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Great Orme and its Environs

"Blodwen" comes home!

The 5,000 yr old skeleton found on the Little Orme by quarrymen 123 yrs ago finally comes home to Llandudno and will be the centre of a major exhibition in April.

Anglesey (County)

Standing Stones of Anglesey

A photographic exhibition of the standing stones of Anglesey at Llandudno museum which may be interesting and a good coffee stop when returning from said stones. On until 28 Feb 2015.

Moel Arthur (Hillfort)

Bronze Age burnt mound found on Moel Arthur

A recent CPAT dig has unearthed a burnt mound and there are some good photographs with this article from The Leader newspaper.

Bryn-yr-Ellyllon (Round Barrow(s))

Bryn yr Ellyllon for sale

Your chance to own it! Well actually the house with the plaque built into its wall. The barrow is now not visible, but who knows what lies in the garden? Timeteam are you listening??

Anglesey (County)

Iron Age relics return to island anglesey-55578-30950076/

Iron Age artefacts unearthed 70yrs ago will finally return to the island to be exhibited.

The spectacular group of 2000 yr old onjects were uncovered at Llyn Cerrig Bach on Anglesey as workmen dredged the lake in preparation for the extension of the runway at RAF Valley in 1942,

Read more at link.

Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham (Region)

Bronze Age Axe find at Treuddyn

A Wrexham metal-detecting butcher has found a bronze age axe and another unidentified tin item in a field at Treuddyn, near Mold, Flintshire. There are pictures and local news report at the link.
Originally from the Wirral but lived in North Wales since the age of 12. Retired early at 57 (recommended if you can get it!), so much more time available to visit and revisit the sites across North Wales and beyond.

Life long Neil Young / CSNY / Todd Rundgren fanatic along with an extremely varied musical taste along the way. This includes JC with the Teardrops, Echo & TB, Pale Fountains, Wild Swans, amongst others from the Eric's days.

JohnAko (2015)

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