A new beginning

View through a door, Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Our wassail is made of the elderberry bough
And so my good neighbours we’ll drink unto thou
Besides all on earth, you have apples in store
Pray let us come in for it’s cold by the door

— from the Gower Wassail Song

Happy New Year / Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!


St Edmunds

Probably the only church in Wales dedicated to this East Anglian royal saint, St Edmunds, Crickhowell was founded around 1300 by Lady Sybil Pauncefote (née Sybil de Turberville) who also rebuilt Crickhowell castle in stone.

Largely restored in the Victorian period, it still retains some medieval features.

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