pullution of the river severn.

These photos have been taken over the past week.

and has been reported to severn trent water.

waste of public money

more rain and its going to be this

Powys council to prepare flood risk strategy

Council bosses in Powys will prepare their own strategy to prevent flooding misery in Mid Wales, it has emerged.

Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/11/15/powys-council-to-prepare-flood-risk-strategy/#ixzz1eMGux8fm

as I walked to the town  the heavens opened up and down came the rain  for the past few weeks all that has been coming down are the leaves  nature is at work so its natural that leaves come off the trees in Autumn.   the leaves in turn get trapped in crevaces   hedges and whatever acts as a windbreaker  such as all these new grids that have been put along paths and short cuts away from the road gutters,

For the past few months Powys council have spent thousands on making a walking area  from the Bus station  to the rail station. ok” it looks very nice and people can see where thier money has been spent. but was it practical  and was it needed? if we are going to have a new  much needed bypass.

Newtown, Powys, bypass plans to be unveiled

Plans for a bypass in Newtown, Powys, will be unveiled to the public this summer following a campaign spanning more than half a century.

Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2010/08/05/newtown-powys-bypass-plans-to-be-unveiled/#ixzz1eMBilFFz

a blockage ouside the library where passing vehicles can give the pedestrians a good soaking. and I with a question   what was the point of wasting  our money on things that do not work, all i see are places to get a good soaking. and if I want that I have a shower.

oil patches near the kerb.

Even the entrance to Ladywell precict has a few puddles that can be walked through

Bear lanes precinct here we are warned that the floor is wet even though there are no puddles or passing vehicles to splash water on us, the reason for these cones is! the council are afraid of being sued by anybody slipping on this surface in a public place, so I wonder if I can claim for new clothes that have been soiled by passing vehicles with dirty water caused by public spending on unwanted and not needed footpath drains that clearly do not work.

St Mary’s Church

. St. Mary’s was the parish church until it was abandoned due to flooding in the 1840s and replaced by St. David’s. The low western tower is possibly 13th century although with later windows. There is a timber bell-stage. The ruinous nave originally had a south aisle. There are two doors through the south wall and a piscina. Inside is a mausoleum for the Price family of Newtown Hall and outside, the grave of Robert Owen (1771-1858) the social reformer who was born in Newtown and died at the Bear Hotel. The monument is by Alfred Toft of 1902 with a portrait of Owen and labourers. It has railings in fine Art Nouveau ironwork.

St Mary’s, Newtown



Situated on the banks of the Severn, the old church dedicated to the Virgin Mary was built of stone from the river bed and consisted of a double aisle surmounted by a wooden belfry at the North West angle, typical of Montgomeryshire churches.  It has been dated as 13th century.

During the next century a carved wooden rood screen was erected between chancel and nave, the work of craftsmen known as the “Newtown School of carvers”. Other examples of their work exist at Llanwnog and Llananno.  When the church was finally abandoned in 1856 the screen was removed to the Rectory and stored there until it was eventually used to construct the Lady Chapel in the new parish church and dedicated by the Bishop of the Diocese in July 1938. The old font was also taken to the new building.custom_image

In the body of the church stands a mausoleum erected over the tomb of the Pryce family in 1900.

The church was subject to constant flooding from the nearby river which weakened the fabric and led to its decay and eventual abandonment; although mission services were held in the Tower during the summer months for about 10 years prior to the turn of the century.

2011 photo
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Alongside the South wall stands the Tomb of Robert Owen (1771-1858), the social reformer and educationist, a native of the town.  In 1902 the co-operative movement erected the railings and bronze plaques around the Tomb as a memorial to him. The churchyard gates were given by his son, Mr. Dale Owen.By the 1930′s the building had become very dilapidated, the roof had collapsed and the burial ground overgrown, but around 1938 the incumbent and a number of other public spirited townsfolk set up a committee to restore the Tower and lay out  the grounds as a public garden using public subscriptions to finance the work.  On July 27th, 1978 the area was formally handed over to the Town Council on a 99 year lease who undertook to carry out regular maintenance to provide this quiet oasis in the town centre.
custom_imageTo the South East lies an area occupied till the late 1930′s by a row of small black and white cottages and adjacent to them stood a large tannery. This was demolished in 1983 and the site used to develop a housing complex to be named St. Mary’s Close. Architects : Mid Wales Development Corporation. Builders : Evans & Owen, Caersws.In the body of the church stands a mausoleum erected over the tomb of the Pryce family in 1900.

