How Green Is My Valley

I have just come back from my favourite place, Llangiwg Church,  which lies above Pontardawe in South Wales. It has views in one direction North to the Brecon Beacons and Pen Y Fan and to the South to Swansea.

It is peaceful and calming, with the sounds of nature in the background. I find it a place where I can recharge and reconnect with myself. In a time of chaos, change and uncertainty I can stroll in the church yard and be at peace. I cannot explain to you why, perhaps it is because my family make up a large percentage of the graves, perhaps it is because it is somewhere I have been going since I was a baby. I don’t really know.

I can only recommend it to you as place of peace and a place of restoration.

This is a picture I took last year.

Llangwig Church

This is a view I took of the view towards Pen Y Fan

Pen-Y- Fan in the distance

This is a view of the farm where my Aunt lived when I was a child. Its about 2 miles from the church.

Gellilwca Fawe Farm B/W

This is a pic of my father outside the church

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Another shot from last year

Llangwig Church

A shot from 2014

St Ciwg's Day Llangiwg Llangiwg Church

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Finally a family pic of my father at his family farm just below the church in the 1950s

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A Church In the Country

I visited on Saturday my family church, Llangwig near Pontardawe in South Wales. My grandmother and great grandmother are there and my father was in the choir when he was a boy.

It is a fantastically beautiful place and I deliberately went on Saturday as the weather was cloudy and warm and I knew that it would be at its most photogenic.

The church is worth a visit can you can find more details about it here

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