Friday, 4 June 2010

JUNE 2010

Last Thursday, I was invited to give my presentation on Llyn Cerrig Bach to the members of the Holyhead Probus. I had a great welcome being the only woman amongst 35 men. Some of them were friends which I had not met since our time in Holyhead Grammer school 60 years ago! So there was a lot of hugging and kissing going on! My only disappointment was that my cousin, Dr.Ken wasn’t able to attend, due to a bout of ill-health. He had been looking forward to introducing me officially before the talk. He had asked me to show first a photo of us both on Rhosneigr beach when we were about two years old!

The Anglesey Walking Festival started on May 29th. and I was Walk 21.I have agreed to do this for Menter Môn for five consecutive years by now.. It was arranged that I met the walkers first by Llyn Cerrig Bach to give them an insight into the history of how my father came to a decision to dredge the lakes and bogs around Llyn Cerrig Bach in 1943, resulting in the incredible find of the Iron age artefacts. The picture has been taken of them admiring the replica gang chain in the boot of my car It is much too heavy to handle, especially for children. This is why I want to have a lighter one produced, along with five other replicas.

We then continued the walk into the RSPB reserve with Ian Simms, the warden. We were all able to observe a great variety of birds through Ian’s strong telescopic lenses. The weather was absolutely glorious.