The Cymmer Colliery explosion of 1856 was the first mining disaster in Wales to kill more than 100 people. Many of them young boys.
The final episode of this year’s Weatherman Walking airs this Friday, and I’m going for gold! This week, Derek, Matt and I are in the Fairbourne area and, after meeting Derek at the start of his walk, I head for the hills in search for stories about the Welsh Gold Rush. Derek finds out about […]
We have a long and varied history here in Wales, and it is all linked together. If you want to know how to get from Motörhead to Mining and Radiohead to the Romans – tune in! Tune in to BBC Radio Wales this weekend for Episode 2 of Rockin’ the Gogs, where I talk to […]
Many of you will have seen the national headlines as two recent storms were the (literal) breaking point for sections of Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier. Colwyn Bay pier, first opened in 1900, has a long and varied history- but the recent storms are just the latest in its turbulent past. The building we see today is […]
BBC Radio Wales’ new series Rockin The Gogs returns for its second episode this week and this time we visit my old stomping ground The Tiv in Buckley, north Wales. Host to Radiohead, Oasis, Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin to name just a few, The Tiv is a legendary rock venue of north Wales. Presenter […]
Tune in to BBC Radio Wales THIS SATURDAY at 1.30pm to hear the first episode of Rockin’ The Gogs! This new BBC Radio Wales series, presented by Gareth ‘Gaz Top’ Jones, explores iconic rock music venues of north Wales. On Saturday 3rd September 2016, the Rockin the Gogs Premiere features The Dixieland Showbar on Colwyn […]
PasTimes As Wales celebrates its Year of Adventure, Snowdonia National Park is alive with activity, from zip lines through the air to underground adventures to wave surfing on a hillside… Many new and exciting attractions make use of and breathe new life into historic sites in north Wales. So whether it is zipping over an […]
I was very honoured to accept an award at this year’s Discover Heritage Awards. On behalf of the fantastic new immersive interpretation at Blaenavon Ironworks, a World Heritage Site in south Wales, I was very happy to accept the Runners Up Prize during the Association of Heritage Interpretation’s annual conference. This year the conference was […]