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!
A reminder of late summer from
Glyn Bach Gardens in Pembrokeshire (September 2014)
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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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The remains of an effigy of Sir Grimbald Pauncefote (died 1287) lies in a recess in the chancel of St Edmund’s church, Crickhowell.
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Stream issuing by the church of St Issui, Partrishow, Powys
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Partrishow graveyard, Powys, set in the Black Mountains
of the Brecon Beacons National Park — snowdrops indicate the season
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Interior of 16th-century chancel,
Partrishow church, Powys from contemporary rood loft with 18th-century memorials on the wall and graveslabs in floor
Partrishow medieval church, Powys