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Henllan Station

A Railway Journey from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth in 1964; Pure Film Gold

Of all the environmental transport projects mooted for West Wales this must be the most romantic.

Traws Link Cymru campaigns for the restoration of the rail network in west Wales, believing it be a sustainable and, perhaps more importantly, socially inclusive project. In effect you would be able to travel by railway from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth.

And who wouldn’t like THAT journey?

To find out how it was, try this fascination 20 minute excursion.

This film (courtesy of Michael Clemens Railways) is a classic railway journey. Taking in Carmarthen, Bronwydd Arms, Henllan, Newcastle Emlyn, Bryn Teify, Maesycrugiau, Llandysul, Lampeter, Aberayron Junction, Talsarn, Felinfach, Derry Ormond, Llangeitho, Tregaron, Strata Florida, Caradoc Falls (!), Trawscoed, Llanilar, Llanrhystud Road, the trip to Abersytwyth would have taken 2 – 3 hours.

Cleopatra Burton Taylor and Harrison

15 Films That Made an Impression On My Younger Self

I’ve been tagged on Facebook again for another list. This time films.
Implied is that they are films that had most impact. So I’ve elected to pick a set that reflects films that, seen when very young, have stayed with me. I will, given the chance always watch again. Cue family groaning… Needless to say, given may age, they were mostly enjoyed at home on the telly. In fact I believe the only one I have ever seen in the cinema, and much later in life, is Lawrence of Arabia.