David Nurse's History Posts

Capel Mair ar y Bryn (The chapel of St Mary on the hill) has been known by many other names over the years such as the Cryke Chaple, Hen Egwlys and just plain…

These are images of an old lime kiln. This place took me back to when I was in school. Our class had the chance to go on a week-long trip to this area as part…

Nash Point Lighthouse is an iconic and historic building that has now been given Grade 2 listed status. The lighthouse was built between 1831 -1832. And was…

Coal was a massive industry in Wales. There is some evidence that there was some sort of mining even back in the 14th century however, it was during the…

On a coastal walk, I came across this scene where some old dockside rubble lay. It was not at all obvious what this used to be but it was as the side of a sea…

The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain. It is sited on the White Cliffs at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone,…

Parc Slip in the village of Tondu was one of many small coal mines that scattered the south Wales valleys at the end of the last century. This area was very…

Today I visited a part of the South Wales coast that I have not been to for many years, Langland Bay in the Mumbles area of Swansea. It is a beautiful part…

Aberdulais is a small village in the Vale of Neath in South Wales. Its history starts way back in 1584, when a German engineer Ulrich Frosse, perfects a new…
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