The World and led by Diana James, a Wales Blue Badge Guide, the tour was for tourism industry stakeholders and tourism ambassadors from across the region. Merthyr Our […]

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The story of tin

Painters in pursuit of the picturesque In the 18th century, when the waterfalls at Aberdulais drove picturesque corn mills, this was a place of  pilgrimage for famous artists. Painters – notably JMW Turner, Wood, Ruskin and Bonner – flocked to this spot at the lower end of the Neath valley: it was one of the most […]

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London Masonic Walk

It’s astonishing how vestiges of masonic influence abound in contemporary London and are, for the most part, simply taken for granted. But let’s step back a little. To what extent did freemasonry contribute to British global supremacy in the 18th and 19th centuries? I recently came across an excellent book on this subject: Builders of […]

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