.one of 3 windows to the tower.

headstones placed inside what would have been the church itself thye only stones readable are the ones made from slate.

My last holiday in egypt

Whats this!

 Egypts attempt at elf and safety.from Cairo to Suez and and Siwa  see the rest of my last holiday snaps on .http://wildaboutwales.wordpress.com/.

this rare de soto in Ismalea

A dennis fire engine in Alexandria

fishermans friends, on the breakwaters in Alexandria.

in Egypt some men make mosques in the sand as a boy I made sand castles’


China or is that Chinese.

real China was  made in Britain


Welsh I do not think so the labels say made in China so they are chinese not Welsh

Do not see any good China in the shop.

The coracle is a small, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales. here its on display at the alternative energy day held in the powys council grounds, the corracle originaly was made with animal skin to make it bouyant .today its has a waterproof marerial made in China.

Beijing Gold Beer, Traditional, Premium Chinese Beer, smooth, low carbonated, to drink with oriental, spicy food. how many pubs have been closed in the uk over the past years how many breweries have gone bancrupt. and yet they can import this beer all the way from China and sell it cheaper than local beer.

Halloween!! Everything on this stand in Tesco's is made in China

mowers from China

its ok. I too can resist anything but Temptation

what is this  temptation .  I cannot resist putting my thoughts in when countries like China have the audacity to call us british Lazy.  All I have to say is I am glad the British have kite marks  . living in Egypt for 8 years opened my eyes as to the total rubbish the chinese make and sell to the poor or 3rd world countries.  motor bikes with names like.  keweseki   dayjong cost three thousand Egp  thats £300  cheap i hear you say.   not so when they only last 6 to 12 months. and a wage in Egypt is only $20 per month. Mubarak had an agreement with the Chinese  if they gave money to build certain museums  such as the entrance museum to the valley of the |Kings  they would buy cars and  phase out the peugot 505 taxis  any one that was older than 30 years  the owner was  forced to buy a new car made in China, 3 million Taxies in Cairo alone  4 years down the line  most  taxies have reverted back to the old peugot.s and skoda’s. as they cannot get parts for the chinese rubbish cars that were forced on the taxi owners.  this is how the corrupt regime  of Egypt went about forcing the sale of  the crap vehicles   there is no road tax as such in Egypt. vehicles are charged once an yer and given a drivers licence each taxi is 1000 LE per year then they had the fines   if they did not have money to give the bent road cop  they were given a paper to say they pay the fine  in the court. each driver has to go to the court building to renew his licence each year,  when it came to the time of selling the new cars from China  the fine was more than a new car.  so in order to keep the licence they had to get a new car.   now if the car owner wished to keep the old car on the road all he had to pay was the thousand thus  giving a job to another driver and forcing the owner to be an employer  creating more revenue for the regime.   for those who have been to egypt and wondered why a small place like Luxor  has over 3000 taxies. now you know.  every week  a young lad gets killed on a motorbike in luxor. the simple reason being they have no licence and far too often they are under age to ride. if stopped   10 egp would keep the cop happy.  not much for a life is it.  but then amongst the Muslim life is as cheap as the rubbish they are forced to buy.

Walk about the town

St Davids Church newtown

Morris and Wolseley Garage gas st Newtown

Wolseley illuminating radiator badge

Wolseley-Siddeley Tourer 1908

Wolseley-Siddeley Tourer 1909

Wolseley 25/6 4-door Saloon 1937
last wolseley was produced in 1975 Wolseley Six (BMC ADO17) .

Morris badge, on a Royal Mail van

1927 Morris Cowley

File:Morris.minor.bristol.750pix.jpgmorris minor more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1971.

the miniture steam train Charles Darwin

reflctyons in the river severn newtown.

Under the Dolerw suspension bridge in Dolerw park.

Fly fishing

A lesson in Fly fishing

mushrooms in the dew.

calm waters on the severn river

reflection in the severn river of Dolerw bridge

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