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« Reply #3255 on: April 23, 2018, 08:05:04 AM »
Yes I was Hugo. Where this great big piece of decorated stone has come from I don't know, but there it was !
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« Reply #3256 on: April 27, 2018, 07:47:30 PM »
Spotted this artistic graffiti yesterday, but where was it?
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« Reply #3257 on: April 28, 2018, 09:52:01 AM »
Just a wild guess, Central Place?
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« Reply #3258 on: April 28, 2018, 10:16:31 AM »
 Sorry no, this is in Colwyn Bay.
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« Reply #3259 on: April 28, 2018, 02:08:54 PM »
Is it Back Abergele Road?
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« Reply #3260 on: April 28, 2018, 03:40:10 PM »
Well done, back of Debretts etc.  8)
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« Reply #3261 on: April 28, 2018, 06:16:36 PM »
Quite a handy short cut....if you don't get blocked 1/2 way !
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« Reply #3262 on: July 20, 2018, 08:16:08 AM »
In the Three Towns area, we found this last night, didn't know it was there before! So where is this and what is it called?
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« Reply #3263 on: July 20, 2018, 08:17:36 AM »
No idea why they are sideways? Right way up on my phone .
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« Reply #3264 on: July 20, 2018, 08:35:42 AM »
Don’t worry, ME. Hugo will still get the answer.  ;)

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« Reply #3265 on: July 20, 2018, 09:07:04 AM »
😂😂😂
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« Reply #3266 on: July 20, 2018, 09:47:29 AM »
It's a good find ME and I've no idea where it is but at the moment I've got a crick in my neck looking at it

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« Reply #3267 on: July 20, 2018, 10:12:26 AM »
Is it a very unusual angle of St Mary's Well at Llanrhos?

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« Reply #3268 on: July 20, 2018, 10:17:24 AM »
Well done Jack, only found it last night, felt really magical there, interesting story behind it too. No idea why the pics come out sideways?
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« Reply #3269 on: July 20, 2018, 10:19:44 AM »
St Mary’s Well and Crogfryn, Llanrhos
Link to French translationSt Mary’s Well and Crogfryn, Llanrhos

Photo of Llanrhos well being clearedThe holy well near Llanrhos church was lost for many years until 1993, when flash floods caused widespread damage in the area. The well was rediscovered when the area around it was cleared of debris. Subsequent exploration by local resident Ken Davies uncovered pieces of glass and several Victorian bottles and jars. The photo shows Ken clearing the well area in 1994.

The well (Ffynnon Santes Fair) is dedicated to St Mary, probably the original dedicatee of what is now known as St Hilary’s Church. The well doesn’t appear on a map dated 1889 but is shown on maps from 1900 onwards, when it was still the principal water supply for the area. It became obsolete when properties were connected to the water mains in 1908.

The footpath which passes the well has probably been a route for many centuries from St Hilary’s Church to the Vardre, a hill with two summits to the west. Nearby are Crogfryn Woods and Crogfryn Lane. Crog translates as gallows, and some people have imagined that hangings once took place in this vicinity. However, crog also means “hanging” in the sense of “crucifixion” and “cross”. Bryn = hill, and Crogfryn can be translated as the “high cross”. Medieval stone crucifixes were sometimes placed outside churches as a status symbol or as waymarkers for pilgrims. They were often built on or over ancient stone markers.

This suggests that there was once a Christian cross nearby. The proximity of the well to Crogfryn suggests that the well could have been a strategic place for pilgrims and other travellers.

With thanks to Kevin Slattery and Ifor Williams, of the Deganwy History Group
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