Those that were at SDUC Lampeter with me in the late '70's will remember the subject of this posting. The more astute amongst them will also recognise the the connection with the recent Lemon Boys photo posting. We came into Jo Conti's orbit because we loved a cafe with a Juke Box. In Lampeter that meant smoking cocktail Sobranies in Leno Conti's cafe. And that's how we met Welsh-Italian Jo Conti. An occassional star of BBC Wales, her latest appearance on My Secret Wales takes on the story of how Italian prisoners of War interned in Henllan, Ceredigion, transformed a camp hut into a home-from-home Catholic Church; fresco-ed and decorated with what they could scavenge they created a remarkable gem of transplanted vernacular architecture. Cuttings and transplants can take and some can blossom and endure.
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My Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay
Welcome to the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am a graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, The Repeaters. Then living in Llandewi Brefi, we had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I have trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web builder and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one.