Excellent MA field trip to Pontypool, led by Steve.
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Meanwhile, here are some photos: at the Gorsedd stones
heading intrepidly past the cows
to the Folly tower (actually a rebuild – the original was such a key landmark that it had to be demolished during WWII)
Back in the centre of town – how many listed buildings can you count?
The famous pop factory is lithology heaven, a crazy quilt of scraps of stone left over from other buildings
and the old Quaker meeting house and burial yard clearly ought to be listed (but isn’t)
all in all a pretty good day.