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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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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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