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Cryd Tudno

Rocking Stone


The Youth of Today. They're always to blame. If only there'd been a notice to request they didn't climb on the stone.
On visiting Llandudno about a year ago, after ten years' absence, I was disgusted to find that the rocking-stone, which I often moved with one finger*, had been thrown off its balance, of course by some of the fast young "gents," many of whom I saw exhibiting their graces on the Esplanade. It is no credit to the "Llandudno Improvement Company " that such a wanton piece of mischief should have occurred, or, having occurred, that means were not taken to replace the stone, as in the case of the famous Cornish Logan.
Taken from a letter to Notes and Queries, December 18, 1869.

*It was all right for him to touch it of course, because he was doing it in a careful and appreciative way. Ah how the discussion continues 130 years+ down the line...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th August 2006ce
Edited 19th August 2006ce

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