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Local News & Discussion / Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 01:05:48 PM »
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I went - and bought ten slices of cheese for a tenner and 3 xmas eve boxes for a fiver.
Pretty good value all in all - however if I would have had to pay £4.50 to get in it wouldn't really have been good value at all. Apart from shopping the only thing to do other than shop is walk around listening to Wizzard on their tinny speakers and a load of out of tune kids singing in the tent.

Conwy food festival is a million times better and I hope the Conwy Christmas fair on the 20th December is better as well, can't be much worse!

How did you get in ?  ?   :D    and was it busy ?   
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Local News & Discussion / Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 01:03:10 PM »
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I wonder what the connection is between the Llandudno Development Parrnership and the Llandudno Christmas Fayre Community Interest Company?
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Community Interest Company.
A non-charitable company can still be a not-for-profit organisation: many social enterprises are non-charitable companies. If your organisation is not charitable, you can guarantee your not-for-profit status by becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC). CICs commit their assets and profits permanently to the community by means of an “asset lock”, ensuring that assets are used for the benefit of the community. CICs can have paid directors.


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Local News & Discussion / Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Last post by born2run on Today at 12:28:03 PM »
I went - and bought ten slices of cheese for a tenner and 3 xmas eve boxes for a fiver.
Pretty good value all in all - however if I would have had to pay £4.50 to get in it wouldn't really have been good value at all. Apart from shopping the only thing to do other than shop is walk around listening to Wizzard on their tinny speakers and a load of out of tune kids singing in the tent.

Conwy food festival is a million times better and I hope the Conwy Christmas fair on the 20th December is better as well, can't be much worse!
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 10:05:46 AM »
You are very welcome Snowcap and lucky to have been brought up in such a lovely place
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Walks in North Wales / Re: Walking
« Last post by snowcap on Today at 12:02:48 AM »
I spent many a day on Minera picking winberries in the summer months and riding over to Llangollen through worlds end. As lads we would leave Brynteg in the morning with some sandwiches and a bottle of water in our bicycle bags ride over the mountain to Llangollen and back up the Horseshoe Pass to the Blue Lagoon in the Quarry at the top. Good old days.
 once again thanks for bringing back some great memories.
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by snowcap on Yesterday at 11:48:11 PM »
i used to go swimming in the river at Bersham when i was a young lad, we built a dam across the river in the farmers field and that's where i learned to swim you'v taken me back to some good old memories,Thanks
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Walks in North Wales / Re: Walking
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 05:59:10 PM »
Clywedog Valley walk
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Walks in North Wales / Re: Walking
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 05:56:47 PM »
Yesterday we set off to do a walk in the Clywedog Valley and travelled to Coedpoeth and the Nant Mill.    When we arrived there it was quite chilly in this deep valley location so we put on our Winter gear and headed upstream to Minera.        Our intention was to walk from Minera to Bersham and back but as Coedpoeth is in the middle of the walk we did the section to Minera first.     On the way up we went past a couple of fords before making our way up open farmlands to Minera where we wanted to see the restored 19th century engine house and chimney which used to pump water out of the nearby lead mines.  After having a nice chat with a guy at the visitors centre we headed back to Nant Mill and it wasn’t long before we finished the one and a half mile walk back to the Mill.
By the time we got there we were all ready for a our refreshments and as soon as we finished them we headed downstream to Bersham on the second part of the walk.
The walk to Bersham was also one and a half miles long but was by far the most attractive part of our walk.   At the stone Gothic Bridge we entered a beautiful section of deciduous woodland and took the high broad path above the Afon Clywedog and the first thing we encountered was a dead tree trunk with a carving of King Offa on it to signify Offa’s Dyke which was built by the King to define and protect his Kingdom from the Welsh.   The next thing we came to was a restored weir that forms an extremely photogenic waterfall and we stopped there to take some photos and it is really beautiful and apparently in February there are lots of Snowdrops about so we have already pencilled it in for a return visit then.   
After we managed to drag ourselves away we came to another delightful weir, it was built in an arc shape and the water cascades down a number of steps and for some reason unknown to us it is also called the Russian steps, Carrying on, a short distance away was Bersham Mill which was built as an ironworks foundry but converted to a corn mill when the ironworks closed, now it sits empty and neglected.  An octagonal building nearby was were cannons were possibly cast and nearby were a number of lovely old cottages that would have had some connection to the mill at one time.   We headed back along the same track to our car and just stopped at Ruthin Craft Centre to finish off a great day with a nice hot coffee
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 05:40:46 PM »
Thanks for posting the link Steve, there were some really great photos there.
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Local News & Discussion / Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Last post by wrex on Yesterday at 05:21:26 PM »
i support the xmas fayre being in town and yesterday many where raking it in but i think they have shot themselves in the foot with this greedy £4.50 fee,locals have given it a miss so surely get more rent in from stallholders who would then have more customers
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