Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Len Ley:"The Iron Cradle"

Len's book arrived this morning from the Sleeping Giant Foundation. It is a history of Ystradgynlais and an account of the historical imporance of the Upper Tawe Valley during the Industrial Revolution. It contains one chapter on Craig-y-nos Castle and I was fascinated to read his account of Adelina Patti's life there and her influence on the local community. He is now researching a book on the whole of Craig-y-nos. AS a tour guide he has escorted people around many of the grand houses and castles in Wales and the Borders and in his opinion Craig-y-nos is by far the most interesting because it has a "story to tell".

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