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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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Promoting Tourism

I was delighted to be invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Bridgend Tourism Association held at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, on 17 March in my capacity as Tourist Ambassador. It was an upbeat and friendly meeting that brought together representatives of a wide range of business interests from across Bridgend County. Underscoring the proceedings […]

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Being an Ambassador

I am proud to have become one of the first volunteer ambassadors for Bridgend County. Where’s that and what’s it all about? The county covers 110 square miles, lying at the geographical heart of south Wales, roughly equidistant between Swansea and Cardiff. It’s a diverse area stretching from the upland, rugged former coal mining valleys […]

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