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A French eye on Aberystwyth

What have the French said about Aberystwyth over the centuries? Here are a few highlights from my lecture ‘Views of mid-Wales by artists, exiles and royals from Europe’, for the Ceredigion History Society on 7 October 2017. Photo by Steffan … Continue reading

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Llygaid Ewrop ar Aberystwyth

Rhwng Aberystwyth a’r Borth. Llun gan Elenor Nicholas. Mae llygaid Aberystwyth a Phrydain gyfan wedi bod ar Ewrop yn fwy nag erioed ers refferendwm  Mehefin 2016.  Beth tybed yw barn Ewropeaid amdanom ni yma yn Aberystwyth? Dros ddwy ganrif yn … Continue reading

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Pen-y-Gwryd adventure 1879

Ménard came to north Wales to walk and sketch in summer 1879, and is one of those travellers who records in great detail the place where they stay, telling us who looked after them, and what was on the menu, … Continue reading

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When Coquebert met Pennant

This French traveller’s visit in 1789 to the great Thomas Pennant, whose works he had pored over and in whose footsteps he had travelled to Wales, proves a terrible anti-climax, and much less satisfying than his meeting with a rather … Continue reading

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